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Howard Jones, an 83-year-old veteran, talks about his struggle to secure a COVID-19 vaccination in El Paso County while seated on the deck outside his home Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in southwest Colorado Springs, Colo. Not having internet in his home, Jones ended up getting help from a friend to get an appointment for the vaccine in Colorado Springs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for older people

Jan. 15, 2021 3:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine. Jones, who lives alone in Colorado Springs, doesn’t have the internet, and that's made it much more difficult for him to make an appointment. It took him about a...

New Hampshire House to hold hybrid public hearings on bills

Jan. 11, 2021 5:20 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House plans to hold “hybrid” public hearings on bills while the Statehouse remains closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Speaker Sherm Packard said Monday. Packard, R-Londonderry, told business leaders that lawmakers will attend the hearings...

1st group for Idaho vaccinations should be done this month

Jan. 5, 2021 6:18 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Coronavirus vaccinations for 130,000 frontline health care workers and long-term care residents should be finished by the end of January, Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday. The Republican governor said that the timeline for the first round of vaccinations in the state depends on Idaho...

Florida nursing home deaths spike but lower than US average

Dec. 22, 2020 2:54 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Deaths in Florida's nursing homes doubled during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to statistics gathered by the AARP. But Florida's rate was dramatically lower than the national average, as COVID-19 infections across the country surged. Still, the rise in deaths drew concern...

FILE - Chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern attends The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project fundraiser in New York on Nov. 12, 2019. Zimmern has tips on how to navigate a feast during a global pandemic. Zimmern has teamed up with AARP for a free live streaming cooking demonstration and question-and-answer session Thursday called “AARP Presents: A Caregivers Thanksgiving.” The one-hour event will be available AARP's site and Facebook Live. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Chef Andrew Zimmern shares tips for a downsized Thanksgiving

Nov. 18, 2020 9:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No big family gatherings. No munching on your aunt's famous apple pie or cousin's stuffing. Turkey Day 2020 is going to be a lot different. Enter chef and TV food personality Andrew Zimmern, who has tips on how to navigate a feast during a global pandemic. “This is going to be a...