World
January 14

Scuffles at protest marking Tunisia's 2011 revolution

Protestors scuffled with police in Tunisia's capital on Friday after crowds gathered, in defiance of new COVID-19 restrictions, to mark the 11th anniversary of the revolution that triggered the Arab Spring uprisings.
World
January 14

French presidential candidate says strong EU borders needed

French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse stressed the need for strong European borders Friday, during a visit to Greece that will also see her visit a camp for asylum seekers on an Aegean island used by migrants to enter Europe from neighboring Turkey.
World
January 14

Brazil starts vaccinating children after weeks of delay

Fifteen Brazilian children received COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, marking the start of an effort that was delayed several weeks by the federal government's reluctance to endorse the immunization of children.
Minneapolis
January 14
Mayor Jacob Frey talked about his second term and what he envisions in Minneapolis housing, crime prevention and the fate of downtown.

Q&A: Mayor Frey's priorities at the helm of a city on edge

Minneapolis' Jacob Frey was re-elected to his second term in November with more power than any of his predecessors to tackle a slew of overlapping problems.
Nation
January 14
FILE - Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec.

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

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.
Nation
January 14
FILE - Roxanne Lee, manager of the Tucson Medical Center cath lab, stands with nurses and other colleagues during a ceremony to remember those who hav

Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules

The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions that it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in schools.
Politics
January 14

Outgoing Virginia attorney general leaves progressive legacy

Critics of outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring say he bent the law to suit his political goals. Herring, not surprisingly, sees it differently.
Business
January 14
Drivers take an exit ramp off the Tobin Memorial Bridge on March 31, 2021, in Chelsea, Mass.

With its agenda stuck, WH puts focus back on infrastructure

President Joe Biden on Friday tried to put behind recent setbacks on voting rights and his economic agenda by outlining progress made in implementing his $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package.
Business
January 14

Dutch government eases lockdown, but not for hospitality

The Dutch government eased its coronavirus lockdown Friday, allowing non-essential stores, universities, sports clubs and "contact businesses" like hairdressers to reopen for the first time in nearly a month.
Business
January 14

Cyberattack in Albuquerque latest to target public schools

When the superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools announced earlier this week a cyber attack would lead to the cancellation of classes for around 75,000 students, he noted that the district's technology department had been fending off attacks "for the last few weeks."
Nation
January 14

Yellow ribbons removed from town green amid speech dispute

A symbol of support for U.S. troops has become the centerpiece of a contentious free-speech debate in this small town in the hills of northwestern Connecticut.
Nation
January 14

Ex-EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees urged the Virginia Senate on Friday to oppose the nomination of former EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's Cabinet.
Business
January 14

Czechs to let some workers stay on after testing positive

The new Czech government will allow some workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to stay on the job, in an extraordinary measure to ease possible staff shortages caused by an anticipated surge of the omicron variant.
Business
January 14

UK says there is 'deal to be done' to resolve feud with EU

Britain's foreign minister expressed optimism Friday that there is a "deal to be done" to resolve a Northern Ireland trade dispute that has soured the U.K.'s relations with the European Union.
Variety
January 14

Biden to hold news conference next Wednesday

President Joe Biden will hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, the eve of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.
Nation
January 14

GOP governors slam COVID limits while setting policy agendas

As the omicron variant rages and fills up hospital beds around the country, Republican governors are highlighting their opposition to restrictions that have marked the COVID-19 pandemic even as they seek to move past it and set their agendas for the year.
Politics
January 14
State leaders say the I-35W bridge collapse is a reminder of the importance of funding to repair and replace hundreds of bridges across the state.

First round of infrastructure spending heading for Minnesota bridge projects

Minnesota leaders said they expect $60 million in federal funds to flow into the state this year to help plan for major bridge projects.
Local
January 14

Kaul raises $675,000 during last half of 2021

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul says he raised $675,000 over the last half of 2021 and has more than $1 million in the bank heading into his reelection campaign.
Sports
January 14

Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality.
Sports
January 14

Serbs dismayed as Djokovic's visa again revoked in Australia

Novak Djokovic's supporters in Serbia were dismayed Friday after waking up to the news that the top-ranked tennis player again faces deportation from Australia after his visa was revoked for a second time.