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Delaware considering school mask requirements as cases rise

Aug. 05, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are considering mask requirements in schools as coronavirus cases rise again amid back-to-school planning, Gov. John Carney said at a briefing Thursday. “The state of emergency declaration expired on July 13, so we’re looking...

Nashville school officials agree to implement mask mandate

Aug. 05, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Nashville's top school officials on Thursday agreed to enforce an universal mask mandate for the upcoming school year as part of an effort to protect children too young to receive the COVID-19 vaccine while the pandemic resurges across the state. The Metro Nashville Board...

Beyond Meat sees Q2 sales jump on restaurant demand

Aug. 05, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said Thursday that its revenue jumped 32% in the second quarter as demand from restaurants returned. But the company's shares dropped after it forecast lower-than-expected third-quarter sales. Beyond Meat said uncertainty about the...

Governor: Most state workers must be vaccinated or tested

Aug. 05, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of Virginia’s state workers will have to be vaccinated or agree to regular COVID-19 testing, under a new requirement Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. The order will take effect Sept. 1 and will apply to more than 120,000 executive...

The Latest: Maryland announces new vaccination requirements

Aug. 05, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Urging people to “just get the damn vaccine,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced new vaccination requirements for state employees who work in congregant settings with the vulnerable on Thursday — or else face strict face-covering requirements and regular COVID-19...

FAA head seeks more prosecution of unruly airline passengers

Aug. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

The nation's top aviation regulator is suggesting that local police around the country should file charges more often against unruly airline passengers and that airports should clamp down on alcohol sales. Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen Dickson said that...

Worried parents seek change to Iowa school mask mandate ban

Aug. 05, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Worried parents with children too young to be vaccinated called on the the Iowa State Board of Education on Thursday to implore Gov. Kim Reynolds to reverse a state law that bans school mask mandates. The parents and some teachers sought to...

Novavax seeks COVID-19 vaccine use in India ahead of US

Aug. 05, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Vaccine maker Novavax announced Thursday it has asked regulators in India, Indonesia and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine -- offering its shot to developing countries before vaccine-flush rich ones. U.S.-based Novavax partnered with the Serum...

Yanks C Sánchez latest player to test positive for COVID-19

Aug. 05, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Gary Sánchez became the latest New York Yankees player to test positive for the coronavirus on Thursday after starting pitchers Jordan Montgomery and Gerrit Cole were sidelined by COVID-19 earlier in the week. Manager Aaron Boone said the...

Miller healthy in mind, body in comeback from ankle injury

Aug. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller was so eager to race out to the berm overlooking the Denver Broncos' practice fields and fire up the crowd that he even dreamt about it before training camp. “I had a dream the other day that I was running out from the facility, and...