Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Two White House officials say President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss the upcoming order. The officials also confirmed that South Africa would be added to the restricted list because of concerns about a variant of the virus that has spread beyond that nation. Biden is effectively reversing an order from President Donald Trump in his final days in office that called for the relaxation of the travel restrictions.last_img

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Florida deputies hit by bottles, bar stools at massive block party

first_imgDeputies say they were hit with bottles, cups of alcohol, and bar stools after trying to stop a weekend block party involving thousands of people.The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that they were trying to make arrests at an outdoor party in DeLand with over 3,000 people.Volusia Sheriff’s Office deputies and DeLand PD say they encountered several issues including, a long gun pointing out of the passenger window of a passing vehicle, a loaded gun handed off from one convicted felon to another, agitated crowds of bystanders and bottles, jars and bar stools used against law enforcement as weapons or projectiles. One deputy sustained a minor knee injury and a DeLand PD officer had a minor head injury when he was hit with the jar.Some party-goers said they were targeted because the crowd was largely African American, but Sheriff Mike Chitwood said in a news release that the actions by deputies were aimed at keeping the public safe.Two men were arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.last_img read more

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W. Michigan, Toledo meet in MAC tourney

first_img Associated Press FAB FRESHMEN: Western Michigan’s Brandon Johnson, B. Artis White and Titus Wright have collectively accounted for 41 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 56 percent of all Broncos points over the last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Michael Flowers has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Western Michigan field goals over the last three games. Flowers has 19 field goals and 13 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Toledo is 0-6 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 16-9 when it scores at least 63.COLD SPELL: Western Michigan has lost its last four road games, scoring 60.3 points, while allowing 74.5 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Toledo has attempted the second-most free throws among all MAC teams. The Rockets have averaged 21.2 foul shots per game this season. W. Michigan, Toledo meet in MAC tourney Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Western Michigan (13-18, 6-12) vs. No. 7 seed Toledo (16-15, 8-10)Mid-American Conference Tourney First Round, Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio; Monday, 11 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Western Michigan and Toledo are set to do battle in the first round of the MAC tournament. Toledo won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 22, when the Rockets shot 43.6 percent from the field while limiting Western Michigan to just 32.8 percent en route to a nine-point victory.center_img March 7, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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