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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 22, 2022 00:28 AM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Reset We agree with the way Gov. Phil Scott framed his budget address on Tuesday. The state has significant challenges that have prevented it from moving forward. This is a...

Microsoft discloses malware attack on Ukraine govt networks

Jan. 16, 2022 00:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said late Saturday that dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies have been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware, a disclosure suggesting an attention-grabbing defacement attack on official websites was a...

Young Brothers to restore Kahului-Honolulu cargo services

Jan. 14, 2022 15:28 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Young Brothers will once again accept all its usual cargo items for shipping from Maui to Oahu after a staffing shortage triggered by a COVID-19 outbreak disrupted some operations. The interisland shipping company said Thursday that “barring any...

Hendrickson, 3 other Bengals starters placed on COVID list

Jan. 04, 2022 22:01 PM EST

Cincinnati sacks leader Trey Hendrickson and three other starters are among five Bengals who were placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday. Center Trey Hopkins and left guard Quinton Spain were sidelined along with safety Vonn Bell. The fifth player is linebacker Akeem...

NFL cuts isolation time for players who test positive

Dec. 28, 2021 23:56 PM EST

The NFL is reducing isolation time for players who test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, including unvaccinated players, to five days from 10. The league and the NFL Players Association revised the protocols on Tuesday after the CDC changed its guidelines for those who are...

Montana COVID program offers hope for long-haulers

Dec. 26, 2021 10:14 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Before Denise, 51, was hospitalized with a severe COVID-19 infection, she loved how beautifully she could carry a melody and was proud of the way her words resonated when she spoke. A year after a battle with COVID dragged her to death’s doorstep, she is...

Omicron casts a new shadow over economy's pandemic recovery

Dec. 21, 2021 16:54 PM EST

Just as Americans and Europeans were eagerly awaiting their most normal holiday season in a couple of years, the omicron variant has unleashed a fresh round of fear and uncertainty — for travelers, shoppers, party-goers and their economies as a whole. The Rockettes have canceled...

Three NFL games moved due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Dec. 17, 2021 18:14 PM EST

The NFL has moved three games because of COVID-19 outbreaks: Las Vegas at Cleveland from Saturday to Monday; and Seattle at the Los Angeles Rams and Washington at Philadelphia from Sunday to Tuesday. The Browns could have been without as many as 16 regulars on Saturday, so the game...

EXPLAINER: The security flaw that's freaked out the internet

Dec. 15, 2021 12:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Security pros say it's one of the worst computer vulnerabilities they've ever seen. Firms including Microsoft say state-backed Chinese and Iranian hackers and rogue cryptocurrency miners have already seized on it. The Department of Homeland Security has sounded a dire...

Unvaxxed '72 Heisman winner: Fitness sped COVID-19 recovery

Dec. 14, 2021 18:55 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football great Johnny Rodgers, back home after spending more than two weeks in the hospital with COVID-19, said Tuesday he believes his superior physical condition helped him have a better outcome than many 70-year-olds who contract the coronavirus. The...