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Navajo Nation reports 18 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Sep. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 18 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths for the second time in the past three days. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,531 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began...

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in the office, the governor's office said Friday. Elected treasurer in...

Navajo Nation reports 54 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Sep. 16, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 54 more COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,394 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,428 known deaths from the virus since the pandemic began more than...

Navajo Nation reports 45 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Sep. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 45 more COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,338 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,426 known deaths from the virus since the pandemic began more...

Sununu eager to challenge Biden vaccine mandate in court

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire plans to join other states in challenging the Biden administration’s new vaccine mandate in court, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday. President Joe Biden announced a sweeping vaccine mandate last week that covers more than...

EU chief turns to Paralympian Vio to inspire Europe's youth

Sep. 15, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was at a loss for words Wednesday to capture the soul of the European Union and its future, Bebe Vio was there to help the EU's top official at the end of her State of the Union address. Sitting...

Stung by Afghan debacle, EU forges ahead with security plans

Sep. 15, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Stung by the swift collapse of the Afghan army and the chaotic U.S.-led evacuation through Kabul airport, the European Union on Wednesday unveiled new plans to develop its own defense capacities to try to ensure that it has more freedom to act in future crises. ...

Navajo Nation reports 50 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Sep. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 50 more COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The tribe has seen 33,290 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,421 known deaths from the virus since the pandemic began. Based on cases from...

UND med school exec named Roosevelt library foundation COO

Sep. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school was named Tuesday as chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served...

Evers announces COVID testing requirement for state workers

Sep. 14, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' administration issued an order Tuesday requiring all executive branch workers who haven't submitted their COVID-19 vaccination status to their supervisors or aren't fully vaccinated to undergo weekly testing. The mandate will go...