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Michigan reports nearly 6,900 new virus cases, 74 deaths

Apr. 10, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly 6,900 new COVID-19 cases and 74 deaths due to the virus have been confirmed in Michigan. The newly confirmed cases Saturday pushed the state’s total to more than 738,000 since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago, the Michigan...

Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors' emergency power

Apr. 10, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future emergencies. The legislative measures are aimed not simply at undoing mask mandates and capacity...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Apr. 09, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state's worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken. ...

Whitmer urges halt of high school classes, youth sports

Apr. 09, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with the country's highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering...

No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Apr. 09, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel. The U.S. government will send more help to the state with the country's worst infection increase. The worldwide surge in coronavirus cases and deaths includes...

Detroit going door-to-door to push need for vaccinations

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

Officials in Detroit are putting together plans to knock on doors across the 139-square-mile city to convince residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Detroit expects by the end of April to have crews start visiting homes to speak with residents about the importance of...

Michigan promotes shots, not more restrictions, during surge

Apr. 07, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration is focusing on getting more people vaccinated, not imposing new restrictions on the economy, despite a wave of COVID-19 cases and crowded hospitals, Michigan's health director said Wednesday. Elizabeth Hertel noted...

The Latest: N Korea says it still has no coronavirus cases

Apr. 06, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea continues to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World Health Organization. In an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday, the WHO says North Korea has reported that it tested 23,121...