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Andrew: Philip's death has left 'huge void' in queen's life

Apr. 11, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The death of Prince Philip has left a “huge void” in Queen Elizabeth II’s life, their son Prince Andrew said Sunday, as Princess Anne paid tribute to her father as “my teacher, my supporter and my critic.” As hundreds well-wishers continued to...

Minnesota gives 2 million adults at least one vaccine dose

Apr. 11, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota hit the 2 million mark for people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state's Department of Health reported Sunday. “Getting vaccinated will allow us to get back to the people we love and the things we have...

The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

Apr. 11, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases. The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do...

City of Los Angeles expands vaccine eligibility to 16 and up

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles has opened up vaccines to younger people, days ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. An option to book vaccine appointments for Los Angeles residents 16 and older at city-run inoculation sites...

Vaccine seized from medical spa due to storage problems

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been confiscated from a Colorado Springs medical spa after county health officials observed problems in vaccine storage on Friday, prompting the state health department to investigate the vaccination process there. ...

Most of White Sox traveling party gets COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 11, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 90% of the traveling party for the Chicago White Sox got the COVID-19 vaccine after their home opener, moving the team closer to meeting Major League Baseball's threshold for relaxing some of the protocols put in place for the pandemic. Showing...

Ecuador, Peru head to polls under strict virus measures

Apr. 11, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ecuador and Peru were choosing new presidents Sunday under strict public health measures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has recently strengthened in the neighboring South American nations. Ecuadoreans face a runoff between a conservative...

Goffin and Thompson reach 2nd round at Monte Carlo Masters

Apr. 11, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — David Goffin beat an erratic Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 to reach the second round of the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday. Although the 2014 U.S. Open champion Cilic had 10 aces and led the match 3-0, he made 52 unforced errors and also dropped...

Michigan presses White House for more vaccines amid surge

Apr. 11, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed Sunday to keep pushing the White House for more vaccines as Michigan sees a COVID-19 spike. The Democrat told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but is “really encouraging them to think...

Maine proposal promises jobs, education for veterans

Apr. 11, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers in Maine are considering a proposal designed to make sure veterans in the state have access to more jobs and educational resources. Democratic Sen. Joe Rafferty of Kennebunk proposed the Veterans Bill of Rights this month. It requires...