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  • San Francisco, Bay Area Counties Reinstate Mask Mandate - Regardless of Vaccination Status
    San_francisco__bay_area_counties_reinstate_mask_mandate_-_regardless_of_vaccination_status 2021-08-02 19:37:51 UTC
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) &mdash; Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.</p><p>The new mandate &mdash; which applie...

  • What Life is Like in Florida, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic
    What_life_is_like_in_florida__the_u.s._epicenter_of_the_pandemic 2021-08-02 17:39:00 UTC
    Florida is now leading the U.S. in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confi...

  • Belarus Runner Alleges Olympic Team Tried to Send Her Home
    Krystsina_tsimanouskaya_-_belarus_runner_alleges_olympic_team_tried_to_send_her_home_ 2021-08-02 03:26:19 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport. An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus and would seek asyl...

  • Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
    Get_answers_to_common_questions_about_group_health_insurance 2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC
    Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for bu...

  • US Department of Justice: Treasury Department Must Provide Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress
    Us_department_of_justice-_treasury_department_must_provide_trump%e2%80%99s_tax_returns_to_congress_ 2021-07-30 20:58:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counse...

  • Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
    Study-_foods_high_in_flavonoids_could_slow_down_cognitive_decline 2021-07-30 05:12:46 UTC
    A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medic...

  • Crypto Market Boost Comes After Amazon Gets Serious About It
    Crypto_market_boost_comes_after_amazon_gets_serious_about_it 2021-07-24 21:33:48 UTC
    Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have suddenly surged after a tumultuous week for crypto traders. The bitcoin price has added around 7% over the last 24 hours, while ethereum, Binance's BNB, Ripple's XRP and dogecoin have climbed between 5% and 10%—pushing the combined crypto market value up ...

  • Great COVID-19 Divergence: Managing an Equitable Recovery in Zimbabwe vs Canada
    Great_covid-19_divergence-_managing_an_equitable_recovery_in_zimbabwe_vs_canada 2021-07-23 07:04:33 UTC
    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 Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles. Wood told Lola: If you get the va...

  • Crowds Clash with Police in Cities Across South Africa
    Crowds_clash_with_police_in_cities_across_south_africa 2021-07-14 06:54:09 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) - Crowds clashed with police and ransacked or set ablaze shopping malls in cities across South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens of people reported killed, as grievances unleashed by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years. ...

  • Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
    Biden_on_trump-_the_big_lie_is_just_that__a_big_lie 2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC
    PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.” Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philade...

  • Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19
    Olivia_guidry_-_anti_vaccine_nurse_dies_from_covid-19 2021-07-12 23:41:46 UTC
    A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19. Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say. On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook s...

  • Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
    Rupert_murdoch's_fox_news_remains_greatest_threat_to_democracy_in_u.s. 2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC
    A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become. Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his bus...

  • Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
    Tropical_storm_elsa_batters_caribbean_islands 2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC
    <p>HAVANA (AP) &mdash; Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of t...

  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    U.s._takes_down_a_range_of_iran%e2%80%99s_state-linked_news_websites_ 2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...

  • The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
    Ebrahim_raisi_-_the_butcher_of_tehran_is_the_new_president_of_iran 2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
    Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The electio...

  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    Biden_and_putin_plunge_into_hours_of_face-to-face_talks 2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Pu...

  • New Evidence Exposes Trump's Criminal Behavior While in Office
    New_evidence_exposes_trump's_criminal_behaviour_while_in_office 2021-06-12 19:49:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks probe. Democrats called the seizures “har...

  • Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
    Belarus_hijacks_ryanair_flight_to_kidnap_critical_blogger 2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government. ...

  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
    Trump's_gop_is_reminiscent_of_fascism's_demand_for_fealty 2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
    Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him. ...

  • U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
    Us-covid-19-_130m_people_have_been_vaccinated 2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 1...

  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
    Prince_philip__duke_of_edinburgh__dies_at_99 2021-04-09 16:12:19 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.</p><p>His life spanned nearly a centur...

  • Police Chief Gives Damning Testimony in Chauvin Trial
    Police_chief_gives_damning_testimony_in_chauvin_trial 2021-04-05 21:57:41 UTC
    The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress. Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behi...

  • Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader
    Putin_tightens_grip_on_power_as_russia's_leader 2021-04-05 22:28:08 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin’s previous term limits,...

  • Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
    Biden_accuses_republican_of_misusing_filibuster_%e2%80%9cin_a_gigantic_way%e2%80%9d 2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused. At his first official Whit...

  • US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
    Us_study-_astrazeneca_79__effective_against_covid-19 2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance f...