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The Latest: Germany recommends vaccine switch for under-60s

Apr. 14, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

BERLIN — German health authorities are recommending that people younger than 60 who have already received one shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine use a different vaccine for their second dose over concerns of blood clots. The Health Ministry said Wednesday that it was...

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 14, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after U.S. inflation ticked up and Japanese machinery orders fell. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose. Tokyo was off less than 0.5%. Wall Street's benchmark S&P...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 14, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. April 11, 2021. Editorial: South Dakota Vaccinations And ‘Fortunate’ Timing? The race to vaccinate Americans against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus took on curious dimensions for South Dakota this past weekend thanks...

Maine delegation says USDA must distribute logger relief

Apr. 14, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's congressional delegation wants the federal government to distribute million of dollars in coronavirus relief for the logging industry. The four-member delegation said Monday the U.S. Department of Agriculture must quickly provide $200...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 14, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 7, 2021. Editorial: Nonpartisan redistricting’s time has come Late last October we presented an editorial arguing in favor of Wisconsin adopting some form of explicitly nonpartisan redistricting process. New...

'Zoom in a Room'? California's schools lag in reopening push

Apr. 14, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning. ...

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows gov't putting safety 1st

Apr. 14, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a snag when federal regulators recommended a “pause” in administering Johnson & Johnson shots. But the White House portrayed the action as important validation of his measured approach throughout the...

Sisolak wades into reopening after giving counties control

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday he's confident each of the state's counties will be able to reopen at 100% capacity by June 1 — a declaration his critics are calling politically motivated since local officials will gain control over how to...

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to suspend use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose, while Tokyo was off...

Hawaii pauses J&J, but moving ahead with vaccine plan

Apr. 13, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the state in accordance with U.S. recommendations, but officials say they are still on track to begin opening vaccinations to everyone over the age of 16 next...