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 2021-10-16 02:04 

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California judge tentatively rejects cutting inmate crowding...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California judge tentatively ruled Friday that state prison officials acted with deliberate indifference when they caused a deadly coronavirus outbreak at one of the world's most famous prisons last year. But...

 2021-10-15 21:31 

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States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is currently bei...

 2021-10-15 20:03 

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US: States can order COVID shots for younger kids next week...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is currently bei...

 2021-10-15 17:52 

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Right on Cue: NBA finds high-tech option for virus testing...

If so inclined, an NBA player could now test himself for the coronavirus and get results on his phone in no more than 20 minutes. And the league is convinced those tests are both fast enough and accurate enough. It's a high-tech answer to the issue of...

 2021-10-15 15:33 

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The Latest: Pfizer seeks European OK for child vaccines...

BERLIN — The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech say they have requested that their coronavirus vaccine be licensed for children aged 5 to 11 across the European Union. If authorized, it would be the first opportunity for younger children i...

 2021-10-15 15:32 

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Pfizer-BioNTech ask EU agency to OK vaccine for kids 5-11...

BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotechnology company BioNTech said Friday they have requested to have their coronavirus vaccine licensed for children ages 5 to 11 across the European Union. If EU regulators agree, it would be the fi...

 2021-10-15 12:32 

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Russia breaks record again for COVID-19 deaths, infections...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's daily tolls of coronavirus infections and deaths surged to another record on Friday, a quickly mounting figure that has put a severe strain on the country's health care system. The government's coronavirus task for...

 2021-10-15 12:31 

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UK: 43,000 may have received false negative COVID results...

LONDON (AP) — British health officials said Friday that 43,000 people may have been wrongly told they don't have the coronavirus because of problems at a private laboratory. The U.K. Health Security Agency said the Immensa Health Clinic Ltd. lab...

 2021-10-15 10:54 

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Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule...

ROME (AP) — Protests erupted in Italy as one of the most stringent anti-coronavirus measures in Europe went into effect Friday, requiring all workers, from magistrates to maids, to show a health pass to get into their place of employment. Police wer...

 2021-10-15 10:53 

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Russia marks pandemic's record of daily deaths, infections...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's daily tolls of coronavirus infections and deaths surged to another record on Friday, a quickly mounting figure that has put a severe load on the country's health care system. The government's coronavirus task force...

 2021-10-15 09:53 

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Protests hit Italy as workplace anti-COVID norms go in force...

ROME (AP) — Protests erupted in Italy on Friday as one of the most stringent anti-coronavirus measures in Europe went into effect, requiring all workers, from magistrates to maids, to show a health pass to get into their place of employment. Police ...

 2021-10-15 09:53 

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The Latest: UK lab suspended over false negative COVID tests...

LONDON — British health officials say 43,000 people in southwest England may have been wrongly told they don't have the coronavirus because of problems at a private laboratory. The U.K. Health Security Agency says a lab in Wolverhampton, central...

 2021-10-15 07:32 

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The Latest: Sri Lanka begins vaccinating 18-19 age group...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is vaccinating 18- and 19-year-olds against the coronavirus as it expands the shots to students. After beginning with older people, Sri Lanka has now vaccinated 57% of its 22 million population. Vaccinations with the P...

 2021-10-15 06:31 

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India reopens for foreign tourists as virus infections ebb...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reopened to fully vaccinated foreign tourists traveling on chartered flights on Friday in the latest easing of its coronavirus restrictions as infection numbers decline. Foreign tourists on regular flights will be able to ente...

 2021-10-14 20:32 

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IMF warns economy recovery threatened by virus, inflation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is warning of rising threats to the global economic recovery posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak of inflation. The lending agency called Thursday for greater efforts from wealth...

 2021-10-14 18:54 

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US reaffirms support for easing WTO rules on COVID vaccines...

GENEVA (AP) — A top U.S. trade official said Thursday the Biden administration remains committed to an easing of rules that protect the technology behind coronavirus vaccines so that they can be produced more widely. But ambassador Katherine Tai ins...

 2021-10-14 16:31 

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The Latest: Britain has 45,000 daily cases, many among kids...

LONDON Britain recorded more than 45,000 daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, with infections particularly prevalent among children. Government figures on Thursday show 45,066 people tested positive for the coronavirus, the highest since July 20. Much of ...

 2021-10-14 14:32 

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Tuberculosis deaths rise for 1st time in years, due to COVID...

LONDON (AP) — The number of people killed by tuberculosis has risen for the first time in more than a decade, largely because fewer people got tested and treated as resources were diverted to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organiza...

 2021-10-14 14:04 

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The Latest: Europe Medicines Agency looking at antibody drug...

LONDON — The European Medicines Agency has started an expedited licensing process for an antibody combination drug aimed at preventing the coronavirus, made by AstraZeneca. In a statement on Thursday, the EU drug regulator said it had started review...

 2021-10-14 12:53 

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The Latest: China warns of 'manipulation' of WHO virus probe...

BEIJING — China's Foreign Ministry has warned against what it calls possible "political manipulation" of a renewed probe by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus. Foreign Ministry spoksperson Zhao Lijian said ...

 2021-10-14 11:58 

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GOP lawmakers lead lawsuits against Connecticut COVID rules...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a pair of politically conservative lawyers has become the go-to team for groups seeking to sue Connecticut over the school mask mandate, restrictions on bars and restaurants, and other aspec...

 2021-10-14 10:53 

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The Latest: Hungary reports 5-month high in new daily cases...

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary recorded its highest daily number of new COVID-19 cases in five months Thursday amid a spike in coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations. Officials reported 1,141 new cases, the highest daily total since May 14. The increa...

 2021-10-14 10:31 

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Russia marks pandemic high of infections, deaths...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday recorded the highest daily numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic, a rapidly surging toll that has severely strained the nation's health care system. The government's cor...

 2021-10-14 10:31 

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China warns against 'manipulation' of WHO virus probe...

BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday warned against what it called possible "political manipulation" of a renewed probe by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus, while saying it would support th...

 2021-10-14 06:59 

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'Marginalized': Women trail men in some vaccine efforts...

LONDON (AP) — As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed aroun...

 2021-10-14 04:03 

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The Latest: Vaccine mandate for Calif. prison guards blocked...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California judge has partially blocked an order taking effect this week that requires state prison employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. A Kern County judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents enfo...

 2021-10-14 02:54 

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The Latest: South Korea has 100th day of 1,000-plus cases...

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections for the 100th consecutive day as a delta-driven outbreak continues to spread in the greater capital area. Health officials say 1,580 of the 1,940 new cases repo...

 2021-10-14 01:31 

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The Latest: No exemptions so far for San Fran. city workers...

SAN FRANCISCO — About 800 San Francisco city workers have asked for medical or religions exemptions to avoid a looming deadline for them to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or lose their jobs. So far, the city has not approved a single request...

 2021-10-13 23:31 

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The Latest: Montana at new high for COVID hospitalizations...

HELENA, Montana — Montana has set a new high for the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 — 510. The number reported Wednesday surpassed the previous high of 506 hospitalizations recorded Nov. 20, 2020, before any coronavirus vaccines w...

 2021-10-13 19:53 

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Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 pa...

 2021-10-13 17:54 

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Big boost for Social Security benefits as inflation rises...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 pa...

 2021-10-13 17:54 

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The Latest: WHO: Global cases decline, Europe deaths rise...

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says the number of global coronavirus cases fell in the last week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August. In its latest weekly assessment of the pandemic published on Wednesday, the U.N. health ...

 2021-10-13 17:54 

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Romanian doctors issue 'cry of despair' amid virus surge...

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian doctors sent an open letter Wednesday titled "a cry of despair" as the country's overwhelmed and deteriorated health care system copes with a record-setting surge of coronavirus infections and deaths. T...

 2021-10-13 16:03 

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The Latest: WHO proposes experts to advise on virus origins...

GENEVA — The World Health Organization released a proposed list of 25 experts to advise it on the next steps in searching for the origins of the coronavirus after its earlier efforts were slammed for accommodating China, where the first human cases ...

 2021-10-13 13:59 

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Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy...

ROME (AP) — An extreme-right political party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week...

 2021-10-13 13:52 

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The Latest: Russia sets another daily virus death record...

MOSCOW — Russia has reported a record 984 daily coronavirus deaths amid a slow vaccination rate. It's marked several record daily death tolls in the past few weeks. Infections have soared to near all-time highs, with 28,717 confirmed cases repor...

 2021-10-13 12:53 

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Social Security COLA largest in decades as inflation jumps...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 pa...

 2021-10-13 11:31 

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The AP Interview: NZ climate chief to aim higher at UN talks...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw. But when it comes to dealing with a slower-moving threat lik...

 2021-10-13 10:53 

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Russia sets another daily COVID-19 deaths record...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday reported another record of daily coronavirus deaths amid a slow vaccination rate and authorities' reluctance to tighten restrictions. The government coronavirus task force reported 984 coronavirus deaths over th...

 2021-10-13 09:31 

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British economy falters during summer as shortages build up...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's economic recovery lost momentum during the summer despite the widespread lifting of coronavirus restrictions as supply chain issues took their toll, official figures showed Wednesday. While the Office of National Statisti...

 2021-10-13 08:03 

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British economic recovery falters during the summer...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's economic recovery lost momentum during the summer despite the widespread lifting of coronavirus restrictions as supply chain issues took their toll, official figures showed Wednesday. While the Office of National Statisti...

 2021-10-13 06:53 

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The AP Interview: James Shaw wants climate talks to deliver...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw. But when it comes to dealing with a slower-moving threat lik...

 2021-10-13 04:52 

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China exports up 28% in September; surplus with US at $42B...

BEIJING (AP) — China's import and export growth slowed in September amid shipping bottlenecks and other disruptions combined with coronavirus outbreaks, according to customs data reported Wednesday. The report showed exports rose 28.1% to $305.7...

 2021-10-13 03:00 

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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. Veh...

 2021-10-13 01:06 

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Outbreak claims unexpected victim: Ambassador Theaters cinema...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Arts and cultural centers in Taiwan restricted their public activities in the first half of the year, before shutting down operations in the third quarter amid a spike in local coronavirus infections. Despite recent improve...

 2021-10-13 00:31 

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The Latest: Biden vaccine order moves closer to enforcement...

WASHINGTON — The Biden's administration's mandate that employers with 100 or more workers require coronavirus vaccinations or institute weekly virus testing has moved one step closer to enforcement. On Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and He...

 2021-10-12 23:53 

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The Latest: Boeing sets vaccination mandate for employees...

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. has told employees they must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or possibly be fired. The Seattle Times reports that the deadline for getting shots is Dec. 8. The newspaper says an internal Boeing presentations says that empl...

 2021-10-12 13:32 

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Russia hits new record for COVID-19 deaths, resists lockdown...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hit another record of daily coronavirus deaths Tuesday as the country struggled with a rapid surge of infections and lagging vaccination rates, but authorities have been adamant that there would be no new national lockdown. The ...

 2021-10-12 12:31 

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The Latest: Russia registers another record in daily deaths...

MOSCOW — Russia has registered another record number of daily coronavirus deaths as it faces a rapid surge of contagion amid low vaccination rates. The government coronavirus task force reported 973 coronavirus deaths Tuesday, the highest daily toll...

 2021-10-12 10:58 

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Russia registers another record in daily COVID-19 deaths...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia registered a new record number of daily coronavirus deaths Tuesday as it faced a rapid surge of contagion amid laggard vaccination rates. The government coronavirus task force reported 973 coronavirus deaths, the highest daily t...

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