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Turkmenistan marks independence anniversary with big parade

Sep. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan marked the 30th anniversary of its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union with a military parade Monday that involved thousands of people and featured the country's leader mounting a horse to greet the participants. ...

Judge rejects lawsuit on early end to unemployment benefits

Sep. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a decision by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's administration to end unemployment benefits under the federal CARES Act early, saying the claims are based on flawed interpretations of state law. The...

The Latest: Leonard tries to stay 'relevant' during rehab

Sep. 27, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

The latest from NBA media day on Monday (All times EDT) ___ 4:15 p.m. Kawhi Leonard is heading into his third season with the Los Angeles Clippers just trying to get healthy. He’s two months into rehab after...

Irving asks for privacy about vaccine, availability for Nets

Sep. 27, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to attend the Brooklyn Nets' media day, Kyrie Irving asked for privacy Monday when pressed about his vaccination status and availability for home games. On a bizarre day in which comedian David Letterman was present but Irving wasn't, the...

The Latest: North Carolina hospital fires unvaccinated staff

Sep. 27, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina-based hospital system announced Monday that more than 175 of its workers have been fired for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Last week, Novant Health announced 375 employees had been suspended and given...

Novant Health fires more than 175 for not getting vaccinated

Sep. 27, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based hospital system announced Monday that more than 175 of its workers have been fired for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Last week, Novant Health announced 375 employees had been suspended and...

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

West Virginia leaders hopeful that pandemic peak is waning

Sep. 27, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As deaths from the coronavirus in West Virginia continued a staggering climb in September, Gov. Jim Justice deflected attention toward his hope that the latest pandemic peak is starting to wane. Active cases have been cut in half over the past...

State Dept. spokesman tests positive for COVID-19 after UNGA

Sep. 27, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department spokesman Ned Price has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be self-quarantining for the next 10 days. Price, who is vaccinated, said he tested positive for coronavirus on Monday morning after returning from New York, where he...

Booster shot registration open to 75 and older in Vermont

Sep. 27, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

More older Vermonters are eligible to sign up for booster shots against COVID-19 this week. Registration opened Monday for Vermonters ages 75 and older to get the Pfizer vaccine booster. On Wednesday, people 70 and older can start signing up followed by the 65 and older...