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US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

May. 16, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly...

Saginaw to resume water shutoffs, collection efforts

May. 16, 2022 10:30 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Water shutoffs for delinquent payments are expected to resume in Saginaw this summer. Collection efforts and water service disconnections that were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic will restart July 18, the city said Monday. Saginaw,...

2022 midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

May. 16, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and...

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May. 16, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a...

CDC says US death toll from COVID-19 hits 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years into the outbreak

May. 16, 2022 09:26 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — CDC says US death toll from COVID-19 hits 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years into the outbreak.

Official: China's economy reviving as anti-virus curbs ease

May. 16, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory and consumer activity fell even more than expected in April under anti-virus controls, official data showed Monday, but a Cabinet official said the economy is reviving as anti-virus curbs ease and its commercial capital of Shanghai reopens. The slump...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 16, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Statehouse misinformation on bail hurts justice on many levels Less than two years after Ohio amended Criminal Rule 46 in a bipartisan process to reduce the use of cash bail so those without means don’t unfairly stew...

Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as road deaths soar

May. 16, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit. ...

Maryland's Sen. Chris Van Hollen treated for minor stroke

May. 16, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he has suffered a minor stroke and is being treated at George Washington University Hospital. The Maryland Democrat says he has been told there are no long-term effects or damage. In a statement Sunday night, Van Hollen said he has...

Shanghai says lockdown to ease as virus spread mostly ends

May. 16, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most of Shanghai has stopped the spread of the coronavirus in the community and fewer than 1 million people remain under strict lockdown, authorities said Monday, as the city moves toward reopening and economic data showed the gloomy impact of China's “zero-COVID" policy. ...