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COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise

Jun. 16, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company's CEO said. The brand new Odyssey of the...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 14, 2021. Editorial: As COVID Recedes, Opioids Back On Radar As we (hopefully) emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are stepping out of that darkness to rediscover — or remember — some of the issues we faced...

Ducey blocks ASU policy requiring masks for unvaccinated

Jun. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday blocked a new Arizona State University policy that would have required unvaccinated students to submit to twice-weekly COVID-19 testing and wear a mask, calling the decision “bad policy.” The Republican governor issued an...

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

Jun. 15, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns...

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

Jun. 15, 2021 13:08 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...

Over 63% of Nebraska adults have had one shot of vaccine

Jun. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is approaching having 70% of its adult population vaccinated for the coronavirus but the pace of distribution of the shots continues to slow down. The state may be close to President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% or more of all adults with...

Hassan: Mask requirement lifted for commercial fishermen

Jun. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Coast Guard have updated guidance for commercial fishermen saying those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask while outside on a commercial fishing vessel, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said. ...

US bans dogs brought in from 100 countries with rabies risk

Jun. 14, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Monday announced a one-year ban on bringing in dogs from more than 100 countries where rabies is still a problem. Dogs coming in from those countries already needed proof of rabies vaccination. The ban is being imposed because of a...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 14, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Stop messing around with congressional bipartisanship and move on infrastructure The U.S. Senate is controlled by Democrats. But Democrats are apparently controlled by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. ...

Drug overdoses rise in NH; Hospitalizations in MA drop

Jun. 13, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Sunday: NEW HAMPSHIRE As the number of COVID-19 cases have fallen and restrictions have been dropped in New Hampshire, drug overdoses are on the rise in some cities. Suspected...