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Personal ties: Harris' family in India where COVID rages

The coronavirus crisis in India has created diplomatic and humanitarian challenges for the Biden administration

7 May 2021 1:22 pm
India cases hit new record as calls grow for strict lockdown

With coronavirus cases surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by individual states are enough

7 May 2021 12:49 pm
Asian American health workers fight virus and racist attacks

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have faced harassment and attacks in many settings during the pandemic

7 May 2021 12:45 pm
India's disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

Countries fighting new surges of the coronavirus are trying to ensure they arent hit by an India-style disaster

7 May 2021 12:13 pm
Argentine clinics struggle despite COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 deaths have hit new peaks in Argentina, but the intensive care unit at the San Andres clinic in the capital is oddly silent

7 May 2021 9:32 am
Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks to resume bus operations

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have resumed large group tours with safety measures intended to limit the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks and being tested within 72 hours before the trip or showing proof of vaccination

7 May 2021 6:24 am
Personal ties: Harris' family in India grapples with COVID

The coronavirus crisis in India has created diplomatic and humanitarian challenges for the Biden administration

7 May 2021 5:49 am
Alabama House drops resistance, OKs medical marijuana bill

The Alabama House of Representatives has overcome years of resistance in approving medical marijuana legislation

7 May 2021 3:49 am
Italy set to vaccinate small island populations in one go

Italy is set to start a mass vaccination campaign on some of its small, remote islands where numbers of residents and health care services are limited

7 May 2021 12:00 am
Germany makes AstraZeneca vaccine available to all adults

Germany making the AstraZeneca vaccine available immediately to all adults

6 May 2021 10:54 pm
EXPLAINER: Why patents on COVID vaccines are so contentious

The Biden administrations call to lift patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor parts of the world get more doses has drawn praise from some countries and health advocates

6 May 2021 10:43 pm
Vatican conference features Fauci, Francis and Aerosmith

The CEOs of pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have joined cardinals, academics and the lead guitarist of Aerosmith in opening a unique Vatican conference on COVID-19 and other global health threats

6 May 2021 10:22 pm
Alcohol deaths in England, Wales, hit 20-year high last year

New British government figures show that alcohol-related deaths in England and Wales jumped by a fifth in 2020 to reach their highest level in two decades

6 May 2021 9:38 pm
Russia approves single-dose version of Sputnik V vaccine

Russian authorities have given regulatory approval to a single-dose version of the countrys Sputnik V vaccine

6 May 2021 9:33 pm
National Teacher of Year focuses on individual student needs

The newly named 2021 National Teacher of the Year says a silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic is that educators are embracing a flexible approach that meets students where they are

6 May 2021 9:00 pm
N. Carolina abortion ban after 20 weeks before appeals court

The constitutionality of North Carolinas ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy is being weighed by a federal appeals court

6 May 2021 6:53 pm
India hits another grim virus record as oxygen demand jumps

Infections in India have hit another grim daily record as demand for medical oxygen jumped sevenfold and the government denied reports that it was slow in distributing life-saving supplies from abroad

6 May 2021 5:35 pm
EU proposes coordinated approach to develop COVID-19 drugs

The EU's executive arm has proposed that EU nations join forces to develop and deploy COVID-19 treatments across the 27-nation bloc

6 May 2021 5:12 pm
Thailand assures foreign residents they can be vaccinated

Thailand is assuring its foreign residents that they can get COVID-19 vaccinations, countering comments by some officials suggesting they would be at the end of the line for inoculations

6 May 2021 4:06 pm
EU ready to discuss US vaccine patent proposal

European Union President Ursula von der Leyen says that the 27-nation bloc is ready to talk about a U.S. proposal to share the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic

6 May 2021 1:22 pm
On social media, memories pop up from a pandemic still going

Memories from earlier in the COVID-19 crisis are popping back up in people's social media feeds as throwback reminders, reposts and anniversary stories crack open the digital time capsule of the pandemic before its even over

6 May 2021 12:42 pm
The Latest: Indonesia bans traveling home for Eid al-Fitr

Indonesia is prohibiting travel during the popular homecoming period to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

6 May 2021 11:52 am
The Latest: Fiji locks down hospital over coronavirus death

Soldiers and police in the Pacific nation of Fiji have surrounded and locked down a major hospital

6 May 2021 11:47 am
On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India's virus fight

Indias large diaspora is tapping its wealth, growing political clout and expertise to help India combat a catastrophic coronavirus surge that has led to desperate pleas for oxygen and left people to die outside overwhelmed hospitals

6 May 2021 10:35 am
Asia Today: Fiji sequesters hospital staff after COVID death

The military and police in the Pacific nation of Fiji have surrounded and locked down a major hospital amid concerns of a growing coronavirus outbreak

6 May 2021 9:31 am
Australian COVID-19 travel restrictions challenged in court

Australias drastic COVID-19 strategies of preventing its citizens leaving the country and returning from India are being challenged in court

6 May 2021 9:24 am
Australian mom convicted of killing 4 children seeks pardon

Nearly two decades after an Australian woman was convicted of killing her four children, dozens of scientists are backing the claim that they may have died of natural causes

6 May 2021 8:38 am
CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters

6 May 2021 5:13 am
Texas Republicans pushing abortion ban after 6 weeks

The GOP-dominated Texas state House grave preliminary approval to a measure that would ban abortions after as early six weeks which is before many women know they are pregnant and allow private citizens to enforce the rule through civil lawsuits

6 May 2021 3:59 am
Oregon moves toward safe storage of guns; ban from Capitol

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would mandate safe storage of guns and ban them from the state Capitol

6 May 2021 2:17 am
US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic

6 May 2021 1:43 am
Maryland business owner pleads guilty to tax evasion

The owner of a Maryland physical therapy business is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to not paying more than $258,000 in federal employment taxes

6 May 2021 1:01 am
Trade Rep: Biden admin backs waiver of intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to speed pandemic's end

Trade Rep: Biden admin backs waiver of intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to speed pandemic's end

6 May 2021 12:58 am
WTO chief seeks text to advance debate over COVID-19 vaccine

The World Trade Organization chief has appealed to member states to present and negotiate over a text that could lead to a temporary easing of trade rules that protect COVID-19 vaccine technology

6 May 2021 12:37 am
Witness testimony begins in landmark W.Va. opioid trial

Witness testimony has begun in a landmark opioid trial in which local governments in West Virginia have sued three large drug distributors that have been accused of fueling the opioid epidemic

6 May 2021 12:36 am
NYC schools try compromise on Columbus Day, displeasing some

The New York City public school system has designated Oct. 11 as Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples Day

6 May 2021 12:08 am
COVID's US toll projected to drop sharply by the end of July

Teams of experts are projecting that COVID-19s toll on the U.S. will wane dramatically by the end of July

5 May 2021 9:42 pm
Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and older

Canadas health regulators say they've become the first to authorize Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine for people as young as 12

5 May 2021 9:05 pm
AP source: Canada's heath regulator authorizes Pfizers vaccine for ages 12 to 16

AP source: Canada's heath regulator authorizes Pfizers vaccine for ages 12 to 16

5 May 2021 7:26 pm
India's foreign minister out of G-7 meeting over COVID risk

Indias foreign minister has pulled out of in-person meetings at a Group of Seven gathering in London because of possible exposure to the coronavirus

5 May 2021 5:49 pm
COVID-19 overshadows independence in key Scottish election

Scotland holds an election Thursday that could hasten the breakup of the United Kingdom

5 May 2021 5:21 pm
EU plans tightening foreign investment with eye on China

The European Union is planning to tighten the foreign investment rules in the bloc to make sure that local producers and industries are no longer undercut by non-EU investors that have faced slacker rules up to now

5 May 2021 4:34 pm
Top Glove hopes to resolve U.S. seizure of its rubber gloves

Malaysian rubber maker Top Glove says it hopes to swiftly resolve a U.S. ban on its products due to allegations of forced labor after one of its shipments was seized at a U.S. port

5 May 2021 2:58 pm
Thailand fights to contain COVID-19 surge in Bangkok

Health officials rushed to vaccinate thousands of people in Bangkoks biggest slum on Wednesday as new COVID-19 cases spread through densely populated low-income areas in the capitals central business district

5 May 2021 2:33 pm
Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shiite clerics public endorsement of vaccinations and images of him getting the shot to turn Iraq's faltering vaccine rollout around

5 May 2021 1:18 pm
Indian government faces lockdown calls, contempt charges

Indias government is facing calls for a strict lockdown to slow a devastating surge in new coronaviorus cases, and a court in New Delhi will decide whether to punish officials for failing to end an erratic supply of oxygen to overstretched hospitals

5 May 2021 10:56 am
The Latest: Nepal extends lockdown for capital amid surge

Authorities extended a lockdown in Nepals capital Kathmandu and surrounding districts by another week on Wednesday as the Himalayan nation recorded its highest daily tolls of COVID-19 infection and death

5 May 2021 10:52 am
Montana tribe gifts vaccines to neighbors across the border

A Native American tribe in northern Montana is giving unused COVID-19 vaccines to its First Nations relatives and others from neighboring communities in Canada

5 May 2021 10:39 am
Jill Biden to visit Utah school as US moves toward reopening

First lady Jill Biden plans to speak at a Salt Lake City school as the U.S. makes uneven progress toward reopening classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic

5 May 2021 9:46 am
Parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children

Many parents and educators are excited over the news that the Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine by next week for youngsters ages 12 to 15

5 May 2021 9:45 am