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Wisconsin reports almost 25% of population fully vaccinated

Apr. 11, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials reported nearly a quarter of the state's population has completed COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday. Over 1.4 million people — making up 24.3% of the state's population — have been completely vaccinated by either receiving...

Alabama hospital begins $61M expansion, including new beds

Apr. 11, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BOAZ, Ala. (AP) — Work has begun on a $61 million renovation of a north Alabama hospital. Once completed, the main entrance to Marshall Medical Center South in Boaz will be relocated to the north end of the hospital, adding 125 parking spaces. ...

More Vermont courthouses ready to reopen for live trials

Apr. 11, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Eight Vermont courthouses are once again ready for jury trials. The Vermont Judiciary announced recently that the move comes after a year of work to construct barriers, test and improve air circulation and filtration systems, and develop process and facility enhancements...

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Phases story

Apr. 11, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story April 10, 2021, about business organizations urging Gov. Jay Inslee to delay a decision to return some counties to more restrictive coronavirus standards, The Associated Press erroneously reported nearly 3.8 million people in the state had received one...

The Latest: Canucks to reopen facilities Monday at earliest

Apr. 11, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL says the Vancouver Canucks’ team facilities scheduled to open Sunday will remain closed until at least Monday after an additional player entered the...

Daily average of new Oklahoma COVID-19 cases is rising

Apr. 11, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Researchers say the average daily number of COVID-19 cases is climbing in Oklahoma. According to the latest Johns Hopkins University research Sunday, the rolling average of daily new Oklahoma cases over the past two weeks has spiked by 168 cases, or...

Kudermetova wins her 1st WTA title on clay in Charleston

Apr. 11, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Veronika Kudermetova of Russia won her first WTA title, coming up strong on the big points to beat Danka Kovinic 6-4, 6-2 at the Volvo Car Open on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kudermetova did not drop a set in six matches on the way to the...

City of Los Angeles expands vaccine eligibility to 16 and up

Apr. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles has opened up vaccines to younger people, days ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. An option to book vaccine appointments for Los Angeles residents 16 and older at city-run inoculation sites...

"Right to counsel" law advancing through Legislature

Apr. 11, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A "right to counsel" measure that is getting closer to approval by the Legislature would make Washington the first state to ensure that low-income tenants have legal representation when faced with an eviction. The bill has passed both the Senate...

'Nomadland' wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

Apr. 11, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. “Nomadland” filmmaker...