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Police shoot and kill armed man at San Francisco airport

Jan. 20, 2022 13:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police shot and killed an armed man who was causing a disturbance at a train station near the San Francisco airport Thursday after he allegedly ignored their orders and continued advancing toward them, an airport spokesman said. Spokesman Doug Yakel said in a...

London-bound jet returns to Miami over maskless passenger

Jan. 20, 2022 11:19 AM EST

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday...

Aiming to make CDC nimble, agency director has rankled many

Jan. 20, 2022 10:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the top U.S. public health agency has been criticized as too slow to collect and act on new information. Now, increasingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also being criticized for moving too fast. ...

Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis

Jan. 20, 2022 08:03 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own. Mandatory COVID-19 testing at the country's border with...

Israel inks multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Germany

Jan. 20, 2022 04:54 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel signed a three billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal on Thursday to buy three cutting edge submarines from Germany, the defense ministry announced. The Dakar-class diesel-electric submarines will be produced by German manufacturer Thyssenkrupp and are expected...

Historic Cincinnati-Kentucky bridge reopening pushed back

Jan. 20, 2022 04:10 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The reopening date of the John A. Roebling Bridge between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati has been delayed again. The suspension bridge over the Ohio River will not reopen on Monday as planned because winter weather has delayed concrete reaching its full...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

Jan. 19, 2022 23:38 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude. International carriers that rely heavily on the...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...