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The Latest: Nevada capitol to open after monthslong closure

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada statehouse will reopen Thursday after more than two months of being shuttered to the public to prevent the...

DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attacked YouTube and its parent company Google on Monday, accusing the tech giant of censorship...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a...

Weinstein challenges extradition to face California charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A lawyer for convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday challenged Weinstein's extradition to California to face charges of assaulting...

‘Huge’ explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption...

All schools in Ontario to shut and go to online learning

TORONTO (AP) — All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number...

Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his...

COVID-19 cap crunch limits moves made at NHL trade deadline

The coronarvirus pandemic turned the usual large number of NHL trade deadline deals into a trickle on Monday. ...

William, Harry remember Prince Philip’s wit, service to UK

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry paid tribute Monday to their grandfather, Prince Philip, remembering his wit, sense of duty and barbecue skills. ...

Ex-police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal

The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process...

Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID, sidelined from ‘Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Bryan says he's tested positive for COVID-19, which sidelined him from the season's first live “American Idol” episode on...

Turkey, Libya recommit to contested maritime borders deal

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The head of Libya's new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday affirmed their commitment to a...

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

CAIRO (AP) — For Ramadan this year, Magdy Hafez has been longing to reclaim a cherished ritual: performing the nighttime group prayers called taraweeh...

Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast

The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle...

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. ...

Bulgarian Muslims hold circumcision festival despite virus

RIBNOVO, Bulgaria (AP) — On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims from the southwestern corner of Bulgaria flocked to the sleepy...

Sidelined last year, the Met Gala is returning — twice

The Met Gala is coming back. Actually, twice. ...

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru sets runoff

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador will be led for the next four years by a conservative businessman after voters on Sunday rebuffed a left-leaning...

Asia Today: India records another surge in COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to pass Brazil as the country with the second-most reported...

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -- this time, shots tweaked to guard against a...

The Latest: NBA’s Wizards, NHL’s Caps to have fans in April

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

Merkel’s bloc spars over who will run for German chancellor

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, Armin Laschet, on Monday rallied his party's leadership behind his bid to become the...

Venice architecture Biennale opens a year later on May 22

MILAN (AP) — A year after being postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Venice Biennale for architecture will open on May 22 for a...

Small but quick: Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days

THIMPU, Bhutan (AP) — When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing...

Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those...

UK lobbying scandal snares ex-PM Cameron; govt starts probe

LONDON (AP) — The controversy over former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of a now-bankrupt financial services firm deepened Monday as...

Innsbruck and Turin to co-host Davis Cup Finals with Madrid

MADRID (AP) — The cities of Innsbruck in Austria and Turin in Italy will co-host the Davis Cup Finals along with the Spanish capital...

Czechs start to ease lockdown, youngest kids back to schools

PRAGUE (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic eases up in the Czech Republic, one of the European Union’s hardest-hit countries took its first steps...

Chilly weather doesn’t dampen UK joy at lockdown easing

LONDON (AP) — People across Britain flocked to shed shaggy locks and browse for clothes, books and other “non-essential” items as shops, gyms, hairdressers,...

Tokyo adopts tougher virus rules, starts vaccinating elders

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo adopted tougher measures against the coronavirus Monday as Japanese authorities struggle to curb the spread of a more contagious variant...

Greece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, opens schools

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — High schools have reopened in Greece to students in the final three grades with the mandatory use of test kits...

Huge gatherings at India’s Hindu festival as virus surges

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social...

Fed’s Powell sees US boom ahead, with COVID still a risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is poised for an extended period of strong growth and hiring, the chair of the Federal Reserve said...

US colleges divided over requiring student vaccinations

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to...

Prime minister leads celebrations of Matsuyama’s Masters win

TOKYO (AP) — Led by Japan's prime minister, the country celebrated golfer Hideki Matsuyama's victory in the Masters — the first Japanese player to...

Top Chinese official admits vaccines have low effectiveness

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top disease control official, in a rare acknowledgement, said current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them...

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all...

Asian shares decline on vaccine, virus worries

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were lower on Monday, as investors grew wary over the recent surge in coronavirus cases in many places while...

Ecuador goes with conservative banker in presidential vote

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Voters in Ecuador appeared to turn to a conservative businessman in Sunday's presidential runoff election, rebuffing a leftist movement that...

‘Nomadland’ wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out...

The Latest: Curling worlds back on, now with masked players

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

City of Los Angeles expands vaccine eligibility to 16 and up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles has opened up vaccines to younger people, days ahead of the state broadening eligibility to...

Brazil’s virus outlook darkens amid vaccine supply snags

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April is shaping up to be Brazil’s darkest month yet in the pandemic, with hospitals struggling with a crush...

German president: Buchenwald a reminder of Nazi ‘barbarism’

WEIMAR, Germany (AP) — Germany’s president on Sunday marked the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp by reminding his compatriots...

Andrew: Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

LONDON (AP) — The death of Prince Philip has left a “huge void” in Queen Elizabeth II’s life, their son Prince Andrew said Sunday,...

The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in...

Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Prince Hamzah on Sunday made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week, reciting...

Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday,...

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh coronavirus wave,...

EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the trouble

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders no longer meet around a common oval summit table to broker their famed compromises. Instead, each of the...

Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics who come down with minor symptoms of COVID-19 could be isolated in a hotel lined up...

IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast’s economic recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of...

Taylor’s homer propels Dodgers to 9-5 win over Nationals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielders Chris Taylor and Zach McKinstry are more than making up for the absences of MVPs Mookie Betts and...

Marchers protest Romania’s virus restrictions as cases soar

BUCHAREST (AP) — Marchers took to the streets Saturday in the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of...

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies...

Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island...

Haniger, Mariners win 4-3 as Twins’ trouble in 10th persists

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Baseball's speed-up-the-game rule that starts each extra inning with a runner on second base has not been user-friendly for the Minnesota...

The Latest: Lawmakers aim to limit state emergency powers

NEW YORK — State lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to limit the emergency powers of governors — not just in the current...

The Latest: NHL’s Canucks get OK to reopen team facilities

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

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for world’s support

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of...

Bouquet-bearing public honors Philip, ignoring COVID warning

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have implored people to stay away from royal palaces as they mourn the death of Prince Philip in this...

Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors’ emergency power

As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future...

The Latest: Tweet recalls queen’s loving anniversary speech

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: ...

Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday began a 10-day lockdown amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, state TV reported, a worrisome trend...

Troubled background check system delays elder care hiring

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Intensive care nurse Meynard Villa was on the verge of losing his family’s $150,000 investment in his new senior care...

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters in Serbia rallied Saturday demanding that the government protect the environment in a Balkan nation that has seen record...

More Black Americans open to vaccines after outreach efforts

Like others in her family, Mattie Pringle had doubts about taking the coronavirus vaccine. ...

Mobile vaccination aims to reach older Mississippi adults

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Eola Murry, 75, never questioned that she wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available. The problem was...

Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a deadly year in New York's nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation intended to hold facility operators more...

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: ...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. ...

Ohtani homers, drives in 4 as Angels beat Blue Jays 7-1

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani homered and drove in four runs, Andrew Heaney pitched six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat...

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean’s St. Vincent

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosive eruption rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Friday after...

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions...

Gaetz vows to fight, tries to stay on offensive amid scandal

MIAMI (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. ...

More California counties expand vaccine eligibility to 16 up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California counties are opening up vaccines to younger adults, a week ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone...

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic...

Feds charge 3 more in massive California unemployment fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have charged three Southern California women with using prison inmates' names to bilk a...

Turner homers, Dodgers beat Nats 1-0 on champs’ ring day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner's fond memories of the Los Angeles Dodgers' championship last fall will always be weighted by slight disappointment in...

Johnny Cueto pitches Giants past Rockies 3-1 in home opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto got within an out of a complete game, Brandon Crawford broke up a scoreless tie with a bases-loaded,...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full...

LEADING OFF: Judge still sore; Jays’ Hernández to C-19 IL

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus...

Blue Jays’ Teoscar Hernández on IL after COVID close contact

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernández on the injured list after he was exposed to someone with...

Dodgers receive World Series rings in pregame ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers received their World Series rings Friday in front of the loyal hometown fans who didn't get...

Siblings find closure a year after COVID-19 thrashed choir

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — With dish soap, brushes and plastic water jugs in hand, Carole Rae Woodmansee’s four children cleaned the gravestone their mother...

Virus-battered Canucks aim to complete condensed season

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks are recovering from the NHL’s worst COVID-19 outbreak and believe they can complete the pandemic-condensed season....

Tech company gains help push S&P 500 to record high

Wall Street capped another week of gains with more milestones Friday, as strength in technology and health care stocks helped push the S&P 500...

COVID, Philip’s no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip will be laid to rest with all the honors due a prince of the United Kingdom and a consort...

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and...

Olympic Gold: Men’s gymnastics struggling to survive

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. ...

No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel. The U.S. government will send more help...

Italy prosecutors: WHO exec lied about spiked virus report

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors say a top World Health Organization official lied to them about a spiked WHO report into Italy’s coronavirus response,...

Nurse, capturing the feeling of a nation, gets stuck in mud

BOSTON (AP) — Camille Coelho just wanted to take a stroll on the beach and look for some sea glass. Instead, the Massachusetts nurse...

Virus knocks 80% off Atlantic City casino profits in 2020

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak sent profits plunging at Atlantic City's casinos by more than 80% last year, according to figures...

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