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The Latest: Abu Dhabi removes test rule for other emirates

Sep. 18, 2021 07:15 AM EDT

DUBAI — The capital of the United Arab Emirates has ended a policy requiring those coming in from other emirates to have a recent negative coronavirus test. Abu Dhabi made the announcement Saturday, saying that people from the UAE’s six other emirates could enter the...

Official: US to expel Haitians from border, fly to Haiti

Sep. 18, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration plans the widescale expulsion of Haitian migrants from a small Texas border city by putting them on flights to Haiti starting Sunday, an official said Friday, representing a swift and dramatic response to thousands who suddenly crossed the...

Alaska air base declares public health emergency amid COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — Military leaders on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson have declared a public health emergency and encouraged all personnel to avoid places that do not require masks or social distancing in response to increasing COVID-19 cases in Alaska,...

At new UI dining hall, 1,000s of students eat in style

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — If the University of Illinois is going to make one of the largest dining halls in the nation, it better have some school spirit. Maybe some Block I pasta? Sure enough, one of the creative flairs that made it into the $73.5 million expansion of the...

Democrats tackling flash points of taxes, health, climate

Sep. 18, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revamp the tax code and important federal health care and environment programs. Spend $3.5 trillion over 10 years, but maybe a lot less. Ensure that no more than three Democrats in all of Congress vote “no” because Republicans will be unanimously opposed. ...

Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Sep. 18, 2021 00:52 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never...

Assertive Mexico seeks leadership role in Latin America

Sep. 18, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gathering of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean this weekend in Mexico is the latest sign of that country flexing its diplomatic muscle as it looks to assert itself as the new mediator between the region and the United States. Whether or...

One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden's reset

Sep. 18, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed 10 civilians, including seven children, not terrorists. A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration...

2 children of California governor test positive for COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom's children have tested positive for the coronavirus and his family is following “all COVID protocols," his office announced Friday. “The Newsoms continue to support masking for unvaccinated individuals indoors to...

COVID sequencing hunts for variants at Tennessee’s state lab

Sep. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Once a week, in an unremarkable brick building in East Nashville, a few dozen samples of the coronavirus undergo a journey that is nothing short of extraordinary. Lab workers use magnetic beads to strip the microscopic virus of its genetic code,...