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 2021-10-14 02:40 

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De La Salle football coach tests positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated...

Justin Alumbaugh, some players will miss Friday's game against California because of county coronavirus protocols....

 2021-10-13 13:49 

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Social Security benefits will rise 5.9% next year, biggest increase in decades as inflation jumps...

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-10-13 02:58 

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US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus....

 2021-10-12 12:26 

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California coronavirus death count tops 70,000 as cases fall...

The latest surge started in summer and was driven by the delta variant that primarily targeted the unvaccinated. At its worst during this spike, California's average daily death count was in the low 100s....

 2021-10-10 15:58 

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The Latest: Fauci says fine to trick-or-treat this year...

WASHINGTON -- The government's top infectious diseases expert says families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors this year for Halloween as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. decline, especially for those who are vaccinated....

 2021-10-10 00:03 

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1,000-plus Boston employees face suspension this week over coronavirus vaccine mandate...

The Janey administration is scrambling to deal with what could be more than 1,000 city workers suspended at the start of this coming work week as City Hall begins to crack down on people out of compliance with coronavirus vaccine mandates....

 2021-10-09 19:04 

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The Latest: Alabama Gov. Ivey extends help for hospitals...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the October a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations to help hospitals with coronavirus patients....

 2021-10-09 17:48 

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The Latest: Marchers in Rome protest work vaccine rule...

ROME — Thousands of demonstrators marched down Rome's Via Veneto and other main streets on Saturday, some clashing with police, to protest a government rule requiring COVID-19 vaccines or negative tests to access workplaces next week....

 2021-10-09 08:14 

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Russians flock to Serbia for Western-made COVID-19 vaccines...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When Russian regulators approved the country's own coronavirus vaccine, it was a moment of national pride, and the Pavlov family was among those who rushed to take the injection. But international health authorities have ...

 2021-10-08 14:00 

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Photos: Blue Angels take to the skies as San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off...

San Francisco Fleet Week returns to the Bay Area this weekend after last year's hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-10-08 12:30 

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COVID real estate: Silicon Valley office rents reach record heights...

Silicon Valley's office market has begun to recuperate from the coronavirus, a new report suggests....

 2021-10-05 23:02 

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COVID: Kaiser suspends thousands of employees who shunned vaccine...

Kaiser Permanente gave employees until the end of September to get vaccinated against the coronavirus....

 2021-10-05 00:03 

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Billie Eilish to be youngest Glastonbury headliner...

The festival was supposed to celebrate its 50th anniversary last year, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year it hosted a five-hour livestream event featuring Coldplay and Damon Albarn, among others....

 2021-10-03 17:21 

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The Latest: Fauci addresses vaccine hesitancy...

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's worried that people resisting COVID-19 vaccine shots based on religious grounds may be confusing that with a philosophical objection....

 2021-10-03 01:58 

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The Latest: Alaska activates emergency health protocols...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska on Saturday activated emergency crisis protocols that allow 20 health care facilities to ration care if needed as the state recorded the nation's worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in the U.S. in recent days, straining its...

 2021-10-02 21:47 

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The Latest: 3rd Alaska hospital institutes crisis protocols...

Three Alaska hospitals have now instituted crisis protocols that would allow them to ration care if needed as the state recorded the worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in the U.S. in recent days....

 2021-10-02 19:48 

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The Latest: Biden: 'Painful milestone' of 700,000 US deaths...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden mourned "the painful milestone" of 700,000 American deaths from COVID-19, a day after the U.S. surpassed that mark on Friday....

 2021-10-02 19:17 

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Russians flock to antibody tests; West notes tool's limit...

MOSCOW (AP) — When Russians talk about the coronavirus over dinner or in hair salons, the conversation often turns to "antitela," the Russian word for antibodies — the proteins produced by the body to fight infection....

 2021-10-02 16:56 

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The Latest: Pediatrician: Keep masks in Mississippi schools...

JACKSON, Miss. -- The leader of a Mississippi pediatricians' organization is urging school districts to keep mask mandates in place to slow the spread of COVID-19....

 2021-10-01 14:32 

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid-19...

Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19, the Supreme Court said Friday, the first publicly known case of coronavirus among the high court's justices....

 2021-10-01 05:05 

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Trains packed with commuters as Japan fully ends emergency...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan fully came out of a coronavirus state of emergency for the first time in more than six months as the country starts to gradually ease virus measures to help rejuvenate the pandemic-hit economy as the infections slowed....

 2021-09-30 13:38 

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COVID jobs: California unemployment claims soar to highest total in half a year...

California workers filed about 86,800 initial claims for unemployment benefits last week....

 2021-09-30 01:19 

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West Contra Costa Unified may be next in mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students...

In addition to students, the school board will consider mandating vaccinations for employees, volunteers and contractors....

 2021-09-29 18:29 

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Yes, you can have Covid-19 and the flu at the same time. Here's what that could look like...

This fall and winter could mark the first surge of patients infected with both the flu and the Delta variant -- the most contagious strain of coronavirus to hit the US....

 2021-09-28 11:58 

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Judge requires Covid-19 vaccines for California prison staff...

The ruling comes in the aftermath of a coronavirus outbreak that killed 28 inmates and a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison last year....

 2021-09-27 05:45 

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The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels....

 2021-09-27 02:27 

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The Latest: Australia PM plans to reopen before end of year...

SYDNEY — Australia's prime minister says he expects his country to open its international border well before the end of the year....

 2021-09-27 00:53 

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The Latest: Report: Washington state trooper dies from virus...

SEATTLE — A Washington state trooper who helped develop the agency's use of drones has died after a battle with COVID-19 contracted on duty....

 2021-09-26 22:32 

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The Latest: Report: LA County police, fire saw 211 outbreaks...

LOS ANGELES — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times....

 2021-09-26 22:27 

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LA police, fire agencies had over 200 COVID-19 outbreaks...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times....

 2021-09-26 18:15 

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The Latest: CDC head acknowledges confusion over boosters...

WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says she recognizes there's some confusion now in the United States about who should get a COVID-19 vaccine booster....

 2021-09-26 16:15 

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The Latest: Pfizer close to big step toward kids' vaccine...

WASHINGTON — Pfizer's CEO says "it's a question of days, not weeks" before the company and German partner BioNTech submit data to U.S. regulators for federal authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5 to 11....

 2021-09-25 19:16 

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The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked...

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect....

 2021-09-23 20:23 

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COVID: Why Delta coronavirus wave might be last major wave of infection...

The current wave of Covid-19 cases driven by the Delta coronavirus variant has the potential to be the country's last major wave of infection -- but it's far from over, and even endemic Covid will pose problems, a former Food and Drug Administrati...

 2021-09-23 18:52 

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COVID vaccine boosters: How to get a shot and your other questions, answered...

Good news for some Pfizer coronavirus vaccine recipients also means a frustrating wait for some Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccine recipients....

 2021-09-23 14:13 

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Moderna's vaccine efficacy held strong, did not wane after 5 months, new study shows...

Strong protection remained in all subgroups including elderly participants and those with comorbidities. Researchers also found there was protection against asymptomatic coronavirus....

 2021-09-23 13:34 

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COVID economy: California unemployment claims rocket higher, worst in five months...

California workers filed 75,800 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended on Sept. 18....

 2021-09-21 00:58 

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California has the lowest coronavirus rate in the nation. Here's what we know...

There are significant regional differences when it comes to case rates and hospitalizations....

 2021-09-19 21:57 

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Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at ...

 2021-09-19 15:37 

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The Latest: Health official: Booster use may be expanded...

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health director says a government advisory panel's decision to limit Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to Americans 65 and older as well as those at high risk of severe disease is a preliminary step and predicts br...

 2021-09-18 20:05 

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The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases...

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February....

 2021-09-18 18:07 

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The Latest: Florida's daily virus cases drop from last month...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported 11,275 new daily cases on Friday, about half the number from last month....

 2021-09-18 16:29 

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The Latest: UN OKs vaccine honor system for world leaders...

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly is relying on a vaccine honor system for world leaders before they speak at next week's meeting....

 2021-09-18 14:35 

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The Latest: SC schools without mask mandates get virus wave...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is setting records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, and new cases are approaching the peak levels of last winter....

 2021-09-18 04:11 

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2 of Newsom's children test positive for COVID-19...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom's children have tested positive for the coronavirus and his family is following "all COVID protocols," his office announced Friday....

 2021-09-17 15:19 

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Bay Area adds jobs at brisk pace in August, best gain in five months...

The Bay Area in August posted its strongest job gains in five months, adding nearly 20,000 positions last month, raising hopes the region is starting to rebound from mammoth employment losses linked to the coronavirus....

 2021-09-17 11:53 

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Trader Joe's accused of firing California man after he refused coronavirus vaccine...

A lawsuit from Gregg Crawford, who was a store manager at the Rancho Cucamonga store, alleges the chain discriminated against him for his religious beliefs...

 2021-09-17 05:51 

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Contra Costa County to recommend schools mandate COVID vaccines for students, official says...

Under the mandate, all students 12 and older would need to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption....

 2021-09-16 23:24 

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Chaos reigns at NYC's Rikers Island jail during pandemic...

New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. It's not just inmates and advocates saying that. City officials, including the mayor, admit there are se...

 2021-09-16 23:19 

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PG&E seeks to recover array of costs, higher monthly bills loom...

PG&E ratepayers face higher monthly bills due to the utility's requests for more revenue to ensure it can cope with an array of events including wildfires, coronavirus challenges and other catastrophes....

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