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Study marks major milestone for Louisiana coastal plan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A nearly $2 billion plan to divert water and sediment from the Mississippi River to rebuild land in southeastern Louisiana — considered the cornerstone of the...
Mar. 5, 2021

3 Venezuelans plead guilty for aiding anti-Maduro plot

MIAMI (AP) — Three Venezuelan men pleaded guilty to helping organize an ill-conceived invasion last year to remove President Nicolás Maduro. In Friday’s hearing before a Colombian court, the men...
Mar. 5, 2021

California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are allowing people to attend Major League Baseball games and other sports, go to Disneyland and watch live performances in limited capacities starting April...
Mar. 5, 2021

Official: Less than 5,000 customers without water in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Less than 5,000 water customers were still without service Friday afternoon in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson — a development a top official called “positive progress”...
Mar. 5, 2021

California to allow Major League Baseball, parks like Disneyland, live shows to resume at reduced capacity on April 1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California to allow Major League Baseball, parks like Disneyland, live shows to resume at reduced capacity on April 1.
Mar. 5, 2021

Protests backing opposition leader escalate in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Police fired tear gas in Senegal’s capital to disperse protesting supporters of the country’s main opposition leader, who appeared in court for the first time on...
Mar. 5, 2021

Paul McMullen, '96 US Olympic runner, dies in ski accident

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Paul McMullen, a runner who was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, died in a ski accident in northern Michigan, Eastern Michigan University...
Mar. 5, 2021

Fighting Biden virus aid, GOP rekindles Obama-era strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have one goal for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package: to erode public support for the rescue plan by portraying it as too big,...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: Study finds masks, dining rules help curb spread

NEW YORK — A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and...
Mar. 5, 2021

NASA's new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive. The Perseverance rover...
Mar. 5, 2021

Credit card borrowing falls to lowest in level in 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing by Americans fell in January for the first time in five months, as the use of credit cards fell to the lowest level in four years,...
Mar. 5, 2021

New York cinemas reopen, brightening outlook for theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last...
Mar. 5, 2021

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases...
Mar. 5, 2021

Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

BOSTON (AP) — The hack of a company that manages passenger-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines — including Star Alliance and One World members — has compromised the...
Mar. 5, 2021

Official: Less than 5,000 still without water in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Less than 5,000 people were still without water Friday afternoon in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson — a development a top official called “positive progress” for...
Mar. 5, 2021

Correction: Racial Injustice-Elijah McClain story

DENVER (AP) — In a story March 4, 2021, about Elijah McClain, The Associated Press erroneously reported that police asked paramedics to sedate him with ketamine. Police called the fire...
Mar. 5, 2021

WHO head wants virus vaccine patents waived to boost supply

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization called Friday for patent rights to be waived until the end of the coronavirus pandemic so that vaccine supplies can...
Mar. 5, 2021

Tech rebound pulls stocks out of a slump and to weekly gain

A late-day rebound in technology companies pulled the stock market out of a slump and helped give the S&P 500 its first weekly gain in three weeks. The index rose...
Mar. 5, 2021

Wyoming governor quietly mobilized Guard troops in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While the Wyoming National Guard was sending more than 100 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security around President Joe Biden's inauguration in January, Gov...
Mar. 5, 2021

US to open more beds for immigrant children as numbers rise

HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is instructing long-term facilities that hold immigrant children to lift capacity restrictions enacted during the coronavirus pandemic to open up much-needed beds in...
Mar. 5, 2021

Dems draw on civil rights history to push Amazon union vote

BESSEMER, Alabama (AP) — Some Democratic members of Congress and national union leaders on Friday sought to rustle up support for unionizing a massive Amazon facility outside Birmingham, comparing Alabama...
Mar. 5, 2021

Oregon governor ordering teachers to return to classroom

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she is issuing an executive order mandating that all K-12 public schools provide universal access to in-person learning by the...
Mar. 5, 2021

New California law aims to put kids in class. Will it work?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s public schools can tap into a $6.6 billion school reopening plan that Gov. Gavin Newson signed into law Friday, aimed at pressuring districts to reopen...
Mar. 5, 2021

VIRUS TODAY: Vaccinated adults await advice on family visits

Here's what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THE NUMBERS: VACCINES: Nearly 54.1 million people, or 16.3% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose...
Mar. 5, 2021

UK says vaccine shipment from India won't hurt poor nations

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s vaccines minister on Friday dismissed suggestions that the country was getting key COVID-19 jabs intended for poorer countries, insisting that 10 million doses coming from India...
Mar. 5, 2021

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