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An ampoule Moderna vaccine against the COVID-19 disease, stand on the table at the Diakonie Hospital

EU regulator: Hackers 'manipulated' stolen vaccine documents

Jan. 15, 2021 10:23 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers in a cyberattack have been not only leaked to the web, but “manipulated" by hackers. The European Medicines Agency said that an ongoing investigation into the cyberattack showed...

Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

Jan. 15, 2021 10:15 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year. “This temporary reduction will affect all European countries,” a...

Missouri House cancels work as lawmakers sickened with virus

Jan. 15, 2021 10:13 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House canceled work next week because of a rising number of coronavirus cases in the Capitol. Republican House leaders announced the decision late Thursday. “Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the building, we are exercising an abundance of caution to...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a late slide in several Big Tech stocks left major indexes lower on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Stocks fall toward weekly loss as economy's pain deepens

Jan. 15, 2021 10:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are pulling lower again on Friday after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. The S&P 500 was down 0.8% in early trading, with stocks of companies that most need a healthier economy taking the...

Gillette Stadium hosting state's 1st mass vaccination site

Jan. 15, 2021 10:11 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The first mass COVID-19 vaccination facility in Massachusetts is opening Friday at the home of the New England Patriots on a limited basis before its official launch next week. A small number of health care workers and first responders are receiving Moderna vaccines at Gillette Stadium in...

Wake County Detention Center is trying to stop virus spread

Jan. 15, 2021 10:07 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Wake County Detention Center is seeing its worst spread of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. WRAL reports that close to 100 inmates out of 1,100 are in isolation after testing positive. Plus, more than a dozen Wake County Sheriff’s Office...

Honolulu hospital to update policies after 2 virus clusters

Jan. 15, 2021 10:01 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu hospital plans to update its policies after being struck by coronavirus clusters in two areas of the facility. The Queen’s Medical Center said Tuesday there was a COVID-19 outbreak in two clusters, after initially reporting Jan. 6 there was a single cluster, the Honolulu...

People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, shop at an open-air fruit and vegetable market in Athens, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Greece's prime minister says the country's retail sector might begin to gradually reopen next week, if the scientists advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic recommend it is safe to do so. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece to hike fines for violation of COVID-19 restrictions

Jan. 15, 2021 10:00 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister says the country’s retail sector might begin to gradually reopen next week, if scientists advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic recommend it is safe to do so today. Speaking in Parliament Friday during a debate on the...

Judge upholds Baltimore's dining ban amid pushback

Jan. 15, 2021 9:48 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge in Baltimore has ruled to uphold the city’s dining ban, saying while restaurants have faced “irreparable harm" during the COVID-19 shutdowns, the issue was a “matter of life and death.” Baltimore Circuit Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill made those remarks...

White House, tribes joined to deliver Alaska Native vaccines

Jan. 15, 2021 9:33 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A partnership with the Trump administration has reduced disparities in Alaska Native access to COVID-19 testing, treatment and protective equipment, tribal health care leaders said. The administration’s coronavirus initiative has treated Indigenous tribes as sovereign...