Rodrigo Duterte threatens to arrest Filipinos who refuse vaccination

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who…

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 shutdown ‘hypocrisy’ energizes GOP challengers for 2022

Tudor Dixon missed out on a final face-to-face goodbye with her grandmother amid the coronavirus pandemic…

Biden VA to offer taxpayer-funded gender transition surgery for veterans

The Biden administration has rolled out a plan to use taxpayer funds to pay for gender…

‘Protected them to death’: Elder-care COVID rules under fire

Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has…

Vaccination rate for LA public safety workers below average

LOS ANGELES (AP) – COVID-19 vaccination rates for police, fire and corrections employees in Los Angeles…

U.S.-Canada border restrictions imposed because of COVID-19 pandemic extended until July 21

Canadian officials announced Friday the border with the U.S. will remain closed to non-essential travel for…

Cole Beasley, Bills WR, rejects NFL COVID rules: ‘If I’m forced into retirement, so be it’

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills receiver Cole Beasley does not plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19…

UK’s Conservatives suffer defeat in ‘blue wall’ seat

LONDON (AP) — In a surprising result, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s Conservative Party has been…

Alina Chan: Wuhan lab leak downplayed because of fear of being ‘associated with Trump’

Fears of being “associated with Trump” kept scientists from speaking out about a possible lab leak…

California drops workplace mask rule for vaccinated workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California regulators have approved revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated…

Ronny Jackson, House Republicans push for Joe Biden cognitive test

Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor, sent a letter to President Biden on Thursday…

Exeter School District probes use of markers to ID unvaccinated students

EXETER, N.H. — Exeter School District has opened an investigation into the reported use of markers…

US locks down embassy in Afghanistan amid COVID-19 surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan ordered a near-complete lockdown Thursday because of a…

Researchers probe nail abnormalities for COVID-19 clues

Fever? Cough? Loss of sense of taste and smell? These are all common symptoms of COVID-19…

Arizona reports 332 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona reported 332 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, as the state…

Transgender athlete selected as reserve for U.S. women’s Olympic cycling team

No openly male-to-female transgender athlete has ever competed on the women’s side in the Olympics, but…

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era health care law,…

Japan announces easing of coronavirus state of emergency ahead of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Thursday announced the easing of a coronavirus state of emergency in…

First-of-its-kind experimental Alzheimer’s disease vaccine passes human safety trials

Scientists this week announced that a first-of-its-kind experimental vaccine to protect against Alzheimer’s disease has passed…

Chris Paul’s status for Western Conference finals in jeopardy after entering COVID-19 protocols

Chris Paul’s previous — and only — trip to the conference finals resulted in the star…