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Thailand's king, queen test positive for COVID-19

Thailand's king, queen test positive for COVID-19

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king and queen have tested positive for COVID-19, and so far have only mild symptoms, the royal palace said Saturday.
Want to email your doctor? You may be charged for that

Want to email your doctor? You may be charged for that

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next time you message your doctor to ask about a pesky cough or an itchy rash, you may want to check your bank account first — you could get a bill for the question.
Montreal public health says two children have died from strep A infections

Montreal public health says two children have died from strep A infections

Montreal public health officials say two children have died from strep A amid an uptick in infections across the city. Health authorities have reported four cases in the city as of Dec. 15 and the deaths of two children aged two years or younger.

Flavored nicotine product sales banned in Oregon county

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sales of flavored nicotine products will be prohibited in Oregon’s most populous county starting in 2024.

2 Tennessee women charged in NY with blocking clinic access

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Tennessee women were charged by federal prosecutors in New York on Friday with unlawfully blocking access to abortion clinics in several states over several years.
Two meningitis cases, including one death, at Halifax university: health officials

Two meningitis cases, including one death, at Halifax university: health officials

HALIFAX — Public health officials in Nova Scotia are investigating two cases of meningococcal meningitis after one university student died and another was recovering in hospital.
Ottawa mayor, local businesses welcome expected return of federal workers to offices

Ottawa mayor, local businesses welcome expected return of federal workers to offices

OTTAWA — A coffee shop in Ottawa's downtown core is looking forward to some more frequent foot traffic once federal workers head back to the office on a more regular basis.
Court case against ex-CannTrust leaders should prompt OSC 'soul-searching': experts

Court case against ex-CannTrust leaders should prompt OSC 'soul-searching': experts

TORONTO — Legal experts say the acquittal of three former cannabis executives should prompt the Ontario Securities Commission to do some "deep soul searching." The Thursday acquittal of ex-CannTrust Holdings Inc.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
B.C. government continues the pandemic wage top-up for care home workers

B.C. government continues the pandemic wage top-up for care home workers

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is extending its COVID-19 wage top-ups for staff at seniors facilities, but the restriction that limited those workers to one work site has been lifted.