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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)

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

Jan. 22, 2021 2:06 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — 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. Spain’s Defense Ministry has been the...

Police officers cordon off Toledo Street following an explosion in downtown Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. A loud explosion has partially destroyed a small building flanked by a school and a nursing home in the center of Spain's capital. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Gas explosion rips through Madrid building, killing 4

Jan. 20, 2021 1:59 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure. A tower of smoke rose from the building, where repairs were being done to a gas boiler, and billowed through Toledo Street, near the...

Madrid's mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak

Jan. 20, 2021 10:05 AM EST
MADRID (AP) — Madrid's mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak.

Madrid emergency services say they have rushed to a building in the city center following an explosion

Jan. 20, 2021 9:24 AM EST
MADRID (AP) — Madrid emergency services say they have rushed to a building in the city center following an explosion.
A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

Doctors use an ultrasound scan to examine the lungs of a COVID-19 patient at the new Nurse Isabel Zendal Hospital in Madrid Madrid, Spain, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. As the coronavirus curve of contagion turned increasingly vertical after Christmas and New Year's, the Zendal has been busy. On Monday, 392 virus patients were being treated, more than in any other hospital in the Madrid region. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Spain's rising cases give pandemic hospital a second chance

Jan. 19, 2021 6:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — As soon as the lifeless body is silently pushed away on a stretcher, a cleaning battalion moves into the intensive care box. In a matter of minutes, the bed where the 72-year-old woman fought for over two weeks for another breath gets rubbed clean, the walls of glass isolating it disinfected...

A gardener inspects a damaged tree at the botanical garden in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital has begun grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and thousands of trees and branches littering many sidewalks and squares. Madrid city on Thursday estimated Storm Filomena caused 1.4 billion euros in damages. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Madrid digs way out of post-storm garbage, damaged trees

Jan. 14, 2021 2:18 PM EST

MADRID — (AP) — With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital began Thursday grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and tens of thousands of trees and branches blocking the pavement less than a week after Storm Filomena. The Madrid city...

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Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

Jan. 13, 2021 1:00 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — As record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures enveloped much of normally temperate Spain, few residents suffered as severely as the thousands who live in La Cañada Real Galiana, a mega-shantytown outside Madrid that is ranked as one of the biggest slum areas in Europe. Much of La...

In this photo made available on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, by the European Space Agency, a view of a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Madrid, Spain. The image appears to have been taken in black and white. In fact, it is a true-colour image – but the heaviest snowfall in 50 years has blanketed the region, turning the landscape white. Much of Spain is struggling to return to normality three days after a 30-hour-long record snowfall that was then hardened by record-low temperatures, turning streets and roads into dangerous ice sheets in areas not used to extreme winters.  (European Space Agency via AP)

Cold snap brings Spain lowest temperatures in 20 years

Jan. 12, 2021 9:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Much of Spain struggled Tuesday in the aftermath of a massive snowfall that hardened into ice amid a record cold snap that turned streets and roads into safety hazards in areas unaccustomed to extreme winters. Overnight temperatures were the coldest since at least 2001 and dropped in some...

Pupils Nicolas Sanz Luna, 10, right, performs holding a plastic bull horns with Daniel at the Bullfighting School at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. They are students of the Bullfighting School at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, where children as young as 9 can begin learning this deadly dance of human and beast so closely associated with Spanish identity. The school was closed from March to August when Spain went into one of the world's strictest confinements to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

AP PHOTOS: Children learn Spain’s deadly art of bullfighting

Jan. 12, 2021 6:59 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Holding the red cape outstretched, one boy practices making an elegant swivel as his fellow pupil slowly sweeps past with a pair of bull horns held in front. They are students of the Bullfighting School at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, where children as young as nine can begin learning...