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899 people got expired vaccine doses at Times Square site

Jun. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 900 people received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses at a vaccination site in Times Square this month, health officials said Tuesday. The 899 individuals who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square...

Applications available for $1,500 bonus for taking job

Jun. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Mainers can begin filing for a $1,500 cash incentive for taking jobs during the summer effective Tuesday. The governor announced the Back-to-Work program a day earlier to provide an incentive for people to get to work this summer. Workers who begin...

Over 63% of Nebraska adults have had one shot of vaccine

Jun. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is approaching having 70% of its adult population vaccinated for the coronavirus but the pace of distribution of the shots continues to slow down. The state may be close to President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% or more of all adults with...

Massachusetts pandemic-era of emergency ends

Jun. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even though Massachusetts' state of emergency was lifted Tuesday after 462 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents should not notice many obvious changes to life. Many restrictions put in place during the pandemic have already been eased, including limits...

New Missouri law limits length of public health restrictions

Jun. 15, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson enacted a new law Tuesday limiting the duration of local public health restrictions and barring governments from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to use public facilities and transportation. The law took...

Navajo Nation reports only 1 new COVID-19 case, no deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting only one new COVID-19 case and no deaths. Tribal health officials said it only confirmed one case as of Monday night. The total number of virus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation remains...

In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a huge ballroom in a Buenos Aires basement, the tables are stacked. On the orchestra stage, the piano lid is closed near unplugged speakers and billboard images of tango celebrities. The empty, dark dance floor at the Viruta Tango Club...

Donated US vaccines arrive for Mexican border cities

Jun. 15, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States Tuesday and Mexican officials said that once they are applied, there would be no reason to continue restricting travel over the U.S. border. ...

Top GOP lawmakers end Kansas' state of emergency for COVID

Jun. 15, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans on Tuesday ended Kansas' state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, refusing to consider Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's arguments that it is still necessary for vaccinations and some testing for COVID-19. Senate President Ty...

The Latest: Johnson & Johnson shots arrive in Mexico from US

Jun. 15, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States on Tuesday. The U.S. shipment will be used to vaccinate anyone over 18 in four cities along the U.S. border: Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez and...