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DA: Overworked assistant set bail too low for parade suspect

Dec. 02, 2021 18:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County's top prosecutor said Thursday that a young assistant in his office rushed to set $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade because she was overworked and never saw his risk assessment. ...

Preview of 'a post-Roe world' in Texas over abortion access

Dec. 02, 2021 17:47 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas offers a glimpse in real time of what would be a striking new national landscape if the Supreme Court drastically curtails abortion rights: GOP-led states allowing almost no access to abortion, and women traveling hundreds of miles to end their pregnancies. ...

Colorado becomes 3rd state to detect omicron variant

Dec. 02, 2021 17:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado became the third U.S. state to detect a case of the omicron variant in a woman who had recently traveled to Africa, state health officials announced Thursday. The Colorado case comes after two other confirmed omicron variant cases were found in...

Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

Dec. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle. An...

Live updates: Colorado confirms case of omicron variant

Dec. 02, 2021 16:18 PM EST

DENVER -- Colorado became the third U.S. state to detect a case of the omicron variant in a woman who had recently traveled to Africa, state health officials announced Thursday. The Colorado case comes after two other confirmed omicron variant cases were found in...

EXPLAINER: What are the rules for travelers entering the US?

Dec. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EST

President Joe Biden’s latest measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will increase the hassle factor of flying into the United States, even for American citizens returning from overseas. Beginning next week, travelers heading to the U.S. will be required to show...

City council approves additional 3% tax on Oahu lodging

Dec. 02, 2021 14:34 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has approved a measure to levy an additional 3% tax on hotel and other transient accommodations. The bill passed Wednesday still needs to be signed by Mayor Rick Blangiardi. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported he supports...

US, EU and allies hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

Dec. 02, 2021 13:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States, European Union, Britain and Canada slapped simultaneous sanctions Thursday on dozens of officials, organizations and companies in Belarus, with the EU taking aim at those accused of participating in a “hybrid attack” on the bloc using migrants. ...

Despite migrant deaths, Iraqi Kurds still seek out smugglers

Dec. 02, 2021 13:01 PM EST

RANYA, Iraq (AP) — Shoes pile up outside the Mamand home in northern Iraq from relatives and friends who have streamed inside to offer solace as they anxiously await news of the family's young son, who was lost at sea somewhere between France and Britain. Most are...

Israeli PM slammed for family trip amid travel restrictions

Dec. 02, 2021 03:36 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came under fire Thursday after his wife and children flew abroad just days after the Israeli leader urged citizens to avoid international travel because of the new coronavirus variant. Gilat Bennett and her...