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Full reopenings June 1 concern Washoe County health officer

Apr. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County’s health district officer fears the governor’s new push to fully reopen businesses statewide by June 1 will accelerate a recent rise in COVID-19 cases but understands the need to balance safety with economic factors. In Las Vegas,...

Canucks' Miller: Return from virus layoff might not be safe

Apr. 15, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller says it would be “very challenging and not very safe” to play Friday night because the pandemic-hit team has not had enough time to recover and get back in shape. Miller did not test positive...

Bill seeks to give more NC tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

Apr. 15, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state House on Thursday overwhelmingly backed legislation that would give additional state tax breaks to businesses that took federal loans to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Senate isn't yet fully on board with the idea, which comes with a hefty price tag. ...

Vaccine given to teen prompts changes at Anchorage clinics

Apr. 15, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine dose mistakenly administered to an underage person at an Anchorage clinic has prompted a site review and altered some practices for the healthcare company tasked with operating the facilities, according to state health officials. ...

Dow crests 34,000 on more proof that economy is recovering

Apr. 15, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Wall Street notched more milestones Thursday, as a broad market rally pushed the S&P 500 to an all-time high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed above the 34,000 mark for the first time. The S&P 500 rose 1.1%, with technology, health care and...

Tennessee: Bid to stop executions of intellectually disabled

Apr. 15, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are inching closer to advancing legislation designed to prevent death row inmates with an intellectual disability from being executed. The proposal has gained a groundswell of support from disability advocates, legal experts...

Virus is 'runaway train' at Michigan hospital system

Apr. 15, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest hospital system is dealing with a “runaway train” as it confronts a crush of COVID-19 patients in suburban Detroit, even turning to outdoor evaluations as people show up for care, a doctor said Thursday. Beaumont Health, which has...

The Latest: Virus variants keep Ontario Hockey League idle

Apr. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ontario’s minister of sport says it would be “irresponsible” to give the OK for the Ontario Hockey League to start its season right now. ...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Apr. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

Stocks rallied to more record highs on Wall Street as a suite of stellar data suggested the recovery for the economy and corporate profits is accelerating. The S&P 500 rose 1.1% Thursday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.9%, both reaching all-time highs....

Former VP Pence undergoes surgery to implant pacemaker

Apr. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence has undergone surgery to have a pacemaker implanted. His office says that Wednesday's procedure went well and that Pence “is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days.” ...