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Hospital seeks approval of emergency department expansion

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 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 Northwest Medical Center has been considering an upgrade to its emergency department, which was built around 1989, since before the...

Judge's refusal to block vaccination requirement appealed

Sep. 18, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ALBUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for two women who challenged New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers is appealing a judge's denial of their request for an injunction blocking the mandate. Attorney A. Blair...

Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

Sep. 18, 2021 15:01 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...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on COVID-19 related IL

Sep. 18, 2021 14:52 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. ...

Cecile Richards: Court's Texas move could mean end of Roe

Sep. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the country's top abortion-rights activists warned that the Supreme Court’s recent inaction on Texas’ extremely restrictive new abortion law could signal the end of judicial checks and balances on...

Hospital focuses on skin care for people with Down syndrome

Sep. 18, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth-Hitchcock is starting a dermatology clinic to meet the unique skin care needs of people with Down syndrome. The clinic is opening Tuesday in Manchester. There are many associated skin conditions with Down syndrome,...

High staff vaccination rates helps nursing homes beat COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nursing homes in Missouri with the vast majority of staff vaccinated tend to have strikingly lower rates of COVID-19 cases among residents, according to federal records, a trend that may offer broader lessons about the virus and how it can be slowed. ...

The Latest: Florida's daily virus cases drop from last month

Sep. 18, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida reported 11,275 new daily cases on Friday, about half the number from last month. Florida was averaging more than 21,000 cases a day in August. Epidemiologists say the state’s rates of vaccination has outpaced the...

Salem to require negative test for large Halloween events

Sep. 18, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Saturday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The city that hosted the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago will require a negative COVID-19 test for people to attend some...

Principal of SW Idaho charter school dies due to COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The principal at a southwestern Idaho public charter school has died due to COVID-19, the school's board said. The school board at Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell announced the death of Javier Castaneda in a letter to parents. ...