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Report outlines problems at New Mexico veterans' home

Jul. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lack of oversight within the New Mexico Department of Health likely was a factor in high COVID-19 infection and death rates among residents at the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home, according to a review by legislative analysts. Members of the...

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

Jul. 22, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city,...

Alabama suffers 'self-inflicted wound' of worsening COVID-19

Jul. 20, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is suffering a “self-inflicted wound” from COVID-19, with hospitals again filling up as the state trails the nation in vaccinations and pandemic precautions like face masks and social distancing are all but forgotten, a health leader said Tuesday. ...

A year after outbreak, Latinos still reeling, but optimistic

Jul. 16, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos in the U.S. were hard hit by the pandemic both financially and personally, but many feel generally optimistic that the worst is behind them, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The study published on Thursday surveyed 3,375...

Gas station operator sues New Mexico over new liquor law

Jul. 06, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A company that runs dozens of convenience stores and gas stations in New Mexico is suing the state over new liquor laws that took effect last week. Western Refining Retail claims a new provision that singles out McKinley County is unconstitutional...

In pandemic, drug overdose deaths soar among Black Americans

Jun. 24, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

St. Louis (AP) — She screamed and cried, banged on the dashboard, begging her husband to drive faster, faster, faster toward her brother lying face-down on his bedroom floor. Craig Elazer had struggled all his life with anxiety so bad his whole body would shake. But...

In pandemic, drug overdose deaths soar among Black Americans

Jun. 24, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — She screamed and cried, banged on the dashboard, begging her husband to drive faster, faster, faster toward her brother lying face-down on his bedroom floor. Craig Elazer had struggled all his life with anxiety so bad his whole body would shake. But...

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

Jun. 23, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American nation of 50 million has been registering a growing number of daily cases since April...

Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic

Jun. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis errs in restricting race studies in schools At a time when Americans are crying out for an honest appraisal and greater understanding of the role race plays in our nation’s...