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Hundreds of NYC jailers face suspension over vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 16:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s troubled jail system is facing more turmoil: the suspension of hundreds of corrections officers for failing to meet a Tuesday night deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The city’s Department of Correction reported 77% of its...

Portland, Oregon, sees surge in traffic fatalities

Nov. 30, 2021 14:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say 2021 has seen the most fatal crashes in Portland, Oregon, in more than 30 years - something police say is due in part to part to low law enforcement staffing. The Portland Police Bureau said Tuesday there have been 62 fatal crashes...

CVS Health to close hundreds of drugstores over next 3 years

Nov. 18, 2021 15:47 PM EST

CVS Health will close hundreds of drugstores over the next three years, as the health care giant adjusts to changing customer needs and converts to new store formats. The company said Thursday that it will close about 300 stores a year for the next three years, nearly a...

Defense Department will help relieve 2 Minnesota hospitals

Nov. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Defense will send medical teams to two major Minnesota hospitals to relieve doctors and nurses who are swamped by a growing wave of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday. The teams, each comprising 22 people, will...

Thanksgiving air travel to rebound to 2019 levels, TSA says

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration says it is ready to handle the surge. Administrator David Pekoske said...

Staffing shortage prompts homes for mentally ill to close

Nov. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two privately run group homes for the severely mentally ill in Rhode Island are closing at least temporarily and the residents are being moved to another facility in response to a severe staffing shortage, officials say. Twenty-one residents from...

Kansas faces staffing shortage for winter highway clearing

Nov. 09, 2021 10:14 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is facing a staffing shortage in its Department of Transportation that could slow the clearing of highways in winter storms, the agency said Tuesday. The department said it is about 30% short of being fully staffed with snowplow operators...

US employers shrugged off virus and stepped up hiring

Nov. 05, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that the recovery from the pandemic recession is overcoming a virus-induced slowdown. Friday’s report from the Labor Department...

EXPLAINER: What vaccine mandate means for firms and workers

Nov. 05, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

The Biden administration's sweeping new COVID-19 mandate will apply to 84 million workers at mid-size and large companies. President Joe Biden described the rules issued Thursday as urgently needed to get more Americans inoculated. Though confirmed viral cases and deaths...

GOP state officials push back on employer vaccine mandate

Nov. 04, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican state officials reacted with swift rebukes Thursday to President Joe Biden's newly detailed mandate for private employers to require workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, threatening a wave of lawsuits and other actions to thwart a requirement they...