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The Latest: Arkansas governor seeks end to school mask ban

Jul. 29, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas’ Republican governor is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to lift the state’s ban on mask requirements in public schools. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said he’ll call the majority-Republican Legislature into session likely next...

Biden's COVID plan: Federal workers must report shot status

Jul. 29, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key points in President Joe Biden's plan to increase COVID-19 vaccination among federal employees and encourage more Americans to get shots: — Federal employees will have to attest to their vaccination status. — Those not fully...

UN demands Turkey, Turkish Cypriots reverse Varosha action

Jul. 29, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday again demanded that Turkey and Turkish Cypriots immediately reverse all actions to reopen the abandoned resort of Varosha and backed further talks “in the near future” on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island. ...

American plans to invest in a budget airline based in Chile

Jul. 29, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines plans to invest in a Chilean budget airline and sell seats on each other's flights to help American extend its reach in South America. American said Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent for the deal with JetSmart. American...

Esports arena in the works near Ohio amusement park

Jul. 29, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment plans to add esports to its lineup of roller coasters and water parks. It wants to build a 1,500-seat esports arena in Ohio for gaming tournaments near Cedar Point, its flagship amusement park in...

Illinois woman faces charges in Yellowstone bear encounter

Jul. 29, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois woman faces criminal charges after she was captured on video being bluff charged by a grizzly bear while she was taking photos in Yellowstone National Park. The woman was among a small group of tourists who spotted the female grizzly...

Airbus raises outlook as industry steadies amid pandemic

Jul. 29, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European plane maker Airbus posted 1.87 billion euros ($2.2 billion) net profit for the second quarter and raised its outlook for plane deliveries as the airlines sector steadied itself amid the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

Jul. 29, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

CARRY-LE-ROUET, France (AP) — Europe's famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronavirus are not taking a break. Instead, with lockdowns easing despite concerns about variants and nations looking to breathe new life...

Hall of Fame-bound Hill was durable force on Jets' O-line

Jul. 29, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Namath was recovering from knee surgery in his hospital room just a few weeks after being drafted by the New York Jets when he heard a knock at his door. And in walked a hulking mountain of a man. It was left tackle Winston...

St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue in arena bearing name

Jul. 29, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall in the on-campus arena that bears his name. Commissioned by the university, the statue will be placed across from the main entrance of Carnesecca Arena. A...