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Biden tests positive for COVID-19, returns to isolation

Biden tests positive for COVID-19, returns to isolation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation , the White House said, in a rare case of “rebound” following treatment
Yankees resume annual Old-Timers' Day after pandemic pause

Yankees resume annual Old-Timers' Day after pandemic pause

NEW YORK (AP) — Nostalgia again took over in the Bronx as Old-Timers’ Day returned to Yankee Stadium on Saturday for the first time since 2019. This time it looked a little different.
Federal tourism aid funds gas stations, trash cans, jazz

Federal tourism aid funds gas stations, trash cans, jazz

Located along a remote stretch of Highway 395, the Fort Independence Travel Plaza touts a dozen gas pumps, clean restrooms and made-to-order meals for travelers visiting California's Eastern Sierra.
NKorea claims no new fever cases amid doubts over COVID data

NKorea claims no new fever cases amid doubts over COVID data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday reported no new fever cases for the first time since it abruptly admitted to its first domestic COVID-19 outbreak and placed its 26 million people under more draconian restrictions in May.

Death of doctor who faced threats over COVID shocks Austria

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian political leaders have expressed shock over the death of a doctor who closed her practice after she reported receiving death threats from opponents of COVID-19 restrictions and vaccines. The body of Dr.
Alberta to start vaccinating kids under 5 against COVID-19 starting next week

Alberta to start vaccinating kids under 5 against COVID-19 starting next week

EDMONTON — Alberta is to begin taking bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations and administering the shots for children ages six months to five years starting Tuesday. It's the last province to announce its vaccine rollout plans for this age group.
Quebec public health expects slow decline in number of new COVID-19 cases

Quebec public health expects slow decline in number of new COVID-19 cases

MONTREAL — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Quebec is expected to decline slowly, the province's public health director said Friday. Dr.
RCMP join effort to dismiss lawsuit of doctor accused of breaking COVID-19 rules

RCMP join effort to dismiss lawsuit of doctor accused of breaking COVID-19 rules

FREDERICTON — The RCMP is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a doctor who says he faced a barrage of racist abuse after he was accused of breaking COVID-19 rules in New Brunswick.
US reaches deal with Moderna for omicron COVID-19 vaccine

US reaches deal with Moderna for omicron COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it has reached an agreement with Moderna to buy 66 million doses of the company's next generation of COVID-19 vaccine that targets the highly transmissible omicron variant , enough supply this wi

Netherlands to offer more COVID-19 boosters in September

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Seeking to head off a fall COVID-19 surge, the government of the Netherlands said Friday that everyone age 12 years and over would be eligible for a vaccine booster shot in a campaign expected to start in September.