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Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics

May. 12, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted “guaranteed rights of access” in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks, a contentious idea that would give...

Germany commemorates icon of resistance to Nazism

May. 09, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Sunday commemorated what would have been the 100th birthday of Sophie Scholl, a young woman who became an icon for her role in the anti-fascist “White Rose” resistance group. Scholl and other group members were arrested in 1943 after...

Renovation begins on new history center near Zion

May. 09, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — The small crowd cheered as local leaders smashed gold-tipped sledgehammers into the old wood door of a home on Zion Park Boulevard Thursday. A former motel built with wood from Zion National Park will be rebuilt as the Springdale History Center,...

Ukraine says 2 soldiers killed in east amid Russia tensions

May. 07, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said Friday two soldiers were killed and another was wounded under fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels in the country's east, where hostilities have increased sharply in recent months. According to Ukraine's military, 36...

New cruise boat to make its debut on Lake Winnipesaukee

May. 02, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

WEIRS BEACH, N.H. (AP) — A new cruise boat will soon be making its debut on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. The 100-passenger, 56-foot Winnipesaukee Spirit is the first expansion of the fleet since 1962. It includes two decks, indoor/outdoor seating, and two small...

USA Luge picks national team for 2021-22 Olympic season

Apr. 30, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — USA Luge’s national team for the looming Olympic season is set, with five members of the 2018 Olympic team now closer to being selected to compete in next year’s Beijing Games. Reigning men’s Olympic singles silver medalist Chris Mazdzer...

EU Parliament: COVID-19 pass should guarantee free movement

Apr. 29, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers said Thursday that COVID-19 certificates aimed at facilitating travel across the European Union should be enough to move freely this summer, a position likely to clash with member states' prerogatives in their upcoming negotiations. ...

The Latest: Health panel urges restarting J&J vaccinations

Apr. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

A U.S. health panel says it’s time to resume use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite a very rare risk of blood clots. Out of nearly 8 million people vaccinated before the U.S. suspended J&J’s shot, health officials uncovered 15 cases of a highly unusual kind of...

Canada reaches deal with Pfizer for vaccines in future years

Apr. 23, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday Canada has reached an agreement with Pfizer for 35 million booster shots next year and 30 million in 2023 in case the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines fades with time and need to be reinforced. He said the...

Morasha Wiggins, Jillian Brown named AP D1 Players of Year

Apr. 22, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

The 2021 Associated Press Division 1 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sportswriters. ___ Players of the Year Morasha Wiggins, Kalamazoo Central, Sr. Jillian Brown, East...