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Kemp signs $27.3B state budget, will block police raises

May. 10, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday signed a 2022 Georgia state budget that restores some money to K-12 education, increases some mental health funding, and pays nursing home operators more. However, the Republican governor is telling agencies not to increase...

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

May. 10, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way to protect the nation's adolescents before they head back to school in the fall and paving the way for them to return to more normal activities. Shots could...

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot

May. 10, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members on Monday approved a plan to curb the governor's ability to mandate COVID-19 vaccines through executive action — a power Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has shown no desire to exercise. The measure put forward by Rep....

Connecticut offering $280M to nursing homes to avoid strikes

May. 10, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Monday proposed an additional $280 million in funding for nursing homes in an effort to avoid strikes by nearly 4,000 health workers that are set to begin Friday if negotiations fail. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's budget...

Column: NASCAR starting to allow access a year after restart

May. 10, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line at Darlington Raceway a year ago and was struck by the stillness and silence of the empty grandstands. NASCAR was one of the first major sports to resume competition early in the pandemic, setting its own...

Iowa governor removes leader of nursing home for veterans

May. 10, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has removed the chief executive of the state's nursing home for veterans and their spouses, months after praising his response to the coronavirus pandemic, her office said Monday. Reynolds' spokesman, Pat Garrett, said Timon...

Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents

May. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that there is no need to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines because manufacturers will be able to produce enough shots to supply the world over the coming year. Ugur Sahin, the chief...

EU insists dispute with AstraZeneca is only contractual

May. 10, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission insisted Monday it still trusts the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and that its dispute with the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker is only contractual. The EU's executive branch has launched legal proceedings in Belgium...

Tearful reunions mark second Mother's Day under pandemic

May. 09, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

Last Mother’s Day, they celebrated with bacon and eggs over FaceTime. This time, Jean Codianni of Los Angeles flew to New Jersey to surprise her 74-year-old mother, now that both have been vaccinated against the disease that has stolen uncountable hugs and kisses around the world. ...

The Latest: France welcomes EU curb on AstraZeneca vaccine

May. 09, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the decision from the European Union not to renew its order for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Macron said the EU policy is aiming at “responding in particular to the variants... We see that some other vaccines are...