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Soul Train Awards headed to Apollo for the first time

Oct. 18, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Soul Train Awards will be presented for the first time at New York City's Apollo Theater, the legendary Harlem performance venue, as two icons of Black culture team up. The 2021 awards show, which honors the year's best in soul, hip-hop and...

Russia's daily COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 for first time

Oct. 16, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. The national coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 1,002 deaths in the previous day, up from 999 on Friday,...

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

Oct. 12, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been sold in the U.S. for more than...

Biden is first president to mark Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct. 08, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples. ...

German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon

Oct. 02, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — “I think I found your brother”: German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon Matthew Toth Lebanon Daily News About five years ago, Elizabeth Lynch was looking for information about her birth...

Ely to have first recreational trail building school in US

Sep. 27, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will be home to the nation's first ever school on building recreational trails. The Nevada Appeal reported Monday that the Great Basin Institute has been awarded a $160,000 federal grant to establish a professional recreational trail...

Time to get Kraken: Seattle opens first NHL training camp

Sep. 23, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It didn’t take long for Mark Giordano to get years of seeing red out of his system. The former longtime Calgary Flames defenseman didn’t even flinch Thursday while pulling on the jersey of a different team for the first time in his career. Give an...

WVa virus cases drop for first time in months; deaths way up

Sep. 20, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Active coronavirus cases in West Virginia have fallen dramatically in recent days, bringing a hope that the latest surge is at or past its peak but prompting warnings that deaths and record hospitalizations will continue to swell before dropping, too, officials said...

‘The Crown’ wins best drama series Emmy Award, the first time Netflix has earned television’s top honor

Sep. 19, 2021 23:10 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘The Crown’ wins best drama series Emmy Award, the first time Netflix has earned television’s top honor.

Miami wins third straight for first time in club history

Sep. 14, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Christian Makoun scored on a penalty kick in the 95th minute and Inter Miami beat 10-man Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak in club history. Miami (9-9-5) has won five of its last six matches, with one draw,...