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The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

Sep. 21, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled...

Wyoming governor activates Guard for hospital COVID-19 cases

Sep. 21, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor has activated the state's National Guard to provide temporary assistance to hospitals that are dealing with a surge of COVID-19 patients. Gov. Mark Gordon activated 95 soldiers and airmen on Tuesday to serve at 24 sites in 17...

Wyoming to ask US to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections

Sep. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and potentially allow hunting of the big bruins in certain areas, Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday. ...

Wyoming set to fight vaccine mandate in courts, Legislature

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is preparing to go to court and possibly hold a special legislative session to counter President Joe Biden's plans to require worker vaccinations against the coronavirus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. “We cannot sit on our hands just...

Wyoming governor says state will fight vaccine mandate

Sep. 10, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday that he has asked the state's attorney general to be prepared to challenge President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which he called an “egregious example of big government overreach.” “I have...

AP source: Trump to endorse GOP challenger to Cheney

Sep. 08, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has chosen a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics. Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, who is preparing to launch a primary campaign...

Wyoming justice retiring, Gordon to make 1st high court pick

Sep. 07, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Michael K. Davis plans to retire in January, opening the way for Gov. Mark Gordon to make his first appointment to the state high court. Davis plans to retire Jan. 16 after a decade on the state high court, Chief...

The Latest: New Zealand has first local virus case in months

Aug. 16, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has detected its first community transmission of the coronavirus in months, triggering urgent meetings among top lawmakers. Health officials say the positive case was found in Auckland on Tuesday afternoon and has no known link to...

Wyoming governor: No mask mandate, COVID vaccine requirement

Aug. 16, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will not return to a statewide mask order or require COVID-19 vaccines despite a resurgence of the virus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Monday. “The issue is not masks, the issue is COVID,” Gordon, a Republican, said in a news conference....