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The Latest: Pakistan approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the country’s drug regulatory authority has approved the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and the government is trying to make it available by the...
Jan. 16, 2021

Players in lockdown after positive virus cases in Australia

Grand Slam champions are among the 47 players in hard lockdown after four positive tests for COVID-19 emerged from two of the charter flights bringing players, staff, officials and media...
Jan. 16, 2021

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one...
Jan. 16, 2021

Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players have another chance to win big next week since there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega...
Jan. 16, 2021

Mexico publishes heavily edited probe of exonerated general

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico angered U.S. officials by publishing an entire 751-page U.S. case file against former Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos, the Mexican prosecutors who exonerated...
Jan. 16, 2021

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2021. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1996, Sheik...
Jan. 16, 2021

San Francisco Bay Area residents feel moderate earthquake

AROMAS, Calif. (AP) — People throughout the San Francisco Bay area on Saturday night reported feeling a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that hit the region. The earthquake hit 8:01 p.m and...
Jan. 16, 2021

Winning numbers drawn for $640 million Powerball

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players' second chance to win big — really big — this weekend comes with Saturday’s drawing for a $640 million Powerball top prize, the...
Jan. 16, 2021

Australian Open arrivals hit by 4 COVID-19 positive tests

Four coronavirus cases have been detected from charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne for the Australian Open, forcing 47 players into strict hotel quarantine. Health authorities...
Jan. 16, 2021

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 to the government. The Daqiaodao Food...
Jan. 16, 2021

North Korean parliament to convene to approve Kim's agenda

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament was scheduled to convene Sunday to pass decisions made by a major ruling party meeting where leader Kim Jong Un vowed...
Jan. 16, 2021

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in...
Jan. 16, 2021

Indonesian teams find more bodies, clear roads after quake

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, raising the death toll to 56 on Sunday,...
Jan. 16, 2021

The Latest: Rising infection numbers suggest surge in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Mexico posted its second straight day of more than 20,000 coronavirus cases Saturday, suggesting a surge in a country already struggling in many areas with overflowing hospitals...
Jan. 16, 2021

Ex-Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones plans to surrender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman fired from her job as a COVID-19 data curator said she'll surrender to authorities Sunday amid an investigation of allegations that she...
Jan. 16, 2021

Guatemala tries blocking caravan of 9,000 Honduran migrants

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan soldiers blocked part of a caravan of as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants Saturday at a point not far from where they entered the country...
Jan. 16, 2021

California congressman tests positive for coronavirus

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California congressman contracted the coronavirus before he could get a second dose of vaccine that would have improved his immunity. Democratic Rep. Lou Correa...
Jan. 16, 2021

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol,...
Jan. 16, 2021

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Three coronavirus cases have been detected from charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne for the Australian Open, forcing 47 players into strict hotel quarantine. The players...
Jan. 16, 2021

Congresswoman's spokesman quits less than 2 weeks into term

DENVER (AP) — The spokesman for Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has quit less than two weeks after she was sworn into office, saying he was prompted to by the...
Jan. 16, 2021

Some 9,000 Honduran migrants cross north into Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities estimated Saturday that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants had crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to...
Jan. 16, 2021

$640 million Powerball drawing up next as big jackpots grow

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players' second chance to win big — really big — this weekend comes with Saturday’s drawing for a $640 million Powerball top prize, the...
Jan. 16, 2021

UK chooses Cornish village as site for G-7 summit in June

LONDON (AP) — The British government has chosen an English village on the coast of Cornwall as the site for the next annual summit of leading industrial nations, saying Prime...
Jan. 16, 2021

The Latest: Another state has 1st case of new virus variant

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana has identified the state’s first case of a coronavirus variant believed to be more transmissible than the original. The governor's office said Saturday the case...
Jan. 16, 2021

Health fraud case: Mississippi pharmacy owner gets 18 years

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi owner of pharmacies and pharmacy distributors has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered to repay the government nearly $287.7 million for...
Jan. 16, 2021

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