Tag: Humanitarian crises

WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head...

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas...

COVID-19 cases in US triple over 2 weeks amid misformation

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MISSION, Kan. — COVID-19 cases triple tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting...

Rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion

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Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the...

Hugs as California public school returns to class in person

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — There was pumping music, dancing teachers and lots of hugs as one of the first public schools in California opened...

Ex-aide launches new salvo against UK’s Johnson over virus

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LONDON — A disgruntled former top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the British leader was dismissive of the threat posed by surging...

Ugandan who fled pre-Olympics camp found in central Japan

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TOKYO — A Ugandan athlete who fled during pre-Olympics training in western Japan last week has been found and is being interviewed by police,...

Fauci, Paul clash on virus origins, trade charges of lying

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, angrily confronted Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday in testimony on Capitol...

Virus slams Cuba as it races to roll out its new vaccines

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HAVANA — The COVID-19 pandemic is slamming Cuba like never before, even as the country races to roll out its homegrown vaccines — the...

Indiana files appeal in federal pandemic unemployment case

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INDIANAPOLIS — State officials filed an appeal this week in an ongoing attempt to withdraw Indiana from federal programs that expanded unemployment benefits during...