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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease

Dec. 07, 2021 00:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices gained for a second day. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index gained 1.2% after the...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher as virus fears ease

Dec. 06, 2021 23:05 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as anxiety about the coronavirus's latest variant eased. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices gained for a second day. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index gained 1.2% after the...

Leaders: Africa's COVID-19 fight is vital for world security

Dec. 06, 2021 12:24 PM EST

DIAMNIADIO, Senegal (AP) — Travel restrictions imposed on South Africa and other African nations for telling the world about the omicron variant are hypocritical, harsh and not supported by science, South Africa's president said Monday, recalling the phrase used by the U.N. chief, who called such...

Russia reports its first cases of omicron COVID-19 variant

Dec. 06, 2021 06:35 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has confirmed the first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant in the country in travelers who returned from South Africa, health authorities said Monday. The Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said a total of 10 people who...

Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

Dec. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EST

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President Joe Biden's...

Snow and high winds hit northeast North Dakota

Dec. 05, 2021 15:28 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Wintery weather hit northeast North Dakota Sunday, bringing snowfall and high winds. The National Weather Service warned that parts of the state could see near-blizzard conditions later Sunday with blowing snow. Forecasters issued a winter storm...

UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns

Dec. 04, 2021 14:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. Health Secretary...

Hawaii mountains to see snow after rare blizzard warning

Dec. 04, 2021 12:13 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for mountains on Hawaii's Big Island, saying wind gusts of above 100 mph (160 kph) and 12 inches (30.4 centimeters) or more of snow were possible. The warning in effect through Sunday morning for...

Gas prices falling in New Jersey, around nation at large

Dec. 04, 2021 10:14 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices nationally and in New Jersey have fallen slightly in recent days amid news of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and travel restrictions announced by the Biden administration. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular...

Greeted by virus, Mankato man won't alter South African trip

Dec. 04, 2021 01:08 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Local professor Scott Fee made sure he knew the coronavirus situation in South Africa from a friend on the ground before his Nov. 16 arrival. But his friend couldn’t have known one crucial bit of information. In mid-November...