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3 Miami Dolphins removed from COVID-19 reserve list

Aug. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Three of the four Miami Dolphins players who had been on the COVID-19 reserve list were removed from it Thursday. Coming off the list were tight ends Cethan Carter and Adam Shaheen and receiver Preston Williams. Tight end Mike Gesicki remained...

Mississippi lawmakers gather info on redistricting puzzle

Aug. 05, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are traveling the state to gather ideas about how congressional and legislative districts should look in the coming decade — a series of public hearings that was scheduled before the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. ...

J.R. Richard, power pitcher for Astros in '70s, dies at 71

Aug. 05, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — J.R. Richard, a huge, flame-throwing right-hander who spent 10 years with the Houston Astros before his career was cut short by a stroke, has died. He was 71. The team announced his death on Thursday but did not provide any further details. ...

Delaware considering school mask requirements as cases rise

Aug. 05, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are considering mask requirements in schools as coronavirus cases rise again amid back-to-school planning, Gov. John Carney said at a briefing Thursday. “The state of emergency declaration expired on July 13, so we’re looking...

McCall man killed in paragliding crash near Horseshoe Bend

Aug. 05, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HORSESHOE BEND, Idaho (AP) — The Boise County Sheriff's Office says a man died in a paragliding crash near Horseshoe Bend. Sheriff Scott Turner told Boise television station KTVB that the accident was reported around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Horseshoe Bend Flight Park. ...

'We lost Greenville': Wildfire decimates California town

Aug. 05, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 3-week-old wildfire engulfed a tiny Northern California mountain town, leveling most of its historic downtown and leaving blocks of homes in ashes, while a new wind-whipped blaze also destroyed homes as crews braced for another explosive run of flames Thursday in...

Nashville school officials agree to implement mask mandate

Aug. 05, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Nashville's top school officials on Thursday agreed to enforce an universal mask mandate for the upcoming school year as part of an effort to protect children too young to receive the COVID-19 vaccine while the pandemic resurges across the state. The Metro Nashville Board...

Beyond Meat sees Q2 sales jump on restaurant demand

Aug. 05, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said Thursday that its revenue jumped 32% in the second quarter as demand from restaurants returned. But the company's shares dropped after it forecast lower-than-expected third-quarter sales. Beyond Meat said uncertainty about the...

Raiders' receivers ready to produce in high-flying offense

Aug. 05, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr says this year's Raiders have a do-it-all group of receivers that he believes are the best he’s had in eight seasons. “Oh yeah, absolutely, very diverse,” Carr said this week. "(Coach Jon) Gruden is going to...

Governor: Most state workers must be vaccinated or tested

Aug. 05, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of Virginia’s state workers will have to be vaccinated or agree to regular COVID-19 testing, under a new requirement Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. The order will take effect Sept. 1 and will apply to more than 120,000 executive...