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COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more reside...

MATCHDAY: Liverpool eyes second place, Inter faces Atalanta

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday: ENGLAND Liverpool will look to reduce the gap to Premier League leader Manchester City to 11 points by beat...

Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every...

GOP Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Katko, a respected Republican moderate whose congressional career seemed on the ascent, announced his retirement Friday, the third of the 10 House GOP lawmakers who voted t...

Taiwan COVID patients with mild symptoms to be quarantined, not hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As imported COVID-19 cases increase in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting Saturday (Jan. 15), patients with mild to no symptoms or ...

After COVID-19 diagnosis, WVa governor's health is improving

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said his health was improving Thursday, two days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. The 70-year-old Republican governor con...

Biogen tumbles after Medicare lays out Aduhelm coverage plan

Shares of Biogen slid Wednesday, a day after federal regulators slapped coverage limitations on the drugmaker’s new Alzheimer’s disease treatment. The Centers for Medicare and Medic...

Medicare limits coverage of $28,000-a-year Alzheimer's drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Tuesday it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned, a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the ...

Head of Serbian Orthodox Church tests positive for virus

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Patriarch Porfirije, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has tested positive for COVID-19, the church said Tuesday, amid a surge in infections in the country and elsewhere...

Health officials let COVID-infected staff stay on the job

Health authorities around the U.S. are increasingly taking the extraordinary step of allowing nurses and other workers infected with the coronavirus to stay on the job if they have mild symptoms or no...

Saints miss wild-card spot despite 30-20 win over Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Siemian and his New Orleans teammates saw their playoff hopes end not on the field, but in their locker room. For that cold reality to hit the team only minutes...

The Latest: NFL fit to be tied with Chargers-Vegas scenario

The Latest from Week 18 of the NFL (all times Eastern): ___ 8:15 p.m. An intriguing scenario has emerged in what is supposed to be a playoffs-or-b...

Column: State on edge as Bulldogs try to end 41-year drought

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The picture making the rounds on social media sums up the anxiety of an entire state. “For The Love of God Beat Bama,” a roadside sign pleads. “Go Dawgs.” ...

NHL postpones Canucks, Senators games due to capacity limits

Bo Horvat and the Vancouver Canucks just want to get back to playing hockey. The Canucks had another game pushed back Friday when the NHL announced it was postponing Saturday’s match...

Omicron spreads in India's big cities but hospitalisations still low

Indian megacities Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, although without a corresponding rise in hospitalisations, but fears are growing about a spread to rural areas i...