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CDC panel grapples with who needs a COVID-19 booster shot

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members wond...

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Philadelphia Inquirer on protecting abortion rights in Pennsylvania: ...

Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street ahead of Fed statement

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of an update from the Federal Reserve on how and when it might begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy. The...

Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% ...

Taiwan reports 1 COVID case, 1 death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 22) reported one new local COVID-19 case. Deputy CECC chief Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) on Wednesday afternoon a...

Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge

BEIRUT (AP) — Coronavirus cases are surging to the worst levels of the pandemic in a rebel stronghold in Syria — a particularly devastating development in a region where scores of hospitals have been ...

Coronavirus: Is India entering the final stage of pandemic?

With COVID infections in India steadily decreasing, epidemiologists and virologists are more optimistic that the Indian health system will be able to better manage caseloads moving forward. In an int...

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of...

AP PHOTOS: Behind barricades, Vietnam battles 'enemy' virus

VUNG TAU, Vietnam (AP) — The roadblocks and barricades make the streets of this southern Vietnamese city look like they did during the war that ended almost 50 years ago. But this time, the battle is ...

California now has nation's lowest virus transmission rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has the lowest coronavirus transmission rate of any state following a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations after a summer surge. The nation's mos...

Idaho's COVID outlook is dire as cases continue to climb

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health care workers are exhausted and angry. Some of Idaho's coronavirus vaccines are expiring because they have sat unused for so long. And coronavirus case numbers and deaths con...

Experts eye more travel testing to contain COVID in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are facing pressure to increase COVID-19 testing for travelers as the islands deal with a record surge of new infections, hospitalization and deaths. The calls come as...

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million u...

Business Highlights: Evergrande struggles, FedEx stumbles

___ Q&A: America’s new COVID-19 rules for international travel WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is rolling out new COVID-19 rules for travelers flying into the countr...