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US border agents get help on custody work, return to field

Sep. 18, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a bridge in the small Texas border town of Del Rio may be unprecedented and point to a glaring problem with the federal...

Alabama sheriff recovering from COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff is recovering at home from COVID-19 after two days in a hospital being treated for the virus. Autauga Sheriff Joe Sedinger was admitted Monday to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery and released two days later, The Montgomery...

Lions' Jamaal Williams ready for his return to Green Bay

Sep. 18, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams addresses the prospect of facing his former team with the candor and humor that made him such a popular figure throughout his four seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Williams rushed for over 2,000 yards...

The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

Sep. 18, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday. Hospitalizations dropped below 2,000 for the first time in nearly three weeks, with...

Rep. Zeldin was treated for leukemia and is now in remission

Sep. 18, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to treatments and is now in remission. Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who's running for New York governor,...

Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

Sep. 18, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization of American States. López Obrador spoke Saturday at the meeting of...

Indiana county rejects health grant amid COVID-19 complaints

Sep. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Health officials are frustrated after a northern Indiana county council rejected a $3 million federal grant following vocal opposition from residents tying it to a litany of COVID-19 complaints. The Elkhart County health department had sought the...

Arizona reports over 100 virus deaths amid signs of slowing

Sep. 18, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported over 100 additional COVID-19 deaths for only the second time since February even as several metrics showed some slowing in the pandemic's current surge. The 108 deaths and 2,742 additional confirmed virus cases reported...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on COVID-19 related IL

Sep. 18, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the COVID-19 related IL due to general illness symptoms and purchased the contract of right-hander Joey Krehbiel from Triple-A Durham before Saturday’s game against Detroit. ...

Hospital seeks approval of emergency department expansion

Sep. 18, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — The hospital in St. Albans is seeking approval to build a $7.5 million expansion of its emergency department. The Northwestern Medical Center has been considering an upgrade to its emergency department, which was built around 1989, since before...