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Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

Oct. 13, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze. Travel across land borders from Canada and...

Vikings hope family reunion on defense sparks resurgence

Sep. 06, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been trying to keep their window for championship contention pried open as long as possible, committed for at least another season to lean on the standouts they've enjoyed on defense even if they're not getting any younger. ...

Football game in South Florida is 'celebration of Blackness'

Sep. 03, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For many alumni and students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the return of the Orange Blossom Classic this weekend in South Florida is more than a football game — it's like a family reunion. After a 43 year absence, the...

COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population

Aug. 27, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Kuulei Perreira-Keawekane could barely breathe when she went to a Hawaii emergency room. Nausea made it difficult for her to stand and her body throbbed with pain. Like many Native Hawaiians, she was not vaccinated against COVID-19. ...

China allows couples third child amid demographic crisis

Aug. 21, 2021 05:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China will now allow couples to legally have a third child as it seeks to hold off a demographic crisis that could threaten its hopes of increased prosperity and global influence. The ceremonial legislature on Friday amended the Population and Family...

Navajo Nation reports 60 new virus cases, 2 more deaths

Aug. 19, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials are asking residents who live on the vast reservation to do their part in helping to curb the spread of the coronavirus as cases rise. The tribe reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and two more deaths. Those...

The Latest: Navajo nation reports rise in virus cases

Jul. 31, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 25 additional COVID-19 cases as officials said some tribal members are foregoing needed precautions to ward off spread of the coronavirus. “A lot of the new cases we are seeing on the Navajo Nation are due to...

Navajo Nation president: Some relaxing guard against COVID

Jul. 31, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 25 additional COVID-19 cases as officials said some tribal members are foregoing needed precautions to ward off spread of the coronavirus. “A lot of the new cases we are seeing on the Navajo Nation are...

Family reunion awaits Philippines' 1st Olympic champion

Jul. 26, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — From a bamboo pole to Olympic gold, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz’s arduous buildup to the Tokyo Games culminated on the top step of the podium. Diaz won the first gold medal for the Philippines on Monday, a triumphant result for a country that has competed...