The four-day festival starts Thursday and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After missing last summer because of the coronavirus, it will be easily Chicago's largest gathering since the pandemic started.
By Kathleen Foody, Don Babwin, Associated Press
Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press
CEO Sundar Pichai told Google's more than 130,000 employees in a Wednesday email that the company is now aiming to bring them back to its offices Oct. 18, instead of its previous target date of Sept. 1.
By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press
By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado
This poses a particular threat for areas like Fresno, California, which is disproportionately affected by pollution year-round.
By Will Graves, Associated Press
Since Biles and the U.S. put on a dazzling display in Rio de Janeiro, gymnastics has undergone a reckoning. The tectonic plates in a sport where obedience and silence were long considered as important as talent and artistry are moving.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The agency announced new recommendations Tuesday that even vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.
By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
The United States says it will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant.
By Associated Press
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines.
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