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VIRUS TODAY: Vaccinated adults await advice on family visits

Here's what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THE NUMBERS: VACCINES: Nearly 54.1 million people, or 16.3% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose...
Mar. 5, 2021

UK says vaccine shipment from India won't hurt poor nations

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s vaccines minister on Friday dismissed suggestions that the country was getting key COVID-19 jabs intended for poorer countries, insisting that 10 million doses coming from India...
Mar. 5, 2021

Dem split on jobless benefits slows relief bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats laid aside one battle over boosting the minimum wage but promptly descended into another internal fight Friday as the party haltingly tried moving its $1.9 trillion...
Mar. 5, 2021

The Latest: Italy surpasses 3 million coronavirus cases

ROME — Italy surpassed 3 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, the third straight day this week that daily new caseloads exceeded 20,000 cases. With the 24,036 new confirmed infections...
Mar. 5, 2021

US consumers eased off credit card borrowing in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing by Americans fell in January for the first time in five months, as a big drop in the use of credit cards offset increases in auto...
Mar. 5, 2021

Oregon gov: Schools must offer in-person classes by March 29

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she is issuing an executive order mandating that all K-12 public schools provide universal access to in-person learning by the...
Mar. 5, 2021

At least 10 dead in bombing at restaurant in Somali capital

MOGADISHU. Somalia (AP) — A car packed with explosives rammed into a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital on Friday night, and police said at least 10 people were killed and...
Mar. 5, 2021

Giuliani probe awaits Garland as he nears AG confirmation

NEW YORK (AP) — With Merrick Garland poised to be confirmed as attorney general as early as next week, one of the first major questions he is likely to encounter...
Mar. 5, 2021

Affidavit: Man found Tiger Woods unconscious after SUV crash

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — A man found Tiger Woods unconscious in a mangled SUV after the golf star crashed the vehicle in Southern California, authorities said in court...
Mar. 5, 2021

Journal's 'appalling' racism podcast, tweet prompt outcry

A prominent medical journal’s provocative tweet was meant to prompt interest in a podcast on racism. Instead, the Twitter post and the podcast stoked backlash and admonishment from the doctors'...
Mar. 5, 2021

New SC abortion law remains on hold under judge's order

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new South Carolina law banning abortions will stay on hold following a judge's order on Friday to extend a temporary restraining order. U.S. District Judge...
Mar. 5, 2021

First oak trees selected to replace Notre Dame's spire

PARIS (AP) — The first eight oak trees destined to replace the destroyed spire of Paris' scorched Notre Dame cathedral have been selected from the Bercé forest in the French...
Mar. 5, 2021

Report: Ex-LSU AD wanted Miles fired amid sexual complaints

LSU's former athletic director recommended in 2013 that Les Miles be fired as Tigers football coach because of his behavior with female student workers. Then-athletic director Joe Alleva's recommendation to...
Mar. 5, 2021

Stocks climb, erasing earlier losses, as economy heats up

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are swerving through another rocky ride Friday, as investors struggle to figure out what an encouraging report on the economy and the recent march higher...
Mar. 5, 2021

Exam finds multiple cracks in part of United jet's engine

Microscopic examination supports early suspicions that wear and tear caused a fan blade to snap inside one engine of a United Airlines plane that made an emergency landing shortly after...
Mar. 5, 2021

Ukrainian tycoon banned from entering US for corruption

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The United States has banned a Ukrainian tycoon and former regional governor, who was also a key supporter of Ukraine’s president, from entering the country. A...
Mar. 5, 2021

Mexico president's support of tarnished pol tears at party

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months of protests over the nomination of a man accused of rape, including open dissent within the Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party, haven’t derailed...
Mar. 5, 2021

Protests for opposition leader escalate amid new charges

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Police fired tear gas in Senegal’s capital to disperse protesting supporters of the country’s main opposition leader, who appeared in court for the first time on...
Mar. 5, 2021

Nonprofits stepping up to bolster COVID vaccination efforts

The messy and confusing distribution of vaccines has prompted a broad array of nonprofits and volunteers nationwide to step in to fill the gaps. Disaster-relief charities are providing both their...
Mar. 5, 2021

Officials seeking answers to Puerto Rico telescope collapse

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The National Science Foundation said Friday that it could cost up to $50 million just to clean up the debris at a renowned radio...
Mar. 5, 2021

Nashville eyes $2.3M settlement in fatal shooting by officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville officials are seeking a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Nashville police officer from...
Mar. 5, 2021

Spacewalkers finish solar panel prep for station power boost

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts completed the first round of prep work Friday for new solar panels, part of a major power upgrade at the International Space Station...
Mar. 5, 2021

Woman impaled by tree limb has 7 broken ribs, husband says

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine passenger who was impaled when a falling pine tree struck the vehicle she was riding in suffered seven broken ribs, but she's getting better...
Mar. 5, 2021

AP-NORC poll: Americans largely back Biden's virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and even more backing his handling of the...
Mar. 5, 2021

Colombia prosecutors move to drop case against ex-president

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia on Friday moved to drop charges against conservative former President Álvaro Uribe over witness tampering allegations for which he was detained for two...
Mar. 5, 2021

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