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Here's the latest for Thursday October 21st: FDA green lights COVID-19 booster shots; House to vote on Steve Bannon contempt of Congress; Senate Republicans block voting rights legislation; FBI says items found in Fla. linked to Brian Laundrie.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely. “Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He will fly back to Munich separately from the team in a medical plane and isolate back there,” Bayern
Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that shot. The FDA authorized such an expansion of the nation’s booster campaign, also endorsed Thursday by a CDC advisory panel. (Oct. 21)
With the U.S.-Canada border reopening to land travel next month, many Windsorites are probably champing at the bit to make the trip to Detroit, but they won't be able to use the Transit Windsor tunnel bus to do it. On Thursday, the company said it would not be restarting the tunnel bus service at this time. "The current travel requirement for Canada-bound passengers to have secured a negative molecular COVID-19 test adds processing complexity to the customs clearance process associated with tunn
As Latvia goes into lockdown and hospitals in Bulgaria and Romania buckle under a COVID-19 surge while Poland sells surplus vaccine doses, many central and eastern Europeans are torn between defiance and regret over not getting inoculated. The region has the European Union's lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading there fast. Recovering from bronchial pneumonia caused by a coronavirus infection, Bulgarian Vesela Tafradzhiyska, 47, said she had held back from getting inoculated because media reports about vaccine safety and efficacy had been contradictory and confusing.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's privatized Medicaid system has illegally denied services or care to program recipients, and both private insurance companies managing the system have violated terms of their contracts with the state, according to a state audit released Wednesday. Auditor Rob Sand released a report from his investigation that examined a six-year period from 2013 through 2019. He said his investigators found a massive increase in illegal denials of care by managed care organizations,
A shiny new observation deck opened in Manhattan Thursday promising tourists and locals alike a view of New York City like they have never experienced. (Oct 21)
Canadian theatre giant and Stratford Festival mainstay Martha Henry has died, the festival confirmed in an email to CBC News. She died from cancer in her Stratford, Ont., home just after midnight, surrounded by her family, festival organizers said. It was just 12 days after she gave her final performance in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women at the festival. "Our hearts are shattered," artistic director Antoni Cimolino was quoted as saying in a news release. "The name Martha Henry is synonymous wit
WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be by invitation only,” Peggy Cifrino said in an emailed statement. Powell died of complications from COVID-19 at age 84. He had been vaccinated, but his family said his immune system had been compromised by multiple myeloma, a blood ca
Hundreds more residents on the Spanish island of La Palma were forced out of their homes overnight on Thursday after a new river of lava gushed from La Cumbre Vieja volcano and descended toward their properties. (Susana Vera/Reuters)
Britain said on Wednesday it had secured deals for two COVID-19 antivirals, one developed by Merck and the other by Pfizer, which it said could be used to treat patients by the end of the year if regulatory approval is granted. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has removed almost all COVID-19 restrictions and is relying on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments to try and withstand winter pressures on hospitals given high case numbers of more than 40,000 new infections a day. "We may soon have a new defence in our arsenal with two new antiviral drugs that we have secured," health minister Sajid Javid said in a statement.
The gargantuan stone broke a record that had been set only last year in the same state.
What is the “delta plus” variant? It’s a relative of the delta variant, identified by British scientists last month. Because it isn't a variant of interest or concern, it has not yet been officially named after a letter of the Greek alphabet, like the other worrisome variants. Scientists are monitoring the delta-related variant — known as AY.4.2. — to see if it might spread more easily or be more deadly than previous versions of the coronavirus. In a recent report, U.K. officials said this varia
Six patients from Saskatchewan intensive care units have been airlifted to Ontario this week as the province's health-care system continues to manage the pressure of high COVID-19 case numbers. STARS Air Ambulance wasn't involved in the six transfers, but their crews know all about moving critically-ill patients. Tracey Steel, a critical care nurse and director of clinical operations with STARS, says there's always a fear of losing a critically-ill patient when they make a transfer. "We make sur
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South Korea's first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude on Thursday but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch. (Oct. 21)
The Queen is in ‘good spirits’ and has returned to Windsor Castle after spending a night at a hospital, Buckingham Palace said.
The interim clerk for the village of Baddeck, N.S., says his top priority is getting a handle on the books. Veteran municipal administrator Maris Freimanis was brought in last Tuesday after former clerk Megan Cooper was let go. No one from the village office will say why that happened, and Freimanis said he cannot comment on a personnel matter. But he has been at the helm for a week and still cannot say what the current budget looks like. "Regrettably, I can't. Not today," Freimanis said. "Right
SoftBank Group Corp is in talks to sell the Paris-based robotics business behind its Pepper android to Germany's United Robotics Group, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters, scaling back a business it once touted as a major growth driver. The talks are ongoing and plans could change, said two sources familiar with the matter, who declined to be named as they are not permitted to speak to the media. It is not clear whether SoftBank will retain a stake in the business, nor how much the deal would be worth.
OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada's House of Commons will require all 338 lawmakers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they return to work next month, potentially locking out some members of parliament from the official opposition Conservatives. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly won https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-trudeau-may-cling-power-election-looks-unlikely-secure-majority-2021-09-20 re-election last month, saying he would insist on vaccine mandates for federal workers, people traveling domestically, and his own candidates. Three of the four opposition parties represented in the House of Commons also support vaccination requirements for lawmakers, but the Conservatives of Erin O'Toole oppose mandates and did not require their candidates https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadas-pandemic-election-unvaccinated-candidates-are-knocking-doors-2021-08-23 to be inoculated.