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2019-2020 Coronavirus pandemic

Attorney General Bonta Issues Consumer Alert Following the Governor’s Executive Order on Price Gouging...

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a price gouging alert following Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order prohibiting price gouging of at-home COVID-19 test...

New coronavirus variant is detected in Africa

Click HERE To See The Story at the Los Cerritos News Site The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG >> A new coronavirus variant has been detected in...

2 in Seattle, San Francisco face anti-Asian hate charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors in Seattle and San Francisco have charged men with hate crimes in separate incidents that authorities say targeted people...

The Latest: Navajo Nation extends “safer at home” order

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has extended and loosened a health order intended to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Californians aged 50-64 rush to get vaccine before expansion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before California throws open its coronavirus vaccine program to all adults on April 15, there will be a two-week window...

5,000 attend rock concert in Barcelona after COVID-19 screen

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — If one overlooked the white face masks dotting the tightly packed crowd of music lovers, it was almost like pre-pandemic...

Portugal, Belgium held in WCup qualifying, Ireland shocked

Portugal and Belgium were left frustrated by draws in their World Cup qualifying matches. Ireland was left in shock. ...

NCAA Board of Governors chair expresses confidence in Emmert

The chairman of the NCAA's Board of Governors gave President Mark Emmert a vote of confidence Saturday, saying the association’s top governing body was...

For many motel dwellers, eviction ban provides no relief

ATLANTA (AP) — For more than five years, home for Armetrius Neason has been a hotel outside Atlanta. He's adorned the walls with dozens...

Chen wins 3rd straight worlds, beating Olympic champ Hanyu

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nathan Chen already has established himself as one of America's greatest figure skaters. His performance Saturday lifted him into the company...

GOP lawmakers seek greater control over local elections

Partisan takeovers of election boards. Threats to fine county election officials and overturn results. Even bans on giving water to voters while they stand...

Shots, and a musical serenade, at NYC vaccination center

NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent weekday, the sounds of Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach greeted hundreds of just-inoculated New Yorkers as they entered...

Big Tech’s outsized influence draws state-level pushback

New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris was ecstatic when Amazon named Long Island City in 2018 as a front-runner for its new headquarters, a...

Balky sign-ups complicate virus vaccinations for blind, deaf

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Unable to see, Carla McQuillan typically uses a program that converts the letters on a screen into audible words when...

Plaintiff loses after lawyer refuses to wear mask in court

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman lost her personal injury lawsuit after her lawyer refused to wear a mask in court and the judge...

Now vaccinated, older adults emerge from COVID hibernation

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bill Griffin waited more than a year for this moment: Newly vaccinated, he embraced his 3-year-old granddaughter for the first...

US waives FBI checks on caregivers at new migrant facilities

HOUSTON (AP) — The Biden administration is not requiring FBI fingerprint background checks of caregivers at its rapidly expanding network of emergency sites to...

FEMA vaccination sites to close as California ramps up shots

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to stop operating two mass vaccination sites in California next month, just days before...

The Latest: Red Sox closer Matt Barnes tests positive

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

Spurred by lockdown, Spain gives 4-day week a try

MADRID (AP) — After years of waiting tables, Danae De Vries is one step closer to achieving her lifetime dream of becoming a theater...

Modi’s party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Indian states with sizeable Muslim populations began voting in local elections Saturday in a test of strength for Prime...

UK protesters scuffle with police during rally over new law

LONDON (AP) — Police in the English city of Bristol say they arrested 10 people during a third night of protest against a new...

AP Interview: Emmert says poor communication led to inequity

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mark Emmert acknowledged the glaring failures to give the coaches and players in the women's tournament the same attention the...

Canadian government OK’s reduced quarantine for NHL players

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government waived its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for players acquired by Canadian NHL teams from U.S. clubs “under national...

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG (AP) — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions...

Small Texas border town is route to US for migrant children

ROMA, Texas (AP) — As darkness sets on the Rio Grande, U.S. Border Patrol agents hear pumps inflating rafts across the river in Mexico....

The Latest: Texas state judge upholds Austin’s mask mandate

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas judge is allowing the City of Austin to continue to require face coverings in local businesses weeks after Gov....

Health concerns block some Texans from testifying on voting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas legislators gathered Friday to consider sweeping changes to who in the nation's second-largest state can cast a ballot...

Hopeful signs as California adds 141,000 jobs in February

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California added 141,000 jobs in February as more than a quarter of a million people returned to the workforce, state...

Cleanup underway after closure of Los Angeles homeless camp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 180 protesters in Los Angeles were arrested and several members of the news media were detained in the...

The eviction moratorium is expiring. What will Biden do?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has less than a week to decide on extending the nationwide eviction moratorium, a measure that housing...

In likely California recall, energizing Latino voters is key

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Latinos, who have borne the brunt of coronavirus deaths and the pandemic's economic toll in the state, are a...

The Latest: Sabres to have limited number of fans at 4 games

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

VP to focus on border diplomacy; no immediate plans to visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris won’t be on the ground at the Southwest border anytime soon as she leads efforts to address...

ThredUp’s shares pop in stock market debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of ThredUp rose more than 40% in their stock market debut Friday, reflecting investor enthusiasm for the online seller...

S&P 500 returns to a record high after best day in weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks burst to their best day in three weeks on Friday, helping Wall Street return to record heights and...

WeWork stock offer comes amid doubtful need for office space

NEW YORK (AP) — Uncertainty about demand for office space in a global pandemic is a big risk that investors will have to weigh...

EXPLAINER: Why is media access at the border an issue?

NEW YORK (AP) — Access to government-run facilities housing young immigrants on the border with Mexico has caused one of the first tussles between...

Myanmar protest deaths reach 320 as US, UK, impose sanctions

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The toll of protesters confirmed killed in Myanmar since last month’s military takeover has reached 320, a group that verifies...

Mexico complains of mask-less tourists, closes ruin site

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula complained Friday about tourists not wearing face masks, as Mexico braces for a surge of...

China outlines COVID-origin findings, ahead of WHO report

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials briefed diplomats Friday on the ongoing research into the origin of COVID-19, ahead of the expected release of a...

Tanzania gives hero’s burial to president who denied virus

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania has given a hero's burial to President John Magufuli, who died earlier this month after denying that COVID-19 was...

Migrant arrivals to Europe lower but deaths remain high

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The number of migrants and asylum-seekers who reached Europe in 2020 is the lowest it has been in the past...

Reopening hurdles linger for schools, despite rescue funding

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The latest federal coronavirus relief package includes $81 billion that began flowing to states this week with the goal of...

Philanthropists call for more grants to aid Asian Americans

Nearly 500 philanthropy leaders, mostly from foundations, signed a letter Friday calling on grant makers to increase their support of nonprofits that benefit Asian...

EU vaccine politics reach fever pitch; Britain a target

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union vaccine politics reached a fever pitch Friday with charges of British blackmail and unfair practices among EU members flying...

The lost year: Minor leaguers reflect on a canceled season

Matt Seelinger sat in the visitor’s bullpen at Surprise Stadium, waiting for his turn to pitch. The San Francisco Giants right-hander had never played...

France launches 2-year experiment with medical marijuana

PARIS (AP) — France’s government launched a two-year nationwide experiment with medical marijuana Friday with a view to its eventual legalization. ...

Kenya tightens restrictions amid a spike of COVID-19 deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — With Kenya's COVID-19 cases and deaths surging, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced tightened restrictions in five of the most affected...

For media, Biden news conference notable for what’s missing

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden's first presidential news conference was notable for what was missing after predecessor Donald Trump: no contentious exchanges with...

Shots in little arms: COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

The 9-year-old twins didn’t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot....

Serbia vaccinates migrants amid surge in COVID-19 cases

KRNJACA, Serbia (AP) — Bashir Ahmad Shirzay lived through wars in Afghanistan, survived a harrowing journey to reach Europe and has no intention of...

Consumer spending dipped 1% as winter storms raked the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers spending and personal incomes both fell sharply in February as severe winter storms disrupted shopping in many parts of the...

German mother of 11 kids fights virus with discipline, love

EISEMROTH, Germany (AP) — One year into the coronavirus pandemic, Katja Heimann, a mother of 11, is still trying to keep her spirits up...

France’s Macron: No regrets for rejecting new virus lockdown

PARIS (AP) — France’s president says he has no reason to be sorry about refusing to impose a third national lockdown earlier this year,...

Aid groups call on Biden to develop plans to share vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of nongovernmental organizations is calling on President Joe Biden to immediately begin developing plans to share an expected surplus...

Survey: Jump in German business optimism despite pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German businesses grew more optimistic in March, despite a growing number of coronavirus cases and a looming tightening of pandemic...

Carrie Underwood’s faith shines through on church hymns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don't get her wrong, Carrie Underwood loves to sing about getting revenge on the cheating ex and belting out ballads...

Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he expects to invite President Joe Biden to the Tokyo Olympics when he visits...

As contact tracing ebbs in parts of US, NYC stays committed

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus contact tracing programs across the U.S. scaled back their ambitions as cases surged in winter, but New York City...

Los Angeles park closed after protest to save homeless camp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A newly installed fence surrounded a popular Los Angeles park Thursday after authorities moved in to evict residents of a...

Hands touch: Italy’s nursing homes emerge from COVID tunnel

ALZANO LOMBARDO, Italy (AP) — Their last hug was through plastic. ...

MLB stadiums pass 1 million COVID-19 vaccination shots given

More than 1 million COVID-19 vaccination shots have been dispensed at Major League Baseball stadiums, with the Oakland Coliseum and Marlins Park among the...

Australian envoy reportedly describes China as ‘vindictive’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s ambassador to Beijing has reportedly described China as a “vindictive” and “unreliable” trading partner as Australian officials revealed steep...

Chisox star Jiménez out 5-6 months, Rays’ Anderson ailing

A week before opening day, the Chicago White Sox found out slugger Eloy Jiménez will be closed down for most of the season. ...

India’s PM Modi faces big electoral test in Muslim areas

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party are making a serious bid for electoral victories in three...

Biden vows action on migrants as he defends border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along...

Asian stocks advance on optimism over pandemic recovery

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were higher across Asia on Friday after a strong gains on Wall Street driven by hopes for a powerful recovery...

Voting rights, hate crimes on Senate’s ‘big, bold’ agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping up the most tumultuous Senate start in recent memory, new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took stock of accomplishments including the...

Church in NY virus epicenter leads congregants out of sorrow

NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly two decades, Juan Tapia, head of maintenance at Our Lady of Sorrows, has taken pride in the upkeep...

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a...

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden at his first news conference left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle...

California opens vaccination eligibility to all adults

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — After weeks of sometimes confusing and frustrating restrictions, California is throwing open its coronavirus vaccine program to all adults...

Mexico tops 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, but real toll is higher

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico surpassed 200,000 test-confirmed deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador framed ramped-up vaccination efforts as a...

Biden vows action on migrants as he defends border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along...

Impeachment probe to examine COVID tests for Cuomo relatives

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The impeachment investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expanding to examine whether the governor unlawfully used his office...

Romania OKs holding Easter celebrations despite virus surge

BUCHAREST (AP) — Romanian authorities announced Thursday that Easter celebrations in the deeply Christian country will go ahead in person this year, even though...

RHP Jimmy Nelson earns job with Dodgers after missing 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Jimmy Nelson has earned a job with the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers after missing last season due to a...

Michigan sees virus surge, but tighter restrictions unlikely

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan, which not long ago had one of the country's lowest COVID-19 infection rates, is confronting an alarming spike that...

Caesars puts pandemic losses at $2B, wants insurers to pay

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. is putting its losses because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 at more than $2...

California high court: Judges must weigh ability to pay bail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring...

California to expand vaccine eligibility to anyone over 16

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California will start vaccinating anyone 16 and over against the coronavirus starting in three weeks, expanding eligibility to the...

US gives $15 million to Palestinians to deal with COVID-19

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Thursday it is giving $15 million to vulnerable Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza...

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them...

Fed says restrictions on bank dividends and buybacks to end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Thursday that as of June 30 it will end for most banks the temporary limits it had...

EXPLAINER: Suez Canal block could hit product supply chains

The cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal is holding up traffic that carries nearly $10 billion worth of goods every day, so a quick...

EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed to settle a fight about the distribution of COVID-19 shots among member states Thursday but pledged to...

With no COVID-19 patients, immunized Gibraltar drops curfew

GIBRALTAR (AP) — With its hospital free of COVID-19 patients and only one new coronavirus infection reported in a full week, the tiny British...

Reports say CNN’s Chris Cuomo got special COVID-19 testing

NEW YORK (AP) — Having a brother for governor is no longer the benefit it once seemed for CNN's Chris Cuomo. ...

The Latest: Sabres coaches placed in NHL COVID protocol

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

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden at his first news conference Thursday left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to...

Are suit jackets oppression? Lawmakers fight own dress codes

BOSTON (AP) — A sneaker-clad Latino state senator in Rhode Island is objecting to his chamber’s jacket and dress shirt edict as a form...

UN warns of `alarming’ crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian official warned Thursday of an ongoing crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region, pointing to targeted civilian killings,...

Mass shooters exploited gun laws, loopholes before carnage

The suspect in the shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket was convicted of assaulting a high school classmate but still got a gun. The...

EXPLAINER: What we know about a ship blocking the Suez Canal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A giant backhoe and a squadron of tugboats look minuscule against the cargo ship’s bulk, demonstrating the enormity...

Albanian parties break some virus rules to launch campaigns

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s opposition on Thursday defied virus restrictions to hold a rally in the capital of Tirana to launch its electoral...

‘The world got dimmer’: Shooting victims’ lives remembered

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — One victim of the Colorado supermarket shooting was leaving after fixing a coffee machine. Another worked at the store but...

White Sox slugger Jiménez out 5-6 months for ruptured tendon

Chicago White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez is expected to be sidelined for five to six months after rupturing his left pectoral tendon trying to...

Voting rights, hate crimes on Senate’s ‘big, bold’ agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping up the most tumultuous Senate start in recent memory, new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took stock Thursday of accomplishments including...

Senate votes to extend small biz loan program for 2 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill 92-7 on Thursday to extend the deadline for business owners to apply for forgivable loans through...

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