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China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased

Dec. 04, 2022 04:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions following increasingly vocal public frustrations. The National Health Commission said one death was reported each in the provinces of...

China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased

Dec. 04, 2022 01:17 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Sunday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 as some cities move cautiously to ease anti-pandemic restrictions amid increasingly vocal public frustration over the measures. The National Health Commission said one death was reported each in the...

NC man turns mom living with Alzheimer’s into TikTok star

Dec. 04, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — There are six days to go before Thanksgiving, so Josh Pettit’s Mooresville home isn’t yet adorned with a single Christmas decoration. But it sure looks like Santa’s been here recently. On the dining table, the 47-year-old web developer has neatly...

Keep COVID military vaccine mandate, defense chief says

Dec. 03, 2022 20:31 PM EST

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he wants to keep the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place to protect the health of the troops, as Republican governors and lawmakers press to rescind it. This past week more than 20 Republican...

Pelé responding well to treatment for respiratory infection

Dec. 03, 2022 16:18 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said Saturday. The 82-year-old Pelé has been at the hospital since Tuesday. ...

NM relaxes testing for students on track to graduate in 2024

Dec. 03, 2022 15:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is relaxing requirements for some high school students by eliminating the need to pass standardized tests as a way to demonstrate they're ready to graduate, the state Public Education Department said. The announcement made this week applies to...

Pug who went viral on TikTok for 'no bones day' dies

Dec. 03, 2022 14:29 PM EST

Noodles, a senior pug who predicted on social media whether it would be a bones day or a no bones day, has died, according to his owner. Jonathan Graziano posted on Instagram on Saturday that his 14-year-old dog died Friday, calling it a “day I always knew was coming but never...

NY state health commissioner resigning to return to Harvard

Dec. 03, 2022 13:58 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state health commissioner will resign Jan. 1 after 13 months in the job to return to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mary Bassett said in a statement Friday that she was “leaving now so the next commissioner can have the...

Indiana governor out of hospital after pneumonia treatment

Dec. 03, 2022 13:00 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has returned home after being hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia, his office said Saturday. The 54-year-old Holcomb was diagnosed with pneumonia after going to a doctor on Thursday believing he was ill with the flu, according to...

At Shanghai vigil, bold shout for change preceded crackdown

Dec. 03, 2022 05:06 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — The mourners in Shanghai lit candles and placed flowers. Someone scrawled “Urumqi, 11.24, Rest in Peace” in red on cardboard — referring to the deadly apartment fire in China’s western city of Urumqi that sparked anger over perceptions the country's strict COVID-19...