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Thu. 11:23 a.m.: Idaho rations health care statewide as COVID surge continues

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health leaders today expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare made the announcement after St. Luke's Health System, Idaho's ...

Thu. 11:19 a.m.: Job market disconnect raises concerns over economic recovery

(AP) - The gulf between record job openings and a lack of people taking those jobs is forcing Wall Street to reassess the pace of the economic recovery. Jobs were gutted during the pandemic and employment growth has been a closely watched gauge for investors. Increasing employment eventually ...

Thu. 10:53 a.m.: Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

BANGKOK (AP) — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term "rooftop garden," as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis to serve as small vegetable plots. Workers from two taxi cooperatives assembled the miniature gardens this week using black plastic ...

Thu. 10:47 a.m.: German police detain 4 on Yom Kippur after synagogue threat

BERLIN (AP) — A 16-year-old boy and three other people were detained today in connection with a suspected plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen, authorities said. The detentions took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, and two years ...

Thu. 10:40 a.m.: One additional death reported at Valley nursing homes this week

One additional death was reported this week at a Mahoning County long-term care facility such as nursing homes and one was reported at a Trumbull County facility. It brings the total over the past two weeks to five after going about six weeks without any deaths attributed to the virus. The new ...

Thu 10:36 a.m.: Drought haves, have-nots test how to share water in the West

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt lines empty irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweeds punctuate a landscape in shades of brown. Across an invisible ...