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Zoo Boise vaccinates animals against COVID-19

Jan. 21, 2022 10:49 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Just like other Idaho residents, some animals at Zoo Boise are getting vaccinated against coronavirus. So far, about half of the animals have received COVID-19 vaccinations, Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway told KIVI-TV. The zoo is...

La Salle coach raises awareness for daughter with leukemia

Jan. 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Emily MacGillivray treated her house like an obstacle course. The toddler, a tornado of energy, could be found after a scamper sitting on counter tops. “We never had a kid who constantly was climbing on things,” said Mountain MacGillivray, her father and the...

Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron

Jan. 21, 2022 10:36 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Daily new coronavirus infections in Russia reached an all-time high Friday and authorities blamed the highly contagious omicron variant, which they expect to soon dominate the country's outbreak. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova on Friday noted “intensive...

Latin America, Asia, latest to get hit with omicron surge

Jan. 21, 2022 10:06 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — In Costa Rica, officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections. On the other side of the world, Beijing is locking down residential communities as the country anxiously awaits the start of the Winter Olympics...

Maine committee nixes bid to stop COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Jan. 21, 2022 10:05 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A committee of the Maine Legislature has voted against a proposal that would have prohibited the state from enacting COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee voted the proposal down by party lines on Thursday....

Open hearing sought on trial evidence in Floyd's killing

Jan. 21, 2022 09:57 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers on civil rights charges in George Floyd’s killing asked the judge to open at least parts of a hearing Friday on the admissibility of some evidence. A jury was seated in a single day...

2nd top Rhode Island health official announces resignation

Jan. 21, 2022 09:39 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Just days after the director of Rhode Island's Department of Health announced her resignation, the agency's deputy director announced that he, too, is leaving. Tom McCarthy in a resignation letter dated Tuesday wrote that working at the department has been a...

6 Czech players test positive ahead of Olympic training camp

Jan. 21, 2022 09:37 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Six players on the Czech Republic's Olympic hockey team have tested positive for the coronavirus, national team coach Filip Pešán said Friday. The six players, all unnamed, are among a group of 12 that came from the Russia-based KHL. “It’s a...

WHO: COVID boosters should start with most vulnerable

Jan. 21, 2022 09:31 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says that coronavirus vaccine boosters should now now be offered to people, starting with the most vulnerable, in a move away from its previous insistence that boosters were unnecessary for healthy adults and an acknowledgment that the vaccine supply is...

In kids' book, Sotomayor asks: Whom have you helped today?

Jan. 21, 2022 08:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Whom have I helped today?” That's the question Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells kids she asks herself every night before she goes to sleep. Her new children's book, “Just Help! How to Build a Better World,” challenges kids to ask how they will...