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Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2M amid vaccine rollout

The global death toll from COIVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the...
Jan. 15, 2021

The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data

BALTIMORE (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Jan. 15, 2021

The Latest: Pfizer temporarily reduces vaccines to Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer has confirmed it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion vaccine doses...
Jan. 15, 2021

Democratic lawmakers join call for Census director to resign

A group of Democratic lawmakers are joining civil right groups in calling for U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham's resignation after a watchdog agency said he had set a deadline...
Jan. 15, 2021

Greece: Lockdown extended indefinitely but stores to reopen

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has extended nationwide lockdown measures indefinitely but says retail stores and malls will reopen Monday with strict entrance limits. Civil protection chief Nikos Hardalias...
Jan. 15, 2021

EU looks at vaccine certificates to help summer tourism

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is looking at a common vaccine certificate to help get travelers to their vacation destinations and prevent tourism from suffering another disastrous year due...
Jan. 15, 2021

AP source: Trump to leave Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, before Biden's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Trump to leave Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, before Biden's inauguration.
Jan. 15, 2021

NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money...
Jan. 15, 2021

Strong 5.9-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake swayed buildings in Guatemala's capital Friday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The shaking lasted a long...
Jan. 15, 2021

UK imposes travel ban amid worries of new Brazil variant

LONDON (AP) — The British government banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the U.K.’s vaccination program, although...
Jan. 15, 2021

Feds: Capitol mob aimed to 'assassinate' elected officials

PHOENIX (AP) — The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” federal prosecutors said in court documents. The remarks came in...
Jan. 15, 2021

Federal prosecutors allege some involved in riot at Capitol had intended ‘to capture and assassinate elected officials’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors allege some involved in riot at Capitol had intended ‘to capture and assassinate elected officials’.
Jan. 15, 2021

Elvis Presley's Graceland starting live virtual tours

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the...
Jan. 15, 2021

Creighton dorm evacuated after student tries to make ricin

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police and firefighters evacuated a Creighton University dormitory after a student at the Nebraska school told emergency room staff that she had tried to make the...
Jan. 15, 2021

Correction: Blue Origin-Space story

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a story January 14, 2021, about a Blue Origin test flight, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the first American in space,...
Jan. 15, 2021

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball...
Jan. 15, 2021

$500K in Bitcoin sent from France to US far-right groups

PARIS (AP) — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s riot in...
Jan. 15, 2021

Federal watchdogs open probe of response to Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal watchdogs launched a sweeping review of how the FBI, the Pentagon and other law enforcement agencies responded to the riot at the U.S. Capitol, including whether...
Jan. 15, 2021

VIRUS DIARY: Unpacking one vaccination day, step by step

WASHINGTON (AP) — The line stretched nearly a block long. Nobody was grumbling about the wait. Those gathered at a senior wellness center in Washington, D.C., viewed it as a...
Jan. 15, 2021

VIRUS DIARY: Unpacking the vaccination process, step by step

WASHINGTON (AP) — The line stretched nearly a block long. Nobody was grumbling about the wait. Those gathered at a senior wellness center in Washington, D.C., viewed it as a...
Jan. 15, 2021

The Latest: Vaccine rollout uneven in some southern states

ATLANTA — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but some states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates. Data from the states...
Jan. 15, 2021

Stocks fall as economy's pain deepens, head for weekly loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. The S&P...
Jan. 15, 2021

Lottery players have chance at 2 giant jackpots

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It could be a profitable weekend for lucky lottery players as two of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will be on the line. Numbers...
Jan. 15, 2021

Family of man fatally shot by Texas officer call for arrest

BELTON Texas (AP) — Family members of a Black man fatally shot by a Killeen, Texas, police officer who was responding to a mental health call are calling for the...
Jan. 15, 2021

The buck stops here: Dutch govt quits over welfare scandal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that...
Jan. 15, 2021

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