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FEMA to open coronavirus vaccination center in Tulsa

Apr. 09, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The White House and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday that a mega coronavirus vaccination center will open in north Tulsa, offering up to 21,000 shots per week. The center will be operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in...

The Latest: Ex-Greek king calls Philip 'remarkable man'

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: ___ ATHENS, Greece -- The former King of Greece says Prince Philip, his relative, was “a remarkable man who dedicated his entire life to duty and service for his country and the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr. 09, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. After months of...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Apr. 09, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

Technology companies helped lift stocks on Wall Street to a record high Friday. Apple and Intel soared about 2%. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% for its third straight weekly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.9%, setting its own record high. The Nasdaq composite...

J&J vaccine 'paused' after adverse reactions at Georgia site

Apr. 09, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people experienced “adverse reactions” on Wednesday. At least three other states — North Carolina, Iowa and...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Judge rules in favor of businesses challenging COVID orders

Apr. 09, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge on Friday temporarily blocked applying some of the state's pandemic-related restrictions to several restaurants and breweries challenging the governor's actions. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett said in his narrowly...

Cooper OK's bill offering K-12 students summer school option

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three education bills on Friday to help address learning loss incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand access to in-state tuition for military dependents whose parents were reassigned to another location. ...

'New strategy': Politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign

Apr. 09, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and...