The Latest: Hard-hit French region faces weekend lockdowns
The Latest: Hard-hit French region faces weekend lockdowns

A region in southeast France is adding daytime weekend lockdowns to the 12-hour nightly curfew already in place seven days a week to slow a surge in coronavirus infections that is straining hospital resources

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UK speeds up vaccinations: All adults get 1st jab by July 31
UK speeds up vaccinations: All adults get 1st jab by July 31

The British government says it aims to give every adult in the country a first dose of coronavirus vaccine by July 31, at least a month earlier than its previous target

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The Latest: Oklahoma opens second phase of COVID-19 vaccines
The Latest: Oklahoma opens second phase of COVID-19 vaccines

Oklahoma has opened its second phase of coronavirus vaccinations on Monday, providing inoculations to public school teachers and staff and to adults of any age with illnesses that make them susceptible to the virus

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Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly
Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a gradual easing of one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns on, saying children will return to class and people will be able to meet a friend for coffee in a park in two weeks’ time

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Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly
Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a gradual easing of one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns on, saying children will return to class and people will be able to meet a friend for coffee in a park in two weeks’ time

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Fukushima nuclear plant operator: Seismometers were broken
Fukushima nuclear plant operator: Seismometers were broken

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant says two seismometers at one of its three melted reactors have been out of order since last year and did not collect data when a powerful earthquake struck the area earlier this month

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Key senators oppose Biden budget pick, confirmation at risk
Key senators oppose Biden budget pick, confirmation at risk

Moderate Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah say they'll vote against confirming President Joe Biden’s nominee for budget director

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Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand
Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand

Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand sales

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The Latest: Johnson & Johnson says can provide 20M US doses
The Latest: Johnson & Johnson says can provide 20M US doses

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson says it will be able to provide 20 million U.S. doses of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, assuming it gets the greenlight from federal regulators

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Judge says railroad talks should be included in lawsuits
Judge says railroad talks should be included in lawsuits

A federal judge has ruled that the nation's four largest railroads can't exclude details of their conversations from lawsuits challenging billions of dollars of charges the railroads imposed in the past

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Key senators oppose Biden budget pick, confirmation at risk
Key senators oppose Biden budget pick, confirmation at risk

A moderate Republican, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, has joined Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah in saying he'll vote against confirming President Joe Biden’s nominee for budget director

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The Latest: Philippine leader won't ease virus restrictions
The Latest: Philippine leader won't ease virus restrictions

The Philippine president will reject recommendations to further ease coronavirus quarantine restrictions across the country until a delayed vaccination campaign kicks off

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The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine
The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

Mexico has received the first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

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