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US suspends Chinese airline flights in COVID-19 dispute

US suspends Chinese airline flights in COVID-19 dispute

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government is suspending 26 flights by Chinese airlines from the United States to China in a dispute over anti-virus controls after Beijing suspended flights by American carriers.
North Korea says new fever cases were flu, not COVID-19

North Korea says new fever cases were flu, not COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday said the latest fever cases detected in its border region with China were tested to be influenza, not coronavirus infections as initially feared.
Little League participation on the rise post-COVID-19

Little League participation on the rise post-COVID-19

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.
Tweaked COVID boosters close but how much will they help?

Tweaked COVID boosters close but how much will they help?

COVID-19 vaccines tweaked to better match today’s omicron threat are expected to roll out in a few weeks but still up in the air is how much benefit the booster shots will offer, who should get one -- and how soon.
Masks optional for students and staff returning to school in Prince Edward Island

Masks optional for students and staff returning to school in Prince Edward Island

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is not requiring students or staff to wear masks in schools or on buses for the upcoming school year.
Five Manitobans who repeatedly broke limits on gatherings plan to appeal fines

Five Manitobans who repeatedly broke limits on gatherings plan to appeal fines

WINNIPEG — A judge has handed fines to five Manitobans who repeatedly violated COVID-19 pandemic public health orders over a period of months — even after they were given tickets for each offence.
Views on pandemic clash in politically divided Kentucky

Views on pandemic clash in politically divided Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky Gov.