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Global shares mixed as virus fears cloud economic outlook

Sep. 27, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Monday, as fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks clouded the economic outlook for the region, tempering gains. France's CAC 40 added 0.6% to 6,678.66 in early trading, while Germany's DAX gained nearly 0.9% to 15,667.40....

Glass leading COVID-19 support at UT Medical Center

Sep. 27, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's assistant adjutant general-air will lead the Defense Department's COVID-19 support at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, the National Guard announced. Col. Jason Glass was named Tennessee's dual-status commander...

Kentucky company's new respirator to aid healthcare workers

Sep. 27, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky safety and personal protective equipment developer is manufacturing a new respirator to help front-line healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Demand for respirators have skyrocketed due to the...

AP PHOTOS: In Qom, where Iran outbreak began, virus rages on

Sep. 27, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

QOM, Iran (AP) — In Iran's holy city of Qom, where Shiite scholars study and pilgrims travel to a shrine believed to be a gate to heaven, the Islamic Republic's coronavirus outbreak began and still rages to this day. While Iran works to vaccinate its 80 million people,...

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

Sep. 27, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels. Currently New Zealanders have to quarantine in hotels for two...

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

Sep. 27, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels. Currently New Zealanders have to quarantine in hotels for two...

Virtual healthcare 'a necessary alternative' during pandemic

Sep. 27, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Miles Johnson isn’t the easiest patient to work with. Retired from a hard life of farming 340 acres near Mondovi, his deeply tanned face has a stern look as nurses-in-training at Chippewa Valley Technical College suddenly appear at his bedside...

Pandemic shows value of remote work for disabled employees

Sep. 27, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In the early weeks of 2020, when a mysterious new virus began making headlines, South St. Paul resident Steve Romenesko watched the news closely. By early March, with many things still unknown about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, it became...

Asian shares up, Shanghai slips as virus fears cloud outlook

Sep. 26, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, but fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks were clouding the economic outlook for the region, tempering the rally. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3% to 30,35.62. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.7%...

Washington trooper dies after contracting COVID-19 on trip

Sep. 26, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper who helped develop the agency's use of drones has died after a battle with COVID-19 contracted on duty, the state patrol said Sunday. Detective Eric Gunderson died Sunday surrounded by his family and friends, the patrol...