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Germany cancels Oktoberfest for 2nd year over virus fears

Germany cancels Oktoberfest for 2nd year over virus fears

BERLIN (AP) — Bavarian officials have canceled Oktoberfest festivities for a second year in a row due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, saying that there are too many risks in hosting the celebrations, which traditionally bring in visitors from around the world, during a global pandemic. Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder said Monday…

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3 Killed, 27 Hospitalized after Boat Capsizes off San Diego

3 Killed, 27 Hospitalized after Boat Capsizes off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A packed boat being used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast. Three people were killed and more than two dozen were hurt. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. Sunday following reports of…

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Apple’s App Store goes on Trial in Threat to ‘Walled Garden’

Apple’s App Store goes on Trial in Threat to ‘Walled Garden’

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — On Monday, Apple faces a trial that could upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other devices. The case, which represents one of Apple’s most serious legal threats in recent years, comes…

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SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth; Rare Night Splashdown

SpaceX Returns 4 Astronauts to Earth; Rare Night Splashdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delivered four astronauts back to Earth, making the first U.S. crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot. The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida Panhandle early Sunday, just 6 1/2 hours after departing the International Space Station. The astronauts, three American…

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The Latest: Dr. Fauci: Be sure to get 2nd dose of vaccines

The Latest: Dr. Fauci: Be sure to get 2nd dose of vaccines

WASHINGTON — About 8% of Americans who have received one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have not returned for their second shot. That’s according to Dr. Antony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. He says it is important for those getting one of the two-dose vaccines to complete their course…

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