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  • Broadway readies imminent ticket sales for a fall reopening

    NEW YORK - Many Broadway productions are scrambling to resume ticket sales in the coming days to welcome theatre-goers this fall after city and state leaders have green-lit a reopening of the Great White Way at full capacity by mid-September.
  • As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Brianne Smith was overjoyed to get an email telling her to schedule a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Hours later, her relief was replaced by dread: a phone alert — another mass public shooting.
  • Study co-author says planned C-sections may be less risky for some moms and babies

    Planned caesarean sections are safe for low-risk deliveries and may be associated with a lower chance of complications for both mother and baby compared with vaginal deliveries, according to the co-author of a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
  • Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

    SALT LAKE CITY - Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth, which dipped to the lowest level since the Great Depression, though different forces are powering the population booms in Utah and Idaho.
  • Building New Mexico's outdoor economy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Ryan and Cody Dudgeon both grew up in northwest New Mexico. Both left for greener pastures in Missoula, Montana.
  • Disneyland reopening marks California's COVID-19 turnaround

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disneyland swung open its gates to cheering visitors donning sequined Minnie Mouse ears and snapping selfies Friday, marking a dramatic turnaround in a state so overwhelmed with coronavirus cases just four months ago that patients were being treated in outdoor tents.
  • US vows again to ban menthol flavour in cigarettes, cigars

    WASHINGTON - U.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavour popular among Black smokers.
  • Second vaccine dose delays leave many cancer patients unprotected, say advocates

    Elya Martinson has two important milestones approaching: the anniversary of her cancer diagnosis on Friday, and on Tuesday, the day she'd be fully immunized against COVID-19 — if her second vaccine dose is not delayed four months.
  • US lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

    The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication.
  • Help Wanted: In pandemic, worry about finding summer workers

    BOSTON - The owner of seafood restaurants on Cape Cod has eliminated lunch service and delayed the opening of some locations because his summertime influx of foreign workers hasn’t arrived yet.

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