Business
October 14

Women left behind: Gender gap emerges in Africa's vaccines

The health outreach workers who drove past Lama Mballow's village with a megaphone handed out T-shirts emblazoned with the words: "I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE!"
Business
October 14

Judge bars United from putting unvaccinated workers on leave

A federal judge has extended a ban on United Airlines putting employees on unpaid leave for seeking a medical or religious exemption from the airline's requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Business
October 14

Bali reopens to foreign travelers as COVID-19 surge subsides

The Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened for international travelers to visit its shops and white-sand beaches for the first time in more than a year Thursday — if they're vaccinated, test negative, hail from certain countries, quarantine and heed restrictions in public.
World
October 14

'Marginalized': Women trail men in some vaccine efforts

As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed around the world.
World
October 14

Gambian women's voices on COVID-19 vaccines: "We are afraid"

Oyster harvesting in Gambia is considered women's work. It's a grueling task — they paddle rickety boats, then get into water up to their necks to lay nets. Many of the women are the sole family breadwinners, and that burden has only intensified with the pandemic's economic hardships.
Nation
October 13

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Today in History
Sports
October 13
Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets

Irving: Refusal to get vaccinated about 'what's best for me'

Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he didn't want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship with the Brooklyn Nets, but was doing "what's best for me" by refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Business
October 13

The Latest: Vaccine mandate for Calif. prison guards blocked

A California judge has partially blocked an order taking effect this week that requires state prison employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Sports
October 13

Booker scores 17 in preseason debut, Suns rout Trail Blazers

Devin Booker showed in his preseason debut he's ready to lead the Phoenix Suns to another run at an NBA championship.
Coronavirus
October 13
A nurse prepared a Pfizer booster shot. New data supports booster shots from Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.

J&J booster questions raised

Trial, review find other vaccines may be better for additional shots.
Nation
October 13

Chicago police union head urges cops to defy vaccine mandate

The head of the Chicago police officers union has called on its members to defy the city's requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave.
Business
October 13

Biden tries to tame inflation by having LA port open 24/7

President Joe Biden tried to reassure Americans on Wednesday that he can tame high inflation, announcing a deal to expand operations at the Port of Los Angeles as prices keep climbing and container ships wait to dock in a traffic jam threatening the U.S. economy and holiday shopping.
Politics
October 13
U.S. Customs officers stand beside a sign saying that the U.S. border is closed at the Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario, on March 22, 2020. After m

Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze.
Nation
October 13

San Francisco hasn't approved any vaccine waiver for workers

About 800 San Francisco city workers have asked for medical or religions exemptions to avoid a looming deadline for them to get vaccinated or lose their jobs, but so far the city has not approved a single request, a human resources official said Wednesday.
Business
October 13
Health care workers have to decide whether to continue the legal fight against COVID-19 vaccination mandates.  ] ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ • anthony.souffle@

Many Minnesota health care workers fighting vaccine mandate have received exemptions

Those health care workers will have to decide whether to continue the legal fight to stop the mandate.
Business
October 13
FILE - People shop at a Johnny Was clothing store in the luxury wing at the American Dream shopping mall in East Rutherford, N.J. on Friday, Sept. 17,

From cars to gasoline, surging prices match a 13-year high

Another jump in consumer prices in September sent inflation up 5.4% from where it was a year ago, matching the largest increase since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc.
Nation
October 13

US Supreme Court won't hear dispute over injection sites

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday it will not review a nonprofit group's effort to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia to try to reduce overdose deaths. The high court's decision in the widely watched test case is a setback for the two dozen U.S. states and cities that supported the petition.
Nation
October 13
 Senate candidate Herschel Walker takes the stage during former president Donald Trump’s Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 20

Senate hopeful Herschel Walker cancels event over swastika

Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser in Texas because an organizer was displaying a swastika made of syringes in her social media profile to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.
Politics
October 13

'Radicalized' veteran gets time served for anti-police bombs

Bradley Bunn had a request after being arrested for building four pipe bombs he intended to use against any officers who tried to seize his guns: He wanted to meet with the federal prosecutor leading the case against him, a member of the Navy Reserve.
World
October 13

UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving

North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at risk of starvation, a U.N. investigator said in a report released Wednesday.