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The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

Jun. 14, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in India and is a more transmissible version of the disease. The variant currently makes up 6%...

Court says Romania's lockdown didn't amount to house arrest

May. 20, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ruled against a member of the European Union parliament who claimed that a lockdown to curb COVID-19 infections in his native Romania last year deprived him of liberty. Cristian Terhes, a member of the...

The Latest: Detroit archbishop ends mask rule for vaccinated

May. 19, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

DETROIT — The archbishop of Detroit says face masks are no longer mandatory inside Roman Catholic churches in southeastern Michigan for people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Archbishop Allen Vigneron said Wednesday that anyone who hasn’t been...

Romanian leader tells Biden more NATO troops needed in east

May. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president told U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Monday that more NATO troops are needed on the alliance's eastern flank given Russia actions that are perceived as threatening by many in the region. The appeal by President Klaus Iohannis...

Romania expels Russian diplomat amid wave of expulsions

Apr. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

Bucharest (AP) — Romania said on Monday it has expelled a Russian embassy official, in the latest of a wave of expulsions of Russian diplomats from European countries and counter-expulsions from Moscow. Romania’s foreign ministry said the "activities and actions" of...

The Latest: Health panel urges restarting J&J vaccinations

Apr. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

A U.S. health panel says it’s time to resume use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite a very rare risk of blood clots. Out of nearly 8 million people vaccinated before the U.S. suspended J&J’s shot, health officials uncovered 15 cases of a highly unusual kind of...

The Latest: Romanians protest restrictions as cases top 1M

Apr. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on...

Romania OKs holding Easter celebrations despite virus surge

Mar. 25, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Romanian authorities announced Thursday that Easter celebrations in the deeply Christian country will go ahead in person this year, even though Romania is battling a surge of COVID-19 infections that is threatening to overwhelm its hospitals. The...

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots

Mar. 25, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a drop in people showing up for the shot. He said that a state program focusing on getting seniors vaccinated is expanding from...

Romanian police protest cutbacks, poor conditions

Mar. 25, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Hundreds of police protested Thursday in the Romanian capital of Bucharest over cutbacks and poor working conditions. They converged in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs building where they honked horns, blew whistles and let off smoke bombs in...