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The Latest: Report: Washington state trooper dies from virus

Sep. 26, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE — A Washington state trooper who helped develop the agency’s use of drones has died after a battle with COVID-19 contracted on duty. The Washington State Patrol said Detective Eric Gunderson died Sunday surrounded by his family and friends. He was 38....

The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise. In New South...

Asian shares mostly lower after mixed trading on Wall Street

Sep. 21, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday after major indexes ended mixed on Wall Street. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Shanghai and Taiwan but rose in Sydney. Markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for holidays. The Bank of Japan kept its...

AP PHOTOS: Trainers beat Sydney lockdown with outdoor gyms

Sep. 20, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Personal trainers have turned a waterfront park into an outdoor gym to get around Sydney’s pandemic lockdown restrictions. Gymgoers work out among onlookers walking their dogs in this picturesque open-air setting in suburban Rushcutters Bay, sometimes...

Australian fugitive surrenders after 3-decade beach stay

Sep. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 64-year-old fugitive walked into a Sydney police station to give himself up almost 30 years after he used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison, police said on Wednesday. Darko Desic decided to go back to prison because...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower amid growth concerns

Sep. 15, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street down on Wednesday after U.S. inflation was lower than expected amid unease about the impact of the spread of the coronavirus's delta variant. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated, giving up the...

Latest: Alaska's biggest hospital begins rationing treatment

Sep. 14, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s largest hospital has begun rationing care, saying it has been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Providence Alaska Medical Center said Tuesday it will prioritize resources and treatment to those patients who have the potential to benefit...

Latest: Australia's capital extends lockdown until Oct. 15

Sep. 13, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s capital city of Canberra will remain locked down for a second month after the local government reported 22 new coronavirus infections. The Australian Capital Territory locked down Aug. 12 after a single case linked to a Sydney...

'Paradise': Australian states free of COVID resist opening

Sep. 09, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — It can seem like Australia’s west coast has almost entirely avoided COVID-19. A mask-free nightlife is thriving and huge crowds are turning out for sporting events, including 53,000 rugby fans who crammed into a Perth stadium to watch New...

The Latest: Australia state to begin easing out of lockdown

Sep. 08, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Parts of Australia’s New South Wales state will come out of lockdown Saturday and the government plans to ease restrictions in Sydney once 70% of its residents aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated. The government on Thursday outlined plans to ease...