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Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike's impact

Oct. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker's factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,...

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital

Oct. 17, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection, and will head home to New York to continue his recovery, a spokesman said. The former president left the University of California...

Judge limits unpaid leave for unvaccinated workers at US lab

Oct. 17, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has limited the ability for now for the nonprofit running Oak Ridge National Laboratory to place employees on unpaid leave who receive exemptions to a COVID-19 vaccine requirement. U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley in Knoxville...

The Latest: Fauci dismayed by Texas' move to ban mandates

Oct. 17, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

WASHNGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying Sunday that it is “really unfortunate” that Gov. Greg Abbott has moved to ban vaccine mandates in the state of Texas. The nation’s leading infectious disease doctor, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said that the Republican...

Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths, 11th time in 17 days

Oct. 17, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 31 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the 11th time in the past 17 days. The latest numbers released Saturday pushed the tribe’s totals to 34,814 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the...

Cities seek to loosen rules on spending federal pandemic aid

Oct. 17, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

At the Loma Verde Recreation Center south of San Diego, demolition work is underway on a $24 million project that will rebuild the facility from the ground up, complete with a new pool. An hour's drive to the north, the iconic bridge to the Oceanside pier is deteriorating because the city...

Savannah OKs marathon for runners with vaccine or virus test

Oct. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia have decided the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon can proceed as planned next month as long as runners show they’re vaccinated against the coronavirus or recently tested negative. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson announced that health...

Winterthur Museum names longtime employee as its director

Oct. 17, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WINTERTHUR, De. (AP) — A longtime employee of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has been selected to run the popular Delaware tourist attraction. Chris Strand, who previously had been head director of the garden and estate, is now in charge of the former estate of...

Russia sees highest daily new COVID case number

Oct. 17, 2021 05:26 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections, more than 70% up on the number a month ago as the country faces a sustained rise in cases. The national coronavirus task force on Sunday said 34,303 new infections were recorded...

Illinois shelter partners with health groups to build trust

Oct. 17, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Ahead of colder weather, when shelter becomes more of a necessity, Helping Hands of Springfield is partnering with healthcare organizations to build trust with local residents experiencing homelessness. The shelter, which has a capacity of 71...