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More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The...

899 people got expired vaccine doses at Times Square site

Jun. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 900 people received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses at a vaccination site in Times Square this month, health officials said Tuesday. The 899 individuals who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square...

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragedies of Brian Wilson's life is a rock ‘n’ roll story well told. The postscript — that he's a survivor nearing age 80 who appears to be supported personally and professionally in a way he never really had before — is less familiar. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 15, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

Topeka Capital-Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Many are in a needless panic about critical race theory. Legislators must instead stand up for common sense. Moral panics don’t produce good policy. Neither does banning things. ...

Irving out, Harden doubtful for Game 5 when Nets host Bucks

Jun. 15, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First they lost James Harden, then Kyrie Irving, and finally the Brooklyn Nets lost their lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Though the series is tied, the Milwaukee Bucks are way ahead in the health category. Down to Kevin...

'Gone Girl' actor Lisa Banes dies 10 days after hit-and-run

Jun. 15, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes died 10 days after being injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City, police said. The 65-year-old Banes, who was struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street on June 4, died Monday at Mount Sinai...

Crawford, Giants send Diamondbacks to 20th road loss in row

Jun. 15, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford's big bat helped San Francisco finally snap out of an offensive funk as Arizona's road struggles kept going. Crawford homered and drove in three runs as the Giants sent the Diamondbacks to their 20th straight road loss with a 5-2...

Critical entities targeted in suspected Chinese cyber spying

Jun. 15, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost internet security to penetrate the computers of critical U.S. entities. The hack of Pulse...

Peterson, Smith lead Mets to 5-2 home win over Cubs

Jun. 14, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Peterson pitched one-hit ball over six innings for his first win in two months, and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs at home for the first time in exactly four years with a 5-2 victory Monday night. Dominic Smith homered for the Mets, who...

NY Holocaust survivors celebrated at concert after isolation

Jun. 14, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Holocaust survivors clapped, sang and danced Monday at a concert held in their honor in Brooklyn in the first large gathering for New York-area survivors after months of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The concert by popular...