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In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her virtual State of the State address the state, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Lansing, Mich. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer seeks common ground with Legislature to end pandemic

Jan. 27, 2021 9:15 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought “common ground” with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address Wednesday, calling for quick passage of a multibillion-dollar relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to Michigan...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California will be the outside administrator tasked with ramping up the state's coronavirus vaccine delivery system, which to date has been slow, stilted and plagued by confusion, the state health agency said in a statement Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Blue Shield of California tapped to speed up state vaccines

Jan. 27, 2021 8:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California will be the outside administrator tasked with ramping up coronavirus vaccinations, which to date has been slow, stilted and plagued by confusion, the state health agency said in a statement Wednesday. Another major health care provider,...

A woman grimaces as a healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The Colombian government announced that the first shipment of new coronavirus vaccines will arrive in February. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

The Latest: Colombia bans flights from Brazil due to variant

Jan. 27, 2021 8:08 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia will ban flights from Brazil effective Friday over concerns of a variant of the coronavirus that is circulating in that country. Colombia President Ivan Duque on Wednesday announced the 30-day measure. No flights will take off from Colombia to Brazil either. In addition, anyone...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Samantha Tavares, right, works with colleagues on the floor, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Stocks were broadly lower in afternoon trading Wednesday, as investors focus on the outlook for the economy and corporate profits amid a still-raging coronavirus pandemic. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Stocks have their worst day since October as Big Tech sinks

Jan. 27, 2021 6:51 PM EST

Technology companies led a broad sell-off in stocks Wednesday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and handing the market its worst day in nearly three months. The S&P 500 fell 2.6%, its biggest single-day drop since it lost 3.5% on October 28. It had set a record high just two...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 27, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 26 The Mercury News and East Bay Times on California's easing of coronavirus restrictions: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift regional stay-at-home orders across the state makes absolutely no sense. The governor’s...

European Commissioner in charge of Health Stella Kyriakides removes her face mask during an online press conference on AstraZeneca at European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP)

Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

Jan. 27, 2021 5:52 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and drugmaker AstraZeneca sparred Wednesday over a delay in coronavirus vaccine deliveries amid a deepening dispute that raises concerns about international competition for limited supplies of the shots needed to end the pandemic. AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot...

Guards upset over lack of vaccination plan in prisons

Jan. 27, 2021 5:06 PM EST

Connecticut's unionized prison guards expressed anger Wednesday over what they say is the lack of a plan to vaccinate them against COVID-19. Jody Barr, the executive director of AFSCME Council 4, said the union was told there would be a plan to vaccinate prison employees by early January, but they have yet to...

A health worker prepares Moderna coronavirus vaccines before vaccinating staff health workers at Clinica Universitaria, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Spain running short of vaccines due to delivery delays

Jan. 27, 2021 2:15 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Amid another COVID-19 surge, Spanish health authorities are running out of vaccines and have been forced to postpone giving shots to health workers and nursing home residents due to delays in deliveries by pharmaceutical companies. Catalonia’s public health chief Josep...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sits at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is attempting to return $2 million worth of an anti-malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as an effective treatment for COVID-19, a spokesman said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma seeking to return $2M worth of hydroxychloroquine

Jan. 27, 2021 1:53 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office is attempting to return $2 million worth of a malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump as an effective treatment for COVID-19, a spokesman said Wednesday. Alex Gerszewski, a spokesman for Attorney General Mike Hunter, said Hunter...

Land is excavated to make way for more burial space in the Maitland cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The City of Cape Town is working closely with the Muslim Judicial Council to increase burial capacity as COVID-19 claims more lives in a second surge of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Battling COVID-19, South Africa prepares for first vaccines

Jan. 27, 2021 1:27 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Battling a COVID-19 resurgence driven by a more infectious variant, South Africa is preparing to roll out its first vaccines to frontline healthcare workers in February. A delivery of 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine is to arrive at Johannesburg's international airport on...