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Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

May. 08, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his...

Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

May. 07, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his...

Massachusetts nurses on strike back at the bargaining table

May. 06, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Nurses and officials at St. Vincent Hospital are still undergoing negotiations to resolve a strike that has carried into a third month. Both parties restarted negotiations Wednesday morning, with the talks continuing into the evening. ...

Biden to propose free preschool, as speech details emerge

Apr. 27, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan being unveiled Wednesday in an address to Congress. The administration...

General: Afghan military will collapse without some US help

Apr. 22, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan’s military “will certainly collapse” without some continued American support once all U.S. troops are withdrawn, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress Thursday. Gen. Frank McKenzie also said he was very concerned about the Afghan...

Politicians express concerns about Cape machine gun range

Apr. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — Both U.S. senators from Massachusetts and the congressman who represents Cape Cod are expressing concerns about potential environmental effects from a machine gun training range planned for a National Guard base in the region. The range at Camp...

Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules

Apr. 16, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten liberal senators are urging President Joe Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so coronavirus vaccines can be manufactured by nations that are struggling to inoculate their...

Bill would give US vets of 1966 Spain bomb accident benefits

Apr. 15, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. veterans who were exposed to radiation while responding to a 1966 hydrogen bomb accident in Spain would be made eligible for disability benefits that have been denied to them for decades by the Department of Veterans Affairs, under legislation introduced in...

Pressley, Warren push Biden to nix $50,000 in student debt

Apr. 01, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden should help those struggling under crushing student loan debt by immediately canceling up to $50,000 of debt for federal student loan borrowers, Democratic elected officials said Thursday. Biden can make the move by using existing...

NH expands vaccine eligibility; St. Patrick's Day event back

Mar. 21, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Sunday: MASSACHUSETTS The Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast is back, virtually. The event was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The “bring your own...