Kansas reports $290M in bogus unemployment claims in 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas paid $290 million worth of fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits last…

Shopping online eases isolation for older adults

NEW YORK (AP) – In November, Paula Mont did something new: The 86-year-old, who hasn’t left…

Virginia GOP to choose nominees at convention in Lynchburg

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republicans have opted to hold an in-person convention at Liberty…

Six Nations says new testing clears France to host Scotland

PARIS (AP) – France’s rugby match against Scotland in the Six Nations will go ahead as…

Enbridge Line 3 divides Indigenous lands, people

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) – Jason Goward was overjoyed to get a high-paying job on Enbridge’s Line…

Ukraine: Health workers welcome COVID-19 vaccination drive

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday in hopes of halting the…

States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own…

Asylum seekers rush to register for US border processing

MEXICO CITY (AP) – In the first five days since the administration of U.S. President Joe…

Hawaii retailers seek pandemic rent relief from government

HONOLULU (AP) – While some Hawaii retail shops move online to avoid the closures that have…

Maui businesses find challenge with mask mandate enforcement

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) – Some Maui businesses face tough calls about who should be exempt from…

Man jailed on murder charge dies from COVID-19 complications

SALEM, Va. (AP) – Authorities in western Virginia say that an 84-year-old man who was recently…

Lawmakers angry over jobless benefits aim at labor chief

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia lawmakers could temporarily strip the state’s elected labor commissioner of much of…

A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

BRUSSELS (AP) – Two months after its first vaccine shots, the European Union is still struggling…

North Carolina women’s school to add health-oriented majors

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C (AP) – A North Carolina women’s college says it plans to add health-oriented majors…

US to seek seat on UN human rights body, after Trump pullout

GENEVA (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday the United States will vie…

Vermont to mail new unemployment tax documents

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont Department of Labor is finalizing plans to mail new tax…

FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by…

Massive COVID-19 vaccine-sharing push kicks off in Ghana as part of COVAX program

A shipment of 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses landed in Ghana on Wednesday, kicking off a global…

House passes recreational marijuana in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in North…

Exposure app has been downloaded by 100K adults in Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) – An app that alerts people in Delaware to potential exposures to the…