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3 international travel ideas for your summer trip

3 international travel ideas for your summer trip

So you’re ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go? Some countries are reopening to Americans, but the degree of reopening varies.
France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly coronavirus curfew this weekend.
Edmunds: How to pick the right axle ratio for your truck

Edmunds: How to pick the right axle ratio for your truck

There are a number of design choices to consider when you’re shopping for a full-size pickup truck. Some are common elements such as bed length, cab size, engine and trim level.
N Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation

N Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in the shadow of Kim's 1.2-million-strong army and his growing arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles.
Altuve slam in 10th lifts Astros over Rangers on Baker B-day

Altuve slam in 10th lifts Astros over Rangers on Baker B-day

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve belted a grand slam in the 10th inning and the Houston Astros, saved by Carlos Correa's tying homer in the ninth, beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night to give manager Dusty Baker quite an exciting birthday gift.

Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plans even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a m
MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday.
Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month.
Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday.
Noem says she will try again for Mount Rushmore fireworks

Noem says she will try again for Mount Rushmore fireworks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov.