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Pritzker delays vaccine deadline for some state workers

Oct. 16, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has pushed back a deadline for state employees of veterans' homes, prisons and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as his office negotiates with labor unions representing some workers. Pritzker, who in August...

Czech President Zeman needs time to recover, his wife says

Oct. 14, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman, in hospital for days with an unspecified health problem, needs time to recuperate, his wife said Thursday amid uncertainty over whether his condition would impact efforts to form a new government. “I can only confirm that he...

Queen Elizabeth II uses cane to walk into Westminster Abbey

Oct. 12, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was seen using a walking stick at a major public event for the first time Tuesday, when she attended a Westminster Abbey service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an armed forces charity. The 95-year-old monarch was...

Czech PM says president ready to ask him to form government

Oct. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Tuesday that the Czech Republic's president told him he was ready to give Babis a chance to form another government even though the party led by the populist billionaire placed a surprise second in the country's parliamentary election last...

Czech president hospitalized; Could affect forming new govt

Oct. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, a day after the country held parliamentary election in which populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis' party surprisingly came in second and Zeman has a key role in establishing a new government. ...

Ex-Vice President Pence joins Indiana horse ride for vets

Oct. 10, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence climbed on horseback during an Indiana ride by a veterans group trying to reduce suicides among military veterans. Pence joined members of the nonprofit organization BraveHearts during a Saturday ride in Fort...

China's Xi calls for 'peaceful' reunification with Taiwan

Oct. 09, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China's mainland was in Beijing's interests, despite ratcheted up military threats against the self-governing island. Xi spoke at an official celebration...

Gunman at Florida VA hospital sentenced to 16-plus years

Oct. 08, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A double amputee veteran who opened fire at a Florida hospital, injuring a doctor, was sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison on Friday. Larry Ray Bon was at a Veterans Affairs hospital emergency room in West Palm Beach in 2019 when he became...

Sununu: Veterans Affairs denying it requested 500M gloves

Oct. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu asked the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday to “follow through on their promise" to purchase millions of heavy duty rubber gloves procured by a New Hampshire company in response to a pandemic-related request for personal protective equipment. ...

Germany probes far-right incidents in military guard unit

Oct. 08, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A company of the German military's honor guard battalion has been suspended from official duty amid an investigation of initiation rituals, suspected sexual abuse and far-right incidents, the German Defense Ministry said Friday. The company has been...