Data shows about 99.999% of vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly COVID-19 breakthrough case

Since May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has focused on investigating only hospitalized or fatal COVID-19 cases among people who have been fully vaccinated. Here’s what the latest data shows. Continue Reading at KOAT.com here Top Featured Tags: – New Mexico NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Lady Gaga is dressed to kill in the first trailer for ‘House of Gucci’

In the trailer, some members of the all-star cast are unrecognizable. Continue Reading at KOAT.com here Top Featured Tags: – New Mexico NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Beijing Games: Sports coverage fine, other things maybe not

The IOC says the Olympics are only about the sports; no politics allowed. This will be the mantra, as it always is, when the Beijing Winter Games open in six months. Covering ski races or figure-skating finals should be painless; just stay in the sports bubble and out of trouble. But reporters from other countries…

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Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore Orioles, 6-2: Game thread replay

The Detroit Tigers face the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 1, 2021. People in Detroit can listen to the game at 97.1 FM and watch on Bally Sports Detroit.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

The Latest: Australia city extends lockdown as clusters grow

BRISBANE, Australia — A lockdown of Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane was extended until Sunday because of a growing COVID-19 outbreak. Brisbane and several surrounding municipalities in Queensland state were due to end a three-day lockdown on Tuesday. But the Queensland government on Monday announced the extension after 13 locally acquired infections of the highly contagious…

Evictions expected to spike as federal moratorium ends

Evictions, which have mostly been on pause during the pandemic, are expected to ramp up on Monday after the expiration of a federal moratorium as housing courts take up more cases and tenants are locked out of their homes. Housing advocates fear the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium could result…

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Longtime Jim Henson associate helped bring Muppets, Tickle Me Elmo, ‘Fraggle Rock’ to life

Bonnie Erickson worked with puppeteer Jim Henson for two decades. Now she’s traveling with the “Imagination Unlimited” exhibit that honors his work.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Olympic gold puts Xander Schauffele among golf’s elite players

KAWAGOE, Japan — Golf’s biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has been close enough to dream of winning them. No one doubted his impressive skill set or questioned why he has been in or around the top 10 in the world for nearly…

U.S. junior varsity lineup upsets Mexico 1-0 to win Gold Cup

LAS VEGAS — Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly front-line Mexico team 1-0 on Sunday night to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Kellyn Acosta, the only player in the U.S. starting lineup who gets playing time when the first-choice roster is…

Expansion Kraken revise Philipp Grubauer’s deal after CBA violation

The expansion Seattle Kraken have revised their contract with goaltender Philipp Grubauer after the initial deal was rejected by the NHL for violating the collective bargaining agreement, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team did not announce the…

Wine-making hobby spurs development of new vineyard south of Brady

People don’t realize a good dry red wine can be produced in Nebraska, one owner said. For the popular rhubarb wine, it takes 450 pounds of rhubarb to make about 450 to 500 bottles of wine. Go to Source Author: By JOB VIGIL North Platte Telegraph Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Nebraska inmate’s murder trial is delayed as violation of speedy trial rule is alleged

The first trial of Eric Ramos, who is accused of killing another inmate during a 2017 prison riot at the Tecumseh State Prison, ended in a mistrial. A second trial had been scheduled to begin Aug. 10. Go to Source Author: Paul Hammel Omaha World-Herald Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release Distribution Service

South Dakota Gov. Noem bans federal grants for critical race theory

South Dakota won’t apply for any federal grants related to history or civics until after the 2022 legislative session, Gov. Kristi Noem said. She signed the order out of her increasing concern for the movement to “reject patriotic education” Go to Source Author: Abby Wargo Rapid City Journal Top Featured Tags: – Nebraska NewsPress Release…

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Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers

A nurse prepares to administer a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine at a clinic in Anchorage. (Hannah Lies/Alaska Public Media) President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among…

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Anchorage superintendent to announce fall mask policy by next week

Deena Bishop, superintendent of the Anchorage School District, outlined plans for the opening of Anchorage schools ahead of the 2020 school season. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media) Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop said she is listening, gathering information from experts and feedback from families in order to recommend a mask policy for the start of…

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COVID is spiking and hospitals are filling up. But Alaska leaders aren’t bringing back mandates.

Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at the state Capitol in 2019. Last year, his administration imposed an array of health mandates to slow the spread of COVID-19. But now that vaccines are widely available, it’s not taking the same steps, even as cases spike. (Rashah McChesney/KTOO) Alaska is reporting its highest rate of COVID-19…

Gaming at Kalispell hospital helps kids get mind off illness

When Tristan Cline saw an online help-wanted advertisement looking to fill the position of pediatric game technology specialist at Logan Health Children’s in Kalispell, he knew he had found his dream job. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

MSU making bid to host Shrine Bowl

Campus officials at Mayville State University want to hold the North Dakota Shrine Bowl games at MSU’s Jerome Berg Field in 2022. Top Featured Tags: – North Dakota NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Winds push fire to edge of Flathead Lake, force evacuations

Evacuations had been ordered by the Finley Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department about 1 a.m. Sunday as winds pushed the fire across Highway 35 north of Polson and toward the lake. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

MPCG School Board hires architectural firm ahead of music addition

The MayPort-CG School Board on Wednesday hired Icon Architectural Group of Grand Forks to begin making preliminary plans for a music addition to the north side of Peter Boe Jr. Elementary School. Top Featured Tags: – North Dakota NewsPress Release Distribution Service

4 dead, 2 children hurt in Montana head-on collision

A 45-year-old Spokane, Washington man suspected of being under the influence was driving a Chevrolet Suburban the wrong way on the interstate on Saturday evening near Whitehall, the Montana Highway Patrol reported. Top Featured Tags: – Montana NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Traill County OKs $62K in repairs for courthouse

The Traill County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to spend $62,500 to pay for unexpected repairs to the Traill County Courthouse in Hillsboro. Top Featured Tags: – North Dakota NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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