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More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The...

The Latest: Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken in early 2020 is the latest and largest study to suggest the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in December 2019. That’s weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is...

Stocks lower as inflation, retail sales data disappoints

Jun. 15, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

Stocks were moderately lower in midday trading Tuesday as investors reacted negatively to a report that once again showed inflation creeping higher as well as data that showed Americans slowed their spending last month. The S&P 500 was down 0.3% as of 11:42 a.m....

Landlords sue to force end to Minnesota eviction moratorium

Jun. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group representing Minnesota landlords announced a lawsuit Tuesday to force an end to the eviction moratorium imposed by Gov. Tim Walz, saying his order makes it all but impossible for property owners to remove disruptive tenants. The Minnesota...

SKorea, Spain seek closer economic ties with state visit

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Madrid Tuesday, in the first state visit to Spain by a foreign leader since the pandemic began, as the two countries seek to deepen economic ties. Moon and First Lady Kim Jung-Sook were received with military...

GOP bill would prohibit requiring any vaccination in Ohio

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No employer, either public or private, could require employees to receive vaccinations under GOP legislation pending in the Ohio House. Also, workers could not be fired as a result of refusing. The measure before the Republican-controlled House...

Wildlife groups investigating bird deaths in DC region

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va. (AP) — People should stop feeding birds while scientists determine why hundreds have been blinded and killed in the Washington, D.C., region since late May, a federal agency said. Wildlife managers in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia have...

On Florida's horizon: dust, brilliant sunsets and allergies

Jun. 15, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast. The plume is expected to dampen storm activity but worsen air pollution, causing trouble...

Heads of Wisconsin's largest school districts 'dismayed'

Jun. 15, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The superintendents of Wisconsin's five largest school districts told members of the Legislature on Tuesday that they're “dismayed” that $2.3 billion in federal aid is at risk because of low funding for K-12 schools. Superintendents of the...

Employment Department’s domain registration expires

Jun. 15, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Employment Department’s website for posting economic data went away over the weekend, apparently because the state didn’t renew the registration for its domain name. The loss of Oregon’s qualityinfo.org page didn’t affect...