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Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Jul. 25, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations. Israir's flight departed Tel Aviv for Marrakech with around 100 Israeli tourists,...

French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

Jul. 25, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers. Both measures have prompted protests and political tensions. President Emmanuel Macron...

Tunisian president fires premier after violent protests

Jul. 25, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president fired the country's prime minister Sunday and froze parliament’s activities after violent demonstrations over the country’s pandemic and economic situation. Protesters erupted with celebration in the streets of Tunis after...

Dilapidated Panhandle wind farm towers to be cleaned up

Jul. 25, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The owner of a dilapidated Oklahoma Panhandle wind farm has presented plans to clean up the most dangerous of the wind turbine towers. The plans are to address dangerously broken-down towers and turbines of the 60-tower KODE Novus I and II wind farm...

Plane flips after landing on Ocracoke; no serious injuries

Jul. 25, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say no one was seriously injured when a small airplane flipped over onto its roof shortly after landing at the Ocracoke Island Airport on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a news release from...

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Jul. 25, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit, the group’s lead Republican negotiator said Sunday. As discussions continued through the...

SEC takeover: Expansion would just mean more power, wealth

Jul. 25, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

Barring a dramatic change of direction, Texas and Oklahoma are moving toward taking the Red River Rivalry to the Southeastern Conference in a seismic shift that will have repercussions in college sports from coast to coast. According to multiple...

The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

Jul. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BERLIN — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge...

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

Jul. 25, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could...

Average US price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $3.22

Jul. 25, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.22 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that gas supply is abundant, which could keep prices from spiking...