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State: 217 COVID-19 cases found among 1.7M fully vaccinated

Apr. 14, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State health officials said Wednesday that 115 more cases of fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID-19 have been discovered out of 1.7 million people who have been fully vaccinated in Washington. A total of 217 of the breakthrough...

The Latest: Ivanka Trump receives 1st dose of Pfizer vaccine

Apr. 14, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump has received her first COVID-19 shot and is encouraging others to get vaccinated as quickly as they can. Two people familiar with Ivanka Trump’s plans say she was eligible to get vaccinated along with other White House staff when she worked...

Report: Mexico's COVID-19 policies cost huge number of lives

Apr. 14, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s unwillingness to spend money, do more testing, change course or react to new scientific evidence contributed to the country being one of the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released this week by the University of California, San...

Arizona finds 419 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Apr. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are reporting 419 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional four deaths. The latest number of daily new cases released Wednesday by the state Department of Health Services is somewhat lower than the previous few days. ...

Bill would require Legislature's OK to spend COVID-19 funds

Apr. 14, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee on Wednesday approved a proposed law requiring that about $2.2 billion coming to Idaho from the latest round of federal coronavirus rescue money must be approved by lawmakers before being spent by state agencies. ...

Minnesota extends COVID-19 state of emergency for 13th time

Apr. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials extended the peacetime emergency for another 30 days on Wednesday in order to boost the state's response to more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus. The five Democratic statewide officials who make up the Minnesota Executive...

House speaker wants to revisit court ruling on remote access

Apr. 14, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's House Speaker wants to revisit a decision by an appeals court to vacate a judge's ruling that upheld his refusal to provide remote access to legislative sessions to lawmakers at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. ...

US weighs next steps for J&J virus shot amid clot mystery

Apr. 14, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to help speed virus protection. It’s not...

Indian Health Service pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 14, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Indian Health Service is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Oklahoma and all other regions at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration. “Out of an abundance of caution, IHS has paused all Johnson...

Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states. ...