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Reports: NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

80-Year-Old Woman Killed in Manhattan Apartment Fire

NEW YORK — An 80-year-old woman was killed early Friday in a Manhattan apartment fire, police said.

Poll: Americans Largely Back Biden's Virus Response

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...

Highlights: What's Changed in the Senate's Virus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats came out with their version of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. A look at some of the major changes in the bill now being considered...

Greek FM Dendias to Visit Cairo and Nicosia on Monday

ATHENS -- Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Cairo on Monday and then make a stop in Cyprus before his return to Greece, announced foreign ministry spokesperson Alexandros Papaioannou at a press briefing on Friday.

Cyprus: EU Stands Ready to Help Restart Dormant Peace Talks

NICOSIA — The European Union is ready to "actively contribute" to a new push to revive dormant talks on reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, the Cypriot government said on Friday.

Cyprus Will Admit Vaccinated United Kingdom Tourists May 1

NICOSIA - Eager to get tourists back after a disastrous 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic raged, Cyprus will open its doors starting May 1 for visitors from a key market, the United Kingdom - if they can show proof of vaccination.

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle More Solar Panel Advance Work

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the second time this week, a pair of astronauts floated outside Friday to get the International Space Station ready for new solar panels...

Africa Welcomes COVAX Doses But Warns Against "Selfishness"

KAMPALA, Uganda — Urgent calls for COVID-19 vaccine fairness rang through African countries on Friday as more welcomed or rolled out doses from the global COVAX...

Heart Problems May Be Rare in Pro Athletes After COVID-19

Heart inflammation is uncommon in pro athletes who've had mostly mild COVID-19 and most don't need to be sidelined, a study conducted by major professional sports leagues...

Beaches in Patmos, Chalkidiki Among the Best in Europe

ATHENS - 'Travel & Leisure' travel magazine proposes the 10 "secret" beaches of Europe, among them featuring two Greek ones, in Chalkidiki and Patmos.

TikTok Recipe Causes Feta Shortage for Some Cheese Shops in the U.S.

NEW YORK – The TikTok app, besides offering youngsters an outlet for their creativity has also spawned some unusual side effects, including a feta shortage in some areas...

San Diego Zoo Vaccinates 9 Great Apes for Virus

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park became infected.

Connecticut Eases Some Virus-Related Restrictions

CONNECTICUT —- Connecticut will eliminate coronavirus-related capacity limits on restaurants, houses of worship and other spaces in two weeks as infections and hospitalizations...

EU, Italy Stop AstraZeneca Vaccine Exports to Australia

BRUSSELS — A shipment of a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been barred from leaving the European Union in the first use of an export control...