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Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

Jan. 22, 2021 1:43 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable, authorities announced Friday. The development, which comes amid a surge of...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada thinking of quarantining travelers in hotels

Jan. 22, 2021 1:39 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus — possibly making it mandatory to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive...

This Jan. 1, 2021 photo shows a collection of empty beer cans, consumed during the pandemic, at a home in North Andover, Mass. This year's Dry January came as many people had seen an uptick in their alcohol intake. Addiction treatment experts note that a month of forced sobriety might not have a lasting impact and could lead to binge drinking in February. But others believe the annual show of sobriety can’t hurt. (Mary Schwalm via AP)

Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021

Jan. 22, 2021 1:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some. Not Sarah Arvizo. She considers it her easiest yet. As much as the 32-year-old Manhattanite would love to partake...

Travellers, wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, walk along the departure hall of the Zaventem international airport in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. European Union nations are searching ways to contain the pandemic and several are looking to limit non essential travels for the next weeks. Belgium has been at the forefront of that fight and authorities will decide late Friday whether to ban all leisure travel for a month. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Belgium bans leisure travel for a month to combat pandemic

Jan. 22, 2021 1:36 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Friday that “when people travel, the virus travels with them." He said...

A man looks through the first wall at Friendship Park, near where the border separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego meets the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump's wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge

Jan. 22, 2021 1:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol of international friendship. Biden on...

Jacqueline Donahue of Hazleton, right, buys la Mega Millions lottery ticket at the Anthracite Newsstand on Public Square, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales

Jan. 22, 2021 12:48 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. It’s only the third time a...

Doug Emhoff, left, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden, bow their heads in prayer during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House

Jan. 22, 2021 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there's a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidelines. It’s a striking contrast to Donald Trump’s White House,...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, the American Flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Wall Street is tapping the brakes on its record-setting rally this week, as markets worldwide take a pause on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Stocks slip on Wall Street as worldwide rally takes a pause

Jan. 22, 2021 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is tapping the brakes on its record-setting rally this week, as markets worldwide take a pause on Friday. The S&P 500 was 0.1% lower in afternoon trading, a day after inching up to its second straight all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 87 points, or...

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Existing home sales rise in 2020 to highest in 14 years

Jan. 22, 2021 12:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing homes rose 0.7% in December, pushing the entirety of 2020 to a pace not seen in 14 years and providing one of the few bright spots for a U.S. economy mired in a global pandemic. Rising sales in the final month of the year lifted activity to a seasonally adjusted annual...

FILE — In this March 19, 2015 file photo, large panels of the ceiling are missing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a plan Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig File)

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Jan. 22, 2021 11:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a proposal Thursday to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal....