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Maine's emergency coronavirus order enters its final week

Jun. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is entering the final scheduled week of its emergency order about the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills announced the “state of civil emergency” in the early days of the pandemic. It has allowed Mills to deploy all...

Arizona Senate on track to pass budget after House Dems walk

Jun. 23, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democrats refused to show up at the Capitol on Tuesday, blocking debate on a budget and a major tax cut primarily benefiting the wealthy. But the Senate plowed ahead and was on track to pass the budget plan, passing most of the 11 bills...

Senate Republicans to consider local redistricting delay

Jun. 23, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate was slated to take up a Republican bill Wednesday that would delay local governments’ redistricting efforts. Wisconsin law requires counties to adopt redistricting plans for supervisors by July 1 and municipalities to adopt new...

New Zealand on edge after virus-infected Australian visits

Jun. 23, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — After enjoying nearly four months without any community transmission of the coronavirus, New Zealanders were on edge Wednesday after health authorities said an infectious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend. New Zealand...

Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

Jun. 23, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim milestone. The South American nation of 50 million has been registering a growing number of daily cases since April...

Tokyo shapes up to be No-Fun Olympics with many rules, tests

Jun. 23, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed by the pandemic, are not looking like much fun: Not for athletes. Not for fans. And not for the Japanese public. They are caught between concerns about the coronavirus at a time when few are vaccinated on one side and politicians who hope to...

Houston hospital workers fired, resign over COVID-19 vaccine

Jun. 22, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement. A spokesperson for Houston Methodist hospital system said 153...

Tokyo governor takes time off due to fatigue before Olympics

Jun. 22, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's governor will take time off to recover from severe fatigue, the metropolitan government said Wednesday, one month before the Olympics begin. As the host city's leader, Gov. Yuriko Koike has been deeply involved with preparations for the Olympics and...

Mets injuries: Stroman (hip), Conforto delayed, Lucchesi out

Jun. 22, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman has a sore hip, Michael Conforto's return was delayed due to coronavirus concerns and Joey Lucchesi is out for the season. The hits just keep on coming for the injury-riddled New York Mets. Stroman, the team's most...