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USOPC: American hopefuls for Beijing Games must have vaccine

U.S. athletes trying to make the Winter Olympics will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 under a groundbreaking new policy announced Wednesday by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. ...

Kiermaier hit, apparent retribution, as Rays clinch playoffs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch, apparent retribution for scooping up a Toronto scouting report two days earlier, and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched a postseason berth with...

Vikings' Cook shows toughness after physical game in Arizona

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Late in the second quarter on Sunday, Dalvin Cook was stood up at the line of scrimmage by Arizona’s 335-pound defensive tackle Corey Peters. All of Cook’s moment...

Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or st...

EXPLAINER: Why the debt limit is again roiling Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — The idea of the U.S. government breaching its “debt limit” sounds scary. But what, exactly, are lawmakers in Washington fighting about? The debt limit is a nearly c...

Fed: On track to slow support for economy later this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announce as early as November that it will start withdrawing the extraordinary support it unleashed after...

Jackson released from Chicago facility after COVID recovery

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinso...

The Latest: W.Va. cuts vaccination figure after count glitch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s coronavirus vaccination figures have been adjusted sharply lower after officials discovered that numbers from a federal contractor had been double counted. ...

NFL chief medical officer explains 2021 testing procedures

The NFL's chief medical officer notes that daily testing of all players for COVID-19, something the union's president has pushed for, has its strengths and weaknesses. Using the situ...

Jets' Saleh hearing suggestions, criticisms, even from Mom

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh has heard all kinds of opinions, criticisms and suggestions just two games into his NFL head coaching career. From fans, media and the Twitterv...

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...

United Airlines say 97% of US employees have been vaccinated

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says more than 97% of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now that there is less than a week before a deadline to get the shots or get fired. ...

The Latest: Kenya's president outlines his UN priorities

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — With Kenya poised to assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council next month, the countr...

Cowboys place Keanu Neal on COVID-19 list in latest setback

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys placed linebacker Keanu Neal on the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday, making it possible the club will be without a key player for the third consecutive game to ...

'Maderna' tourist wanted after skipping Hawaii Zoom hearing

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge issued a bench warrant for an Illinois woman after she failed to appear for a virtual court hearing Wednesday following her arrest for an alleged fake COVID-19 vaccinati...