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AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Oct. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking,...

COVID-19 underscores need to diversify Tahoe tourist economy

Oct. 16, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic helped expose the growing vulnerability of Lake Tahoe’s increasingly tourism-dependent economy as housing costs balloon, year-round residency declines and more workers commute from afar or seek jobs elsewhere, a new report says. ...

Data: Nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated

Oct. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of New York residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the latest federal statistics. About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data released Saturday by the...

Robert Durst hospitalized with COVID-19, his lawyer says

Oct. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who days ago was sentenced in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, his lawyer said Saturday, Defense Attorney Dick DeGuerin said he was notified that Durst was admitted...

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

Oct. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority. Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin. ...

State Fair returns after pandemic hiatus but attendance down

Oct. 16, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attendance at this year's New Mexico State Fair dropped by about two-fifths from the 2019 fair, the last before the 2020 event was canceled because of the pandemic. State Fair General Manager Dan Mourning said Friday that 275,467 people attended...

Some hospitals delay worker COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Oct. 16, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Hundreds of health care workers in Massachusetts have received COVID-19 vaccines in recent days to meet requirements, but thousands of employees remain unvaccinated, and some hospitals have delayed their deadlines. Mass General Brigham, the state's largest hospital...

Louisiana will restart prison visits with COVID precautions

Oct. 16, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana prison system will again start allowing people to visit inmates, nearly three months after the visits were stopped because of the state's surge in COVID-19 cases. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said in a...

'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

Oct. 16, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — David Amess was a man of the people, a hard-working British lawmaker who had no grand political ambitions beyond serving those who had elected him for nigh-on 40 years. His shocking death at the hands of a knife-wielding man at a church...

Lawmaker's killing wounds 'British tradition' of openness

Oct. 16, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

The name alone — “the surgery" — evokes a place where help is sought and given. British lawmaker David Amess, like others, hosted his all-are-welcome surgeries regularly, meeting the voters he represented with a smile and a ready ear for whatever concerns, problems, gripes and hopes...