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Hospitals and nursing homes around the country are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With such rules taking effect this week in states New York, California and Rhode Island, the fear is that some employees will quit or let themselves be fired or

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some hospitals and nursing homes in New York began removing workers Monday for failing to meet a state-mandated deadline to get a COVID-19 vaccine as Gov. Kathy Hochul pleaded with holdouts to get 11th-hour inoculations. It was not clear Monday if a wave of suspensions and terminations of healthcare workers who

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The deadline to finalize an out-of-court settlement between former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse has been delayed until next week. The court clerk’s office in Kendall County, Illinois, says a hearing on the agreement and an order to dismiss the man’s

DALLAS (AP) — The vast majority of United Airlines employees are deciding to get vaccinated against COVID-19 rather than risk losing their job. United said Wednesday that more than 97% of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated. However some employees are objecting. Six are suing the company over the policy. They say they were granted

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s Constitutional Court has thrown a lifeline to the ruling African National Congress party by allowing the electoral commission to reopen the registration of candidates for local government elections in November. The ANC had failed to register candidates in some municipalities before the initial deadline and would not have been able

There were so many major deals at this year’s trade deadline, it’s no surprise that many of the players who switched teams are having a significant impact on the postseason races. Max Scherzer has been a difference maker for the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 6-0 with an 0.88 ERA in eight starts since arriving from