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Portugal returns to COVID restrictions despite high jab rate

Nov. 25, 2021 13:28 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is bringing back some tight pandemic restrictions, less than two months after scrapping most of them when the goal of vaccinating 86% of the population against COVID-19 was reached. A recent rise in coronavirus infections compelled the...

Coronavirus infections hit new record high in Czech Republic

Nov. 24, 2021 05:26 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic soared to a new record high, reaching almost 26,000 daily cases, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The daily tally hit 25,864 on Tuesday, about 3,000 more than the previous record registered on Friday. ...

House OKs $2T social, climate bill in Biden win; Senate next

Nov. 19, 2021 16:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fractious House handed President Joe Biden a marquee victory Friday by approving a roughly $2 trillion social and environment bill, as Democrats cast aside disputes that for months had stalled the measure and hampered efforts to sell their priorities to voters. ...

House moves toward OK of Dems' sweeping social, climate bill

Nov. 18, 2021 23:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources...

South Korea pushes booster shots as COVID-19 spread worsens

Nov. 17, 2021 04:50 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday reported 3,187 new cases of the coronavirus, nearly matching a one-day record set in September, a worrisome development in a country that eased social distancing rules in recent weeks to lessen the pandemic’s economic impact. ...

Biden asking Democrats do so much with so little in Congress

Nov. 09, 2021 08:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely have the leaders of Congress been asked to do so much, with so little, as in navigating President Joe Biden’s big domestic vision into law. Reaching for FDR-style accomplishments with slimmer-than-ever Democratic majorities has been...

Biden asking Democrats do so much with so little in Congress

Nov. 08, 2021 18:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely have the leaders of Congress been asked to do so much, with so little, as in navigating President Joe Biden’s big domestic vision into law. Reaching for FDR-style accomplishments with slimmer-than-ever Democratic majorities has been...

Many women have left the workforce. When will they return?

Nov. 04, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when Naomi Peña could seemingly do it all: Work a full-time job and raise four children on her own. But when the viral pandemic struck early last year, her personal challenges began to mount and she faced an aching decision: Her...

Germany reports record number of new coronavirus cases

Nov. 04, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's disease control agency on Thursday reported the highest number of new coronavirus infections since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Robert Koch Institute, or RKI, said 33,949 new cases had been registered in the last 24 hours, up from 28,037...

Tennessee to hold free flu vaccination events

Nov. 03, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Health is urging the public to get a flu shot if they have not already received one. According to a news release, the department will hold “Fight Flu TN” vaccine events that will offer free shots in every county...