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Georgia hits 50 percent vaccination, still trails US average

Oct. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Half of all Georgia residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — a figure that still trails the national average. The state Department of Public Health announced the 50 percent milestone on Monday. Nationally, a little more than 57 percent of...

Police raid massage business over alleged human trafficking

Oct. 25, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Grants Pass police investigating alleged prostitution at a massage business said they found evidence of human trafficking during a raid on the business. Police went to the Silk Road Massage Parlor on Thursday in Grants Pass, The Mail Tribune...

Packers place Adams on COVID-19 list; Barry tests positive

Oct. 25, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers likely will have to face the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals without 2020 All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry. General manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday afternoon that the team has placed...

Maryland governor urges COVID-19 boosters for those eligible

Oct. 25, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday urged all eligible state residents to get COVID-19 booster shots, especially those with health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and the governor said the state will begin vaccinating children as soon as the federal...

Boosting boosters: Hochul & de Blasio get extra jabs

Oct. 25, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio separately received COVID-19 booster shots Monday as part of their efforts to promote widespread vaccinations. The two Democrats, who received their shots at different events, were...

Ex-tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions case

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school in...

Facebook profits rise amid Facebook Papers findings

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Amid fallout from the Facebook Papers showing it failed to address the harms its social network has created around the world, Facebook on Monday reported higher profit for the latest quarter, buoyed by strong advertising revenue. Facebook said its net...

Fantasy sports nets Arizona $1,500 in tax revenue in August

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona collected just under $1,600 in tax revenue during the first four days of fantasy sports contests after they became legal in August. The Arizona Department of Gaming on Monday reported the first revenue figures from sports gambling authorized by...

Police: Remains found at park were missing Plattsmouth man

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — Remains found last week at a park have been positively identified as those of a Plattsmouth man who has been missing for more than a year, authorities said Monday. The body of Dalton Berens, 29, of Plattsmouth was found Wednesday in a wooded...

Lawsuits: Jailed lawyer Alex Murdaugh may be hiding millions

Oct. 25, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys in three different civil lawsuits against Alex Murdaugh want the court to have independent representatives take control of the money and other assets of the South Carolina lawyer involved in a half-dozen state police investigations. The...