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The Latest: Michigan governor: State's surge may be ending

Apr. 18, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her state could be seeing a drop in infections after leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, but...

The Latest: Minnesotan charged with attacks over mask demand

Apr. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with felony assault and allege that he attacked a home improvement store employee and a police officer after the store worker told him to wear a mask. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the incident...

Zimbabwe frees some inmates to reduce COVID-19 risk in jails

Apr. 17, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has begun releasing about 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty aimed at easing congestion to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in the country’s overcrowded jails. About 400 prisoners were released from Chikurubi prison and other...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

Zimbabwe's president gets shot of Sinovac in Victoria Falls

Mar. 24, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s president has received his first shot of the Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, a move the government hopes will encourage more people to seek the Chinese vaccines, which are the only ones currently available in the country. President...

Zimbabwe's women battle gender discrimination amid pandemic

Mar. 08, 2021 03:09 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — There are very few female truck drivers in Zimbabwe, but Molly Manatse doesn't like to be singled out for her gender. “It has always been known as a male job, but don’t say I am a female driver. We are just drivers, we do the same job,”...

One of Zimbabwe's vice presidents quits amid sex scandal

Mar. 04, 2021 09:06 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One of Zimbabwe’s vice presidents has resigned following a string of reports in the local media that alleged he had affairs with several women, both married and single. Kembo Mohadi, 71, one of the country’s two vice presidents, denied on...

Zimbabwe starts administering China's Sinopharm vaccines

Feb. 18, 2021 09:18 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe started giving COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga volunteering for the first jab at a hospital in the capital, Harare. “I will show you,” Chiwenga said to laughter while unbuttoning his shirt. ...