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  1. Virus Outbreak Hospital

    Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization.

  2. Cuba Virus Youth Vaccines

    Cuba on Thursday began a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for children between the ages of two and 10, saying it was necessary to curb the spread of the delta variant.

  3. Girl-Haircut-Teacher

    The father of a seven-year-old Michigan girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without her parents' permission has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the school district, a librarian and a teacher's assistant.

  4. Philippines Duterte

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would rather "die first" before facing an international tribunal, his spokesperson said Thursday, the day after the International Criminal Court announced it would investigate allegations of crimes against humanity during his bloody war on drugs.

  5. Virus Outbreak Florida

    Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one-fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fuelled by the delta variant.