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Rutgers University sets December vaccine deadline for staff

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University employees who are still unvaccinated against COVID-19 have until Dec. 8 to get vaccinated, the university announced Monday. In a statement, Rutgers Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Antonio Calcado said only about 10% of the ...

Belgium poised to boost COVID-19 measures to counter surge

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is poised to reinforce pandemic measures in an attempt to stunt a sharp increase of coronavirus cases, with officials indicating Monday that they are looked at increased mandatory use of face masks and virus passports. The national government and regional ...

Boosting boosters: Hochul & de Blasio get extra jabs

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio separately received COVID-19 booster shots Monday as part of their efforts to promote widespread vaccinations. The two Democrats, who received their shots at different events, were eligible because they had ...

Ex-tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions case

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school in Washington. The ...

Providence bar to remain closed after man shot and injured

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence bar where a man was shot and injured over the weekend will remain closed until at least Wednesday. The city's Board of Licenses on Monday extended its review of the shooting at the Sport's Tap bar. WLNE-TV reports the bar's owners were present at the ...

Trucking company exec to plead guilty in fatal biker crash

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The president of a Massachusetts trucking company is pleading guilty to federal charges related to a 2019 crash that killed seven motorcycle riders in New Hampshire. Dartanyan Gasanov, 35, of West Springfield, is scheduled to plead guilty to falsifying safety ...