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S. Dakota GOP leader: Senator accused of harassment

Jan. 27, 2023 19:40 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate Republican leader said Friday that a committee will investigate a suspended senator for allegedly harassing a legislative aide during an exchange over childhood vaccines and breastfeeding. Sen. Casey Crabtree, the Senate GOP leader, had...

FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations

Jan. 26, 2023 18:09 PM EST

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus. The Food and Drug Administration asked its scientific advisers Thursday to help...

S. Dakota Senate suspends lawmaker after vaccine exchange

Jan. 26, 2023 17:10 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 26, 2023 01:47 AM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen. January 25, 2023. Editorial: Beware: Along with tax season comes scamming season It’s tax season again, which means a new crop of income tax scams will soon start circulating. Each year, thousands of unsuspecting people lose money and their...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 26, 2023 01:40 AM EST

Ashland Daily Independent. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Study could yield useful vaccine info To solve a problem, you must know the facts. Even though we sometimes poke fun at studies and research that seem to reveal the obvious, scientific study is the way to find...

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

Jan. 23, 2023 20:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to...

'Diamond' of pro-Trump commentary duo dies of heart disease

Jan. 23, 2023 17:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lynette Hardaway, a zealous supporter of former President Donald Trump whose death had prompted widespread speculation over its cause, died earlier this month of a heart condition, according to a death certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Known...

Mississippi doctor against vaccine mandate runs for governor

Jan. 23, 2023 14:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi doctor who leads a group of physicians opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates has filed paperwork to challenge Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves in the state’s Republican primary. Dr. John Witcher is the only Republican other than Reeves who has...

By the numbers: President Biden at the two-year mark

Jan. 19, 2023 14:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden notches two years in office on Friday. That represents 730 days since his inauguration — and a whole lot of other numbers as well. The story of the first half of Biden's term, at least by the numbers, is a mixed bag. It includes a...

Defibrillators in telephone booths long preceded COVID

Jan. 18, 2023 17:41 PM EST

CLAIM: British telephone booths are being retrofitted with defibrillators because the COVID-19 vaccines are causing more cardiac arrests. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. A movement to install defibrillators in telephone kiosks across the U.K. is more than a decade old and didn’t result...