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Rangers sign No. 2 overall pick Leiter with $7.9M bonus

Jul. 28, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Second overall pick Jack Leiter signed Wednesday with the Texas Rangers, getting a $7,922,000 signing bonus that is the largest for a drafted pitcher in 10 years. The deal for the right-hander out of Vanderbilt, and the son of former big league lefty Al Leiter, was for...

American Airlines crews say lodging is lacking on the road

Jul. 28, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Passengers on American Airlines has been dogged by flight delays this summer, and now flight attendants and pilots say the airline is failing to secure hotel rooms, sometimes forcing employees to sleep in airports. Unions for flight attendants...

VA requires COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

Jul. 26, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads across the nation and some communities report troubling increases in hospitalizations among...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

Jul. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was tapped Friday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve as the state's next attorney general. After a two-month search that began in May...

Dakotas health system makes COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory

Jul. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A dominant health system in the Dakotas that bills itself as one of the largest health organizations in the country said Thursday it is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all its employees, citing the spread of more contagious variants. ...

Northam urges but won't require continued masking in schools

Jul. 21, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration issued new guidance Wednesday on COVID-19 prevention measures for the upcoming school year, urging but not requiring continued masking in many circumstances. With a statewide public health order that had...

Dental group no longer supporting Gosar, a former dentist

Jul. 21, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The American Dental Association says it’s no longer backing six-term U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who worked previously as a dentist. The Arizona Republic reports that the organization’s board of trustees determined that the American Dental Political Action...

Italian lawyers group slams court review of US trial defense

Jul. 21, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Several professional associations representing Italian criminal defense lawyers have slammed a Rome court’s written attack on the team which defended two U.S. young men in their trial for the murder of an Italian police officer. Last week, the court...

Slammed for bribery, Siemens continued to ignore red flags

Jul. 21, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

German engineering giant Siemens ignored some of its own red flags for foreign bribery in the aftermath of a major corruption scandal in 2008, according to newly released reports by an independent monitor and other confidential documents. The warnings involved the...

Pandemic, penalties aside, bribes go on at China hospitals

Jul. 20, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

As the coronavirus pandemic threatened to overwhelm Chinese hospitals last year, Chinese resellers appear to have colluded to inflate the prices of ventilators and other essential medical equipment from multinational companies including Siemens, GE and Philips, according to a review of recent...