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En plein air: NYC aims to keep outdoor lifestyle post-virus

May. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily erected by restaurants, and went to health classes, concerts and even therapy sessions on...

Cyprus to ease COVID measures as summer tourist season nears

Apr. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is moving to ease COVID-19 restrictions as the key summer tourist season approaches, abolishing the outdoor facemask mandate and the obligation to show a recovery or inoculation certificate for work and shopping. Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela...

University ends testing requirement for unvaccinated

Apr. 04, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky said a weekly testing requirement for students and employees who are vaccinated against the coronavirus would end Monday. The move comes amid high vaccination rates at the school and lower rates of the virus on campus and in the...

Toyota restarting Japan plants after malware hits supplier

Mar. 01, 2022 00:07 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota plans to resume production at all of its 14 plants as of Wednesday, after they were idled for a day due to a cyberattack on a domestic supplier. The supplier, Kojima Industries Corp., said Tuesday it had found a virus in its computer server. Details were under...

California, Oregon, Washington to drop school mask mandates

Feb. 28, 2022 19:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Schoolchildren in California, Oregon and Washington will no longer be required to wear masks as part of new indoor mask policies the Democratic governors of all three states announced jointly on Monday. “With declining case rates and hospitalizations...

COVID-stricken mom reunites with baby 2 months after birth

Feb. 25, 2022 11:55 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After giving birth, most new moms can't wait to see their child. For Macenzee Keller, it would take more than two months, as she fought for her life against COVID-19 while under sedation and breathing with the help of machines. Mother and child...

Cyberattacks accompany Russian military assault on Ukraine

Feb. 24, 2022 17:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against Ukrainian government websites and affiliated organizations added to the confusion of Russia’s military assault Thursday, including data-wiping malware activated a day earlier that cybersecurity researchers said infected hundreds of computers including in...

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID; mild symptoms

Feb. 20, 2022 21:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, Buckingham Palace said, adding that she still plans to carry on working. The diagnosis prompted concern and get-well wishes from across Britain's political spectrum for the...