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'No zero risk': UK decision to increase Wembley fans debated

Jun. 23, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced accusations of mixed messaging Wednesday that could threaten its plan to fully lift lockdown restrictions in England next month after it decided to allow more than 60,000 people inside Wembley Stadium for the latter stages of soccer's European...

Nearly $560K to expand telehealth to mental health patients

Jun. 23, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nearly $560,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds is going to a health care provider to expand access to telehealth services to veterans and low-income patients, New Hampshire's congressional delegation said. The money is going to the Mental Health...

The Latest: France adds Russia to list of banned countries

Jun. 23, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

PARIS — France is adding Russia to its “red list” of countries from which travels are banned unless it is for urgent reasons as they are struggling with virus surges and worrisome variants. French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said Wednesday that Russia,...

Ohio to name 5th Vax-a-Million winners as vaccinations stall

Jun. 23, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state prepared to announce the fifth and final pair of Ohio Vax-a-Million winners Wednesday evening as Ohio tries to reach the 50% mark for vaccinations statewide. More than 3.5 million Ohioans entered their names for a shot at the $1 million,...

25 people in jail custody test positive for COVID-19

Jun. 23, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials confirmed Tuesday that another COVID-19 outbreak at Multnomah County’s Inverness Jail has infected 25 people in custody in the past month. Those in custody at the Northeast Portland jail were not taken to their court appearances Monday...

Inflation poses new challenge for pandemic-weary businesses

Jun. 23, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses that endured shutdowns and lower revenue during the COVID-19 outbreak now must contend with another crisis: spiking prices for goods and services that squeeze profits and force many owners to pass the increases along to customers. Mickey...

Maine's emergency coronavirus order enters its final week

Jun. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is entering the final scheduled week of its emergency order about the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced the “state of civil emergency” in the early days of the pandemic. It has allowed Mills to deploy all...

New Zealand on edge after virus-infected Australian visits

Jun. 23, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — After enjoying nearly four months without any community transmission of the coronavirus, New Zealanders were on edge Wednesday after health authorities said an infectious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend. New Zealand...

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

Jun. 23, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American nation of 50 million has been registering a growing number of daily cases since April...

Tokyo shapes up to be No-Fun Olympics with many rules, tests

Jun. 23, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed by the pandemic, are not looking like much fun: Not for athletes. Not for fans. And not for the Japanese public. They are caught between concerns about the coronavirus at a time when few are vaccinated on one side and politicians who hope to...