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UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...

CTA hopes to win back Chicago riders after pandemic slump

Jun. 12, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Commuters returning to the buses and trains run by the Chicago Transit Authority will be greeted by employee volunteers acting as “ambassadors,” part of a campaign to bring riders back as coronavirus restrictions end. The CTA launched the campaign in...

W.Va. community says coal dust is taking its breath away

Jun. 12, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

EUNICE, W.Va. (AP) — Eunice should have been Becky Rectenwald’s place to settle. The dust settled there instead. Rectenwald, 58, moved to the former Raleigh County mining town from Marmet nearly four years ago for cleaner air and a larger yard for...

Delaware cafe plans to keep dream alive for injured cook

Jun. 12, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Shannon Kokoszka and Linda Mele made a dream of running their own small cafe come true despite misgivings about opening a new business while coronavirus pandemic restrictions were still in place. About five months ago, the women, friends for more...

Deluge causes lasting damage on Acadia carriage road

Jun. 12, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Acadia National Park has closed a section of carriage roads for repairs following a deluge last week. Officials said it could take up to two months to repair the carriage road after thunderstorms Tuesday night overwhelmed culverts and damaged...

Connecticut legislature addresses nursing home deficiencies

Jun. 12, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some big changes are expected at Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies of personal protection equipment and full-time infection specialists to the ability for residents to have cameras in their rooms,...

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

Jun. 12, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices, but they're still disagreeing on how to cut costs for patients and taxpayers while preserving profits that lure investors to back potentially promising treatments. ...

The Latest: Russian COVID-19 cases spike 47% in a week

Jun. 12, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW — Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce reports the country’s tally of daily new infections has risen by almost half over the past week and more than doubled in Moscow. It says there were 13,510 infections recorded in the previous day, sharply higher than...

Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The United States plans to push democratic allies on Saturday to publicly call out China for forced labor practices as the Group of Seven leaders gather at a summit where they will also unveil an infrastructure plan meant to compete with Beijing’s efforts in the...

Sri Lanka seeks initial $40M from stricken ship's operator

Jun. 12, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of $40 million from the operator of a fire-ravaged cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka's attorney general has sent the claim to lawyers...