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Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

North Macedonia: Protest in Tetovo for deadly hospital fire

Sep. 17, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in the North Macedonian city of Tetovo on Friday called for the resignation of officials in the wake of last week's fire that destroyed a COVID-19 field hospital, killed 14 people and injured a dozen more. The...

Health official: Alaska facing sharp surge in COVID-19 cases

Sep. 16, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is facing “one of the sharpest surges” in COVID-19 in the country, the state epidemiologist said Thursday, adding that it's not clear when the situation might stabilize. “A lot of it's going to depend on vaccination coverage rates”...

COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West

Sep. 16, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of...

Helena hospital critical care at capacity amid virus surge

Sep. 16, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A hospital in Helena was forced to implement crisis standards of care amid amid a surge in COVID-19 patients, hospital officials said Thursday. Critical care resources are at maximum capacity at St. Peter's Health hospital. Crisis standards of care...

Nebraska hospital capacity stretched thin as cases rise

Sep. 16, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hospital capacity remains a concern as the number of virus cases continues to rise across Nebraska. In Lincoln, Bryan Health officials said their two hospitals are operating “at the breaking point” with large numbers of COVID-19 patients putting...

Latest: Alaska has new daily high in coronavirus infections

Sep. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care because of a flood of COVID-19 cases. Officials on Wednesday reported...

Virus surge twice as bad in Reno as Vegas; hospitals filling

Sep. 15, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's hospital association urged residents Wednesday to stay out of emergency rooms except in true emergencies, especially in northern Nevada where a resurgence in COVID-19 cases continues at a rate twice as high as the Las Vegas area. “Many...

More than 200 Minnesota ICU beds in use due to COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across Minnesota has climbed to more than 200 for the first time this year, fueling concerns from health officials about shrinking capacity at hospitals statewide. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm...

Council votes against extending Planned Parenthood contract

Sep. 15, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Executive Council decided Wednesday against extending contracts for three family planning services that provide abortions, denying them funding they have counted on for years for cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and other...