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China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

Aug. 09, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. The response underscores China’s continued adherence to its “zero-COVID” policy, mandating lockdowns, routine testing,...

Car accident in Egypt's Sinai kills 2 Israeli tourists

Jul. 28, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A car accident in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday killed two Israeli tourists and left five injured, the Israeli foreign ministry said. According to the Israeli emergency services, the injured were transported to hospitals in Israel; none suffered...

Arenado, Goldschmidt unvaccinated, won't make Toronto trip

Jul. 24, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two of the St. Louis Cardinals' best players, third baseman Nolan Arenado and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, won't be making the trip to Toronto for a short series with the Blue Jays because they haven't received the COVID-19 vaccination. The Cardinals announced...

Biden order aims to punish captors of Americans held abroad

Jul. 19, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at increasing the flow of information to families of Americans detained abroad and at imposing sanctions on the criminals, terrorists or government officials who hold them captive. It is unclear if the...

Former Australian great Lleyton Hewitt enshrined into Hall

Jul. 16, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Lleyton Hewitt paused for a moment and the word easily came to mind when he was asked how he wanted to be remembered. “Competitor,” the 41-year-old Hewitt said in an interview with The Associated Press earlier in the day before his induction into the...

Maxime Cressy beats John Isner in Hall of Fame semifinals

Jul. 16, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Fourth-seeded Maxime Cressy ended John Isner's 10-match winning streak on Newport’s grass courts, beating the fellow American 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the Hall of Fame Open final. Cressy will face No. 3 seed Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan....

LEADING OFF: Royals down 10 unvaccinated players in Toronto

Jul. 14, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around baseball today: ___ 10 DOWN FOR TORONTO The Royals will be without 10 of the 26 players on their active roster for their upcoming trip to Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on travelers who aren’t vaccinated against...

10 unvaccinated Royals players skipping trip to Toronto

Jul. 14, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals will be without 10 of the 26 players on their active roster for their upcoming trip to Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on travelers who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19. Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday the club will be...

Medical marijuana town hall planned in Kentucky

Jul. 13, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A medical marijuana advisory team formed by Gov. Andy Beshear will hold a town hall on the issue in northern Kentucky. The Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee is traveling around the state to gather views on the issue and provide feedback to the governor’s...

London's Heathrow Airport caps daily passenger numbers

Jul. 12, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's Heathrow Airport is capping daily passenger numbers for the summer and telling airlines to stop selling tickets as it steps up efforts to quell travel chaos caused by soaring travel demand and staff shortages. Britain's busiest airport said Tuesday that it's...