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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 04, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Aug. 2, 2021. Editorial: NC COVID messages are dangerously misleading Even as a deadly pandemic refuses to let go, some are still willfully spreading misinformation about it to make money and win votes. For...

Health care systems urged to mandate vaccinations

Aug. 02, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's largest physicians organization is urging all health care organizations to require that their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Despite the pleas for voluntary vaccinations, Wisconsin and the nation continue to see dramatic...

Meetings planned in effort to end nurses' strike

Aug. 02, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Negotiations between management at a Massachusetts hospital and nurses who have been on strike for nearly five months are scheduled to resume Monday. A federal mediator has scheduled all-day sessions Monday and Tuesday between management at St....

1st hospital in Maine to require vaccinations for staff

Jul. 30, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The hospital in a community that was the epicenter of a so-called coronavirus “super spreader” event is going to require all staff be vaccinated, becoming the first hospital in Maine to do so. All staff at Millinocket Regional Hospital will be...

Rangers sign No. 2 overall pick Leiter with $7.9M bonus

Jul. 28, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Second overall pick Jack Leiter signed Wednesday with the Texas Rangers, getting a $7,922,000 signing bonus that is the largest for a drafted pitcher in 10 years. The deal for the right-hander out of Vanderbilt, and the son of former big league lefty Al Leiter, was for...

American Airlines crews say lodging is lacking on the road

Jul. 28, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Passengers on American Airlines has been dogged by flight delays this summer, and now flight attendants and pilots say the airline is failing to secure hotel rooms, sometimes forcing employees to sleep in airports. Unions for flight attendants...

VA requires COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

Jul. 26, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads across the nation and some communities report troubling increases in hospitalizations among...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

Jul. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was tapped Friday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve as the state's next attorney general. After a two-month search that began in May...

Dakotas health system makes COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory

Jul. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A dominant health system in the Dakotas that bills itself as one of the largest health organizations in the country said Thursday it is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all its employees, citing the spread of more contagious variants. ...

Northam urges but won't require continued masking in schools

Jul. 21, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration issued new guidance Wednesday on COVID-19 prevention measures for the upcoming school year, urging but not requiring continued masking in many circumstances. With a statewide public health order that had...