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The Latest: George Washington hoops on COVID pause

The Latest: George Washington hoops on COVID pause

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ George Washington’s men’s basketball team is postponing two upcoming Atlantic 10 games after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Amazonian city of Manaus began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen suppli
'Shameful': US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

'Shameful': US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.
'Pharma Bro' Shkreli loses 2nd bid for early prison release

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli loses 2nd bid for early prison release

NEW YORK — That’s another no for the “Pharma Bro.

Pharmacist accused of destroying vaccine charged

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. — Prosecutors have charged a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of intentionally spoiling COVID-19 vaccine with misdemeanour property damage.
Together at last, Canadian women's hockey team reunites after pandemic separation

Together at last, Canadian women's hockey team reunites after pandemic separation

CALGARY — What Marie-Philip Poulin looks forward to the most at the Canadian women's hockey team camp is simply lining up for drills and seeing her teammates' faces. It's been 10 months since the national women's hockey team was on the ice together.
The Latest: US death toll from COVID-19 tops 400,000 people

The Latest: US death toll from COVID-19 tops 400,000 people

WASHINGTON — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 400,000 in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts to be a singular failure.
Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

Germany to extend virus shutdown until mid-February

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of Germany’s 16 states agreed Tuesday to extend the country’s pandemic restrictions until mid-February amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases.
Ford appeals to U.S. president-elect Biden for help securing more COVID-19 vaccines

Ford appeals to U.S. president-elect Biden for help securing more COVID-19 vaccines

TORONTO — Ontario's premier appealed directly to U.S. president-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday for help securing more COVID-19 vaccines, a request that came as the province learned it would receive none of the doses expected next week.
B.C. to get 5,800 fewer vaccine doses next week but remains committed to second shots

B.C. to get 5,800 fewer vaccine doses next week but remains committed to second shots

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's health minister says the province will adjust its vaccination plans in light of the news that Pfizer-BioNTech will not send any doses to Canada next week.