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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, a view of an iphone showing the new NHS COVID-19 mobile phone contact tracing application after the app went live. The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that had led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying. However, it has come under criticism Friday , July 23, 2021 for the way it has lifted coronavirus restrictions in England and for not doing more to help other crucial sectors, such as transport, the emergency services and energy industry.

England quarantine rules being relaxed to avoid shortages

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, a view of an iphone showing the new NHS COVID-19 mobile phone contact tracing application after the app went live. The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that had led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying. However, it has come under criticism Friday , July 23, 2021 for the way it has lifted coronavirus restrictions in England and for not doing more to help other crucial sectors, such as transport, the emergency services and energy industry.

July 23, 2021, 8:39am Nation & World

LONDON — The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying. Read story

FILE - In this April 1, 2021, file photo, vials of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese Sinopharm are seen in the office of general practitioner Gyorgy Teleki in Taplanszentkereszt, Hungary. A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company's shots to their most vulnerable populations.

Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

FILE - In this April 1, 2021, file photo, vials of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese Sinopharm are seen in the office of general practitioner Gyorgy Teleki in Taplanszentkereszt, Hungary. A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company's shots to their most vulnerable populations.

July 23, 2021, 8:37am Health

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. Read story

Bjoern Hoecke, parliamentary group leader of the AfD in the Thuringian state parliament, speaks before the vote in the plenary hall in Erfurt, Germany, July 23, 2021.  The far-right Alternative for Germany party failed in an attempt Friday to unseat the left-wing governor of an eastern German state, a long-shot bid that opponents denounced as political theater.

German far-right fails in bid to oust state governor

Bjoern Hoecke, parliamentary group leader of the AfD in the Thuringian state parliament, speaks before the vote in the plenary hall in Erfurt, Germany, July 23, 2021.  The far-right Alternative for Germany party failed in an attempt Friday to unseat the left-wing governor of an eastern German state, a long-shot bid that opponents denounced as political theater.

July 23, 2021, 8:37am Nation & World

BERLIN — The far-right Alternative for Germany party failed in an attempt Friday to unseat the left-wing governor of an eastern German state, a long-shot bid that opponents denounced as political theater. Read story

A regional train sits in the flood waters at the local station in Kordel, Germany, Thursday July 15, 2021 after it was flooded by the high waters of the Kyll river.

German railway: Floods caused $1.5 billion damage to network

A regional train sits in the flood waters at the local station in Kordel, Germany, Thursday July 15, 2021 after it was flooded by the high waters of the Kyll river.

July 23, 2021, 8:10am Nation & World

BERLIN — Germany’s national railway operator estimated on Friday that last week’s flooding caused damage worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to its network, offering another glimpse of the extent of the devastation. Read story

Naomi Osaka stands beside the Olympic flame after lighting it during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David J.

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

Naomi Osaka stands beside the Olympic flame after lighting it during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David J.

July 23, 2021, 8:07am Latest News

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games. Read story

Researchers at the University of California-Davis have found that gene mutations in cats can affect their response to heart disease medication.

Cat DNA linked to heart-medication response

Researchers at the University of California-Davis have found that gene mutations in cats can affect their response to heart disease medication.

July 23, 2021, 6:00am Nation & World

Researchers at the University of California-Davis have discovered a new way to administer heart medicine for cats. Read story

Bird watching and sales of bird food bird increased dramatically during the pandemic as more people worked from their homes.

Bird lovers told to nix food and baths

Bird watching and sales of bird food bird increased dramatically during the pandemic as more people worked from their homes.

July 23, 2021, 6:00am Nation & World

A mysterious, unidentified contagious disease is sickening and killing birds in Middle Atlantic states, and it is breaking the hearts of bird lovers who are being told to remove feeders and bird baths from their yards. Read story

Rochelle Walensky, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), left, and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Vaccinations up in some states with surging cases

Rochelle Walensky, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), left, and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

July 22, 2021, 8:08pm Nation & World

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients. Read story

One-third of U.S. has limited voting access since 2020 election

July 22, 2021, 8:05pm Nation & World

More than halfway into the year, and with most state legislative sessions concluded, the full scope of voting changes spurred by the 2020 election is coming into view. Read story

Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja sing, during the memorial service at Oslo Cathedral, on the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attack by Anders Breivik, in Oslo, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Commemorations were held marking the 10-year anniversary of Norway's worst ever peacetime slaughter. On July 22, 2011, rightwing terrorist Anders Breivik set of a bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to tiny Utoya island where he stalked and shot dead 69 mostly teen members of the Labor Party youth wing.

Norway mourns 77 slain a decade ago in attack

Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja sing, during the memorial service at Oslo Cathedral, on the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attack by Anders Breivik, in Oslo, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Commemorations were held marking the 10-year anniversary of Norway's worst ever peacetime slaughter. On July 22, 2011, rightwing terrorist Anders Breivik set of a bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to tiny Utoya island where he stalked and shot dead 69 mostly teen members of the Labor Party youth wing.

July 22, 2021, 4:34pm Nation & World

OSLO, Norway — Church bells rang out across Norway on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country’s worst peacetime slaughter as leaders called for renewed efforts to fight the extremism behind the attack that left 77 people dead. Read story