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'Very dark couple of weeks': Morgues and hospitals overflow

Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling obituary pages of small-town newspapers and ...

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Americans returning home from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the out-of-control surge becaus...

Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartm...

Rio beams movies outside for cooped up apartment dwellers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Apartment dwellers have been cooped up for weeks in Rio de Janeiro, staying inside with their children to avoid the coronavirus — but some are getting relief when a specially out...

Brazil virus despair stretches from Rio to Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — From the Amazon city of Manaus to the seemingly endless urban sprawl of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, freshly dug graves have been filling up quickly for weeks with the bodies of...

Virus surge in Brazil brings a coffin shortage, morgue chaos

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In Brazil's bustling Amazon city of Manaus, so many people have died within days in the coronavirus pandemic that coffins had to be stacked on top of each other in long, hastily ...

As virus cases surge, Brazil starts to worry its neighbors

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Brazil’s virtually uncontrolled surge of COVID-19 cases is spawning fear that construction workers, truck drivers and tourists from Latin America's biggest nation will s...

Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns

BERLIN (AP) — Governments around the globe grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have unleashed transportation chaos and imperiled economies,...

Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday, killing 12 people and injuring 80, is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends ...

Mexican veterinarians sue Idaho dairy for human trafficking

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Six Mexican veterinarians who say they were recruited to work at an Idaho dairy farm as animal scientists have filed a federal human trafficking lawsuit against the dairy's owners ...

Mexican veterinarians sue Idaho dairy for human trafficking

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Six Mexican veterinarians who say they were recruited to work at an Idaho dairy farm as animal scientists have filed a federal human trafficking lawsuit against the dairy's owners ...

Chinese billionaire treats 3,000 workers to paella in Spain

MADRID (AP) -- The billionaire founder of Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group treated 3,000 of his top salespeople Friday to a traditional Spanish paella dinner during a free Madrid trip that also includ...

Spain probes list of Swiss bank accounts provided by Germany

MADRID (AP) -- An official with Spain's tax authority says Germany has provided a list of Spaniards with Swiss bank accounts and that officials are investigating to determine whether those on the list...

Spain's Socialist Party loses bid to form government

MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Socialist Party has lost its first attempt to form a government following a first parliamentary vote.The Socialists got 130 votes, with 219 against them and one abstention.The v...