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Monday 01/25/2021
Dutch police take to streets to prevent more rioting
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:46 pm

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police took to the streets of towns and cities across the Netherlands on Monday night in an attempt to prevent a repeat of rioting the previous night that saw clashes linked to the country's coronavirus curfew. Before the curfew came into force, two cities reported unrest.

The Latest: White House to resume public COVID-19 briefings
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:46 pm

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration will provide public briefings on the coronavirus pandemic starting Wednesday.

Midwest storm expected to bring more than foot of snow
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:33 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm is expected to blanket a large swath of the middle of the country with snow Monday and disrupt travel as more than a foot of snow falls in some areas.

Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:33 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

California lifts virus stay-at-home orders, curfew statewide
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:16 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions.

Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel rules, add South Africa
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will sign executive action reinstating COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, the White House announced Monday.

House sending Trump impeachment to Senate, GOP opposes trial
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding, dimming the chances that former president will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol.

US stock indexes wobble ahead of a busy earnings week
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:33 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled in afternoon trading on Monday, as investors looked ahead to this week's deluge of company earnings and remained concerned about the economic damage likely to result from a rise in coronavirus cases in some countries.

EU pressures AstraZeneca to deliver vaccines as promised
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:47 pm

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union lashed out Monday at AstraZeneca, accusing the pharmaceutical company of failing to deliver the coronavirus vaccine doses that it promised to the bloc despite getting EU funding to ramp up vaccine production.

Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:33 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military.

Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:33 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency, saying the cases are moot now that Trump is no longer in office.

US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:33 pm

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an ever more urgent race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.

Bally's acquires Monkey Knife Fight fantasy sports company
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 11:48 am

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bally's continued its acquisition juggernaut Monday, acquiring the daily fantasy sports company Monkey Knife Fight in an all-stock transaction that further widens the fast-growing company's drive to add casino, online sports betting and media companies.

New milestone for Sidney Poitier: Namesake of a film school
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 11:18 am

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.

Ex-Trump spokeswoman Sanders running for Arkansas governor
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 11:03 am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Sanders, Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, announced Monday she’s running for Arkansas governor, vying for political office even as the former president’s legacy is clouded by an impeachment charge that he incited the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

Russian hack of US agencies exposed supply chain weaknesses
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 9:30 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn't need to painstakingly break one-by-one into the networks of each department in order to cause havoc.

Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 9:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.

In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 8:46 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's crowded in the back of the ambulance.

China pushes conspiracy theories on COVID origin, vaccines
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 8:06 am

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese state media have stoked concerns about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite rigorous trials indicating it is safe. A government spokesperson has raised the unsubstantiated theory that the coronavirus could have emerged from a U.S. military lab, giving it more credence in China.

MC Companies and Move For Hunger Announce Collaborative Effort to Fight Hunger Nationwide
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 6:35 am

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MC Companies – a leading Real Estate Investment and Management Company, and Move For Hunger – a national hunger relief non-profit organization, announced a new partnership that will fight hunger and reduce food waste nationwide. With estimates showing that the number of Americans facing hunger in 2020 increased by 46% due to the Covid-19 pandemic – that’s 17 million more people – the collaborative efforts of MC Companies and Move For Hunger have never been more important than they are right now.

Mom and Pop Baby Business Goes Nationwide
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 6:23 am

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2021, (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ANB Baby, a one-stop-shopping resource for first-time parents, recently gave its brand a fresh new look and feel. While a new website and logo gives the brand a contemporary edge, the most talked about change is the company’s newfound ability to connect with parents on a variety of levels.

Mid America Mortgage Hires Katherine Carlsen as Underwriting Manager
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 6:23 am

ADDISON, Texas, Jan. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that mortgage industry veteran Katherine Carlsen has joined the company as underwriting manager. In her new role, Carlsen will utilize her more than 30 years of mortgage industry experience to lead underwriting for Mid America, enabling the company to sustain its track record of compliant loan origination while maintaining its industry-leading turn times.

Eternal NYC Restaurant Week: Doctor LASEK’s Anecdote
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 6:23 am

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Park Avenue LASEK shared today the person behind the continuity of the exuberant NYC Restaurant Week for all these years: Emil Chynn. New York restaurant week is one of the most famous institutions for food enthusiasts in the United States. It provides the opportunity for the average person to enjoy and experience gourmet haute cuisine at famous establishments, many of which have Michelin star ratings, that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Biden plans to sign order for govt to buy more US goods
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 10:03 am

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according to administration officials.

North Carolina field hospital helps fight coronavirus surge
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:32 am

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Chris Rutledge peels an N-95 mask off her tired face, revealing the silhouette it leaves behind. Her name and a tiny heart are drawn on the face covering in black marker so her patients know who she is.

Sunday 01/24/2021
Biden attends Mass at DC church where he worshipped as VP
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden attended Mass for the first time since taking office, worshipping Sunday at the church he frequented when he was vice president.

AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press.

One county, worlds apart: Bridging the political divide
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:01 am

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — She fired up her laptop to scour the internet for bits from right-wing websites and conspiratorial YouTube channels.

White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:48 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package as Biden faces increasing headwinds in his effort to win bipartisan backing for the initial legislative effort of his presidency.

Today in History
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 11:23 pm

Today in History

The Latest: Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 10:48 pm

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said.

White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 8:17 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden on Sunday began talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package as Biden faces increasing headwinds in his effort to win bipartisan backing for the initial legislative effort of his presidency.

AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 7:18 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press.

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 6:45 pm

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory Sunday in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths.

Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 5:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials.

VIRUS TODAY: More hospital ICUs edge nearer a breaking point
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 4:00 pm

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

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 3:30 pm

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters set fires in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons, arresting at least 55 people.

New leaders named at US-funded international broadcasters
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 3:18 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Sunday installed new heads of three federally funded international broadcasters after abruptly firing Donald Trump-appointees at the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of the dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol.

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:03 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would amount to an illegal strike.

2 injured after police car drives through crowd at race
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 1:47 pm

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him and were pounding on the car's windows in downtown Tacoma on Saturday night, officials said.

Grizzly, 34, confirmed as Yellowstone region's known oldest
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 3:47 pm

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A 34-year-old grizzly bear captured in southwestern Wyoming has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region, Wyoming wildlife officials said.

Estonia to get first female PM as government deal clinched
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 11:33 am

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s two biggest political parties clinched a deal on Sunday to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this month.

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 11:03 am

LONDON (AP) — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000.

Britain's Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 9:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden on Saturday that he's eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K. trade deal.

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 8:48 am

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the pandemic for nearly a year.

Saturday 01/23/2021
Today in History
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 11:17 pm

Today in History

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 9:04 pm

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus.

Defense chief orders review of military sex assault programs
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 6:48 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military, and an assessment of what has worked and what hasn't.

Citizenship data is latest rollback of Trump census efforts
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 6:48 am

The U.S. Census Bureau is suspending efforts to create neighborhood-level statistics on the citizenship and age of residents, using 2020 census data, in the latest rollback of Trump administration census-related initiatives that critics feared would be used to favor Republicans and whites during the drawing of state and local districts.

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Monday 01/25/2021
Dutch police take to streets to prevent more rioting
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:46 pm

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police took to the streets of towns and cities across the Netherlands on Monday night in an attempt to prevent a repeat of rioting the previous night that saw clashes linked to the country's coronavirus curfew. Before the curfew came into force, two cities reported unrest.

Mexican president tests positive for COVID-19, symptoms mild
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:31 pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was working from isolation on Monday, a day after announcing that he had tested positive for COVID-19, his interior secretary said.

US stock indexes wobble ahead of a busy earnings week
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 1:33 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled in afternoon trading on Monday, as investors looked ahead to this week's deluge of company earnings and remained concerned about the economic damage likely to result from a rise in coronavirus cases in some countries.

EU pressures AstraZeneca to deliver vaccines as promised
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:47 pm

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union lashed out Monday at AstraZeneca, accusing the pharmaceutical company of failing to deliver the coronavirus vaccine doses that it promised to the bloc despite getting EU funding to ramp up vaccine production.

Navalny's team calls new protests in Russia for his release
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 11:33 am

MOSCOW (AP) — Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces years in prison, are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations that turned out tens of thousands across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin.

EU urges Navalny's release but no talk of Russia sanctions
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 11:18 am

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign ministers on Monday condemned the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the detention of thousands during protests backing the most well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin but stopped short of weighing new sanctions against Russia.

Kerry: US will make up for 4 years of lost action on climate
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 10:17 am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The world must take decisive action to build resilience to the devastating effects of climate change, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry told a global virtual summit Monday, pledging that President Joe Biden's new administration would play its role.

Paris' virus-battered Fan Museum thrown life-line
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 12:03 pm

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall has instructed the landlord seeking to close down the city's indebted Fan Museum to extend its deadline for payment, the museum said Monday.

Israel extradites woman wanted for sex crimes to Australia
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 8:31 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday extradited a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her former students in Australia, capping a six-year legal battle that had strained relations between the two governments and antagonized Australia's Jewish community.

China pushes conspiracy theories on COVID origin, vaccines
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 8:06 am

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese state media have stoked concerns about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite rigorous trials indicating it is safe. A government spokesperson has raised the unsubstantiated theory that the coronavirus could have emerged from a U.S. military lab, giving it more credence in China.

9 workers found dead in China gold mine explosions
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 6:35 am

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese rescuers have found the bodies of nine workers killed in explosions at a gold mine, raising the death toll to 10, officials said Monday.

Witnesses: Eritrean soldiers loot, kill in Ethiopia's Tigray
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 6:19 am

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Eritrean soldiers' pockets clinked with stolen jewelry. Warily, Zenebu watched them try on dresses and other clothing looted from homes in a town in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region.

Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as '09 financial crisis
Updated: January 25, 2021 - 9:48 am

GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday.

Sunday 01/24/2021
Asian shares rise on recovery hopes, markets eye earnings
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 10:35 pm

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday amid some hopes for recovering economies slammed by the pandemic, as market attention turned to upcoming company earnings.

Mexico's president says he's tested positive for COVID-19
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 9:33 pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild.

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 7:18 pm

WUHAN, China (AP) — One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life — but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor apartment, spending his days doomscrolling through news, playing virtual soccer on his PlayStation and feeling China is teetering on the brink of collapse.

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 6:45 pm

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term with a resounding victory Sunday in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths.

4 soccer players killed in Brazil plane crash had COVID-19
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 6:31 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four soccer players from Brazilian club Palmas died in a plane crash Sunday while traveling separately from the team after testing positive for the coronavirus, the club said.

After failed Trump romance, France seeks reset under Biden
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 4:31 pm

PARIS (AP) — After increasingly strained U.S.-France relations under Donald Trump, President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Sunday to work closely together to fight the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 3:30 pm

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioters set fires in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons, arresting at least 55 people.

19 burned bodies found near Mexico-US border town
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 5:02 pm

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town across the Rio Grande from Texas in an area that has seen violent territorial disputes between organized crime groups in recent years.

Israel targets flights, religious scofflaws, as virus rages
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 8:49 pm

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police clashed with ultra-Orthodox protesters in several major cities and the government raced to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under control.

Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 8:49 pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s groundbreaking abortion law went into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups.

Estonia to get first female PM as government deal clinched
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 11:33 am

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s two biggest political parties clinched a deal on Sunday to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this month.

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 11:03 am

LONDON (AP) — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000.

Kremlin: US comments on protests support law-breaking
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 11:03 am

MOSCOW (AP) — The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S. Embassy’s statements about the nationwide protests, in which more than 3,500 people reportedly were arrested, interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and encourage Russians to break the law.

Fourth Zimbabwean Cabinet member dies of COVID-19 in surge
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 8:48 am

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Four Zimbabwean Cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the past two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country.

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 8:48 am

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The unrelenting increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain following the holiday season is again straining hospitals, threatening the mental health of doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the pandemic for nearly a year.

Indonesia says it has seized Iranian and Panamanian tankers
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 8:01 am

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities said that they seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian tanker suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country's waters Sunday.

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 7:00 am

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday, a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls.

Arab Spring exiles look back 10 years after Egypt uprising
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 4:17 am

LONDON (AP) — The Egyptians who took to the streets on Jan. 25, 2011, knew what they were doing. They knew they risked arrest and worse. But as their numbers swelled in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, they tasted success.

Saturday 01/23/2021
3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny's release
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 4:30 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions.

French leader tells child sex abuse victims 'we believe you'
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 4:03 pm

PARIS (AP) — Amid a national French reckoning with sexual abuse of children by family members, President Emmanuel Macron told victims Saturday: “We believe you. You will never again be alone.”

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 4:48 pm

LONDON (AP) — A major British doctors' group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health Organization.

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 4:46 am

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down in their homes Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the city.

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 6:02 pm

WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport center to a virtual standstill almost overnight. It would last 76 days.

Friday 01/22/2021
Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 4:01 am

BEIRUT (AP) — Death stalks the corridors of Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where losing multiple patients in one day to COVID-19 has become the new normal. On Friday, the mood among the staff was even more solemn as a young woman lost the battle with the virus.

Italy takes action against TikTok following girl's death
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 5:30 pm

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s data protection authority said Friday it was imposing an immediate block on TikTok’s access to data for any user whose age has not been verified.

Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 5:30 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government on Friday received 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, but experts warned the shipment will do little to shore up an insufficient supply in South America’s biggest nation.

Mixed finish on Wall Street as worldwide rally takes a pause
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 4:18 pm

Wall Street tapped the brakes on its recent record-setting rally Friday with a mixed finish for the major stock indexes, though the S&P 500 still ended the week with its third weekly gain in four.

Speculation over Tokyo Olympics: 2021, 2032 or not at all?
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 3:47 pm

GENEVA (AP) — Just about everybody, especially the organizers in Japan and Switzerland, want the Tokyo Olympics to open on July 23 — as scheduled.

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 3:19 pm

LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though he stressed that the data is uncertain

Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens Trump
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 3:01 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Twitter said Friday it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country’s supreme leader after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump.

Nepali climbers who scaled K2 in Pakistan recount success
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 2:01 pm

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Nepalese climbers who last week made history by scaling the world’s second highest peak — Pakistan’s K2 — in the winter season praised Pakistan’s military and civil authorities on Friday for facilitating their challenging expedition.

Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 4:46 pm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 12:34 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Friday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less than two weeks.

Poverty and hopelessness beget violence in Tunisia's suburbs
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 10:33 am

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn’t been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy.

In Russia, effort underway to curb upcoming Navalny protests
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 10:03 am

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Russia have taken elaborate measures to curb protests against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, planned by his supporters for Saturday in more than 60 Russian cities.

AP PHOTOS: Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open in just 6 months
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 9:03 am

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are due to open in just six months. Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee say they will go ahead on July 23. But it’s still unclear how this will happen with virus cases surging in Tokyo and elsewhere around the globe.

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics `focused on hosting'
Updated: January 22, 2021 - 6:18 am

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.

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weather
High 55°/Low 32°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 30s.

thursday

weather
High 55°/Low 37°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
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