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Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon

Jul. 30, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. In the last week,...

Justice appoints Diaz to be veterans assistance secretary

Jul. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed Edward A. “Ted” Diaz on Thursday as cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance. Diaz will replace Dennis Davis, who died in January. For the last 10...

Jill Biden treated for puncture on foot after Hawaii visit

Jul. 29, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden underwent a medical procedure Thursday to flush out debris from a puncture wound on her left foot, her spokesperson said. Michael LaRosa said Jill Biden's foot was punctured while she walking on a beach in Hawaii last weekend, but...

State's top court: Detroiters can vote on city constitution

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for a vote next week on major changes to Detroit's constitution that critics claim could ruin the city's delicate finances. The state Supreme Court, in a 4-3 order, said the ballot question isn't doomed...

Bill proposes LGBTQ veterans advisory committee at VA

Jul. 29, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire has introduced a bill to establish an LGBTQ Veterans Advisory Committee at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “LGBTQ+ veterans, whether they served during the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ era, in the...

Euphoric Philippines, rewards greet Olympic gold winner home

Jul. 28, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The rewards, the citations and the nationwide parties are going to have to wait, for a week or so anyway. Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, fresh from winning her country’s first Olympic gold medal in nearly a century at the Tokyo Games,...

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

Jul. 28, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel...

2 US Navy sailors die of COVID as cases spike nationwide

Jul. 28, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Navy sailors have died due to complications from COVID-19, amid growing concerns about the deadly Delta variant. A Navy reservist based in Idaho died Monday, and a doctor assigned to the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, N.C., died last Friday,...

Germany charges Syrian doctor with crimes against humanity

Jul. 28, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them, German federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The Federal Prosecutor's Office in Karlsruhe...

EXPLAINER: Employers have legal right to mandate COVID shots

Jul. 27, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The state of California. New York City. Hospitals and nursing homes. Colleges and universities. Employers are putting COVID-19 vaccine mandates into place and it's getting attention. On Tuesday, President Joe...