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LONDON (AP) — The British government is simplifying its rules for international travel to England during the coronavirus pandemic, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that the country’s regulations were cumbersome and ineffective. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the U.K. is scrapping its “traffic light” system that ranks countries as red, amber or green —

Two dozen Republican attorneys general are warning the White House of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect. Attorney General Alan Wilson of South Carolina is leading the effort. He wrote to President Joe Biden that the plan is “disastrous and counterproductive” and

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to speak at the U.N. General Assembly’s big meeting next week. The assembly president and New York City officials said so this week. But the new requirement is prompting swift objections from at least one nation: Russia. The diplomatic world’s premier

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed to levels not seen seen since last winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for sweeping new vaccination requirements. The U.S. is averaging over 1,800 COVID-19 deaths and 170,000 new cases per day. That is still well below the peak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Conservative activists in Nebraska are turning to voters to enact a voter identification requirement, an issue that state lawmakers have blocked multiple times even though it’s now common in other Republican-led states. Nebraska’s quirky, nonpartisan Legislature and its rules have allowed more liberal state lawmakers to block the measure for years,

The new federal vaccine requirement for large companies has raised concerns over whether it will now be even harder to retain workers or find new ones. President Joe Biden announced sweeping new orders Thursday requiring employers with more than 100 workers to mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 or offer weekly testing. The new rules could affect