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 2021-10-21 03:24 

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Grijalva continues to enforce workplace COVID-19 safety standards...

TUCSON (KVOA) - U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva is standing by the Biden administration's enforcement of COVID-19 health standards in the workplace....

 2021-10-21 01:53 

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Arizona health department ready for child COVID-19 vaccinations...

TUCSON (KVOA) - The Arizona Department of Health Services is preparing for the vaccine rollout for young children.According to AZDHS director Don Herrington, the state is ready for pediatric vaccinations....

 2021-10-20 12:55 

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White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school....

 2021-10-20 03:57 

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US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules...

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration is threatening to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety regulations because they have refused to adopt rules...

 2021-10-20 03:27 

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Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against...

 2021-10-19 18:35 

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Runaway bull prompts TPD to hoof it over to Rita Ranch...

TUCSON (KVOA) - Tucson Police Department had a close...

 2021-10-19 01:05 

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Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths, 13th time in 19 days...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 30 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the 13th time in the past 19 days....

 2021-10-18 17:03 

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Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients...

NEW YORK (AP) — Judges around the country are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment....

 2021-10-16 21:06 

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Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer says Saturday that New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19....

 2021-10-16 02:30 

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California judge tentatively rejects cutting inmate crowding...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California judge has tentatively ruled that state prison officials acted with deliberate indifference when they caused a deadly coronavirus outbreak at one of the...

 2021-10-15 03:36 

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United Way hold online memorial for those lost during pandemic...

TUCSON (KVOA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone. Many lives were lost, and now, United Way wants to honor those lives lost with an online memorial....

 2021-10-14 13:52 

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What's the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear?...

NEW YORK (AP) — Health experts say it's important to find a mask that's comfortable so you'll actually wear it as the coronavirus continues to circulate....

 2021-09-30 04:32 

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The Latest: 2nd hospital in Alaska begins rationing care...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A second hospital in Alaska is beginning to ration health care as the state deals with a spike in coronavirus cases. Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel announced the move Wednesday as it reported it is operating at capacity. ...

 2021-09-29 14:02 

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Report: Corruption during COVID at S. Africa health ministry...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A report into dealings by senior officials at South Africa's health ministry during the coronavirus pandemic has revealed corruption, fraud and the misappropriation of millions of dollars meant to aid the fight against COVID-...

 2021-09-29 10:09 

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The Latest: UN reports 10% global drop in new virus cases...

GENEVA — The World Health Organization reported that the global number of new coronavirus cases and deaths continued to fall in the past week, with an estimated 3.3 million new infections and about 55,000 deaths, marking a 10% drop in both. In its r...

 2021-09-29 09:33 

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YouTube shuts German channels of Russian broadcaster RT...

BERLIN (AP) — YouTube has terminated the German channels of Russian state broadcaster RT in a move centering on alleged misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic. YouTube said Wednesday that two channels were suspended. The company said Wed...

 2021-09-28 21:59 

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Amid killings and COVID, Mexico's Yaqui people get pledges...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Yaqui people have been hit by a wave of killings and coronavirus deaths, so the country's long-awaited public apology for centuries of abuses rang a little hollow. President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador had hoped Tue...

 2021-09-28 09:25 

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Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government says the coronavirus state of emergency will end Thursday so the economy can be reactivated as infections slow. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that virus restrictions will be eased gradually. With the lif...

 2021-09-28 07:54 

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The Latest: Pakistan to begin vaccinating children 12 and up...

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's planning minister says the government will begin a drive to vaccinate children aged 12 or above to protect them from coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday by Asad Umar comes amid a steady decline in fatalities from coro...

 2021-09-28 06:11 

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Dubai to find out if pandemic-delayed Expo 2020 will pay off...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's Expo 2020 opens this week, after being delayed for a year over the coronavirus pandemic. It will put this city-state all-in on its bet of billions of dollars that the world's fair will boost its eco...

 2021-09-28 04:57 

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World Bank cuts Asia growth outlook, calls for virus action...

BEIJING (AP) — The World Bank has cut its economic growth forecast for developing countries in East Asia due to the impact of the coronavirus's delta variant. In a report Tuesday, it called on governments to help the poor and small businesses av...

 2021-09-28 02:12 

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Japan set to lift all virus emergency steps nationwide...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to lift all coronavirus emergency measures when they expire later this week as infections slow and the nation tries to reactivate its economy. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce a lifting of the emergency...

 2021-09-27 20:06 

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State Dept. spokesman tests positive for COVID-19 after UNGA...

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department spokesman Ned Price has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be self-quarantining for the next 10 days. Price says he tested positive for coronavirus Monday morning after returning from New York, where he attended...

 2021-09-27 15:00 

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Qatar Airways says losses reach $4.1 billion amid pandemic...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways says it suffered a more than $4 billion loss in revenues over the last year, as lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic slashed demand for air travel. The major loss reported Monday, which it ...

 2021-09-27 12:53 

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UK's Johnson finally agrees to meet COVID-bereaved group...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday finally meet with members of the COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaigning group. They have for more than a year sharply criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-09-26 13:53 

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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 every American who qualifies. A spike in demand is expected after the Centers and Dis...

 2021-09-26 06:29 

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UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative government is hoping a combination of relatively high vaccination rates and common-sense behavior will keep a lid on coronavirus infections this fall and winter and avoid the need for restrictive measures. Th...

 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 give the shots to older patients or those at higher r...

 2021-09-24 21:46 

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COVID at the UN: One topic, used to make many points...

Unsurprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic was THE talking point at the United Nations General Assembly this week — serving as projection, promotional tool and proxy for other pressing issues put forward by world leaders in their signature annual addr...

 2021-09-24 20:15 

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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 state crisis standards of care guidelines for hospitals overwhelmed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group Justice in Aging wants the U.S....

 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 going remote because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

 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. Boosters are free and available at health departments, clinics and drugstores. People 65 and older who ...

 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. The court said attendance for the courtroom ceremony will be by inv...

 2021-09-24 13:37 

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CDC leader adds people with risky jobs to COVID booster list...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans. The move opens a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against the coronavirus. A panel of advisers made the...

 2021-09-24 11:03 

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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 guidelines, published Friday in the journal BMJ, sa...

 2021-09-23 14:27 

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Some Argentines turn to unusual pandemic pets for comfort...

Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few Argentines, comfort comes in other forms — a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tarantula. As the new coronavirus began to circula...

 2021-09-23 13:41 

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

The delta variant is causing a surge in infections among kids in the U.S. and elsewhere, but experts say there are no strong signs that it is causing more severe disease for young patients. Experts say delta poses more of a risk to children because it spr...

 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 job market's recovery, at least temporarily. Thu...

 2021-09-23 11:37 

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Nobel Prize ceremonies to be curtailed again due to pandemic...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The winners of this year's prizes in chemistry, literature, physics, medicine and economics, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize, are s...

 2021-09-23 11:01 

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The Latest: Vaccines to be required for Albania lawmakers...

TIRANA, Albania — The Albanian Parliament decided Thursday to make the coronavirus vaccination mandatory for all lawmakers. Taulant Balla of the governing Socialist Party said the leaders of every parliamentary group had agreed to make vaccines mand...

 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 shuttered by the coronavirus. Then he contract...

 2021-09-22 06:07 

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Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge...

BEIRUT (AP) — Coronavirus cases are surging to the worst levels of the pandemic in a rebel stronghold in Syria. That's a particularly devastating development in a region where scores of hospitals have been bombed and that doctors and nurses have...

 2021-09-22 02:29 

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ADB: Asia below pre-pandemic levels as variants slow rebound...

The Asian Development Bank has lowered its outlook for economic growth in developing Asia to reflect renewed coronavirus outbreaks as variants spread, prompting governments to restore or keep in place their pandemic precautions. It expects 7.1% growth in ...

 2021-09-22 01:42 

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Brazil health minister tests positive for the coronavirus...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government says its health minister has tested positive for the coronavirus in New York after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. The government statement Tuesday night says...

 2021-09-22 00:32 

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China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics...

BEIJING (AP) — China's "zero tolerance" strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept the country where the virus first was detected in late 2019 largely free of the disease. But the public an...

 2021-09-21 18:11 

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Gyllenhaal, Fuqua on the van that made 'The Guilty' possible...

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has forced Hollywood to adapt in countless ways to keep productions running through the pandemic. Movie sets are teeming hubs of activity where mask-wearing and social distancing are often impossible when the cameras ...

 2021-09-21 13:04 

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U.N. General Assembly meeting convenes with leaders in attendance for first time since the coronavirus pandemic began...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. General Assembly meeting convenes with leaders in attendance for first time since the coronavirus pandemic began....

 2021-09-21 11:58 

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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response...

LONDON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson released data showing that a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose. The study's results haven't yet been peer-reviewed. J&J...

 2021-09-21 11:34 

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The Latest: J&J: Booster dose provides strong response...

LONDON — Johnson & Johnson released data showing that a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in a statement Tuesday that it ran two early studies in peo...

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