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Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

Nov. 28, 2021 13:17 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government’s restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections. The protesters included members and supporters of a number of fringe political parties and...

EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know on new COVID variant

Nov. 28, 2021 13:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It’s unclear where the new variant first emerged, but scientists in...

Fuel costs likely to drive up South Carolina electric bills

Nov. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Electric bills are likely to increase next year for South Carolina customers served by Dominion Energy or two units of Duke Energy. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the increases are likely to come after state regulators review how much...

Dutch, Australians find omicron variant; others curb travel

Nov. 28, 2021 11:40 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers arriving from southern Africa. Israel decided...

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

Nov. 28, 2021 11:40 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation — even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. ...

Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID variant

Nov. 28, 2021 10:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant. The Health Ministry said the country’s coronavirus Cabinet had...

Assisted living facility may lose license after woman dies

Nov. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EST

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has begun a process to revoke a South Florida assisted living home's license after a 69-year-old woman who went missing ended up dead in a car in the parking lot. Yvanne Moise left Victoria's...

Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Nov. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment. ...

India asks Starlink to obtain license for internet services

Nov. 27, 2021 05:37 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has asked Starlink Internet Services of Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company to comply with the country’s regulatory framework before offering its satellite-based internet services. A Communications Ministry statement late...

Range of transportation projects expected to get US funding

Nov. 26, 2021 23:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say Nevada's share of new funding provided by the recently approved federal infrastructure legislation likely will help pay for a range of projects, including expansions of the freeway system, transit improvements and new technology to connect mobility systems. ...