Saturday, October 23, 2021

Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

October 23, 2021 5:01 am MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days...

Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

October 23, 2021 3:36 am COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island...

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

October 22, 2021 9:36 pm Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and...

Alberta government says jobs, economy, COVID to be focus of fall legislature sitting

October 22, 2021 6:26 pm EDMONTON — The Alberta government plans a busy fall legislature sitting aimed at adding jobs and diversifying the economy while focusing on tamping down the...

Judge: Certain California prison guards must be vaccinated

October 22, 2021 6:11 pm BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be...

‘Absolutely shocking’: Saskatchewan considers next stage of triage amid COVID crisis

October 22, 2021 5:46 pm REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority said Friday it may activate the next stage of its triage plan, as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to overwhelm the...

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall

October 22, 2021 5:21 pm NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical...

New Brunswick pastor apologizes after week in jail over COVID-19 rule breaches

October 22, 2021 4:26 pm SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A New Brunswick pastor is free after spending a week in jail and apologizing to the courts Friday for breaches of...

Canada approves Nunavut’s request for military help with Iqaluit’s water emergency

October 22, 2021 3:46 pm IQALUIT, Nunavut — The federal government has approved a request for the Canadian Armed Forces to help with the water emergency in Nunavut's capital. Prime Minister...

N.L. reports 30 COVID-19 cases, school outbreak as vaccine passport takes effect

October 22, 2021 3:26 pm ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's vaccine passport came into effect Friday as health authorities identified another cluster of COVID-19 cases in the province. Dr....

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States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

October 23, 2021 11:11 am Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a...

No ‘blank slate’ jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

October 23, 2021 10:11 am BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was...

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

October 23, 2021 10:06 am MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but...