Here’s the latest for Thursday, May 13: The CDC eases indoor mask-wearing restrictions; President Biden warns gas stations against price-gouging; Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan; Small plane makes emergency landing on expressway.
CHRIS HAVLIK: This is AP News Minute. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing indoor mask wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks in most places. The new guidance will still call for masks in crowded settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters.
President Joe Biden is warning gas stations not to engage in price gouging as motorists wait for fuel to start flowing again, through the Colonial Pipeline. He also pledged an aggressive response to the cyber attackers who caused the interruption.
Muslims are celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, balancing social and religious rituals with coronavirus concerns. For many Muslims in the United States, this year's celebration is promising to be closer to normal than last year's, as America charts a path back to normalcy from the pandemic.
A small plane experiencing mechanical trouble made an emergency landing on a busy tollway in suburban Chicago on Thursday. At least three people had minor injuries when the plane came down in the southbound lanes of interstate 355 in New Lenox. Chris Havlik, Associated Press, with AP News Minute.