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Texas rabbi: Captor grew "belligerent" late in standoff

Texas rabbi: Captor grew "belligerent" late in standoff

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)

1/14/2022

New Texas voting law snags US citizens, mail ballot requests

New Texas voting law snags US citizens, mail ballot requests

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.

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1/13/2022

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

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)

1/12/2022

US to allow teen semi drivers in test apprenticeship program

US to allow teen semi drivers in test apprenticeship program

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)

1/11/2022

Migrant traffickers crash in fake government food truck

Migrant traffickers crash in fake government food truck

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)

1/10/2022

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

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)

1/9/2022

Mexican president announces he has COVID-19 for 2nd time

Mexican president announces he has COVID-19 for 2nd time

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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