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Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Grocery stores, gas stations and other shops were reopening Wednesday in a quake-hit Indonesian city where debris still covered streets...

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. ...

California Truth, Healing Council begins historic work

Two years ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a formal apology to tribes in the state for atrocities committed against them and for the...

Plunged into virus ‘dark winter,’ Biden must lead US out

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden predicted he would take office amid a “dark winter,” and the outlook is only getting bleaker. ...

Audit: More virus money should have gone to small counties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should have spent more money helping its smaller counties battle the coronavirus, state Auditor Elaine Howle said Tuesday, criticizing...

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazonian city of Manaus began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s...

Supreme Court takes on early stage of global warming case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed cautious about siding with oil and gas companies in a case involving global warming. ...

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community...

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

BEIJING (AP) — The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according...

Amazon city scrambles to provide oxygen to COVID-19 patients

SAO PAULO (AP) — Doctors in the Amazon rainforest’s biggest city are having to choose which COVID-19 patients can breathe amid dwindling oxygen stocks...

Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

COPAN, Honduras (AP) — More than 1,000 Honduran migrants pushed their way into Guatemala Friday night without registering, a portion of a larger migrant...

California leaders push vaccinations despite limited supply

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor and the mayor of Los Angeles triumphantly touted Dodger Stadium on Friday as a new mass coronavirus vaccination...

Census numbers won’t be released before change in power

Government attorneys and municipalities fighting over the 2020 census asked a judge Friday to put their court case on hold, as Department of Justice...

AP Interview: Arrested US lawyer says HK courts face choice

HONG KONG (AP) — An American lawyer who became the first foreigner arrested under Hong Kong's national security law said Friday that the courts...

The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s...

Honduran migrants trek north toward Guatemalan border

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border gathered outside a bus station in this Honduran city...

Oxygen shortage in Amazon city forces mass patient transfer

SAO PAULO (AP) — Dozens of COVID-19 patients in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city will be flown out of state as the local health...

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. ...

High Court rules for city of Chicago in vehicle impound case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says that when a person's car has been impounded and they file for bankruptcy, the car does not...

Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit

BEIJING (AP) — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team arrived to...

Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with...

The Latest: Coronavirus cases surging in northeast China

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast, and has reported its first death attributed to COVID-19...

California expands eligibility for coronavirus vaccine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California made another 4 million people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, intensifying a competition among the state’s biggest...

Los Angeles leaders seek to toughen mask enforcement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faced with surging COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to ramp up enforcement of requirements that people...

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the...

NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor...

Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

MADRID (AP) — As record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures enveloped much of normally temperate Spain, few residents suffered as severely as the thousands who...

Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after...

China pandemic control goes rural ahead of Lunar New Year

BEIJING (AP) — China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the...

Belgian high schoolers demand to get back in-person learning

BRUSSELS (AP) — A late-stage side effect of the coronavirus pandemic has turned up in Belgium, where a group of teenagers is begging to...

Racist slurs interrupt funeral for Phoenix civil rights icon

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating after a virtual funeral for civil rights icon and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode was...

District says it shouldn’t have to give workers gun training

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district that voted after a deadly shooting to allow employees to be armed argued Tuesday in Ohio’s highest...

Probe highlights Vatican legal system’s limited protections

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A criminal investigation into a Vatican real estate investment is exposing weaknesses in the city state’s judicial system and a...

EXPLAINER: Why National Guard’s role was limited during riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, questions are being raised about why the District...

Data snags cause Trump to miss giving Congress census data

The Trump administration missed a deadline for giving Congress numbers used for divvying up congressional seats among the states, and government attorneys said Monday...

Los Angeles County to stop using Curative COVID-19 test

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will stop using Curative COVID-19 tests at pop-up testing sites after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Phoenix to honor late civil rights icon Calvin C. Goode

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix city officials, residents and prominent members of the Black community will honor late civil rights icon, city leader and longtime...

Los Angeles County to stop using Curative COVID-19 test

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will stop using Curative COVID-19 tests at pop-up testing sites after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

China denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over...

DC mayor pushes for increased security around inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is seeking increased security around President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration in the wake of the mob...

US Consulate a turning point for disputed Western Sahara

DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Trawlers pack the bustling Western Saharan port of Dakhla, where fish scales glisten from workers’ arms as they roll...

Protesters detained for criticizing Kazakhstan’s vote

MOSCOW (AP) — Dozens of people protesting Kazakhstan’s opposition-free election were detained in the country’s capital and in its principal city, but were released...

Australia, US, UK, Canada criticize Hong Kong mass arrests

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada issued a joint statement Sunday expressing “serious concern”...

‘Brian did his job’: Family remembers fallen Capitol officer

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) — From his early days growing up in a New Jersey hamlet, Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer. ...

States to receive initial $3 billion infusion for vaccines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State and local governments are expected to receive their first infusion of federal money to support vaccination efforts against...

Former city councilman known as ‘Mr Los Angeles’ dies at 67

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, a tireless promoter of the nation’s second-largest city, died unexpectedly at age 67. ...

London mayor seeks help as UK sees record new virus deaths

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor declared the capital's COVID-19 situation to be critical Friday, reflecting deteriorating conditions for beleaguered hospitals, as the country recorded...

Boston mayor, RI governor among Biden adds to economic team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday introduced the governor of Rhode Island, the mayor of Boston and a small-business advocate from...

Mayor of Houston suburb chosen by pulling a name from hat

DICKINSON, Texas (AP) — The race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb ended this week with the winner’s name being drawn from...

Biggest Czech crematorium overwhelmed by pandemic deaths

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — All three cremation chambers are working round the clock, while storage capacity for caskets has been repeatedly boosted. ...

Police chief’s past sows doubts in wake of Taylor’s death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville city leaders praised the former Atlanta police chief who has been hired to oversee their struggling department in the...

Biden picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

BOSTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to be his labor secretary, selecting a former...

San Francisco police arrest man in shooting of 6-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have arrested an 18-year-old accused in the shooting of a 6-year old boy who was killed while...

Biden introduces Merrick Garland as attorney general pick

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden introduced his pick for the nation's top law enforcement official on Thursday, turning to experienced judge Merrick...

Biden picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

BOSTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will select Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his labor secretary, according to a source familiar with the decision,...

Capitol police chief defends response to ‘criminal’ rioters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Capitol Police defended his department's response to the storming of the Capitol, saying Thursday that officers...

Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a...

The Latest: Australia moves up vaccination start to February

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is advancing the start of its coronavirus vaccination program to mid-February, with plans to inoculate 15% of the population by...

Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to...

Amazon pledges $2B for affordable housing in 3 US cities

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has announced $2 billion in loans and grants to secure affordable housing in three U.S. cities where it has major...

Hundreds of Trump supporters flock to DC ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump descended on the nation’s capital Tuesday to cheer his baseless claims of election fraud...

The Latest: China’s Hebei toughens virus rules over outbreak

BEIJING — China’s Hebei province is enforcing stricter control measures following a further rise in coronavirus cases in the province, which is adjacent to...

Sharpton: Firing officer who killed Andre Hill is not enough

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The life of Andre Hill was commemorated Tuesday morning as family and lawmakers called for justice to be brought against...

Colombia brings back lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As the holiday season winds down, Colombia is experiencing a sharp rise in coronavirus infections that has prompted several cities...

Brazilian city in Amazon declares virus state of emergency

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian city of Manaus in the heart of the Amazon has declared a 180-day state of emergency due...

Police: Protesters outside Sen. Hawley’s home were peaceful

Protesters who gathered outside the Virginia home of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley Monday evening were peaceful and they left when police explained they were...

Niger has 3 days of national mourning over deadly attack

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger will hold three days of national mourning after attacks on two villages killed more than 100 civilians, the government...

DC mayor calls in National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing for possible violence, the nation's capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald Trump's supporters...

Top federal prosecutor in Los Angeles resigns after 3 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for the Central District of California announced Monday that he is resigning after three years in...

DC mayor calls in National Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing for possible violence, the nation's capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests by President Donald Trump's supporters...

Former San Diego mayor signals possible run for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Monday established a political committee to begin raising money for a possible run...

VIRUS TODAY: Vaccination efforts to end COVID-19 accelerate

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

Remorseful man returns statue’s stolen sword after 40 years

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the...

Ted Danson and Holly Hunter combine for comedy ‘Mr. Mayor’

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a government office right there in the very title of Ted Danson’s new series, but the new NBC comedy...

Mexico’s president reaches the people with morning show

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Retired auditor Rafael Silva pours himself a cup of coffee and turns on his television at 7:00 a.m. each weekday...

Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials insisted Monday that there was “still hope” in finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide...

Los Angeles mayor says virus spreading within households

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pandemic is getting worse in Los Angeles as the coronavirus spreads rapidly within households and Californians let their guard...

Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Hundreds of Tibetans in exile braved the rain and cold Sunday in India’s northern city of Dharmsala, where the exiled...

Yemen’s PM says airport attack aimed to ‘eliminate’ Cabinet

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s prime minister on Saturday said that a missile attack on the airport in Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country's...

Curfew-busting New Year party-goers attack French police

PARIS (AP) — Ravers at an underground, curfew-busting New Year’s Eve party that drew at least 2,500 people in western France attacked the police...

New Year’s revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer...

The Latest: Tens of thousands on Vegas strip despite warning

LAS VEGAS — Tens of thousands of people were walking on the casino-lined Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve by early evening despite...

Minneapolis police release officer video in fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis on Thursday released body-camera video from a traffic stop one night earlier that ended with a man shot...

Race to vaccinate millions in US off to slow, messy start

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to get a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccination that the 69-year-old piano teacher stood in line...

Jobless claims down 19,000, still 4 times pre-pandemic level

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week fell by 19,000 to 787,000, still a historically high level as a...

Cities helping renters get right to lawyers in housing court

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic stretch into 2021, millions of U.S. renters are bracing for the possibility of...

Governor cancels inaugural, citing mask protests at his home

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Republican governor said Wednesday that he is canceling his outdoor inauguration ceremony next month because of public safety...

Month on, women hold the fort at India farmer protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — The men arrived first. And they arrived with a bang. ...

Christmas bombing marks another dark day for Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Sandy and Geff Lee finally saw a photo of the building that was home to their Nashville boutique on...

Thailand imposes new restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials in the Thai capital have announced new restrictions, including the closure of some entertainment facilities during the New Year's holiday,...

With deadline looming, group wants more census documents

With the Census Bureau days away from likely missing a year-end deadline for turning in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, President Donald...

Statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln is removed in Boston

A statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave appearing to kneel at his feet — optics that drew objections amid a national reckoning...

Asia Today: US begins vaccinating its troops in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has started vaccinating its troops based in South Korea, as its Asian ally reported its highest...

Hong Kongers charged in China plead guilty, relatives told

HONG KONG (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Hong Kongers accused of fleeing the city by speedboat during a government crackdown on dissent say...

The Latest: S Korea reports biggest daily death toll so far

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says 40 more coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number since the...

Trials begin for 10 charged with fleeing from Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — Trials for 10 people accused of attempting to flee Hong Kong by speedboat during a government crackdown on dissent began in...

The Latest: Japan’s PM seeks to enforce virus measures

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says he plans to submit legislation that will make coronavirus measures legally binding for businesses, punish violators...

The Latest: Japan sharply tightens ban on foreign visitors

TOKYO — Japan’s government will temporarily ban entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus...

Germany, Hungary give 1st vaccine shots ahead of EU rollout

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany, Hungary and Slovakia began giving out their first coronavirus vaccine shots on Saturday only hours after receiving their first...

Downtown Nashville explosion knocks communications offline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that...

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