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  • Associated Press

    Unvaccinated, hospitalized: Patient now advocates for shots

    Cedric Daniels and Joshua Bradstreet Contreras didn't think they really needed the coronavirus vaccine. After all, the uncle and nephew are both young — 37 and 22, respectively — and Contreras was “as healthy as a horse,” Daniels said. At about the same time, Daniels started feeling weak, had blurred vision and was so short of breath he could barely make it from his couch in the living room to the bathroom.

  • Associated Press

    EXPLAINER: Will new CDC moratorium keep tenants housed?

    After a federal eviction moratorium was allowed to lapse this weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new moratorium Tuesday on evictions that would last until Oct. 3. The new moratorium aims to keep millions in their homes and prevent the spread of the coronavirus’ delta variant. The moratorium also give states additional time to get out nearly $47 billion in rental assistance, most of which has yet to be distributed to tenants and landlords.

  • Associated Press

    Delta variant forces cancellation of New York auto show

    The show was scrubbed before automakers' trucks left warehouses to start moving in to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, Sams said. Once the trucks depart, costs to automakers grow, he said.

  • Reuters

    Israeli airline El Al to carry out mid-flight COVID test trial

    Passengers on an El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv will be tested for the coronavirus on the plane itself or before boarding on Thursday to speed up procedures upon arrival in Israel, where infections are on the rise. The Israeli airline announced the plan a day after Israel said travellers from the United States, like those from many other countries, would have to self-isolate for at least a week after landing at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport. Israel hopes the new restriction will slow t

  • Reuters

    Kendall Jenner says $1.8 million suit by Italian brand 'without merit'

    A representative of U.S. top model Kendall Jenner fired back on Wednesday against a $1.8 million suit from Italian label Liu Jo, saying a claim that she had breached terms of a modelling contract was "without merit." At the centre of the dispute is a fashion shoot that was delayed by the COVID-19 emergency, with the contemporary Italian fashion label alleging Jenner turned down proposals to reschedule it, according to a complaint filed by Liu Jo in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan late on M

  • Associated Press

    UK to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds

    The U.K. plans to offer coronavirus vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds in the next few weeks after the independent body of scientists that makes vaccine recommendations to the government changed its advice. The four nations of the U.K. all accepted the change from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, which now says healthy 16 to 17-year-olds can be offered a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The change, which means another 1.4 million people across the U.K. will be eligible for a

  • Reuters

    Boeing 737 MAX departs for key test flight in China

    SEATTLE/BEIJING (Reuters) -A Boeing Co 737 Max jet departed for China on Wednesday to conduct a flight test as part of the U.S. planemaker's attempt to gain approval in the vital travel market following two fatal crashes, people familiar with the matter said. Flight-tracking site FlightRadar24 showed a 737 MAX 7 test plane taking off from Boeing Field near Seattle at 8:17 a.m. local time (1517 GMT) bound for John Rodgers Field outside Honolulu, the first leg of its trip across the Pacific. Boe

  • Associated Press

    Indy 500 winner Castroneves pumped for return at Nashville

    Helio Castroneves exhausted himself sprinting down Indianapolis Motor Speedway in celebration and then tacked on another -- a fourth at Indy! An Indy record tied, Castroneves was ready to party. If he wants to try something really crazy, he could scale the 72 cables that suspend the bridge deck of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge he’ll race over should he win in his IndyCar return on Sunday.

  • Reuters

    Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 million as Delta variant spreads

    Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the more-infectious Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strains healthcare systems. The global surge in cases is highlighting the widening gap in inoculation rates between wealthy and poor nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine boosters until at least 10% of the population in every country was vaccinated.

  • Associated Press

    COVID nurse is thrilled to be back on pro bowling circuit

    In fact, Erin McCarthy is just one of a few to claim that territory. The 31-year-old McCarthy has weathered the pandemic as a critical care nurse in Omaha, and she did it during the darkest days of the coronavirus crisis without her usual release valve — competing on the Professional Women's Bowling Association circuit. Now back on the tour, McCarthy is splitting her time between hospital work and traveling to meets to regain her momentum on the lanes.

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