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Washington trooper dies after contracting COVID-19 on trip

Sep. 26, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper who helped develop the agency's use of drones has died after a battle with COVID-19 contracted on duty, the state patrol said Sunday. Detective Eric Gunderson died Sunday surrounded by his family and friends, the patrol...

LA police, fire agencies had over 200 COVID-19 outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, accounting...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...

Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Sep. 26, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 36 more COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,780 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death...

Arizona reports 2,579 more COVID-19 case and 6 more deaths

Sep. 26, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 2,579 more COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to 1,804,369 cases and 19,812 known deaths since the pandemic began. On Saturday,...

Mass. seniors rally for more rescue funds for health care

Sep. 26, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Coronavirus-related developments around New England: MASSACHUSETTS Activists dressed in hospital gowns will gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to urge state lawmakers to use $17 million of about $5.1 billion in federal pandemic relief...

Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID restrictions end

Sep. 26, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Norway on Sunday reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country’s big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled with people celebrating the end of COVID-19 restrictions that lasted for more...

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

Sep. 26, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved...

Space Coast tourism on way to record year, despite pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When the year began, Brevard County’s tourism chief was cautiously optimistic about a comeback for his industry locally. But he never expected to see how strong the recovery has become. Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter...

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

Sep. 26, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the packed, poorly ventilated House of Commons cheek-by-jowl with other maskless Conservative...