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Portugal returns to COVID restrictions despite high jab rate

Nov. 25, 2021 13:28 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is bringing back some tight pandemic restrictions, less than two months after scrapping most of them when the goal of vaccinating 86% of the population against COVID-19 was reached. A recent rise in coronavirus infections compelled the...

Prince Andrew accusations left out of Epstein-Maxwell case

Nov. 23, 2021 07:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell goes on trial next week, the accuser who captivated the public most, with claims she was trafficked to Britain’s Prince Andrew and other prominent men, won’t be part of the case. U.S....

As tourism brightens, Times Square hopes to regain luster

Nov. 20, 2021 10:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Cohen has been yearning for a return to the days when business boomed at his family's souvenir shop in Times Square. While tourists have begun returning, foot traffic into Grand Slam souvenirs is still not what it was before the coronavirus...

Spanish regions eye COVID-19 passports amid infection surge

Nov. 16, 2021 11:49 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Worried by a rise in COVID-19 infections, some of Spain’s regional governments are asking courts to authorize the introduction of virus passports that can help control the pandemic’s spread. The governments of the Basque Country, Valencia, Navarra and...

Dutch govt orders 3-week partial lockdown amid virus surge

Nov. 12, 2021 14:16 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Caretaker Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a three-week partial lockdown Friday amid surging COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands, saying his government wants to “deliver a hard blow to the virus.” The lockdown that begins...

Thailand delays reopening of entertainment venues to Jan. 15

Nov. 12, 2021 03:24 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Friday said it would delay the reopening of nightlife entertainment venues to Jan. 15 despite pleas from the industry to make it sooner. A spokesman for the government's COVID-19 administration cited concerns about ventilation and inefficient...

EXPLAINER: Why Rodgers and Packers were handed COVID fines

Nov. 10, 2021 16:17 PM EST

The Green Bay Packers were fined $300,000 and quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Allen Lazard were fined $14,650 by the NFL for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols. Here’s an explanation of the NFL’s disciplinary procedures and guidelines in the COVID-19...

Former Michigan theater to become Black-owned movie studio

Nov. 07, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Construction is underway for what owners say is the first Black-owned television and movie studio in Michigan. Standup comedian and director turned entrepreneur, Amaru, who only goes by one name, said it was a combination of events with the death...

Groups sue Tennessee over law against trans school athletes

Nov. 04, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two civil rights groups filed a federal court challenge Thursday against a Tennessee law that bars transgender athletes from playing public high school or middle school sports aligned with their gender identity. The American Civil Liberties Union...

Ravens LB Malik Harrison struck by stray bullet in Cleveland

Nov. 01, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baltimore Ravens starting linebacker Malik Harrison was recovering Monday after being struck in the leg by a stray bullet while police said he was outside a Cleveland nightclub. The Ravens released a statement saying Harrison suffered a...