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'Zoom in a Room'? California's schools lag in reopening push

Apr. 14, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning. ...

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st

Apr. 14, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the...

Sisolak wades into reopening after giving counties control

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday he's confident each of the state's counties will be able to reopen at 100% capacity by June 1 — a declaration his critics are calling politically motivated since local officials will gain control over how to...

Senate filibuster test over Asian-American hate crime bill

Apr. 14, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to start debate on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during the coronavirus crisis that will also test whether the chamber can push past partisanship on an issue important to many...

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to suspend use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose, while Tokyo was off...

Hawaii pauses J&J, but moving ahead with vaccine plan

Apr. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the state in accordance with U.S. recommendations, but officials say they are still on track to begin opening vaccinations to everyone over the age of 16 next...

Experts: J&J pause shouldn't affect Nevada vaccination push

Apr. 13, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada stopped using Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday while federal authorities investigate reports of some people in other states experiencing serious reactions, including blood clots. However, state and local health officials said...

Biden to address joint session of Congress on April 28

Apr. 13, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden on Tuesday, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this...

Energy, voting rights loom in congressional special election

Apr. 13, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican congressional nominee and New Mexico state Sen. Mark Moores is staking out a campaign platform based on support for the oil and natural gas industry, robust police funding and taxation issues, ahead of a rapid-fire special election. The...

100 Days: Tokyo Olympics marked by footnotes and asterisks

Apr. 13, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo pitched itself as "a safe pair of hands” when it was awarded the Olympics 7 1/2 years ago. “The certainty was a crucial factor," Craig Reedie, an IOC vice president at the time, said after the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires. Now,...