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CORONAVIRUS

West Virginia woman admits COVID-19 loan fraud scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has admitted accepting more than $42,000 in paycheck protection loans under a federal COVID-19 assistance program for businesses that were not engaged in substantial activity. Alexis Ransom, 24, of Logan, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud ...

Munich’s Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday. "The Wiesn will take place," Clemens Baumgaertner told reporters in Munich using ...

Vegas-based rental firm faces probes over pandemic evictions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based corporate owner of thousands of residential rental properties in several U.S. states is facing investigations about whether it improperly evicted tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, while it received millions of federal dollars aimed at keeping people ...

New-year prep more intense during COVID era

We have turned the calendar to August. That means our summer programs are complete and we are gearing up for fall sports and activities and the start of school. New Ulm Public Schools start classes on Aug. 29. When we get to August, there is a concerted effort to finish summer cleaning, ...

Doctor: Biden tests positive for COVID for 2nd day in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 for the second straight day, in what appears to be a rare case of "rebound" following treatment with an anti-viral drug. In a letter noting the positive test, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, the White House physician, said Sunday that ...

Biden emerges from COVID isolation, tells public: Get shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ended his COVID-19 isolation on Wednesday, telling Americans they can "live without fear" of the pandemic if they take advantage of booster shots and treatments, the protections he credited with his swift recovery. "You don't need to be president to get ...