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China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge

Sep. 15, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast Wednesday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Checks have been set up in toll stations around the city of Putian in Fujian province, with a dozen of them...

UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues

Sep. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England, Britain's health secretary said Sunday, reversing course amid opposition from some of the Conservative government’s supporters in Parliament. ...

Extended power outages push Louisiana residents to leave

Sep. 04, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MARRERO, La. (AP) — Gwen Warren describes herself as a “strong woman.” But after days without electricity in a hot, sweaty Louisiana summer after Hurricane Ida wiped out the power to her home, she decided it was best to get on a bus and go to a shelter in northern Louisiana until the...

Train station protests fizzle in Italy as COVID passes start

Sep. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Police outnumbered demonstrators at several of Italy's main train stations as COVID-19 vaccination or tests became mandatory Wednesday for long-distance travel within the country. Threats by some of the rule's opponents to block railroad tracks apparently fizzled. ...

R. Kelly accuser testifies that he sexually abused her at 17

Aug. 23, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another accuser took the witness stand on Monday at R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial, testifying that the R&B superstar sexually abused her on his tour bus and in hotel rooms when she was still a high school student and an aspiring singer. The...

Delta variant comprised 100% of latest samples in Maine

Aug. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Eleven Maine transportation companies ranging from windjammers to bus lines are eligible to receive aid from a $1.6 billion federal relief package. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a ranking member of the transportation appropriations subcommittee,...

Most Reno-Sparks bus service suspended as strike continues

Aug. 05, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Regional transportation officials suspended bus service Thursday on all but three routes in Reno-Sparks and Carson City as a strike by about 200 union drivers entered its third day. Teamsters Union Local 533 went on strike at noon Tuesday, citing an...

Washout repair necessary before Amtrak's service restarts

Jul. 15, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — The New England Central Railroad expects to have a washout repaired in time for the Amtrak Vermonter to resume passenger service for the first time since the pandemic started, an official said Thursday. On Wednesday heavy rains caused the Mill...