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NASCAR's COVID-19 protocols sideline LaJoie for Michigan

Corey LaJoie will miss Sunday's race at Michigan because of NASCAR's COVID-19 protocols. The driver said Thursday he does not have the virus.
Three senators test positive for COVID in breakthrough cases

Three senators test positive for COVID in breakthrough cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators said Thursday they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, a high-profile collection of breakthrough cases that comes as the highly infectious delta variant spreads rapidly across the United States
B.C. reports 2 new deaths, 689 new COVID-19 cases as Interior Health fuels rise

B.C. reports 2 new deaths, 689 new COVID-19 cases as Interior Health fuels rise

VICTORIA — British Columbia has reported 689 new cases of COVID-19, with infections in the Interior Health region driving the upward trend. There are currently 5,982 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
GOP Sen. Wicker of Mississippi tests positive for COVID-19

GOP Sen. Wicker of Mississippi tests positive for COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, his spokesperson said Thursday.
Federal courts impose new COVID-19 restrictions amid surge

Federal courts impose new COVID-19 restrictions amid surge

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Sigal Chattah goes to federal court to challenge a school mask mandate issued by the governor of Nevada, she'll likely be required to wear the very thing she's arguing against: a mask. That’s because U.S.
Ontario legislator out of PC caucus for refusing to take COVID-19 shot

Ontario legislator out of PC caucus for refusing to take COVID-19 shot

TORONTO — An Ontario legislator who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 was removed from the governing Progressive Conservative caucus on Thursday.
Alberta reports its highest daily COVID-19 case count in three months

Alberta reports its highest daily COVID-19 case count in three months

EDMONTON — Alberta is reporting 817 new cases of COVID-19 — the highest daily count since mid-May.
Faculty groups at McGill University call for vaccine mandate

Faculty groups at McGill University call for vaccine mandate

MONTREAL — Several faculty groups at McGill University are calling for the school to implement a vaccine mandate because they are worried about COVID-19 transmission when classes resume.
Family feared worst: Alberta woman beats death after device removed COVID blood clot

Family feared worst: Alberta woman beats death after device removed COVID blood clot

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says a woman considered dead for 30 minutes was brought back to life by doctors using a new device for what's believed to have been the first time in Canada.
Judge won’t dismiss suit on Florida school mask mandate ban

Judge won’t dismiss suit on Florida school mask mandate ban

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the order by Gov. Ron DeSantis that parents should decide whether their children wear masks at school to combat the coronavirus.