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Sister André has lived through the 1918 flu pandemic, two World Wars and “many sad events,” she once said. As Europe’s oldest known person, she turns 117 on Thursday, and has now accomplished another feat: defeating the coronavirus, with barely any complication. “She’s recovered, along with all the residents here,” said David Tavella, the spokesman …

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs, on the eve of Super Bowl LV, made a flurry of roster moves, including the activation of backup center Daniel Kilgore from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Kilgore is eligible to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had been placed on the reserve list and had not been able …

JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/Stuff A fire at Pines Beach threatened five houses on Monday. Parts of Canterbury are sweltering under record temperatures as the mercury tips 40 degrees Celsius and authorities restrict water use. Temuka reached 40.1C at 1.30pm on Tuesday, and was moving into the top 10 hottest temperatures on record in New Zealand, according to …

Steve Ramage has owned creameries and cookie shops across town for nearly a decade. He said this is the busiest winter he’s seen. SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn — In Sevier County, January is the slowest time of year. Business in the area tends to dry up once Dollywood and other seasonal attractions close. At least, that’s …

A gingerbread creation from the challenge. Herman’s granddaughter in New York City built a house with shortbread. A colorful entry in Herman’s challenge. …

Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections — including 67 asymptomatic cases — were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified …

French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, following a week when he has met with numerous European leaders. The French and Spanish prime ministers are among those self-isolating because they had recent contact with him. Macron took a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared” and will self-isolate for seven days, …

Four campuses within the Port Arthur Independent School District will be closed when school resumes Monday, with one expected to open back-up Tuesday and the other three to remain closed through the Christmas break. On Saturday, Memorial High School was notified a student involved in an extracurricular activity tested positive for COVID-19. In order to …

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Soutt Routt School District is closing all its schools a week early for winter break as recent cases of COVID-19 have caused many students and staff to quarantine. When internal contact tracing identified several teachers that would need to quarantine, it became unrealistic to continue in-person learning. In one building 10 of …

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A new proposal by the University of Wyoming’s administration would reinstate a spring break that was previously canceled. University President Ed Seidel told the Board of Trustees Wednesday that the new schedule would rearrange scheduling for the spring semester and allow for a spring break from March 31 to April 4. Students would then resume classes …