Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Leader of Merkel’s party seeks backing in bid for chancellor

    Leader of Merkel’s party seeks backing in bid for chancellor BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party says he’s confident of securing his party’s support to become the center-right candidate for Germany’s next leader, after he and a rival declared their ambitions. The Union bloc…

  • US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

    US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations BOSTON (AP) — U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including whether they should — or legally can — require it. Some have already…

  • Man shot by Minnesota officer in traffic stop crashes, dies

    Man shot by Minnesota officer in traffic stop crashes, dies BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Mourners gathered Sunday night in a Minnesota city where a man was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop, then crashed and later died. A large law enforcement presence remained in Brooklyn…

  • Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

    Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors Scientists are reporting progress against a deadly type of childhood cancer with an unusual treatment. It involves putting viruses directly into the brain to spur an immune system attack. The therapy is for gliomas, tumors that are almost always fatal…

  • The Latest: NZ requiring border workers get doses this month

    The Latest: NZ requiring border workers get doses this month WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is requiring that all border workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of the month. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that beginning immediately, employers would need to consider alternative options…

  • EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage

    EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. The attack Sunday at Natanz comes as world powers try…

  • Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

    Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan CAIRO (AP) — Muslims are navigating coronavirus regulations for their second Ramadan in the shadow of the pandemic. This year, Ramadan comes as much of the world _ including many Muslim majority countries _ have been hit by an intense new…

  • Top Chinese official admits vaccines have low effectiveness

    Top Chinese official admits vaccines have low effectiveness BEIJING (AP) — In a rare acknowledgement, China’s top disease control official says current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them is among strategies being considered to boost their effectiveness. China has distributed hundreds of millions of doses…

  • Prime minister leads celebrations of Matsuyama’s Masters win

    Prime minister leads celebrations of Matsuyama’s Masters win TOKYO (AP) — From Japan’s prime minister on down the country celebrated golfer Hideki Matsuyama’s victory in the Masters. He is the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National and wear the famous green jacket. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says:…

  • Dubai parts with curtain covers for restaurants in Ramadan

    Dubai parts with curtain covers for restaurants in Ramadan DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai is parting this Ramadan with a longstanding requirement that restaurants must be covered by curtains during sunlight hours. The announcement by the city-state’s Economic Development Department Sunday represents yet-another change in this autocratically…