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Leaf peepers urged to respect nature, hospitality workers

Sep. 22, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fall visitors to New Hampshire are being asked to keep their tempers in check and their trash off the ground during their leaf peeping trips this year. With interest in outdoor recreation on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic, state tourism...

Honolulu police officer decides to get vaccine to save job

Sep. 22, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police officer decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19 instead of losing his job. Cpl. Mark Kutsy told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he got the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week and returned to duty on Tuesday. ...

Fed foresees a potential rate hike as soon as next year

Sep. 22, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may start raising its benchmark interest rate sometime next year, earlier than it envisioned three months ago and a sign that it's concerned that high inflation pressures may persist. In a statement, the...

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement after its meeting

Sep. 22, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price...

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

Sep. 22, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19. Church leaders said in a statement that masks will be required temporarily in an effort to keep temples...

State police union sues over governor's vaccination mandate

Sep. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday to ask for a delay in the implementation of Gov. Charlie Baker's state employee coronavirus vaccine mandate. The union's lawsuit filed last week asks...

NC road-building costs could scale back long-term projects

Sep. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government would need billions of dollars in additional road-building funds if it wants to carry out currently planned projects for the next decade, according to recent cost reassessments. The gap between the costs for committed...

NHL camps open as teams take stock of unvaccinated players

Sep. 22, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

Tyler Bertuzzi is the only unvaccinated Detroit Red Wings player going into training camp and faces the potential of missing all of his team's games in Canada this season as a result, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday. Yzerman in his camp-opening video call...

Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID recovery

Sep. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. The civil rights leader and his wife, Jacqueline, were...

The Latest: United Airlines: 97% US workers fully vaccinated

Sep. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO — United Airlines officials say 97% of its U.S. employees are fully vaccinated. There’s less than a week to go before United employees face a deadline to get the shots or get fired. The Chicago-based airline with 67,000 U.S. employees is among a group of...