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Public transit workers vote to join union

Jun. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

Public transit workers in three southern Maine communities are joining a union to help them negotiate higher wages. Thirty-two drivers, mechanics and other workers in the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach transit service voted to join the Amalgamated Transit Union...

The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

Jun. 12, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. Sao Paulo’s state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110...

Chicago joins Illinois in lifting COVID restrictions

Jun. 11, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials declared the city fully reopened on Friday, ending a requirement that people wear face masks in most indoor places and lifting capacity limits intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Chicago sometimes veered from the state’s...

Greek unions strike, seek return to pre-pandemic work rules

Jun. 10, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread strikes in Greece brought public transport and other services to a halt Thursday as the country’s largest labor unions protested employment reforms they argue will make flexible workplace changes introduced during the pandemic more permanent. ...

Feinberg tapped as 1st woman to chair NYC transit authority

Jun. 08, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Feinberg has been nominated to chair New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and if confirmed, would become the first woman to head North America's largest public transit system. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced...

Amazon city shuts down amid attacks over trafficker's death

Jun. 07, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian Amazon’s biggest city ordered schools closed and suspended public transportation Monday amid a wave of vandalism and violence that has followed the death of an alleged leader of a drug trafficking ring in a shootout with police. ...

Chicago to join Illinois in fully reopening June 11

Jun. 03, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday she has moved up the city’s timetable for a full reopening to match the rest of the state. Lightfoot had planned to allow bars, restaurants, hotels and sports stadiums to open to full capacity on July 4....

NY transit officials confirm cyberattack; say harm limited

Jun. 02, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers infiltrated computer systems for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, setting off a scramble to counter a potentially crippling cyberattack against North America’s largest transit system, MTA officials confirmed on Wednesday. ...

Extended waits for rides raise tourism concerns in Las Vegas

May. 30, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Delane and Greg Boog visited Las Vegas last month, they had to wait for nearly one hour at McCarran International Airport for a ride-share to the resort corridor. Last week, the Michigan couple again approached the line, bracing for another...

US agency loosens mask guidance for summer campers

May. 28, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions, federal health officials said Friday. Children who aren’t fully vaccinated should still wear masks outside when they’re in crowds or in sustained close contact with others...