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More Michigan firefighters with cancer eligible for benefits

Dec. 05, 2021 10:01 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new Michigan law makes more firefighters with cancer eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Many firefighters in active service already qualify for wage loss and medical benefits if they get certain types of cancer presumed to have been...

Navajo Nation reports 100 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

Dec. 05, 2021 10:00 AM EST

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has reported 100 more COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths. The latest daily virus figures released Saturday brought the tribe’s totals to 40,019 cases and 1,551 known deaths since the pandemic began. ...

Salesianum teen finds healing, purpose through video games

Dec. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — While most may find entertainment through video games, 17-year-old Nicholas Priest uses them to give back. A senior at Salesianium, Priest started the nonprofit organization Nick’s Power of Play (NPOP) halfway through his freshman year to...

Senegal registers first case of coronavirus omicron variant

Dec. 05, 2021 08:39 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has recorded its first case of the omicron variant, becoming the third West African nation to detect the new coronavirus variant after Nigeria and Ghana. The announcement was made by the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological...

Hundreds march against COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium

Dec. 05, 2021 08:05 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through central Brussels on Sunday to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases. Marchers came to protest the measures that were announced Friday,...

Expo 2020's workers face hardships despite Dubai's promises

Dec. 05, 2021 07:22 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Intent on making a flawless impression as the first host of the world's fair in the Middle East, Dubai sought to leave nothing to chance. It poured billions of dollars into its pristine fairgrounds and jubilant festivities that opened...

Germany: incoming minister advises against Christmas travel

Dec. 05, 2021 04:42 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's incoming transport minister is advising people against traveling over Christmas as the country tries to stem a wave of coronavirus infections. Federal and state leaders on Thursday announced tough new restrictions that largely target unvaccinated...

Downtown Paducah came to life for Small Business Saturday

Dec. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The turnout for Small Business Saturday in downtown Paducah was telling for those who follow local business and the local economy. Paducah Main Street is an organization that works toward revitalization and is concerned with the management of...

More omicron detected as hospitals strain under delta surge

Dec. 04, 2021 23:56 PM EST

New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight. “The omicron variant is here, and as anticipated we are seeing the beginning of community spread," state...

COVID outbreak on cruise ship approaching New Orleans

Dec. 04, 2021 23:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday night. The Norwegian Breakaway had departed New Orleans on Nov. 28 and is due to return this weekend, the Louisiana...