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Board revokes license of doctor who bucked COVID guidelines

Sep. 17, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Medical Board has revoked the license of a doctor west of Salem for refusing to follow COVID-19 guidelines in his office, spreading misinformation about masks and over-prescribing opioids. According to medical board documents, the board...

Long-running 'COPS' show revived for Fox Nation service

Sep. 13, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Media is reviving the long-running TV series “COPS” for its Fox Nation streaming service as part of a pitch to entice police, firefighters and other first responders to sign up for the service. Fox Nation will debut four episodes of the...

Silicon Valley finds remote work is easier to begin than end

Sep. 08, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies that led the charge into remote work as the pandemic unfurled are confronting a new challenge: how, when and even whether they should bring long-isolated employees back to offices that have been designed for teamwork. “I...

Hamas operatives launch incendiary balloons into Israel

Sep. 04, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group on Saturday launched over a dozen of incendiary balloons into Israel, seeking to ratchet up pressure in order to ease a crippling blockade of the territory. Photos and videos posted online showed masked...

De La Hoya pulls out of Sept. 11 fight, says he has COVID

Sep. 03, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya's return to the ring will have to wait after the fighter said he tested positive for COVID-19. The 48-year-old De La Hoya was scheduled to fight on Sept. 11 against former MMA fighter Vitor Belfort in a pay-per-view event at Staples...

Free TV service Locast suspends operations after legal loss

Sep. 02, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

Locast, a service that streamed local TV for free in about three dozen U.S. cities, suspended its operations Thursday after losses in court against the broadcast industry. The owners of the country's major broadcast TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — had sued...

Ex-lawmaker to run for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania

Aug. 30, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former state lawmaker and two-time congressional candidate from the Pittsburgh area who appeared to support efforts to overturn President Joe Biden's victory said Monday that he will run for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor next year. ...

California students disciplined for racist social posts

Aug. 27, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Several Northern California high school students have been disciplined after officials learned they posted online photos and videos of a Black baby doll being stomped on and driven over at a football game. Salinas High School students created an...

House panel seeks records from tech companies in riot probe

Aug. 27, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol issued sweeping document requests on Friday to social media companies, expanding the scope of its investigation as it seeks to examine the events leading to the Jan. 6 insurrection. The...

Amazon to stream Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022

Aug. 19, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is making the streaming switch, moving from a TV network to Amazon Prime Video and marking the first time the streaming service will exclusively air an awards show. In the announcement on Thursday, the ACMs...