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FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas.   Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated.

CDC probes deaths in immunized patients in nursing homes

FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas.   Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated.

July 21, 2021, 10:25am Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July, and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated. Read story

A roseate spoonbill, left, rests on a sandbar in a marshy area of Wilderness Park off Saline-Milan Road in Saline, Mich., on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The bird typically lives in the Gulf Coast region.

Rare pink water bird lands in Michigan, delighting public

A roseate spoonbill, left, rests on a sandbar in a marshy area of Wilderness Park off Saline-Milan Road in Saline, Mich., on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The bird typically lives in the Gulf Coast region.

July 21, 2021, 9:01am Nation & World

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — Bird lovers with cameras and binoculars are traveling to a stream in southeastern Michigan to see a rare creature with pink feathers and a long bill. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York. Avenatti, the brash lawyer recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a $25 million extortion case in New York, is expected to face a trial in California, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, on charges he embezzled millions from his clients.

Michael Avenatti faces embezzlement trial in California

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York. Avenatti, the brash lawyer recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a $25 million extortion case in New York, is expected to face a trial in California, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, on charges he embezzled millions from his clients.

July 21, 2021, 8:58am Nation & World

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison a $25 million extortion case in New York, is expected to face a trial Wednesday in California on charges he embezzled millions from his clients. Read story

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference in Muenstereifel, Germany, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Merkel and North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Laschet visited Bad Muenstereifel, which was badly affected by the storm.

German Cabinet approves some $472 million in first flood aid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference in Muenstereifel, Germany, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Merkel and North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Laschet visited Bad Muenstereifel, which was badly affected by the storm.

July 21, 2021, 8:48am Nation & World

BERLIN — Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a roughly 400 million-euro ($472 million) package of immediate aid for flood victims and vowed to start quickly on rebuilding devastated areas, a task whose cost is expected to be well into the billions. Read story

Judge OKs subpoenas for Iowa murder suspect’s medical files

July 21, 2021, 8:47am Nation & World

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Emergency responders and a hospital that treated a Cedar Rapids man for a gunshot wound after he allegedly killed his parents and sister must share his medical records with prosecutors, a judge ruled Tuesday. Read story

Unlike elsewhere, New Hampshire refunds COVID business fines

July 21, 2021, 8:47am Nation & World

CONCORD, N.H. — Three Republican governors opposed efforts this year to absolve businesses for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But only in the “Live Free or Die” state have the scofflaws been set free of the fines. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, July 25, 2011 file photo, relatives of a victim gather to observe a minute's silence on a campsite jetty on the Norwegian mainland, across the water from Utoya island, seen in the background, where people have been placing floral tributes in memory of those killed in the shooting massacre on the island.  At 3.25 p.m. on July 22, 2021, a ray of sun should have illuminated the first of 77 bronze columns on a lick of land opposite Utoya island outside Oslo. Over the next 3 hours and 8 minutes, it would have brushed each column in turn, commemorating every person killed by right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik. But on the ten-year anniversary of the terror, the memorial remains a construction site.

Memorial divides survivors 10 years after Norway massacre

FILE - In this Monday, July 25, 2011 file photo, relatives of a victim gather to observe a minute's silence on a campsite jetty on the Norwegian mainland, across the water from Utoya island, seen in the background, where people have been placing floral tributes in memory of those killed in the shooting massacre on the island.  At 3.25 p.m. on July 22, 2021, a ray of sun should have illuminated the first of 77 bronze columns on a lick of land opposite Utoya island outside Oslo. Over the next 3 hours and 8 minutes, it would have brushed each column in turn, commemorating every person killed by right-wing terrorist Anders Breivik. But on the ten-year anniversary of the terror, the memorial remains a construction site.

July 21, 2021, 8:44am Nation & World

STAVANGER, Norway — At 3:25 p.m. on July 22, a ray of sun should have illuminated the first of 77 bronze columns on a slice of land opposite Utoya island outside Norway’s capital. Over the next three hours and eight minutes, it would have brushed each column in turn, commemorating… Read story

FILE - In this July 14, 2021 file photo, Pope Francis stops to greet police that escorted him as he arrives at the Vatican after leaving the hospital 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon. The Vatican on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, released a grueling travel itinerary for Pope Francis' first post-surgery foreign trip, scheduling around-the-clock encounters and hop-scotching, in-country flights for his Sept. 12-15 visit to Hungary and Slovakia.

Grueling itinerary set for pope’s first post-surgery trip

FILE - In this July 14, 2021 file photo, Pope Francis stops to greet police that escorted him as he arrives at the Vatican after leaving the hospital 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon. The Vatican on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, released a grueling travel itinerary for Pope Francis' first post-surgery foreign trip, scheduling around-the-clock encounters and hop-scotching, in-country flights for his Sept. 12-15 visit to Hungary and Slovakia.

July 21, 2021, 8:43am Churches & Religion

ROME — The Vatican on Wednesday announced a grueling itinerary for Pope Francis’ first post-surgery foreign trip, scheduling around-the-clock encounters and hopscotching flights for his Sept. 12-15 visit to Hungary and Slovakia. Read story

Shelter order lifted after chemical release at Texas plant

July 21, 2021, 8:43am Nation & World

LA PORTE, Texas — Emergency officials issued evacuation or shelter-in-place orders Wednesday morning for some people in a Houston-area city because of a “chemical incident” at a plant in the area. Read story

Wang Jingyu speaks during an interview in a safe house in the Ukraine on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. He and his fiancee on the run from the threat of extradition to China, and is now in the Netherlands seeking asylum. Beijing had sought Wang over his online comments about a deadly confrontation between Chinese and Indian forces in 2000.

Teen with U.S. ties again on the run from China with fiancee

Wang Jingyu speaks during an interview in a safe house in the Ukraine on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. He and his fiancee on the run from the threat of extradition to China, and is now in the Netherlands seeking asylum. Beijing had sought Wang over his online comments about a deadly confrontation between Chinese and Indian forces in 2000.

July 21, 2021, 8:41am Nation & World

KYIV, Ukraine — A teenager who says he’s a U.S. permanent resident and his fiancée are once again on the run from the threat of extradition to their homeland, China, in a sign of Beijing’s lengthening reach over perceived dissidents abroad. Read story