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Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world’s most remote reefs

HONOLULU (AP) - Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading...

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with...

AP source: Rockies star Blackmon tests positive for virus

All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus.A...

US honeybees are doing better after bad year, survey shows

American honeybee colonies have bounced back after a bad year, the annual beekeeping survey finds.Beekeepers only lost 22.2% of their colonies this past winter,...

Pandemic becomes a patchwork of small successes and setbacks

BEIJING (AP) - Authorities in China appeared to be winning their battle against an outbreak of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, but in parts...

The Latest: WHO chief warns virus pandemic ‘accelerating’

GENEVA - The head of the World Health Organization said the coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating” and that more than 150,000 cases were reported yesterday...

The Latest: Virus was in Italy’s wastewater before Christmas

ROME - A study by Italy’s National Institute of Health has found that the new coronavirus was in circulation in wastewater in the northern...

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A...

A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease.Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of...

The Latest: WHO says outbreaks add to childbirth death risk

LONDON - The head of the World Health Organization said that as the pandemic accelerates in developing countries, officials are particularly worried about the...

The Latest: Norway keeps border with outlier Sweden shut

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Norway's government says it is keeping travel restrictions in place for visitors from Sweden, which did not impose a lockdown during...