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The Latest: Spain keeps immunization goal despite J&J delay

Apr. 14, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

MADRID — Spain’s prime minister says his government is maintaining its goal of immunizing 70% of the nation’s adult population, some 33 million people, by the end of the summer despite the delay in the European rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Spain was...

Somalia's president OKs mandate extension, alarming US, EU

Apr. 14, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president has defiantly signed into law an extension of his mandate and that of his government as the United States and others threatened sanctions and warned of further instability in one of the world’s most fragile countries. ...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Apr. 14, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was...

Today in History

Apr. 14, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2021. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North...

20 killed, 3 injured when bus, truck crash in southern Egypt

Apr. 13, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A bus overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt on Tuesday, causing a collision that killed at least 20 people and injured three others, authorities said. The bus was travelling from Cairo when it turned over and was hit by the...

Benin's president wins re-election in preliminary results

Apr. 13, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — President Patrice Talon has been re-elected with a majority of votes cast in Benin's presidential election, according to provisional results released Tuesday by the national electoral commission. Talon received more than 86.3% of the votes cast...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...

Ex-Burkina Faso president charged in predecessor's murder

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Burkina Faso military tribunal on Tuesday charged former President Blaise Compaore with complicity in the murder of Thomas Sankara, whom he ousted in a 1987 coup. Thirteen other people were charged in connection with the killing,...

South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs; Europe rollout delayed

Apr. 13, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and the company delayed its European vaccine rollout following an FDA decision to pause the jabs while very rare blood clot cases are examined. ...

South Africa suspends giving Johnson & Johnson vaccines following FDA decision to further investigate blood clots

Apr. 13, 2021 14:46 PM EDT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa suspends giving Johnson & Johnson vaccines following FDA decision to further investigate blood clots.