Latest Protocols News

'We want to get back to life': Most NHL players get vaccine

Sep. 23, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

Sporting a mask, Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander opened his news conference at the start of training camp by informing reporters he was not yet fully vaccinated. “Had couple medical things to take care of,” he said. “I’ll be fully vaccinated by the...

Indonesia leader lays out priorities for G-20 presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indonesia's leader said Wednesday that inclusiveness and a sustainable, green economy would be among his priorities when he assumes the G-20 presidency next year. In a recorded statement to the U.N. General Assembly, Indonesian President Joko Widodo...

Q&A: America's new COVID-19 rules for international travel

Sep. 21, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is rolling out new international travel policies affecting Americans and noncitizens alike who want to fly into the U.S. The goal is to restore more normal air travel after 18 months of disruption caused by COVID-19. The...

Dolphins' Austin Jackson: 'The vaccine definitely helped'

Sep. 16, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Austin Jackson believes people are entitled to make their own decisions about whether to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. That said, he’s thankful he got his shots. Jackson was back at...

Pope's Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacy

Sep. 11, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Central Europe that will not only test his health but also provide one of the most awkward moments of his papacy — a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister...

Newton believes COVID testing mishap contributed to release

Sep. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says he was caught by surprise by his release in New England and believes his weeklong absence near the end of training camp due to a mishap related to COVID-19 testing protocols contributed to coach Bill Belichick’s...

Unionist leader says Brexit deal could sink N Ireland govt

Sep. 09, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The leader of Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party heightened post-Brexit political tensions on Thursday, saying the U.K.’s divorce deal with the European Union could collapse the Belfast government and trigger a new era of violence and instability. ...

Berhalter says banished McKennie could be welcomed back

Sep. 07, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Weston McKennie could be welcomed back to the U.S. national team in the future, coach Gregg Berhalter said after banishing him from a pair of World Cup qualifiers for violating team COVID-19 protocols. “The team absolutely comes first,...

Pressure mounts on US after 2 draws in World Cup qualifying

Sep. 06, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Players walked off the field dejected. Nervous American fans are in an uproar. No, this wasn't four years ago. This is the here and now for the U.S. soccer team, which has just two points after its first two World Cup qualifiers, three injured...

McKennie sent back to Italy after violating US team rules

Sep. 06, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Midfielder Weston McKennie is being sent back to Italy and will miss his second straight World Cup qualifier after breaking U.S. team COVID-19 protocols. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made the announcement Monday, a day after the U.S. and Canada...