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Analysis: Louisiana budget boom continues for another year

Oct. 24, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rather than crush state finances, the coronavirus pandemic is sending a glut of money to Louisiana's treasury, with Gov. John Bel Edwards and lawmakers facing another year of decisions about how to spend piles of cash available to them. The state...

Fort Berthold college offers incentive for virus shots

Oct. 24, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A college on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is offering an incentive for students to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town announced that students who can verify they are fully vaccinated will receive...

Prosecutors: Man used COVID loan to buy $57,000 Pokemon card

Oct. 24, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Georgia man used a pandemic relief loan to buy a $57,000 Pokemon card. Court records show a Dublin man is charged with lying on an application for a pandemic economic relief loan about the number of people his business...

Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

Oct. 24, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out. ...

Veterinarian house calls especially popular during pandemic

Oct. 24, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee veterinarian who six years ago decided to focus on house calls has found her service to be even more comforting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the clinic setting, Rebecca Feiring has allowed her clients to be near the patients while...

Florida's top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting

Oct. 24, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a...

Rhode Island creates website to share ideas for rescue funds

Oct. 24, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's legislature has created a website to post the proposals it's receiving for spending federal funds to help the state recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Rhode Island was allocated $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan funds....

Arizona reports 1,483 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths

Oct. 24, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,483 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths. The latest numbers reported by the Department of Health Services’ coronavirus dashboard increased the state’s pandemic totals to 1,149,824...

State investigates after 32-year-old prison inmate dies

Oct. 24, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The death of a 32-year-old inmate who was being held at the Lansing Correctional Facility is being investigated because he died in state custody. The Kansas Department of Corrections said only that officials don't believe Lawrence Brown Jr. died...

Dartmouth College requires remote employees to be vaccinated

Oct. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is requiring employees working remotely to be vaccinated. The Valley News reports that the college expanded its vaccine mandate. It already required that employees who access Dartmouth facilities be fully vaccinated or have a...