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WHL suspends activities for Moose Jaw, Red Deer and Edmonton due to COVID-10

CALGARY — The Western Hockey League has postponed five games after suspending team activities for the Edmonton Oil Kings, Moose Jaw Warriors and Red Deer Rebels.
Watanabe, Mykhailiuk unavailable against Spurs after entering NBA's health protocol

Watanabe, Mykhailiuk unavailable against Spurs after entering NBA's health protocol

TORONTO — The Raptors have announced that Yuta Watanabe and Svi Mykhailiuk have entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will not be available for Toronto's game Tuesday night against visiting San Antonio.
French presidential contenders adapt campaign to pandemic

French presidential contenders adapt campaign to pandemic

PARIS (AP) — The conservative candidate in France's presidential election said on Tuesday she will adapt her campaign to pandemic conditions, focusing on social media and shunning large voter rallies in favor of small gatherings.
In locked down Chinese city, some complain food hard to get

In locked down Chinese city, some complain food hard to get

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of the Chinese city of Xi'an are enduring a strict coronavirus lockdown, with business owners suffering yet more closures and some people complaining of difficulties finding food, despite assurances from authorities that they

Puerto Rico battles COVID-19 surge, imposes new measures

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Tuesday imposed new measures to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed medical staff in the U.S. territory and led to temporary shortages of testing kits.
Violence flares at pandemic protests in Germany

Violence flares at pandemic protests in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany have reported sporadic violence at demonstrations against the country’s pandemic restrictions, with one protester in the eastern town of Lichtenstein biting an officer and another attempting to steal a service weapon.

Nurses ratify new contract, end nearly 10-month strike

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history came to an end Monday when unionized nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester voted to ratify a new four-year deal with management.
Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces

Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces

Some school systems around the U.S.
N.B. logs 2,548 COVID-19 cases in three days, over 500 health-care workers isolating

N.B. logs 2,548 COVID-19 cases in three days, over 500 health-care workers isolating

FREDERICTON — Public health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 2,548 new cases of COVID-19 over the past three days. In a news release, officials say they logged 797 new cases on Saturday, 829 on Sunday and 922 infections today.
Live updates: Oregon reports over 9K new cases after holiday

Live updates: Oregon reports over 9K new cases after holiday

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon reported more than 9,700 new cases of COVID-19 from the holiday weekend on Monday and smashed a previous record for weekly coronavirus cases with an average of about 2,400 new daily cases as the omicron variant took hold.