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The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

Apr. 11, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases. The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do...

With key deals, Uganda's nascent oil sector nears maturity

Apr. 11, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda, Tanzania and French oil company Total signed agreements Sunday on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coast. Construction of the pipeline, which would be the world’s longest at 897 miles, is expected to begin...

Australian portrait photographer June Newton dies at 97

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Australian photographer and actress June Newton — also known under her pseudonym Alice Springs — has died at 97, the Helmut Newton Foundation said Saturday in Berlin. Newton, who was also the wife of the late photographer Helmut Newton, died Friday...

Ray Lambert, D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer, dies at 100

Apr. 09, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

Ray Lambert, the Army medic who survived multiple wounds on D-Day and was saluted by a president on the World War II battle's 75th anniversary, died on Friday. He was 100. Lambert died at his home in Seven Lakes, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter by his side,...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

195 arrested in vast international human trafficking sweep

Apr. 09, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police in Africa and Europe arrested 195 people and rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking in a vast crackdown on criminal networks led by the France-based international law enforcement agency. Interpol said in a statement Friday...

France advises vaccine mixing for some, amid clotting fears

Apr. 09, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French health officials said Friday that people under 55 who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine should get other vaccines for their second shot because of an extremely rare risk of a blood clotting disorder. Germany is expected to recommend a...

Macron to do away with France's top school for elite

Apr. 08, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday detailed plans to do away with an elite academic institution that's a pillar of the country's power establishment, replacing it with a more egalitarian version. Macron spelled out what he said was the need for...

LA Galaxy sign French wing Kévin Cabral as designated player

Apr. 08, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have signed French winger Kévin Cabral as their third designated player. The Galaxy announced a five-year contract for the 21-year-old Cabral on Thursday. Cabral began his pro career in Paris Saint-Germain's...