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Norway joins neighbors, offers extra booster shot to elderly

Jun. 29, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Wednesday joined fellow Scandinavian countries in offering a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine to some of its population, to be available from July 1 to people aged 75 and over, because of a rise in infections. “There is a need to...

Hong Kong bars some journalists from handover anniversary

Jun. 29, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities, citing security reasons, have barred more than 13 journalists from covering events this week marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, according to the Hong Kong Journalists Association and media reports. The journalists...

EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

Jun. 29, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such...

Czech brewer Budvar again increases net profit amid pandemic

Jun. 29, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Budvar, the Czech brewer that has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the Budweiser brand, increased its net profit by some 10% for the second straight year as it saw record output and exports despite the coronavirus pandemic. ...

South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Jun. 29, 2022 03:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. In clinical trials involving some...

GOP's Bailey to face Pritzker in race for Illinois governor

Jun. 28, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republicans on Tuesday chose conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who easily won the Democratic nomination and who spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this...

Police: Carbon monoxide killed 3 tourists at Bahamas resort

Jun. 28, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning killed three U.S. tourists found dead at a resort in the Bahamas in May, police announced Tuesday. Authorities did not provide further details, saying the deaths were still under investigation. The victims had...

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

Jun. 28, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and...

CTE diagnosed in ex-MLS player Vermillion, a 1st for league

Jun. 28, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an...

Investigator quizzed, prosecutors rest in auditor trial

Jun. 28, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state’s chief investigator endured a withering cross-examination Tuesday as prosecutors rested their case in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Franklin Robinson was bombarded with questions from defense attorney Steve...