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FILE - Ed Jones sits in his car during practice for an IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, in this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo. Ed Jones will return to IndyCar after a one-year absence for a second stint driving for Dale Coyne Racing. Jones is a British citizen born in the United Arab Emirates who currently lives in Miami. He was sidelined all of 2020 because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Ed Jones returns to IndyCar after sitting out 2020

Jan. 27, 2021 3:34 PM EST

Ed Jones was good enough as an IndyCar rookie to earn an immediate promotion to one of the top teams in racing. When it didn't work out, his career in the American open wheel series came to a sudden end. Jones got a second chance Wednesday when Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan signed him to return to the...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for the weekly Prime Ministers Questions in London, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Britain’s official death toll in the coronavirus pandemic has passed 100,000. The unwanted milestone was reached Tuesday as the government considered imposing hotel quarantines on international travelers to stop new virus variants reaching the country. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

UK's Johnson hopes schools in England can reopen on March 8

Jan. 27, 2021 1:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday that the coronavirus lockdown in England will remain in place until at least March 8 as he ruled out any imminent return to school for most students. In a statement to lawmakers, Johnson also confirmed new restrictions for travelers...

Syrian refugee Mahmoud Mansour, 47, helps his youngest daughter Sahar, 8, with her homework at his rented apartment in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden has vowed to restore America's place as a world leader in offering sanctuary to the oppressed by raising the cap on the number of refugees allowed in each year. Mansour's family had completed the work to go to the United States when the Trump administration issued its travel ban barring people from Syria indefinitely and suspending the refugee program for 120 days. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)

Broken by Trump, US refugee program aims to return stronger

Jan. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EST

Krish Vignarajah has been in survival mode for four years as the Trump administration slashed refugee admissions by 85%. She's had to close a third of her resettlement agency's 48 offices and lay off more than 120 employees, some with decades of experience. Now, she's scrambling to not only rehire staff but...

Police officers block a road during a nation-wide curfew in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The Netherlands entered its toughest phase of anti-coronavirus restrictions to date, imposing a nationwide night-time curfew from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. which started Saturday Jan. 23, 2021, in a bid to control the COVID-19 infection rate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Belgium fears spread of Dutch riots over virus restrictions

Jan. 27, 2021 5:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions could spark similar protests in neighboring Belgium, the Belgian interior minister warned Wednesday as she instructed local authorities on how to limit the risks that protesters will spread the virus. The Netherlands has seen been...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, more than a dozen ambulances queue waiting to hand over their COVID-19 patients to medics at the Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon. In its fight against COVID-19, Portugal lifted restrictions on gatherings and movements for four days over Christmas so that people could spend the festive season with family and friends. Soon after the holiday, the pandemic quickly got out of hand. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)

COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe's pandemic

Jan. 26, 2021 1:49 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In the first week of December, Portugal’s prime minister gave his pandemic-weary people an early Christmas gift: restrictions on gatherings and travel due to COVID-19 would be lifted from Dec. 23-26 so they could spend the holiday season with family and friends. Soon after...

Dignitaries gather for a ribbon cutting at Austin FC's new stadium under construction which has been named Q2 Stadium, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MLS to open season on April 3; title game set for Dec. 11

Jan. 25, 2021 9:47 PM EST

Major League Soccer will open next season on April 3, a month later than normal, and conclude with the MLS Cup title game on Dec. 11. Teams will be allowed to start preseason camps on Feb. 22. But the announcement Monday came amid ongoing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and whether fans will be able to...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2021, file photo, Dorothy Kade, left, holds the hand of her husband, Walter Kade Jr., as they wait in the observation room after he received a COVID-19 vaccine at the VA Medical Center, in Philadelphia. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)

US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

Jan. 25, 2021 7:11 PM EST

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus. The government's top infectious-disease expert, Dr....

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

Jan. 25, 2021 6:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. He also added South Africa to the list. White House press secretary Jen Psaki...

Texas head coach Shaka Smart directs his team against Kansas State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

The Latest: Bucknell men's and women's hoops back on court

Jan. 25, 2021 6:04 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ COVID-19 tests within the Bucknell men’s and women’s basketball Tier 1 group that were announced as positive on Saturday have been amended to a negative result by the laboratory that conducted the testing. The...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020 file photo, several dozen mothballed Delta Air Lines jets are parked on a closed runway at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo. Delta plans to bring back 400 pilots who have been idled because of the travel slump caused by the pandemic. The airline says the pilots will return to regular flying duties by this summer.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Delta plans to return 400 pilots to active flying by summer

Jan. 25, 2021 2:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines plans to return 400 pilots to regular flying duties by this summer in a sign that it expects travel to increase over the peak vacation season from current, low pandemic levels. The airline’s senior vice president of flight operations, John Laughter, said in a memo that...