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Idaho panel OKs plan for lawmakers to call special sessions

Apr. 15, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House panel on Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment allowing the part-time Idaho Legislature to call itself into session. The House State Affairs Committee on a voice vote sent the resolution to the full House, where it will need a...

Arizona changes tax code to match US steps on COVID relief

Apr. 15, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Legislation approved with bipartisan support among state lawmakers and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey conforms Arizona's tax code to federal income tax changes that include steps providing pandemic relief. The bill signed late Wednesday by...

Vermont delaying J&J vaccines another week over clot worries

Apr. 15, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is extending for another week a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19, officials said Thursday. State officials say the pause through April 23 is in line with the advice of the U.S....

Germany sees record vaccinations amid hospital warning

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Thursday that the country has set a new record for the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day, even as authorities warned that hospitals are seeing a “dramatic” rise in the number of coronavirus patients needing treatment. ...

St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Officials in St. Vincent said Thursday that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting volcano crowd into shelters and private homes. ...

Chauvin won't testify at murder trial in Floyd's death

Apr. 15, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd rested its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand, presenting a total of two days of testimony to the prosecution’s two weeks. Closing...

Princes William, Harry won't walk side-by-side at funeral

Apr. 15, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Prince Harry won’t walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather’s coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral, minimizing the chances of any awkward moments between the brothers who are grappling with strained relations since...

Nebraska identifies more variants of the coronavirus

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials continue to find more coronavirus cases caused by different strains of the virus in the state. Health officials said 291 cases of variants of the virus have been confirmed in Nebraska, up from 237 a week ago. Most of those...

Business fined for not following COVID-19 safety guidelines

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts tax preparation business faces more than $136,000 in federal fines for allegedly prohibiting employees and customers from wearing face coverings and failing to follow other guidelines meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Sikh Holiday story

Apr. 15, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — In a story April 14, 2021, about the Vaisakhi holiday, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Stockton Gurdwara Sahib member who talked about holiday preparations was Tejpaul Singh Bainwal. The story should have spelled his name Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal. ...