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GOP ends COVID emergency in Kansas; Kelly sees 'obstruction'

Jun. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is going to struggle to vaccinate more residents and thousands of families will lose extra food aid because top Republican legislators on Tuesday ended a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, a top aide Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said. ...

New York Philharmonic to resume performances Sept. 17

Jun. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the...

Illinois APME announces winners in 2020 newspaper contest

Jun. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2020 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on May 7 during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois...

Massachusetts offers $1M prizes, scholarships for vaccinated

Jun. 15, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

Massachusetts is giving away five $1 million cash prizes and five $300,000 college scholarships to residents who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday. The aim of the so-called VaxMillions Giveaway, modeled after a...

The Latest: EU leaders back Biden on response to Russia

Jun. 15, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union have agreed to set up a “high-level dialogue” about Russia as part of “a renewed trans-Atlantic partnership” between the U.S. and the 27-nation bloc. ...

Panel OKs House GOP bill to ban employer vaccine mandates

Jun. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A ban on employers mandating vaccines for their workers inched ahead in the state House on Tuesday with a committee vote supported by all Republicans and opposed by every Democrat. The main sponsor, Rep. Russ Diamond, R-Lebanon, called it “a...

The Latest: Ronaldo's ID checked before Euro 2020 game

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Cristiano Ronaldo was stopped by a security official to have his identity checked before playing for Portugal against Hungary at the European Championship. The official at the...

UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

Jun. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many restrictions were eased in recent...

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The...

Senate plan would probe assets of Ohio food stamp recipients

Jun. 15, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans receiving food stamps would have to undergo a new “asset test” that measures total worth, including the value of cars owned by anyone in a household, under a provision in the Senate's version of the state's upcoming two-year budget. The...