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WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery of America’s job market hit a pause last month as many businesses — from restaurants and hotels to factories and construction companies — struggled to find enough workers to catch up with a rapidly strengthening economic rebound.

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The return of the Little League World Series this summer will mean some sort of economic boost for the region, but just how much remains to be seen. After COVID-19 wiped out the entire international baseball tournament in 2020, having any part of an event that annually injects between $35-$4…

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top diplomats from the United States, China and Russia urged strengthened global cooperation on Friday, recognizing the need to tackle growing global challenges and an unprecedented pandemic but sparring over their different worldviews and who’s to blame for threats…

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COAL TOWNSHIP — More poll workers are needed in Northumberland County for the primary election on May 18, according to county Board of Elections Chief Registrar Nathan Savidge.

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GENEVA (AP) — Several world leaders Thursday praised the U.S. call to remove patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor countries obtain shots. But the proposal faces a multitude of hurdles, including resistance from the pharmaceutical industry.

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NORTHUMBERLAND — A small gathering at the Emmanuel Home on Thursday quickly evolved into a celebration of nurses who work and live at the facility.

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NEW DELHI — Under order by the Supreme Court, India’s government on Thursday agreed to provide more medical oxygen to hospitals in the capital city of New Delhi, potentially easing a 2-week-old shortage that worsened the country’s exploding coronavirus crisis.

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending.

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Just one day after the announcement that coronavirus restrictions “related to gatherings, restaurants, and other businesses will be lifted” on May 31, Governor Tom Wolf joined Penn State coach James Franklin, tight end Theo Johnson and university president Eric J. Barron to encourage State College residents and members of university community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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NEW DELHI — India’s government, facing calls for a strict lockdown to slow a devastating surge in coronavirus infections, was ordered by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to submit a plan to meet New Delhi hospitals’ oxygen needs within a day.

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HARRISBURG — State officials are pressing to convince more Pennsylvanians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as federal officials warn that stalling progress on vaccinations nationally suggests the country may not reach herd immunity for the novel virus.

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Pennsylvania should immediately terminate the no-bid state contract of a company that performed COVID-19 contact tracing and exposed the private medical information of tens of thousands of residents, Republican state lawmakers said Monday.

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NEW YORK — Thousands of restaurants and bars decimated by the COVID-19 outbreak have a better chance at survival as the government begins handing out $28.6 billion in grants — money to help these small businesses stay afloat while they wait for customers to return.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — In hopes of taming a monstrous spike in COVID-19 infections, India opened vaccinations to all adults Saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country's vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Light of Life Rescue Mission had a vaccine clinic planned to help vaccinate homeless people earlier this month. The shelter, which operates short- and long-term programs for the homeless, as well as addiction recovery and employment assistance, planned to administer the sin…

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MIAMI (AP) — A private school founded by an anti-vaccination activist in South Florida has warned teachers and staff against taking the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it will not employ anyone who has received the shot.

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MILTON — Forty-one students in the Milton Area School are quarantining as of Tuesday due to potential exposure to COVID-19, according to the district's online COVID dashboard.In the last two weeks, one student at White Deer Elementary School tested positive, one student at the high school te…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.

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HARRISBURG -- Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam on Monday ordered vaccine providers to work with Area Agencies on Aging starting on Friday to identify homebound residents and get them access to COVID-19 immunizations.

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