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The Latest: Thailand begins COVID-19 vaccinations

BANGKOK — Thailand started its first vaccinations Sunday with 200 public health officials receiving the Sinovac vaccine from China. Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Anutin C...

'Not a good idea:' Experts concerned about pope trip to Iraq

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there, a fragile health care system and th...

NY mandates dance 'zones,' distancing when weddings resume

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new coronavirus-era dance rules aren't exactly “Footloose” strict, but don't plan on cutting loose and kicking off the Sunday shoes with just anybody. ...

Seattle ups its outdoor dining game, Seahawks-style

SEATTLE (AP) — Sick of the same old, same old pandemic dining? Seattle says: Game on. For a limited time, foodies can score a socially distanced, outdoor meal at the home of the city...

FAA seeks $27,500 from passenger it says hit air attendant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are seeking a $27,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger who allegedly struck a flight attendant who asked the passenger and a companion to leave the plane ...

Japan partly ending pandemic emergency, keeps it for Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — The state of emergency Japan set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus will be lifted in six urban areas this weekend and remain in the Tokyo area for another week, a government minist...

As Somalia's COVID-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A resurgence of COVID-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world’s most fragile health systems, while officials await test results to show whether a more in...

S. Korea injects first shots in public vaccination campaign

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that healt...

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

NEW YORK (AP) — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern. The new variant ...

Hold it! Belgian govt warns against using its own free masks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ten months after promising free cloth facemasks to protect all Belgians from COVID-19, the country's government is having second thoughts — warning they could be dangerous and shouldn'...

Chief who knelt with protesters retires in new NYPD shake-up

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police commander who kneeled with protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd, but was also an architect of the department's forceful response to the demonstration...

The Latest: Marquette hoops to allow 1,800 fans at home

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Marquette will allow up to 1,800 to attend its men’s basketball regular-season...

Quotes from Stephen King interview with The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King spoke recently to The Associated Press recently about his new novel, “Later,” but he also covered topics ranging from the famous people who have turned up at his readings ...

Cricket crowds in Karachi increased to 50% for PSL games

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The 14 remaining round-robin matches of the Pakistan Super League at Karachi had their attendance increased from 20% to 50% by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday. ...

5 Filipino women test positive for Covid only after Taiwan quarantines end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 25) confirmed five imported COVID-19 infections from the Philippines, all of whom tested negative bef...