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Post Hill Press goes on with book by officer in Taylor raid

Apr. 16, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of memoir by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment says it will release the book even though its distributor, Simon & Schuster, announced it would “not be involved." ...

Publisher won't distribute book by officer from Taylor raid

Apr. 15, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor's apartment is writing a book, but it won't be distributed as planned by publishing giant Simon & Schuster. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and...

Arizona governor signs bill legalizing sports betting

Apr. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Thursday that allows a major expansion of gambling, providing a potential revenue windfall for the state and for tribes that will be allowed to boost their gambling offerings. The measure approved by the Legislature...

Vaccine given to teen prompts changes at Anchorage clinics

Apr. 15, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine dose mistakenly administered to an underage person at an Anchorage clinic has prompted a site review and altered some practices for the healthcare company tasked with operating the facilities, according to state health officials. ...

Barbers, artists help defy vaccine myths for people of color

Apr. 15, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a Washington, D.C., suburb, Black and Latino barbers are busting myths about the coronavirus vaccine while clipping hair. Across the country, a university researcher in Phoenix teamed up with a company behind comic books fighting Islamic extremism...

Russian President Putin gets 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot

Apr. 14, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot, three weeks after getting the first dose. The Russian leader announced getting the jab, which was kept out of the public eye, at a session of the Russian Geographical...

Maine company to open COVID-19 swab factory in Tennessee

Apr. 14, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced that one of North America's largest manufacturer of COVID-19 testing swabs will establish a new manufacturing and distribution operations in Tennessee. Puritan Medical Products, a medical supplies manufacturer...

Televisa, Univision to jointly produce Spanish TV content

Apr. 13, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Grupo Televisa, Mexico’s largest television network, announced Tuesday it is joining with U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision to form a third company that will produce content for both that will be the “definitive global leader in Spanish-language media.” ...

Missouri pauses use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Missouri joined other states Tuesday and suspended the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine as federal agencies look into six cases in which women who received the single-dose drug developed blood clots. Dr. Randall Williams, director of the state's Department...

India to approve coronavirus shots green-lit by WHO, others

Apr. 13, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Tuesday that it will approve the use of all coronavirus vaccines that have been given an emergency nod by the World Health Organization or regulators in the United States, Europe, Britain or Japan. India’s Health Ministry said the decision...