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Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

Oct. 23, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island nation gears up to further ease COVID-19 restrictions. Starting Nov. 1, workers in the health, security, airport and...

Red Sox run out of fight, fall to Astros in ALCS Game 6

Oct. 23, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Backs against the wall — occasionally by their own doing — these Boston Red Sox proved hard to pin down. The Houston Astros finally got them for good Friday night. Boston’s bats went quiet for the third straight game and the Red...

Georgia high school football player survived cancer as child

Oct. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) — Two days after his second birthday, Daniel Standridge’s parents brought him to the doctor’s office for a routine checkup. Moments later, they would be on their way to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston Hospital. After performing a...

Mothers of 3 athletes who died of cardiac arrest fight back

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Jake West sent a text to his mom. The D-line wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings after football practice and he didn’t have enough money. Of course, Julie West thought. He’d probably bought two lunches that day or maybe chipped in to buy a buddy...

Seattle breast cancer awareness exhibit features SC teacher

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Nancy Crowe chose a lotus flower tattoo to cover up her mastectomy scars because it can symbolize the inner strength and determination to rise above tough challenges in life. Crowe, a 44-year-old physical education teacher at McCarthy-Teszler...

Today in History

Oct. 23, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. There are 69 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings...

Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109

Oct. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch. ...

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

Oct. 22, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters. ...

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall

Oct. 22, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India. The Centers for Disease Control...

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

Oct. 22, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were...