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Protestors march during a demonstration in Paris, Tuesday Jan.26, 2021. Schoolteachers and university students marched together in protests or went on strike Tuesday around France to demand more government support amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: French teachers, students march for more aid

Jan. 26, 2021 10:30 AM EST

PARIS — Teachers and university students marched or went on strike Tuesday around France to demand more government support amid the pandemic. Teachers want better virus protections at their schools, which have remained open since September because of the government’s concern about learning gaps....

Ans Lock van de Veen, 91, is injected with a COVID-19 vaccine in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Dutch authorities began vaccinating the first of thousands of people aged over 90 years who still live at home. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

EU demands that vaccine makers honor their commitments

Jan. 26, 2021 10:26 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned pharmaceutical giants that have developed coronavirus vaccines with EU aid that it must get its shots on schedule, a day after the bloc threatened to impose export controls on vaccines produced within its borders. The EU made it very clear that it is...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  Stocks are off to a strong start on Wall Street, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, as the market finds its bearings following a bumpy ride a day earlier.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

US stock indexes edge higher on earnings, vaccine optimism

Jan. 26, 2021 10:24 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stocks opened slightly higher in the U.S. on Tuesday, helped by better-than-expected earnings from blue chip companies like Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. The results offset renewed worries that troubles with COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and the spread of new variants of...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, a nursing home staff member receives a COVID-19 vaccine by a CVS pharmacist at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Nursing homes in parts of New York hit worst by this winter's COVID-19 surge say they're struggling to find enough staff as workers have gotten sick or needed to quarantine.  (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File)

Nursing homes struggle with staffing amid outbreaks

Jan. 26, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Associated Press (AP) — Nursing homes in parts of New York hit worst by this winter’s COVID-19 surge say they’re struggling to find enough staff as workers have gotten sick or needed to quarantine. About 80 nursing homes have reported nursing shortages as of early January, according to The...

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2019 file, photo shows Johnson's Baby Aloe & Vitamin E Powder in Salt Lake City. Johnson & Johnson reported a strong finish to the year, overcoming the disruption of the global pandemic on some parts of its business like medical devices.  The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of 65 cents per share. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

J&J 4Q sales rise despite pandemic, but charges cut profits

Jan. 26, 2021 8:44 AM EST

A big jump in prescription drug sales boosted fourth-quarter sales at Johnson & Johnson, but profits dove 57% due to higher research spending and one-time charges totaling $2.4 billion. It still beat Wall Street expectations, and shares added $3.13 to $169 in premarket trading Tuesday. J&J's report...

A woman wears a Chinese auspicious character

Asia Today: Taiwan quarantines 5,000 after hospital cluster

Jan. 26, 2021 7:32 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Health authorities in Taiwan are quarantining 5,000 people while looking for the source of two new coronavirus cases linked to a hospital. Officials said on Monday that they have not been able to identify how the husband and wife became infected after a brief hospital stay in the...

FILE — In this Friday, April 24, 2020 file photo, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits a field hospital in Johannesburg. Ramaphosa has announced he has gone into quarantine after coming into contact with a dinner guest who has tested positive for COVID-19. He came into contact with a guest at a dinner of 35 people in Johannesburg last weekend, the president's spokesman said Wednesday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

South Africa's president criticizes 'vaccine nationalism'

Jan. 26, 2021 7:18 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African president and African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa has called on richer nations to release surplus vaccine doses to the rest of the world. Delivering an address Tuesday to the virtual World Economic Forum dialogue, Ramaphosa highlighted the African Union’s...

A man walks past a coronavirus-themed mural in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Indonesia has reported more cases of the virus than any other countries in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Indonesia's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 1 million

Jan. 26, 2021 6:46 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s confirmed coronavirus infections since the pandemic began crossed 1 million on Tuesday and hospitals in some hard-hit areas were near capacity. Indonesia’s Health Ministry announced that new daily infections rose by 13,094 on Tuesday to bring the...

Eric and Tess from Pasadena, Calif., enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

Jan. 26, 2021 2:19 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health department on Monday released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order. However, state officials did not explain how...

Eric and Tess from Pasadena, Calif., enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. California has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. Local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

Jan. 26, 2021 12:36 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health department on Monday released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order. However, state officials did not explain how...