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Accompanied by his wife, Rafael Pereira carries an oxygen tank that bought for his mother in law, who is hospitalized with COVID-19, amid the new coronavirus pandemic at the at the 28 Agosto Hospital, in Manaus, Brazil, Thursday, Jan 14, 2021. Scores of COVID-19 patients in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city will be transferred out of state as the local health system collapses and dwindling stocks of oxygen tanks begin to falter. (AP Photos/Edmar Barros)
January 15, 2021 - 10:33 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Hospital staff and relatives of COVID-19 patients rushed to provide facilities with oxygen tanks just flown into the Amazon rainforest's biggest city as doctors chose which patients would breathe amid dwindling stocks and an effort to airlift some of them to other states. As heavy...
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A man and woman wearing masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus share a smartphone on the street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A global team of researchers for the World Health Organization arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 14, 2021 - 9:40 pm
BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission said Friday that 1,001 patients are under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious condition. It says 144 total new cases were...
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The Dome of the Capitol building is visible as members of the National Guard stand in front of riot gear laid out on a field on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14, 2021 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. The U.S. Capitol,...
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January 14, 2021 - 5:36 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. In a statement emailed on Thursday, Hong Kong Broadband Network said that it had disabled access to HKChronicles, a website which...
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Passengers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus line up at a boarding gate at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team was due to arrive to probe the origins of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 13, 2021 - 11:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team arrived to investigate the origins of the pandemic. China on Thursday also reported its first new death attributed to COVID-19 in months, raising the toll to 4,635 among 87,...
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Construction workers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus exit an elevator in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the annual Lunar New Year festival, as the country combats its most serious latest outbreak of COVID-19 since the pandemic originally broke out in Wuhan a year ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 13, 2021 - 9:27 pm
BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast, and has reported its first death attributed to COVID-19 in months. Officials said Thursday that Heilongjiang province in the region traditionally known as Manchuria recorded 43 new virus cases, most of them centered...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. At right is his son Eric Trump. Hits to President Donald Trump’s business empire since the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol are part of a liberal “cancel culture,” his son Eric told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, saying his father will leave the presidency with a powerful brand backed by millions of voters who will follow him “to the ends of the Earth.” (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 13, 2021 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well...
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A maintenance worker wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walks outside of an office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the annual Lunar New Year festival, as the country combats its most serious latest outbreak of COVID-19 since the pandemic originally broke out in Wuhan a year ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 13, 2021 - 6:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the Lunar New Year festival while the country combats its most serious latest outbreak of COVID-19. Authorities said Wednesday local clinics and hospitals in...
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Members of the Phoenix Police Department stand vigil during the open casket viewing of former Phoenix Vice Mayor and city councilman Calvin C. Goode at the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Goode died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. He was 93. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)
January 12, 2021 - 4:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Police Department and the FBI are investigating after a virtual funeral for civil rights icon and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode was interrupted Tuesday by hackers yelling racist slurs. Mayor Kate Gallego confirmed the investigation on Twitter, saying the city does not...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2014 file photo, Vatican Gendarmes, background, take position prior to the start of a ceremony for the opening of the Vatican judicial year, outside the Vatican's Court Palace. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
January 12, 2021 - 2:16 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A criminal investigation into a Vatican real estate investment is exposing weaknesses in the city state’s judicial system and a lack of some basic protections for those accused — highlighting the incompatibility of the Holy See’s procedures with European norms. The Vatican has...
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