• AP-NORC poll: Virus, economy swamp other priorities for US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  • The Latest: Chinese province ups restrictions amid outbreak

    BEIJING — China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans.

  • Italian PM Conte seeks to save his government from falling

    ROME (AP) — 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 hold on to power.

  • Japan’s PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed Monday to get the pandemic under control and hold the already postponed Olympics this summer with ample coronavirus protection.

  • Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd try

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said.