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NY gov explores buying virus vaccine directly from maker

NY gov explores buying virus vaccine directly from maker

NEW YORK — Frustrated by the flow of coronavirus vaccine from the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday floated the idea of buying shots for New Yorkers directly from one of the vaccine makers, Pfizer.
Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Nicaragua congress adopts life sentences; opposition opposes

Nicaragua congress adopts life sentences; opposition opposes

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua’s congress gave final approval Monday to change the constitution to permit life imprisonment.
Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House

Harris prepares for central role in Biden's White House

WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice-president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office.
Italy: Conte clears hurdle to retain power, bigger one ahead

Italy: Conte clears hurdle to retain power, bigger one ahead

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte won a crucial vote in Parliament's lower house Monday night after a coalition defector's lawmakers abstained in the balloting, but he must clear a much tougher hurdle less than 24 hours later in the Senate to hol
Uganda police surround Bobi Wine's opposition party offices

Uganda police surround Bobi Wine's opposition party offices

KAMPALA, Uganda — The opposition party of Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine said on Monday that police have prevented top officials from going to their headquarters in the capital, Kampala, as they prepare to launch a legal challenge to free
Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

MOSCOW — A Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on President Vladimir P
WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health c
Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

NEW YORK — Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.