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Revival sought for pastor's lawsuit over COVID restrictions

Revival sought for pastor's lawsuit over COVID restrictions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An outspoken Christian conservative attorney from Alabama has asked a federal appeals court to revive a Louisiana pastor’s damage claims against state officials over long-expired COVID-19 restrictions.

Ex-judge opens COVID inquiry into UK handling of pandemic

LONDON (AP) — A retired judge opened a public inquiry on Tuesday into how Britain handled the coronavirus pandemic, saying bereaved families and those who suffered would be at the heart of the proceedings.
More MRI, CT scans being completed than before pandemic: Alberta Health Services

More MRI, CT scans being completed than before pandemic: Alberta Health Services

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services says more MRI and CT scans are being completed now than before the COVID-19 pandemic and there are shorter wait times for urgent cases.
Panel rejects $1M payouts to inmates given vaccine overdoses

Panel rejects $1M payouts to inmates given vaccine overdoses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state board on Monday rejected claims for $1 million payments for 52 prison inmates who were given six times the proper dose of COVID-19 vaccines last year.
Ringo Starr tour on hold as he recovers from COVID-19

Ringo Starr tour on hold as he recovers from COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Ringo Starr has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the former Beatle to cancel several scheduled concerts in Canada with his All Starr Band.
Prairie premiers, governors urge Canada, U.S. to keep border crossings open longer

Prairie premiers, governors urge Canada, U.S. to keep border crossings open longer

WASHINGTON — Canada's Prairie premiers and two U.S. governors want their respective countries to restore pre-pandemic operating hours at entry points along their shared land border.
Ringo Starr cancels Canadian shows after catching COVID-19

Ringo Starr cancels Canadian shows after catching COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — Ringo Starr has cancelled shows in North America after the former Beatles drummer tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 burden to fall on primary care, Ontario needs new approach: science table

COVID-19 burden to fall on primary care, Ontario needs new approach: science table

TORONTO — The burden of COVID-19 going forward will sit on the shoulders of primary care doctors and nurses if no new variant emerges, but the way that medical care is delivered must be reconsidered, Ontario's now-defunct science table said Monday in
Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

MISSISSAUGA — Travel restrictions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, including mask mandates, came to an end on Saturday as the last remaining border measures officially ceased to be in effect.
Bayern's Kimmich and Müller test positive for COVID-19

Bayern's Kimmich and Müller test positive for COVID-19

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich players Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. The Bavarian powerhouse said neither player had any symptoms, and both were “doing well” in isolation in their homes.