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Omicron was in Netherlands days earlier than first thought

Nov. 30, 2021 07:18 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The omicron variant was already in the Netherlands when South Africa alerted the World Health Organization about it last week, Dutch health authorities said Tuesday, adding to fear and confusion over the new version of the coronavirus in a weary world hoping it had left the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 30, 2021 07:16 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 28, 2021. Editorial: It’s long past time for the Senate ethics panel to address Hawley’s Jan. 6 actions Ten months after a group of Senate Democrats lodged ethics complaints into the conduct of Republican Sens....

Millennial Money: Sustain generosity beyond the holidays

Nov. 30, 2021 07:11 AM EST

2020 asked a lot from us. We faced new challenges and reckoned with old ones, and often the world’s problems collided with our own individual needs. Help — whether in donations or even just attention — might’ve been hard to give when you required some yourself. If...

Journalist freed by Myanmar helps light menorah in Detroit

Nov. 30, 2021 06:52 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An American journalist who was recently freed after spending nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar helped light one of eight Hanukkah candles during a holiday celebration in downtown Detroit. Danny Fenster, 37, joined elected and community...

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Nov. 30, 2021 06:39 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and...

EasyJet: Omicron variant already affecting flight bookings

Nov. 30, 2021 05:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British airline easyJet said Tuesday that it is already seeing some impact on demand from the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in the days since it was first identified. The airline, which also revealed another full-year loss in excess of 1 billion...

WVa Turnpike holiday week traffic rises almost 30% over 2020

Nov. 30, 2021 04:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Turnpike saw a big leap in traffic numbers during Thanksgiving week, compared with the same week last year. Turnpike booths had almost 733,000 vehicles pass through between Tuesday and Sunday, almost 30% more than the same...

Japan crown prince says royals should refute extreme attacks

Nov. 30, 2021 02:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Akishino, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, has complained about harsh criticism of his daughter’s recent marriage and suggested that the imperial family should be allowed to refute false and extreme attacks. Currently,...

Chris Cuomo's off-air role: Brother Andrew's strategist

Nov. 29, 2021 22:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show. The TV...

LA begins enforcing strict mandate requiring proof of vax

Nov. 29, 2021 20:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enforcement began Monday in Los Angeles for one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country, a sweeping measure that requires proof of shots for everyone entering a wide variety of businesses from restaurants to theaters and gyms to nail and hair salons. ...