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Aid groups appeal to G-7 for cash to get shots into arms

Jun. 12, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Rich nations must do more than just donate surplus vaccines if they hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health experts and humanitarian groups that are calling for money, increased production and logistical support to help developing countries...

The Latest: Eriksen collapses during Euro 2020 match

Jun. 12, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship game against Finland. Eriksen fell to the ground...

Thai capital to lift more restrictions against virus spread

Jun. 12, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Some restrictions to protect against the spread of COVID-19 will be lifted in the Thai capital of Bangkok beginning early next week, the country's prime minister announced Sunday. Enterprises allowed to reopen Monday are museums and historical sites,...

4 inmates may have contracted tuberculosis in Georgia prison

Jun. 12, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

ALAMO, Ga. (AP) — At least four inmates may have contracted tuberculosis at a privately run state prison in south Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health tells WMAZ-TV that one case has been confirmed and three are suspected at Wheeler Correctional Facility in...

Judge allows use of street for outdoor dining in Starkville

Jun. 12, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a proposal from the city of Starkville to allow restaurants to use street space for outdoor dining, after a local businessman raised objections in a lawsuit. WCBI-TV reports that the city...

Vermont city to hold fireworks; Dartmouth grads get 2 guests

Jun. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A look at pandemic-related news around New England on Saturday: VERMONT The annual Independence Day celebration is returning to Vermont’s largest city. Burlington expects thousands of people to gather...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. ...

Alabama won't reach White House vaccination goal

Jun. 12, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama continues to have the second lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the United States and will be far short of the White House goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4. Alabama ranks only above Mississippi, according to numbers...

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

Northwestern State gets grant to train nurse practitioners

Jun. 12, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana university has a $1.9 million federal grant to train mental health nurse practitioners. The money will expand a master's degree program that teaches people who can provide mental health care in underserved areas and use technology to...