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Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID, officials urge masking

May. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Wednesday, the same day state health officials urged people to wear face mask indoors as case counts steadily rise. At a news conference the state's public health leaders said they...

School loses challenge to expired Michigan mask order

May. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a Catholic school's challenge to Michigan's 2020-21 mask order. The Whitmer administration policy during the COVID-19 pandemic was dropped about a year ago, making the lawsuit moot, the court said. ...

Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

May. 25, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile and two shorter-range weapons toward its eastern waters Wednesday, South Korea said, hours after President Joe Biden ended a trip to Asia where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend its allies...

19 diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease in Bronx; 1 death

May. 25, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in a Bronx neighborhood has sickened 19 people since the beginning of the month, with one person dying, city health officials said Wednesday. The Health Department said cooling towers in the borough's Highbridge section had been...

Bill blocking state, local vaccine mandates defeated

May. 25, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation that would have kept state or local governments from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry into public places or private businesses was narrowly defeated Wednesday by a state Senate Committee. Rep. Thomas Pressly of Shreveport had...

High court weighs end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

May. 25, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In June 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine ended Ohio's participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a government deadline for stopping the payments. Attorneys for the Republican governor argue he had the legal authority to do so. People who lost...

Austrian COVID vaccine mandate to remain suspended in summer

May. 25, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's coronavirus vaccination mandate has been suspended for another three months until the end of August. A parliamentary committee signed off Wednesday on an order from the health minister extending the suspension, the Austria Press Agency reported. ...

Long COVID affects more older adults; shots don't prevent it

May. 25, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

New U.S. research on long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects. In a study of veterans published Wednesday, about one-third who had breakthrough...

Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney tests positive for COVID-19

May. 25, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney said Wednesday that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and planned to work through minor symptoms she said she was experiencing. The Wyoming Republican's diagnosis comes amid a nationwide surge in new coronavirus cases and reports of...

Germany to loosen COVID-19 entry rules over the summer

May. 25, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister says the government plans to suspend a pandemic rule requiring people to show proof of vaccination, a negative test result or recent recovery from COVID-19 to enter the country over the summer. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach told the Funke...