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 2021-09-26 15:03 

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Struggling Mississippi hospital seeks financial turnaround...

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been losing millions of dollars a year, and its CEO said the problems are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic as nurses, laborato......

 2021-09-26 14:21 

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Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care...

Coronavirus-related developments around New England:MASSACHUSETTSActivists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 mill......

 2021-09-26 13:43 

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US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids shots...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seekin......

 2021-09-25 19:43 

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COVID-19 bumps food benefits for some Mississippi families...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi households currently getting supplemental food benefits will be eligible for additional funds next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Mississippi D......

 2021-09-25 18:16 

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Nevada hospital calls on residents to take COVID precautions...

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A hospital in rural northeastern Nevada is pleading with residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to take other precautions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus to "......

 2021-09-25 16:36 

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Vaccine booster shots begin; camps denied aid lose appeal...

Coronavirus developments around New England:___MAINE...

 2021-09-25 06:09 

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Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to g......

 2021-09-25 01:58 

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Casino union marches for return to jobs on Las Vegas Strip...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of hotel, casino and restaurant workers marched Friday on the Las Vegas Strip to highlight their call for employers to rehire more people who were furloughed last year be......

 2021-09-24 22:28 

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Arkansas' COVID-19 hospitalizations lowest in 2 months...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in Arkansas' hospitals hit its lowest point in two months on Friday as the state reported more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases.The state De......

 2021-09-24 20:56 

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Knicks say they're fully vaccinated and eligible to play...

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Knicks' entire roster is vaccinated, making all the players eligible to play in their home games.Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Fr......

 2021-09-24 20:16 

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Civil rights complaint targets Idaho health care rationing...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over the state's "crisis standards of care" guidelines for hospitals that are overwhelmed by ......

 2021-09-24 20:08 

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Japan's leader says Olympics were 'symbol of global unity'...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At a U.N. General Assembly meeting packed with global gloom, Japan's outgoing leader highlighted what he cast as a moment of inspiration: the Tokyo Olympics, controversially h......

 2021-09-24 19:31 

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The Latest: UN crowds return but still lag pre-COVID times...

The Latest on the UN General Assembly:___UNITED NATIONS — The part-virtual, partly in-person U.N. General Assembly meeting is again drawing people to the world body's headquarters a year after goin......

 2021-09-24 19:30 

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Fargo mayor, health officials urge people to get vaccinated...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Fargo's mayor and health officials made an urgent appeal Friday for North Dakota residents to get vaccinated and wear masks indoors as coronavirus cases surge. Mayor Tim Mahon......

 2021-09-24 18:29 

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Kauai to change COVID reopening plan to handle delta variant...

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The island of Kauai is planning to revise its coronavirus restriction structure as the delta variant continues to impact the county. Mayor Derek Kawakami said officials will co......

 2021-09-24 18:07 

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Oklahoma coronavirus numbers, hospitalizations decline...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases, the seven-day average of new cases and hospitalizations each declined Friday in Oklahoma, according to the state Department of Health.There......

 2021-09-24 17:32 

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EXPLAINER: Who's eligible for Pfizer booster shots in US?...

Millions of Americans are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster shot to help increase their protection against the worst effects of the coronavirus.A look at the nuts and bolts of this new phase......

 2021-09-24 16:26 

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Judge denies state police union bid for vaccination delay...

BOSTON (AP) — A Superior Court judge has turned down a request by the union that represents 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers to delay Gov. Charlie Baker's state employee coronavirus vaccin......

 2021-09-24 14:54 

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Supreme Court sets Barrett ceremonial swearing-in for Oct. 1...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.Attendance for t......

 2021-09-24 13:26 

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German soccer clubs pushing to ease stadium restrictions...

BERLIN (AP) — German soccer clubs are pushing for more fans to be allowed at Bundesliga games despite discrepancies in their approaches to getting them there.Most clubs are asking for fans to show ......

 2021-09-24 13:24 

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Berlin Marathon returns after break with 25,000 participants...

BERLIN (AP) — It already promises to be a Berlin Marathon unlike any other.The world's fastest marathon returns on Sunday after its forced one-year absence. Organizers are claiming it is the bigges......

 2021-09-24 10:39 

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The Latest: WHO endorses antibody treatment for some people...

LONDON — The World Health Organization is recommending a pricey antibody treatment for certain coronavirus patients in the latest update to its guidelines for treating people with COVID-19.The new ......

 2021-09-23 22:57 

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Health officer resigns, citing pushback on COVID guidelines...

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — The public health officer in a small northern Montana county is resigning because of the "constant negativity, pushback, disregard and lack of support" that health officials hav......

 2021-09-23 21:19 

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COVID-19 toll in WVa eclipses worst US coal mine disaster...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice compared the skyrocketing number of coronavirus deaths in West Virginia to some of the state's worst coal mining disasters, asking why the daily tolls don'......

 2021-09-23 21:10 

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Underly: More money, less divisiveness needed for schools...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top education official on Thursday called for more civility as schools across the state wrestle with how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.Jill Underly, who is ......

 2021-09-23 21:05 

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Business Highlights: Jobless claims rise, stocks rally again...

___US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic lowWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the de......

 2021-09-23 19:38 

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Oregon school board won't fire teacher refusing to wear mask...

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — A school board in Redmond, Oregon, has rejected a district recommendation to fire a teacher for refusing to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic.Oregon Public Broadcasti......

 2021-09-23 19:08 

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Alabama leading US in COVID-19 death rate over last 2 weeks...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has averaged more than 100 deaths a day from COVID-19 over the last week, statistics showed Thursday, giving it the nation's highest death rate over the period even ......

 2021-09-23 18:58 

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1st Florida school district gets US cash for virus mask vote...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district has received cash from President Joe Biden's administration to make up for state pay cuts imposed over a board's vote for a student anti-coronavir......

 2021-09-23 18:39 

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Ohio governor offers new vaccine incentive for young people...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans ages 12-25 who receive the coronavirus vaccine can enter a new lottery making them eligible for five $100,000 college scholarships and 50 $10,000 scholarships, Gov. Mi......

 2021-09-23 15:00 

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Oakland to require COVID-19 vaccine for students 12 and up...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland Board of Education has voted to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person school.The move late Wednesday makes Oakl......

 2021-09-23 14:43 

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The jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is crumbling...

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the notorious federal jail in Lower Manhattan, small chunks of concrete fall from the ceiling. Freezing temperatures force inmates to stuff old coronavirus face masks into ve......

 2021-09-23 14:33 

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Fond du Lac officer, 26, dies of coronavirus complications...

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A 26-year-old Fond du Lac police officer has died of COVID-19 complications, according to his department. The death of Officer Joseph Kurer on Wednesday came a day after hi......

 2021-09-23 14:25 

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Ex-Kansas legislator pleads not guilty to COVID relief fraud...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas state Rep. Michael Capps has pleaded not guilty to 19 counts that allege he tried to defraud federal, state and county government organizations out of more than $......

 2021-09-23 14:21 

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The jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is crumbling...

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the notorious federal jail in Lower Manhattan, small chunks of concrete fall from the ceiling. Freezing temperatures force inmates to stuff old coronavirus face masks into ve......

 2021-09-23 14:03 

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S. Carolina senators hear testimony on COVID-19 treatments...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina continues to grapple with thousands of new coronavirus cases that have burdened hospitals and disrupted schools, the panel of lawmakers that oversees medical......

 2021-09-23 12:40 

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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the ......

 2021-09-23 11:06 

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Nobel prize ceremonies are again scaled down due to virus...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said Thursday.Th......

 2021-09-23 04:34 

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Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?...

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has ......

 2021-09-22 22:58 

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Parachutists bail on West Virginia's Bridge Day...

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Parachutists won't jump off the nation's third-highest bridge next month due to worries about sufficient emergency health care amid the coronavirus pandemic, an organizer......

 2021-09-22 21:57 

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UI hospitals head says virus surge leading to staff burnout...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa's largest hospital said Wednesday that he's worried a surge in coronavirus cases is burning out many nurses and other staffers.Suresh Gunasekaran, the CEO o......

 2021-09-22 21:04 

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WVa lowers vaccination rates because some data counted twice...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's coronavirus vaccination figures were adjusted sharply lower Wednesday after a problem was identified with data from a federal contractor whose numbers had b......

 2021-09-22 20:49 

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Vegas-area board: Virus falsehoods are public health crisis...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The elected board with oversight of the Las Vegas Strip has joined at least one other jurisdiction declaring COVID-19 misinformation a public health crisis creating "a culture of m......

 2021-09-22 20:15 

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Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit rides a roller coaster of a year...

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit.The Broadway star was wowing fans in "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" when it was suddenly shu......

 2021-09-22 19:16 

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Oklahoma COVID-19 deaths near 10,000, cases top 600,000...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma during the pandemic neared 10,000 on Wednesday, while the total number of coronavirus cases topped 600,000, according to the Oklahoma ......

 2021-09-22 18:37 

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Leaf peepers urged to respect nature, hospitality workers...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fall visitors to New Hampshire are being asked to keep their tempers in check and their trash off the ground during their leaf peeping trips this year.With interest in outdoor ......

 2021-09-22 17:59 

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Official overseeing prisons' COVID response on paid leave...

BOSTON (AP) — The official tapped to oversee the state prisons' response to the coronavirus pandemic has been placed on paid leave following questions about his potential involvement in a wrongful ......

 2021-09-22 17:31 

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Iowa leader of virus response leaving public health agency...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's medical director, who was a visible adviser to Gov. Kim Reynolds in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, will quit her job next month, the state's Department......

 2021-09-22 15:09 

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Some health care workers can work beyond Oct. 1...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials are allowing a little leeway to a state mandate that requires health care workers to receive a coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 1.State Department o......

 2021-09-22 13:33 

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State police union sues over governor's vaccination mandate...

BOSTON (AP) — The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to delay Gov. Charlie Baker's state employee coronavirus vaccine mandate s......

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