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  • Reuters

    New Zealand's coronavirus outbreak spreads to South Island

    Most of the new infections were reported in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city that has been under a strict lockdown for more than two months. The risks of a further spread from the case reported in Blenheim, in the north east of the South Island, remained low, health officials said, with the person likely in the late stage of infection. On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that New Zealand will end its strict lockdown measures and restore more freedoms only when 90% of its eligible

  • Associated Press

    EXPLAINER: Texas abortion law gets Supreme Court arguments

    The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in effect for now. The law, known as Senate Bill 8, has been the subject of a series of legal challenges since before it went into effect in September, and it made one previous trip to the high court.

  • Associated Press

    UN investigator: North Korea has never been more isolated

    North Korea has never been more isolated from the international community as a result of its drastic steps to prevent COVID-19, and the ruptured global ties are having “a dramatic impact on the human rights of the people inside the country,” the U.N.’s independent investigator on the reclusive northeast Asian nation said Friday. Tomás Ojea Quintana told the General Assembly’s human rights committee and an earlier news conference that North Koreans are facing food shortages and collapses in thei

  • Associated Press

    Judge: Certain California prison guards must be vaccinated

    A judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Kern County Superior Court Judge Bernard Barmann's ruling does not extend to all state prison employees, including guards who work in other settings. The state Department of Public Health in August had ordered the guards, as well as other prison and jail employees who work in correctional health care settings, to get vaccinated.

  • Associated Press

    Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye abruptly resigns

    Oklahoma Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye unexpectedly resigned from the post on Friday, effective immediately, the state health department said. Department spokesperson Rachel Klein said Frye “felt it was time to move on" from leading the agency. The settlement was reached under the administration of former state Attorney General Mike Hunter, Frye said.

  • Associated Press

    California's Brooksby, 20, clinches Next Gen Finals berth

    Qualifier Jenson Brooksby locked up a berth in the Next Gen Finals for the top 21-and-under players on the ATP Tour by reaching the semifinals in Antwerp with a 7-5 6-0 victory over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Friday. Brooksby, a 20-year-old from California currently ranked a career-best 70th, reached the final four at an ATP tournament for the third time this season. This already has been a breakthrough year for Brooksby, who finished 2020 ranked outside the top 300 and took a set off Nova

  • Associated Press

    Myanmar upset its military leader barred from regional meet

    Myanmar's military-installed government on Friday sharply challenged a pronouncement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations barring its leader from from attending the regional bloc's summit next week. Myanmar said the declaration, issued by ASEAN’s current chair, Brunei, violated the charter of the group, to which it belongs. A statement issued Friday night by Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry detailed why it believed ASEAN had violated its own rules by taking such action.

  • Associated Press

    Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

    Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Yet job growth slowed in August and September.

  • Associated Press

    Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag

    Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a Bucharest hospital which, like hospitals throughout Romania, is struggling under an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in a country with worryingly low vaccination rates. The European Union country of around 19 million has only 35% of its adults fully inoculated against COVID-19 compared to an EU average of 74%, and is the second-least vaccinated nation in the 27-nation bloc in front of Bulgaria. In an attempt Friday to curb the deadly surge and

  • Associated Press

    NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

    None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. CLAIM: Workers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but are being used to replace health care personnel who are refusing to comply with vaccination mandates. THE FACTS: The claims are spreading across social media platforms, gaining thousands of likes and shares, but both assertions are false.

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