West Virginia governor says the state will have to ‘keep lining the body bags up’ if COVID-19 vaccination rates don’t improve

In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice celebrates his reelection at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice warned the state to brace for more COVID-related deaths if vaccination numbers increase. The state has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases and a deceleration in vaccination rates since July. The governor said he doesn’t want to mandate vaccines for employees, saying getting the vaccine should be a choice. See more stories on Insider’s business page. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice warned the public can expect more people to die from COVID-19 if vaccination rates across the… Read More

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CU Buffs offense sputters in blowout loss to Minnesota

The first play of the game set the tone from the start. With Colorado quarterback Brendon Lewis lined up in shotgun behind center, a high snap deflected off his hands, forcing him to fall on the ball for a 10-yard loss. It didn’t get much better from there. Controlling the game from start to finish, Minnesota steamrolled the reeling CU Buffs for a 30-0 win Saturday afternoon at Folsom field. The litany of negatives piled up as the afternoon dragged on for coach Karl Dorrell’s Buffs. + A 1-2 to start a season for the first time since 2014, when CU finished 2-10. + Shut out for the first time… Read More

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Bestsellers may be harder to come by as book sellers struggle with supply chain disruptions

Browsing at The Strand. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo Supply chain disruptions are impacting the production of books across the US. A paper shortage combined with an increased demand for lumber is making it difficult to print bestsellers. There has been an 18.7% increase in book sales so far in 2021 compared to 2020. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Publishers and book manufacturers are warning book stores and readers that supply chain disruptions will impact the production of their favorite titles. Currently, a paper shortage is hitting the US, the latest supply chain issue to impact the country and disrupt the manufacturing and sales of goods. With an increasing demand… Read More

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Saunders: To be great, Rockies’ German Marquez has to cut down on clunkers

German Marquez is on the cusp of becoming the best pitcher in Rockies history. He might already be there, surpassing Ubaldo Jimenez. In his six seasons with the Rockies, Jimenez was 56-45, posted a 3.66 ERA, struck out 8.2 batters per nine innings, and walked 3.9 per nine. He finished third in the National League Cy Young voting in his spectacular 2010 season. In his six seasons with the Rockies, Marquez is 54-40 with a 4.22 ERA, 9.0 strikeouts per nine and 2.6 walks per nine. But here’s the thing: Marquez has the talent to be a great pitcher. A true ace. An elite pitcher. But he’s not there yet.… Read More

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Jenelle Evans: Did She Just Admit to Stalking Kailyn Lowry?!

There are tons of feuds in the Teen Mom universe. It really seems like more often than not, these women simply just cannot stand each other. Sometimes they try to physically attack each other, like when Amber Portwood took that big swing at Farrah Abraham at that one Teen Mom OG reunion show. Sometimes it’s a little less intense and a little more catty, like when they make sassy remarks on social media about each other. But some of the cast members have essentially declared each other mortal enemies. If you need a good example of this, look no further than what’s been happening between Kailyn Lowry and Jenelle Evans… Read More

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The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday. Hospitalizations dropped below 2,000 for the first time in nearly three weeks, with 1,981 COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds on Friday. That’s down from the current surge’s high of 2,103 on Sept. 11. Meanwhile, Johns Hopkins University data showed drops in the seven-day rolling averages of daily cases and deaths in the past two weeks. The daily cases dropped from 3,152 on Sept. 2 to 2,732 on Thursday. The daily deaths dropped from 39 to 33 during the… Read More

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