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Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87

Nov. 29, 2021 16:30 PM EST

Lee Elder played through the scourge of racism. He broke down enormous barriers. He carved a path for Tiger Woods and others to follow. Finally, in the waning months of his life, he took his rightful place at Augusta National. Alongside the greats. ...

Maine university to pilot senior nutrition program

Nov. 25, 2021 14:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine university plans to use a federal grant to pilot a nutrition program for older residents who live in low-income housing. The University of New England received the $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

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...

Caregiver charged with murdering elderly Detroit man

Nov. 24, 2021 18:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 30-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of an elderly Detroit man who was in his care, Wayne County prosecutors announced this week. Nassim Moustapha Messelmani, 30, of Westland, also faces a...

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. ...

Mistrial declared in case of man charged in 18 Texas deaths

Nov. 19, 2021 20:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge declared a mistrial Friday in the first murder case against a man charged with killing 18 older women in the Dallas area over a two-year span, but prosecutors vowed to continue to pursue convictions. Judge Raquel Jones issued the ruling...

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...

Man on trial in Texas woman's death said he didn't kill her

Nov. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 Dallas-area women told a police detective in a taped interview played at his murder trial Wednesday that less than an hour before his arrest, a man whose name he didn't know had sold him jewelry. A relative earlier testified that the jewelry...

Spain eyes COVID-19 boosters for health workers, elderly

Nov. 17, 2021 12:44 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s panel of vaccine experts approved Wednesday the use of a COVID-19 booster shot for people between 60-69 years old and for health workers, as part of an effort to combat an uptick in infections. The final go-ahead for the shot must be given by...