VANCOUVER – The conduct of Canadian police and border officers is expected to face scrutiny in British Columbia Supreme Court this week as hearings resume in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Three weeks of arguments in Meng’s case are scheduled to begin today, including allegations that her […]

By Frank JordansTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN – Germany on Monday became the biggest country in Europe to suspend use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine over reports of dangerous blood clots in some recipients, though the company and European regulators said there is no evidence the shot is to blame. The country’s […]

By Steve Karnowski And Amy ForlitiTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS – An attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death said Monday that he’s “gravely concerned” that the announcement of a $27 million settlement for Floyd’s family makes it impossible for his client to get a fair […]

LONDON – Prince William insisted Thursday that his family is not racist as he became the first member of Britain’s royal family to speak out about accusations of bigotry made by Prince Harry and Meghan, his brother and sister-in-law. William made the comments in response to questions shouted at him […]

By Julie Pace And Emily SwansonTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and even more backing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for […]

By Amy Forliti And Steve KarnowskiTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS – The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd on Monday paused jury selection for at least a day while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder […]

By Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – In a solid start, more than 200,000 people signed up for coverage the first two weeks after President Joe Biden reopened HealthCare.gov as part of his coronavirus response, the government said Wednesday. Early consumer interest in the three-month special enrolment period shows pent-up […]

By Jamey KeatenTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA – A leader of the U.N.-backed project to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to needy people in both rich and poor countries acknowledged Tuesday that the rollout has gone slower than expected in some places because of issues with shipping and approval, but insisted that “ultimately” […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he was knocked unconscious in a fall over the weekend, but he was “doing better.” The Utah Republican said the accident happened when he was spending time with his grandchildren in Boston. He told reporters he was taken to […]

Philip to undergo testing and observation for pre-existing heart condition By Danica KirkaTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – Prince Philip was transferred Monday to a specialized London heart hospital to undergo testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition as he continues to be treated for an unspecified infection, Buckingham Palace […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COPENHAGEN – The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Monday that there are 329 candidates – 234 individuals and 95 organizations – that were nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize by the Feb. 1 deadline. The Oslo-based organization said that it was the third highest number of candidates […]