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Michigan expands antibody treatment to cut hospitalizations

Apr. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will expand its use of a COVID-19 treatment in the hopes of substantially reducing its rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths, state officials announced Wednesday amid their efforts to bring down the nation's highest infection rate. ...

Water-worried Vegas wants useless grass a thing of the past

Apr. 12, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to...

Detroit suburb plans memorial, vigil for COVID-19 victims

Apr. 04, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb plans to place memorial flags outside its municipal campus to remember residents and their loved ones who have died due to the COVID-19 virus. The memorial will be displayed from May 10-28 in Southfield. The names of the...

Asian neighbors pen letter of fear to Ohio's lieutenant gov

Mar. 31, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Asian American residents of the suburb that Ohio’s Republican lieutenant governor calls home penned a letter to him Wednesday, citing their concerns over a tweet he sent referring to the “Wuhan virus” and the fears they have for the safety of their...

Volunteer firefighter killed in care home blaze was dad to 2

Mar. 24, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter who died while trying to rescue residents of an assisted living home in suburban New York that was engulfed in flames was identified Wednesday as a 35-year-old father of two young boys. Jared Lloyd was last heard from...

Suspect in 11 random attacks on men held without bail

Mar. 24, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a series of attacks on men in a Boston suburb late last year was ordered held without bail Wednesday, at least until a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to the community. Clauvens Janvier, 24, faces 24 charges, mostly...

80,000 Conn. residents 45-54 make vaccination appointments

Mar. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — About 80,000 Connecticut residents ages 45 to 54 have made appointments to get COVID-19 vaccinations since their age group became eligible for the shots on Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday. The total is less than 20% of the estimated 500,000...

Explosion in Moscow suburb kills 3 people, injures 4

Mar. 19, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion in a residential building in a Moscow suburb killed three people and injured four more, emergency officials said. The blast occurred in an apartment in the Moscow suburb of Khimki on Friday morning. It destroyed the ceilings between the two...

Arrest made in series of nighttime attacks in Boston suburb

Mar. 18, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man has been charged in a series of nighttime attacks on men in a Boston suburb last November that left the entire community on edge, authorities announced Thursday. Clauvens Janvier faces charges in 11 attacks in Waltham, including several...

Black businesses once thrived here. Is a revival coming?

Mar. 06, 2021 10:41 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — There wasn’t much reason to leave the neighborhood. That’s what people remember about Soria City, one of Gulfport’s historic Black communities, during the mid-20th century. There was a taxi stand, a hotel, a movie theater and a laundromat....