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UK plans new measures to combat omicron coronavirus variant UK plans new measures to combat omicron coronavirus variant 11/27/2021 07:20am • LONDON (AP) The U.K. government on Saturday said that it was planning new measures to combat the omicron COVID-19 variant, including mandatory PCR tests for all arriving international travelers and ramping up the use of face masks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the measures at a news co Big chains will rake in cash this holiday. Small stores may not be so lucky Big chains will rake in cash this holiday. Small stores may not be so lucky 11/27/2021 05:54am • Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics' stores. But this year's Small Business Saturday promotion is unlikely to change the fortunes of independent shops in America, which have diverged dramatically from South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron 11/27/2021 05:36am • JOHANNESBURG (AP) Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence. In the space of two weeks, the omicron variant has sent South Africa from Lawrence wins 36-hole Joburg Open after 3rd round abandoned 11/27/2021 05:19am • JOHANNESBURG (AP) South African golfer Thriston Lawrence won the Joburg Open on Saturday after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, meaning the result was called after 36 holes of the inaugural event on the DP World Tour. The event had been reduced to a 54-hole tournament late F Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings 11/27/2021 05:15am • MIAMI (AP) Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently Americas master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery. The most comprehensive exhibition of the Nobel laureates vi Spanish police protest government plan to reform 'gag law' Spanish police protest government plan to reform 'gag law' 11/27/2021 05:09am • MADRID (AP) Tens of thousands of Spanish police officers and their supporters marched in Madrid on Saturday to protest against government plans to reform a controversial security law known by critics as the gag law. Critics of the Citizens Security Law passed by the previous conservative g Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law 11/27/2021 04:48am • THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their gender on their birth certificate. Nobody should have experienced what yo A glance at how the ski season is opening in Europe's Alps A glance at how the ski season is opening in Europe's Alps 11/27/2021 04:42am • Italy is reopening its slopes to recreational skiers after one season lost and another abbreviated by the pandemic. Here is a glance at how the season is proceeding in Europes Alpine nations. ITALY Italy is reopening for the 2021-2022 season after a near-complete closure last season and an earl Amid immigration debate, some states update migrant term Amid immigration debate, some states update migrant term 11/27/2021 04:38am • AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mothers residency card as a child: alien. In the stark terms of the government, it signaled her mother was not yet a citizen of the U.S. But to her young daughter, the word had a more personal meaning. Even though they were Alex Ovechkin keeps scoring, inching closer to NHL records Alex Ovechkin keeps scoring, inching closer to NHL records 11/27/2021 04:21am • Alex Ovechkin keeps inching closer to NHL records originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington As Capitals defenseman Dennis Cholowski greeted Alex Ovechkin after the captains third goal of the night, it seemed surreal to Cholowski that hed even get to bask in such a moment. In a 4-3 Amid riots, France to consider some autonomy for Guadeloupe Amid riots, France to consider some autonomy for Guadeloupe 11/27/2021 03:29am • PARIS (AP) Frances government is offering to discuss some autonomy for the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, which has been wracked by virus-related rioting and strikes that reflect long-running frustrations over inequality with the French mainland. The overnight offer by the government Algerians hold local elections amid anger over rising prices Algerians hold local elections amid anger over rising prices 11/27/2021 01:21am • ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) Algerians are voting Saturday to elect mayors and regional leaders amid widespread worry and frustration over rising prices for basic goods, housing and health care. The government is hoping the election confirms support for President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who won election These products aim to help kids rebuild social skills amid concerns about pandemic impact These products aim to help kids rebuild social skills amid concerns about pandemic impact 11/26/2021 11:59pm • Meditation toys to help kids manage their feelings. A Lego kit for coding, with a focus on problem-solving skills. And an Amazon video chat portal that uses holograms, games and puzzles to keep little ones engaged on calls. A recent crop of toys and products that launched during the pandemic aim Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0 Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0 11/26/2021 10:07pm • SYDNEY (AP) After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium before a Matildas-record crowd of Fox, Hield lead Kings over Lakers 141-137 in triple OT Fox, Hield lead Kings over Lakers 141-137 in triple OT 11/26/2021 09:58pm • LOS ANGELES (AP) Alvin Gentry said when he became Sacramento's interim coach that it was going to take everyone if the Kings were going to stop their season from spiraling out of control. On Friday night, they got plenty of contributions up and down the roster. Seven players scored in double fig
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