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Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election

Official results from Portugal’s presidential election give a clear victory to the center-right incumbent candidate, who was returned to office for a final five-year term
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Portuguese President, and candidate for reelection, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa speaks to journalists after voting at a polling station in Celorico de Basto, northern Portugal, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Portugal holds a presidential election Sunday, choosing a head of state to serve a five-year term. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)
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The Latest: Mexico, Russia leaders to discuss vaccine supply

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday about obtaining doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
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A woman wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection stands outdoors during an outdoor Lutheran Church religious service in Csovar, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. While Hungary has imposed strict COVID-19 restrictions, including a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, the government has not limited religious events. The Catholic Church, which represents a majority of Hungarian Christians, holds its masses almost as it did in pre-pandemic times, but other religious communities have sought other solutions to limit exposure to the virus.(AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
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VIRUS TODAY: More hospital ICUs edge nearer a breaking point

U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients
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Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil's Bolsonaro

Thousands marched a second day, calling for impeachment of President Bolsonaro.
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A demonstrator uses a bullhorn to shout slogans in a caravan to protest against the government's response in combating COVID-19 and demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
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Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

Rioters have set blazes in the center of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures
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A police officer takes images of a torched coronavirus testing facility in the Dutch fishing village of Urk, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, after it was torch Saturday night by rioting youths protesting on the first night of a nation-wide curfew. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election

Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election
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Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

The school district ordered has ordered in-person instruction to resume.
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January 24

Argentina's abortion law enters force under watchful eyes

Argentina’s groundbreaking abortion law has gone into force under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from conservative and church groups
January 24
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2020 file photo, abortion-rights activists watch live video streaming of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion after its Senate on Dec. 30 passed a law guaranteeing the procedure up to the 14th week of pregnancy. The abortion law goes into force Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
January 24

Chicago teachers vote to defy district's orders to return to in-person instruction before vaccinations

Chicago teachers vote to defy district's orders to return to in-person instruction before vaccinations
January 24
January 24

Turkey passes 25,000 COVID-19-related deaths

Turkey has recorded more than 2.4 million infections since the first in March.
January 24
People, some wearing masks to help protect from the spread of the coronavirus sit on a square in Eminonu market in Istanbul, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, hours before the start of a two-day weekend curfew. The country of 83 million rolled out its vaccination drive a week ago, starting with health care workers as well as nursing home residents and their care-givers. More than 1 million people received the first of two doses of the vaccine developed by China's Sinovac pharmaceutical company in the first week. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
January 24

2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients
January 24
January 24

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

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
January 24
Doctor Claire Chatt prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine inside Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Salisbury Cathedral opened its doors for the second time as a venue for the Sarum South Primary Care Network COVID-19 Local Vaccination Service. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 24

Spain's virus surge hits mental health of front-line workers

the critical care capacity has more than doubled and is nearly full.
January 24
A COVID-19 patient receives treatment in the ICU of the Hospital del Mar, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. 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. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
January 24

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever

One year after Wuhan’s lockdown, the Chinese city has long since sprung back to life
January 24
January 23

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading in the community
January 23
A government worker wearing personal protective equipment guards at the closed area in Jordan district, in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 23

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces

A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus
January 23
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)
January 23

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown
January 23
Residents practice Taiji at a park in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A year after it was locked down to contain the spread of coronavirus, the central Chinese city of Wuhan has largely returned to normal, even as China continues to battle outbreaks elsewhere in the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 23

Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positive

Sri Lanka’s health minister who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer has tested positive for COVID-19
January 23
People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus skate at an outdoor ice skating rink in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 23

Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

President Joe Biden pledged in his inaugural address to level with the American people — and the message from his first three days in office has been nothing if not grim and grimmer
January 23
A portrait of former President Abraham Lincoln President hangs in the State Dining Room of the White House as Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 23

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

Food is a growing focus for insurers as they look to improve people's health.
January 23
January 23

It takes a community to help overcome vaccine hesitancy: OPINION

Community health centers care for approximately 30 million Americans.
January 23
Donald Nelson, 80, left, talks with Ella and David Cayson Jr. after Nelson received his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine "It's everything. Maybe It will help me keep me alive," Neslon said. A partnership with Marion County Sheriff's Office, Heart of Florida Health Center, Department of Health and the Marion County Fire Rescue is working to assist in closing the gap in health disparities with COVID-19 in the African American community in Ocala, Fla., Jan. 20, 2021.
January 23

Maine shifts some vaccine doses away from CVS and Walgreens

Independent pharmacists said they want to help with COVID-19 vaccinations.
January 23
Registered nurse Holly Burnham vaccinates Lynn Pelletier, who works as a nurse at Portland Public Schools, at the Northern Light Homecare and Hospice COVID-19 vaccine clinic in South Portland, ME., Jan 13, 2021.
January 23

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

Thousands of Hong Kong residents are locked down in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city
January 23
Police officers stand guard at the Yau Ma Tei area in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 23

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against virus

Lebanon's hospitals are on the brink: Unable to keep up with coronavirus patients, they have run out of beds, oxygen tanks, ventilators and medical staff
January 23
A medical staffer looks at a COVID-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Hospitals in Lebanon are reaching full capacity amid a dramatic surge in coronavirus cases across the crisis-hit Mediterranean nation even amid strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
January 22

Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicions arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable
January 22
Tourists party on a yacht in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Since becoming one of the world's first destinations to open up for tourism, Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. With peak tourism season in full swing, coronavirus infections are surging to unprecedented heights, with daily case counts nearly tripling in the past month, but in the face of a growing economic crisis, the city won't lock down and can't afford to stand still. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 22

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

Advocacy groups are warning that immigrants may be some of the most difficult people to reach during the largest vaccination campaign in American history
January 22
Hispanic farm workers wait in line to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The farmworkers who got their shots are among the millions of immigrants around the United States, who advocacy groups warn may be some of the most difficult people to reach during the largest vaccination campaign in American history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 22

VIRUS TODAY: Barriers slow efforts to vaccinate immigrants

Advocacy groups are warning that immigrants may be some of the most difficult people to reach during the largest vaccination campaign in American history
January 22
Hispanic farm workers wait in line to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The farmworkers who got their shots are among the millions of immigrants around the United States, who advocacy groups warn may be some of the most difficult people to reach during the largest vaccination campaign in American history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 22

Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

President Joe Biden pledged in his inaugural address to level with the American people — and the message from his first three days in office has been nothing if not grim and grimmer
January 22
A portrait of former President Abraham Lincoln President hangs in the State Dining Room of the White House as Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 22

Florida governor walks back claim over 1 millionth shot

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is walking back his claims that his state has now vaccinated 1 million seniors
January 22
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis asks Vera Leip, 88, how she feels after nurse Christine Philips, left, administered the Pfizer vaccine at John Knox Village, in Pompano Beach, Fla. DeSantis is walking back his claims that his state has now vaccinated 1 million seniors. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)
January 22

The Latest: Arizona COVID-19 cases down despite high rate

Health officials say the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Arizona are declining despite the state having the worst infection rate in the country
January 22
Nurse Coralie Ferron prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Le Cannet, southern France, Thursday Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
January 22

Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses

With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a fortunate few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day
January 22
In this image from video, Jesse Robinson shows the spot on his arm where he received his COVID-19 vaccination, in Nashville, Tenn. With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a fortunate few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall)
January 22

Brazil awaits vaccine cargo from India amid supply concerns

Brazil’s government has received 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India
January 22
A health worker prepares a dose of China's Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine to give to a senior during a priority vaccination program for the elderly at the Bezerra de Menezes Asylum in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
January 22

Kentucky governor allows 'born-alive' bill to become law

A bill meant to preserve lives of newborns, including any infant born after a failed abortion, has become law in Kentucky
January 22
January 22

Your Voice: Getting vaccinated

What the COVID-19 vaccination means to Ohio resident Tom Pappas.
January 22
VIDEO: Your Voice: Getting vaccinated
January 22

Barkeep avoids charge over driving into COVID-19 enforcer

A bar owner accused of running over a New York City sheriff’s deputy with a car last month will only face criminal charges alleging he served patrons indoors in defiance of state coronavirus restrictions
January 22
January 22

Pfizer to supply 40M COVID-19 shots for poor countries

Pfizer has committed to supply up to 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year to a global effort to get affordable shots to poor and middle-income countries
January 22
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2020 file photo, Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich. Pfizer has committed to supply up to 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year to a World Health Organization-backed effort to get affordable vaccines to 92 poor and middle-income countries. The deal announced Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 will supply the shots to the program known as COVAX. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool, File)
January 22

Canada thinking of quarantining travelers in hotels

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus
January 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 22

Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine

Venezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic
January 22
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020 file photo, a doctor takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at the Cocodrilos Sports Park in Caracas, Venezuela. PAHO, the regional office for the World Health Organization in the Americas, said the week of Jan. 22 2021 that only 3,000, or about 1%, of the 340,000 COVID antigen testing kits sent to the country have been used. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
January 22

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

The British government's chief scientific adviser says there is some evidence that a new variant of the coronavirus first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain
January 22
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a coronavirus press conference at 10 Downing Street in London, Friday Jan. 22, 2021. Johnson announced that the new variant of COVID-19, which was first discovered in the south of England, may be linked with an increase in the mortality rate. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)
January 22

Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens Trump

Twitter says it's 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
January 22
FILE - In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. in Tehran, Iran. Twitter says on Friday, Jan. 22, it has permanently banned an account connected to the office of Iran’s supreme leader. Other accounts thought to be tied to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office remained active. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
January 22

Spain's jab rollout dogged by delays, elitist queue-jumpers

Public outrage is growing in Spain as cases of politicians and well-connected opportunists jumping the queue in the national coronavirus vaccination campaign come to light, even as delivery delays have forced some regions to stop new inoculations
January 22
Healthcare workers protest against plans by Madrid's authorities to force staff to transfer to other hospitals at La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Virus infections have been increasing steeply following Christmas and New Year, putting pressure on Spain's public health system. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 22

Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House

The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidelines
January 22
Doug Emhoff, left, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden, bow their heads in prayer during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 22

Greece to reopen high schools but stay in lockdown

Authorities in Greece say high schools will reopen on Feb. 1 for the first time since mid-November, but that nationwide lockdown measures will remain in effect
January 22
Youths stand in a queue as they wait to enter a clothes shop on Ermou Street, Athens' main shopping area, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Greece's government has extended nationwide lockdown measures indefinitely but retail stores and malls reopened Monday with strict entrance limits. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
January 22

Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at center stage

After surviving nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci is back
January 22
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, laughs while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 22

AP PHOTOS: Long lines as Beijing expands mass COVID testing

Beijing has ordered more coronavirus tests for about 2 million people in its downtown area after new cases were reported in the Chinese capital. The city health department said all residents of the Xicheng and Dongcheng districts are required to undergo testing on Friday and Saturday. Results are usually delivered by smartphone app within a few hours. In one neighborhood in Dongcheng, several thousand people lined up in freezing temperatures around a corner and down several blocks, waiting to enter a building for testing. They included a group of street sweepers who stood out in their high-visibility red and green uniforms from others wearing dark winter jackets. Everyone wore a mask. Compulsory testing has been a key feature of China’s push to contain a new wave of virus outbreaks, and many shops, office buildings and residential compounds now require proof of a recent negative test carried on a cellphone app to gain entry. Beijing has recorded just over a dozen new cases...
January 22
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus line up for mass COVID-19 testing in a central district of Beijing, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Beijing has ordered fresh rounds of coronavirus testing for about 2 million people in the downtown area following new cases in the Chinese capital. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 22

German virus death toll tops 50,000 even as infections sink

The death toll from the coronavirus in Germany has passed 50,000, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks even as infection figures are finally declining
January 22
FILE - In this April 24, 2020 file photo, a man with a face mask watches empty chairs with names of bars and restaurants on the Roemerberg square in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 50,000 people have died after contracting COVID-19 in Germany, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks as the country has struggled to bring down infection figures. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
January 22

Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns

Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases
January 22
A worker walks by a specially made steel sled parked alone on the capital popular ice skating frozen Houhai Lake after it was ordered to close following the coronavirus cases surge, in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. China is making some of its toughest travel restrictions yet as coronavirus cases surge in several northern provinces ahead of the travel rush for Lunar New Year next month. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 22

Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread

Sri Lanka has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to prevent the medical system from collapsing
January 22
Sri Lankan municipal health workers take swab samples to test for COVID-19 as other queue in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Sri Lanka on Thursday re-opened the country for tourists after keeping the doors closed for the visitors for nearly 10 months due to the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
January 22

Turkey's Erdogan says extra 10M doses of Chinese vaccine due

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a further 10 million doses of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine could arrive in Turkey by this weekend
January 22
In this photo provided by Turkey's Health Ministry, a vaccination team member administers a dose of the CoronaVac vaccine, produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd., to Sati Kayiran, 88, in Ayas, in Ankara province, Turkey, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Turkey on Thursday expanded its COVID-19 inoculation campaign to include people aged 85 and older. (Turkish Health Ministry via AP)
January 22

Alabama grapples with deadliest week yet during pandemic

The state had its deadliest week yet during the pandemic.
January 22
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey receives her second COVID-19 vaccine shot at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, Ala., on Jan. 12, 2021.