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The Latest: Head of Africa CDC has 'unbearable' COVID-19

Aug. 05, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya — The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says he came down with COVID-19 last week and if he had not been vaccinated earlier, “I would not be here by now.” An audibly ill John Nkengasong told reporters that despite his...

NC House budget writers start unveiling spending proposals

Aug. 05, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mostly behind-the-scenes work of North Carolina House budget writers fashioning a proposed two-year government spending plan is getting unveiled. The House scheduled several subcommittee meetings on Thursday to consider spending and policy items...

The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

Aug. 04, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that four of the...

North Carolina experts worry as schools don't require masks

Aug. 04, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina experts who released a frequently cited report showing minimal COVID-19 transmission within K-12 schools are growing alarmed as more districts defy public health recommendations and instead choose to make mask-wearing optional for all students and staff....

Bill tightening NC sheriff candidate rejection gets final OK

Aug. 04, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature has agreed that people convicted of a felony can't run for sheriff even if that crime has been formally removed from their criminal records. The House voted 71-39 on Wednesday to accept Senate changes to a measure...

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

Aug. 03, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen...

NC Rep. Jerry Carter, longtime Baptist minister, dies at 66

Aug. 03, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Rep. Jerry Carter, a longtime Baptist pastor who joined the legislature two years ago, died early Tuesday at age 66, a fellow minister said. Carter died at Duke Hospital in Durham from complications after surgery late last week...

More North Carolinians getting COVID shot amid delta variant

Aug. 03, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More North Carolinians came in for a COVID-19 vaccine last week than on any given week over the past two months, according to data state health officials released Tuesday. More than 74,000 people were vaccinated for the first time, an encouraging...

Cooper general counsel McKinney heads to SC private practice

Aug. 02, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's legal adviser within state government for several years has returned to a private law practice. The law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Greenville, South Carolina, announced on Monday that William McKinney is back...

EXPLAINER: Will NC tenants be evicted when moratorium ends?

Jul. 30, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...