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2019-2020 Coronavirus pandemic

China pushes conspiracy theories on COVID origin, vaccines

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese state media have stoked concerns about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite rigorous trials indicating it is safe. A government spokesperson...

Paris’ virus-battered Fan Museum thrown life-line

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall has instructed the landlord seeking to close down the city's indebted Fan Museum to extend its deadline for...

Oxfam urges radical economic rejig for post-COVID world

LONDON (AP) — Anti-poverty organization Oxfam warned Monday that the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will lead to the biggest increase in global inequality...

Fed will likely stress commitment to low rates amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve this week will likely underscore its commitment to its low-interest rate policies, even as the economy recovers further...

South African cops investigate official for not wearing mask

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South...

Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month. ...

Chaos mars over-80s vaccine start in major German state

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of elderly Germans faced online error messages and jammed up hotlines Monday as technical problems marred the start of the...

Biden plans to sign order for govt to buy more US goods

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according...

EU proposes more travel restrictions to stop virus variants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive body proposed Monday that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread...

In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's crowded in the back of the ambulance. ...

Merck ends development of two potential COVID-19 vaccines

Merck is giving up on two potential COVID-19 vaccines following poor results in early-stage studies. ...

Israel extradites woman wanted for sex crimes to Australia

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday extradited a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her former students in Australia, capping a six-year legal...

Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as ’09 financial crisis

GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the...

UK retailing shifts further online as Boohoo buys Debenhams

LONDON (AP) — Around 25,000 U.K. retailing jobs remain under threat even as it emerged Monday that online fashion firm Boohoo has bought Debenhams,...

Budweiser joins Coke, Pepsi brands in sitting out Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud...

China tackles pandemic with mass construction once again

Beijing (AP) — A sprawling quarantine center with more than 4,000 rooms is being thrown up in northern China in response to a COVID-19...

German business confidence drops more than expected

BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence declined more than expected in January as businesses grappled with coronavirus restrictions and an uncertain outlook, a closely...

White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9...

Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the same: another Super Bowl. ...

Old (Brady), young (Mahomes), different Super Bowl 55 awaits

For Tom Brady, another trip to the Super Bowl — but this time, in a Tampa Bay uniform. ...

North Carolina field hospital helps fight coronavirus surge

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Chris Rutledge peels an N-95 mask off her tired face, revealing the silhouette it leaves behind. Her name and a...

The Latest: Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had...

Asian shares rise on recovery hopes, markets eye earnings

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday amid some hopes for recovering economies slammed by the pandemic, as market attention turned to upcoming company...

Mexico’s president says he’s tested positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. ...

Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil’s Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians took the streets for a second day Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Jair...

Israel targets flights, religious scofflaws, as virus rages

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police...

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that...

White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden on Sunday began talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a...

Wizards return to court, Grizzlies see 6th game postponed

The Washington Wizards are finally back. The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t ready yet. ...

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal’s presidential election

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory Sunday in an election held amid...

California may prioritize age above all for COVID-19 vaccine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Advocates for farmworkers, teachers, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are worried they will have to wait until this...

Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and...

States eye allowing concealed carry of guns without a permit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without...

VIRUS TODAY: More hospital ICUs edge nearer a breaking point

Here’s what’s happening Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: ...

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters set fires in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday...

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns...

Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at games

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. ...

Turkey passes 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Sunday passed 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the outbreak in March, the health ministry said. ...

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing...

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

LONDON (AP) — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses...

Egypt says it has launched vaccinations against coronavirus

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday launched a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, with the first shots of Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm’s vaccine...

Britain’s Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden on Saturday that he's eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K....

Fourth Zimbabwean Cabinet member dies of COVID-19 in surge

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Four Zimbabwean Cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the past two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease...

New Georgia senators carry John Lewis’ influence with them

ATLANTA (AP) — Six months after his death, the late civil rights leader and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis will retain a palpable influence...

Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor in 2nd round at UFC 257

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round Sunday, avenging...

Durant, Irving help Nets hold off Adebayo, Heat 128-124

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's three superstars were just enough to overcome Bam Adebayo's brilliant individual effort. ...

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although...

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China’s north provinces

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. ...

The Latest: Sharks to open home schedule hosting in Arizona

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Springer, Blue Jays finalize $150M, 6-year contract

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer finalized his $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, becoming the most prominent...

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown, bringing...

Jimmie Rodgers, singer of ‘Honeycomb’ and other hits, dies

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Rodgers, singer of the 1957 hits “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” whose career in music and movies...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positive

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s health minister, who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer,...

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

LONDON (AP) — A major British doctors' group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of...

Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. ...

Deal ends weeklong strike at largest US produce market

NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong strike at the nation’s largest wholesale produce market ended Saturday after workers overwhelmingly approved a deal that includes...

Capitol attack reflects US extremist evolution over decades

The takeover in 2016 by right-wing extremists of a federal bird sanctuary in Oregon. A standoff in 1992 between white separatists and federal agents...

Pope again cancels appearances due to nerve pain

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is once again canceling public appearances due to nerve pain. ...

Mexican leader says Biden offers $4B for Central America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first calls to foreign leaders went to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López...

Democrats make federal election standards a top priority

Democrats plan to move quickly on one of the first bills of the new Congress, citing the need for federal election standards and other...

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? ...

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation...

Rate of new virus infections falling, but deaths remain high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations are dropping across California, but health officials warn those trends are tempered...

Political upheaval alters strategies in US abortion debate

Anti-abortion leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their...

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S....

In first days, Biden flashes action as deep problems loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the White House, President Joe Biden presided over a focused launch of his administration, using his first days in office...

Tunisia extends curfew, ban on protests as virus cases jump

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections and...

MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up the torch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try...

Back on track: Competing, not cash, lures big names to meet

The prospect of winning prize money isn’t what brings high jumper Vashti Cunningham, sprinter Andre De Grasse and other top names in track to...

Hodgepodge systems, confusion mar California vaccine rollout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than five weeks into its vaccination program, California doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing...

Diplomats contact Canadian held for over 2 years in China

BEIJING (AP) — Canada said its officials have met online with former diplomat Michael Kovrig, who has been held in China for more than...

EXPLAINER: A look at Portugal’s presidential election

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal will hold a presidential election Sunday, choosing a head of state to serve a five-year term as the country...

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down in their homes Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening...

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus

BEIRUT (AP) — Death stalks the corridors of Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where losing multiple patients in one day to COVID-19 has become...

Trump shuns ‘ex-presidents club’ — and the feeling is mutual

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders...

Parise gets winner for Wild in home opener over Sharks, 4-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise helped arrange for Devan Dubnyk's family to attend the game. ...

Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus...

Short-handed Capitals beat Sabres 4-3 in SO in home opener

WASHINGTON (AP) — Knowing they'd be without Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for their home opener, the Washington Capitals talked about the...

Biden calls Canada’s Trudeau, Mexico’s López Obrador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made his first calls to foreign leaders as America's commander in chief on Friday, dialing up Canadian Prime...

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. ...

No. 7 Michigan uses strong defense to rout Purdue 70-53

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points, Eli Brooks added 11 and No. 7 Michigan relied...

California jobless rate edges up amid 52,000 lost jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate edged up nearly 1 percentage point last month as the state shed more than 52,000 jobs led...

Biden’s pause on oil cause for big concern in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s 60-day moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits is prompting widespread concerns in...

Quintana finalizes $8 million, 1-year contract with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander José Quintana finalized his $8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. ...

Over 99% of mail-in ballots accepted in California election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California election officials announced Friday that 99.4% of more than 15 million mail-in ballots were verified and counted in the...

Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden took executive action Friday to speed a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans affected by...

Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. ...

Florida governor walks back claim over 1 millionth shot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a made-for-TV moment: A 100-year-old World War II veteran getting a vaccine against the coronavirus....

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

PHOENIX -- Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate...

Jill Biden thanks Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

WASHINGTON (AP) — New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip...

Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government on Friday received 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, but experts warned the shipment will...

Man pleads guilty to deaths of 36 people in warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where 36 people perished when a fire ignited during a...

Yellen’s nomination as treasury secretary advances in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation’s 78th treasury secretary on Friday,...

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a...

The Latest: Virus scraps Monmouth’s games with Manhattan

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Tom Brokaw says he’s retiring from NBC News after 55 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events...

AP source: Zimmerman, Nats agree at $1M, pending physical

WASHINGTON (AP) — First baseman Ryan Zimmerman is returning to the Washington Nationals after sitting out the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, agreeing in principle to...

Mixed finish on Wall Street as worldwide rally takes a pause

Wall Street tapped the brakes on its recent record-setting rally Friday with a mixed finish for the major stock indexes, though the S&P 500...

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after...

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking produce this week to receive the coronavirus vaccine...

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