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 2021-07-23 06:17 

AP

Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID vaccination...

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Tor......

 2021-07-23 06:00 

AP

Swimming warmup at Olympics can be a chaotic 'nightmare'...

TOKYO (AP) — Cate Campbell was a 17-year-old swimming phenomenon when she learned the dangers of warmup at major competitions the hard way.That's what a head-on collision with Michael Phelps will d......

 2021-07-23 05:37 

ABC News (US)

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Asia Today: N Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia...

New Zealand has suspended its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for at least eight weeks due to a growing COVID-19 cluster in Sydney...

 2021-07-23 05:36 

AP

Asia Today: N Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Friday suspended its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for at least eight weeks due to a growing COVID-19 cluster in Sydney.New Zealand rece......

 2021-07-23 04:35 

ABC News (US)

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GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions...

Republican lawmakers are under increasing pressure to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious COVID-19 variant sends caseloads soaring...

 2021-07-23 04:29 

AP

GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious varia......

 2021-07-23 04:16 

AP

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?...

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent the virus from spreading to ......

 2021-07-23 04:00 

WHO

Together to #ENDviolence: Leaders' Statement. Six game-changing actions to End Violence Against Children...

One billion children experience violence and abuse every year. That shocking figure has risen even higherduring the COVID-19 pandemic. Violence prevention and response services have been disrupted for 1.8billion children living in more than 100 countries....

 2021-07-23 01:02 

AP

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest returns to the Florida Keys...

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The 40th edition of an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest opened Thursday night at an iconic Key West bar once frequented by the author, marking the return of a contest cance......

 2021-07-23 00:42 

AP

EXPLAINER: Why Japan 'rising sun' flag provokes Olympic ire...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan considers the "rising sun" flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries say the flag is a reminder of Japan's wartime atrocities......

 2021-07-23 00:37 

AP

Juneau imposing COVID-19 restrictions amid rising cases...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials in Juneau on Thursday announced restrictions aimed at curbing rising COVID-19 cases in Alaska's capital city, including limiting capacity at gyms and indoor service ......

 2021-07-23 00:24 

AP

Chicago schools requiring masks when schools reopen in fall...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday its students, teachers and staff will be required to wear masks indoors when they return to classrooms in August.In a letter to parents, Chi......

 2021-07-22 23:51 

AP

Delta variant has become dominant in Oregon...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As daily COVID-19 cases doubled in the past week, Oregon health officials reported Thursday that the highly transmissible delta variant has now become the dominant coronavirus......

 2021-07-22 23:18 

AP

Giant screen collapses ahead of Rolling Loud music festival...

MIAMI (AP) — A giant video screen collapsed Thursday at a South Florida stadium, a day before the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival was set to begin. There were no injuries.Organizers posted on T......

 2021-07-22 23:14 

AP

Missing Pueblo man with Alzheimer's found dead near his home...

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An elderly Pueblo man who was reported missing after wandering away from his independent assisted living home was found dead in a nearby ravine.The Pueblo Chieftain reports 81-......

 2021-07-22 22:58 

AP

New Mexico governor closely monitoring COVID-19 numbers...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and top health officials are closely monitoring the increase in COVID-19 cases. But there was no indication Thursday of whether offic......

 2021-07-22 22:47 

Medscape

Antipsychotic Safe, Effective for Dementia-Related Psychosis...

Pimavanserin sustains a significant reduction of psychosis relapse in patients with dementia -- and without harmful side effects, new longer-term data from the phase 3 HARMONY trial suggest. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-07-22 22:40 

ABC News (US)

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GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions...

Republican lawmakers are under increasing pressure to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious COVID-19 variant sends caseloads soaring...

 2021-07-22 22:40 

AP

GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious varia......

 2021-07-22 22:15 

USA Today

Potentially deadly 'superbug' fungus found in two US cities, CDC says...

The fungus, Candida auris, can be deadly when it enters the bloodstream, heart or brain. It was found at a nursing home and two hospitals....

 2021-07-22 22:12 

AP

Unvaccinated lawyer required to wear mask during trial...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An attorney who declined to be vaccinated for COVID-19 had to wear a mask during a trial this week after losing an appeal to the state supreme court.Darrick X. Banda, who like......

 2021-07-22 21:55 

Medscape

CDC Panel Updates Info on Rare Side Effect After J&J Vaccine...

The ACIP discussed slightly higher rates of the rare side effect of Guillain-Barr syndrome after the J&J vaccine, and presented reaffirming evidence of the vaccine's effectiveness against variants. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-07-22 21:46 

AP

Giants RB Saquon Barkley going to start camp on PUP list...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Running back Saquon Barkley, coming off an ACL injury, is starting training camp for the New York Giants on the active/physically unable to perform list.Barkley and fiv......

 2021-07-22 21:45 

AP

Philadelphia files suit over national opioid settlement...

In the first big challenge to the proposed $26 billion national opioid settlement, the Philadelphia district attorney on Thursday sued Pennsylvania's attorney general over the deal, saying the city......

 2021-07-22 21:44 

AP

Business Highlights: Amazon's 'keys,' jobless claims...

___Amazon's mission: Getting a 'key' to your apartment buildingNEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is pushing landlords around the country to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment building front door......

 2021-07-22 21:32 

Medscape

Hospitalized COVID Patients Beg for Vaccine...

As COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in areas with low vaccination rates, patients are asking for a vaccine, but it's often "too late," one doctor said. WebMD Health News...

 2021-07-22 21:24 

Medscape

COVID-19 Cases in US Triple Over 2 Weeks Amid Misinformation...

Nationwide, the 7-day rolling average for daily new cases rose over the past 2 weeks to more than 37,000 on July 20, up from less than 13,700 on July 6, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Associated Press...

 2021-07-22 21:23 

AP

US health secretary implores the unvaccinated to get shots...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra delivered a stark warning Thursday about the coronavirus pandemic, imploring people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he visite......

 2021-07-22 21:23 

AP

Kansas pins hopes on stopping delta variant on vaccinations...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday pinned Kansas' hopes of keeping the COVID-19 delta variant in check on more people getting inoculated because it is spreading rapidly among the unva......

 2021-07-22 21:17 

AP

Missouri would get $500M under opioid settlement...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney general on Thursday said Missouri could get as much as $500 million to help victims of the opioid epidemic as part of a tentative settlement with the three b......

 2021-07-22 21:16 

AP

Major North Carolina hospitals to order staff to get vaccine...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Healthcare Association announced on Thursday that several of the state's largest hospital systems will require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order t......

 2021-07-22 21:16 

AP

Judge tosses suit by Candace Owens over Facebook fact checks...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by conservative political commentator Candace Owens against USA Today and another media organization over fact-checking coronavirus......

 2021-07-22 21:11 

AP

School starts back at several South Carolina districts...

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Students in several South Carolina districts returned to school Thursday.All three districts in Greenwood County and schools in McCormick County started the 2021-22 year in J......

 2021-07-22 21:07 

AP

dgar Ramrez: 'I have family members dying of COVID'...

NEW YORK (AP) — dgar Ramrez wants people to understand that although the world is starting to come out of the pandemic, the fight is not yet over.The Venezuelan actor told The Associated Press on......

 2021-07-22 21:01 

USA Today

Is J&J's COVID-19 shot good enough? Experts say yes but want more data....

The J&J COVID vaccine may look inferior because the other vaccines are so good, experts say. But questions remain about protection and other issues....

 2021-07-22 21:01 

AP

Some school districts discussing return to mask mandates...

Students and staff in the Kansas City public school district will likely be required to wear masks when school starts next month because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the region, a district off......

 2021-07-22 21:01 

AP

California's recall ballot is set, but GOP strategy isn't...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's recall ballot is finally set, but the Republican party is still determining its best strategy for winning the governor's office in one of the nation's most De......

 2021-07-22 21:00 

AP

Vermont receives $524M as first half of COVID relief money...

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont received $524 million in COVID-19 relief money Thursday, the first half of the just over $1 billion the state will receive from the federal government to......

 2021-07-22 20:58 

ABC News (US)

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$35M settlement reached in Tennessee opioid lawsuit...

A drug manufacturer says it has reached a $35 million agreement that would settle a Tennessee lawsuit by local governments and a child born dependent to opioids...

 2021-07-22 20:50 

AP

More than 100 requests for New Hampshire's vaccine van...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 organizations have requested a visit from New Hampshire's COVID-19 vaccine van as infections continue to rise, state officials said Thursday.The van, a partnershi......

 2021-07-22 20:38 

AP

Eilish concert film coming; Rockettes return for holiday...

A look at what's happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic.BILLIE'S POST-ALBUM CONCERTThe B......

 2021-07-22 20:30 

ABC News (US)

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Mississippi brief: Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade...

Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide...

 2021-07-22 20:26 

AP

Health officer: Face mask requirement may be needed indoors...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Cases of COVID-19 are rising exponentially in Alabama's largest metro area because a new, highly contagious variant is spreading among the unvaccinated, and public places sh......

 2021-07-22 20:25 

Medscape

FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed...

Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still needs more diversity to represent the faces of patients. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-07-22 20:02 

ABC News (US)

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Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections...

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring...

 2021-07-22 19:54 

Men's Health News

Jean-Claude Van Damme Breaks Down the Top 3 Fight Scenes of His Career...

Jean-Claude Van Damme breaks down his top 3 fight scenes, including Bloodsport, Lionheart, and The Bouncer....

 2021-07-22 19:51 

AP

Authorities dread the return of Rhode Island's 'Aquapalooza'...

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Boaters in Rhode Island may be thrilled, but state and local officials say they're not celebrating the return of a popular boating event.Known as Aquapalooza, the informal, ......

 2021-07-22 19:47 

AP

Study: Las Vegas area to reach 3.4 million residents by 2060...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A university study is predicting the population in and around Las Vegas will continue to boom over the next four decades. The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Unive......

 2021-07-22 19:45 

AP

NY releases some rent aid, but lawmakers say it's too little...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has sent out just $117,000 in coronavirus pandemic rent relief money to help bail out struggling landlords and tenants as of Thursday, and lawmakers say that is f......

 2021-07-22 19:42 

AP

West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI postponed after virus positive...

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — The second one-day international between the West Indies and Australia on Thursday was postponed after a staff member of the host side tested positive for the coronaviru......

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