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The Latest: N. Carolina has 170 clusters in schools, centers

Sep. 07, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials on Tuesday released a report showing 170 ongoing COVID-19 clusters in K-12 schools or child care settings. While the state Department of Health and Human Services said it does not have data on the number of pupils...

Ex-Finnish president, Nobel winner has advanced Alzheimer's

Sep. 02, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and has withdrawn from all public activities. The office of the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Thursday that the 84-year-old...

The Latest: Mexico accepts its 1st group of Afghan refugees

Aug. 24, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has accepted its first group of refugees from Afghanistan. The five women and one man arrived Tuesday in Mexico City, where they were welcomed by Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. Ebrard told the group, “Welcome to your home.” ...

The Latest: 3 lawmakers who fled Texas over vote have virus

Jul. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19 in the nation’s capital. The Texas House’s Democratic caucus says in a statement that...