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Burundi, in reversal, says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines

Jul. 29, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government now says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines, becoming one of the last countries in the world to embrace them. But the health ministry says it will not take responsibility for any side effects they might cause. Health Minister...

Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86

Jul. 28, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Popeil died...

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

Jul. 28, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said in televised remarks...

ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

Jul. 28, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio known for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'," has died at age 72. In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank...

Health officials: Mississippi teen dead from COVID-19

Jul. 28, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another child in Mississippi has died of complications related to the coronavirus, marking the fourth pediatric death since the start of the pandemic, health officials said Wednesday. The death occurred in a teenager who had a common underlying...

Army: Soldier reported MIA during Korean War accounted for

Jul. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Army officer from Massachusetts who was reported missing in action during the Korean War has been accounted for and is coming home for burial, military officials said Wednesday. The remains of 1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, are scheduled to buried at the...

Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison dies at 46

Jul. 28, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, who drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs, has died Monday at age 46, his family said. “We are heartbroken to share the news...

Jets report for camp with heavy hearts, Wilson unsigned

Jul. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were focused on football again after spending the last several days mourning the loss of their friend, colleague and mentor. The death of assistant coach Greg Knapp last Thursday stunned the organization and...

Louisiana hospitalizations rise to highest level in months

Jul. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's health department on Tuesday reported its second-highest total of new COVID-19 cases since early January as well as the highest number of hospitalizations from the virus since early February, when vaccines were not yet widely available. ...

Residents fight to preserve historic Black church in LA

Jul. 27, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — On a recent Sunday, about 10 people sat outside the steps of the boarded-up First Baptist Church of Venice, a century-old congregation that, to many, remains a symbol of the thriving Black population that once existed in the seaside town of Los Angeles. ...