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Posted 12:58 PM 1/16/2022 by JAKE BLEIBERG, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that the British man who held them captive became "increasingly belligerent and threatening" toward the end of the 10-hour standoff.
Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation (More)
Posted 10:32 AM 1/15/2022 by ACACIA CORONADO, PAUL WEBER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sweeping new Texas voting law that Republicans muscled through the Legislature last year over dramatic protests is drawing fire again, even before some of the most contentious restrictions and changes kick in ahead of the state's first-in-the nation primary.(More)...
Posted 12:29 PM 1/14/2022 by By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday as the White House looks to address nationwide shortages, but supplies will be limited to just four free tests per home.
Starting on Jan. 19, the website (More)
Posted 2:02 PM 1/13/2022 by By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is moving forward with a plan to let teenagers drive big rigs from state to state in a test program.
Currently, truckers who cross state lines must be at least 21 years old, but an apprenticeship program required by Congress to help ease supply (More)
Posted 10:09 AM 1/12/2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Migrant smugglers in Mexico apparently painted fake government food distribution logos on a freight truck to disguise the fact they were transporting 38 migrants.
The scheme appeared to have worked until the driver crashed the truck into a cement guardrail on (More)
Posted 3:24 PM 1/11/2022 by MARIA CHENG and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press
Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19's alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.
The reason: The variant has proved so wildly contagious that it may already be running out of (More)
Posted 6:11 PM 1/10/2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced Monday he has come down with COVID-19 a second time, as coronavirus infections spike in Mexico and virus tests become scarce.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote that he tested positive, after he had sounded (More)
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