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The Latest: Yale to require vaccinations for faculty, staff

May. 15, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK — Yale University is requiring its faculty and staff to get coronavirus vaccinations before the fall term, extending a requirement already imposed for students. The private university says faculty members, staffers and academic trainees must be fully...

Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic

May. 15, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Tharp has owned businesses in Detroit long enough to remember when parts of downtown resembled a ghost town. He’s also seen its resurgence with new restaurants, hotels and throngs of people since the city's emergence from bankruptcy. Then came...

Maryland family learns to cope with dementia

May. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Flies swarmed around the trunk of Leah DuRant’s car, and she wondered what could have possibly stirred them up. Turns out, it was an ominous warning sign for what lied ahead. Three or four days earlier, DuRant had gone...

Success story Taiwan faces its worst outbreak in pandemic

May. 15, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The island of Taiwan, which has had enviable success in containing COVID-19, imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the pandemic began. Authorities raised the alert level for Taipei, the...

Michigan lifts indoor mask requirement for vaccinated people

May. 14, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People in Michigan who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don't need to wear a mask any longer, and people who aren't vaccinated don't have to wear one outdoors, officials said Friday, also declaring that the state's indoor mask requirement will expire in July. ...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7

May. 14, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza City has killed at least seven Palestinians. The airstrike...

No more mask mandate, but some Minnesotans will keep them

May. 14, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On the first day that Minnesotans could go without a mask in public, Amber Raitz wasn't about to do so. It's not that she disagrees with Gov. Tim Walz dropping the state's mask requirement in public spaces, but Raitz, 48, said Friday that she plans to...

Governor: Maryland ending statewide mask mandate on Saturday

May. 14, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is ending its statewide mask mandate this weekend, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. The mask mandate will end effective Saturday, the Republican governor said at a news...

Virus business limits, most mask mandates end in N. Carolina

May. 14, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday immediately ended the state's capacity limits on businesses and nearly all the remaining statewide mask-wearing mandates, returning the state to almost normal operations after 15 months marked by COVID-19 lockdowns and...