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In omicron hot spot, somber mood as S Africa faces variant

Nov. 28, 2021 14:18 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new...

South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron

Nov. 27, 2021 10:36 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence. In the space of two weeks, the omicron variant...

Worker at Fort Campbell sues union over religious beliefs

Nov. 26, 2021 13:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A hospital custodian at the Fort Campbell Army post has filed a lawsuit against her union arguing she shouldn't have to pay dues because of her religious beliefs. The lawsuit was filed by Dorothy Frame, who works at Fort Campbell's Blanchfield...

South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

Nov. 25, 2021 16:25 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Nov. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. November 19, 2021. Editorial: Lawmakers must deliver on child well-being next legislative session We hope the latest figures from Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Kids Count County Data Book serve as a wake-up call for Warren...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 24, 2021 14:17 PM EST

Rome News-Tribune. November 20, 2021. Editorial: With redistricting does Cobb County become a 14th District powerhouse? Look for congressional elections to be a bit different under the reapportioned voting district map that will be in effect for the...

Portugal sees jump in COVID-19 cases, eyes restrictions

Nov. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal on Wednesday reported its highest number of new daily COVID-19 infections since July amid a surge in cases across Europe, though hospitalizations are rising more slowly in the country where 86% of people are vaccinated. The Portuguese...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 21 The Chicago Tribune on the aftershocks of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: What a seismic difference a trial has made to public and media perceptions of Kyle...

Public nuisance laws in opioid cases give hope to both sides

Nov. 24, 2021 09:06 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury's finding this week that three major pharmacy chains are responsible for contributing to the scourge of opioid addiction in two Ohio counties may be just the beginning of a protracted legal battle that ultimately could leave the communities no better off. ...

Beshear outlines COVID-19 reccomendations for Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2021 19:06 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians should vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to protect fellow family and community members this Thanksgiving holiday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. Vaccinated Kentuckians should also get a booster shot if they are eligible, he...