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As virus spikes, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff

As virus spikes, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff

PARIS — In Italy lines of ambulances park outside hospitals awaiting beds, and in France the government coronavirus tracking app prominently displays the intensive care capacity taken up by COVID-19 patients: 92.5% and rising.
How a Brazil samba school shimmied from Carnival to COVID-19

How a Brazil samba school shimmied from Carnival to COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO — The sultry heat of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer will soon be rolling into Rio de Janeiro. In a normal year, the air would whisper into Dr. Wille Baracho's ear: Carnival is coming.
Judge sets stricter house arrest rules for Louisiana rapper

Judge sets stricter house arrest rules for Louisiana rapper

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana judge has added two hours to a local rapper's house arrest curfew after he was reported jet skiing and enjoying the beach near his south Florida home.
After Biden win, McConnell says Trump OK to fight election

After Biden win, McConnell says Trump OK to fight election

WASHINGTON — Despite President-elect Joe Biden's victory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump is “100% within his rights” to question election results, as GOP lawmakers fall in line behind the White House.
Mali's former president Amadou Toumani Toure dies at 72

Mali's former president Amadou Toumani Toure dies at 72

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s former president Amadou Toumani Toure has died at the age of 72. Mali’s transitional President Bah N’Daw confirmed Toure’s death on Tuesday in a statement in which he offered his condolences to the family.
Three go on trial for deadly 2017 Barcelona terror attacks

Three go on trial for deadly 2017 Barcelona terror attacks

MADRID — Three people went on trial Tuesday in Spain for their alleged roles in terror attacks around Barcelona that killed 16 people and injured 140 others in 2017.
Asia Today: Shanghai airport worker gets virus; 8,000 tested

Asia Today: Shanghai airport worker gets virus; 8,000 tested

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted coronavirus tests on more than 8,000 after a freight handler at the city’s main international airport tested positive for the virus.
Asian stocks rise for 2nd day on coronavirus vaccine hopes

Asian stocks rise for 2nd day on coronavirus vaccine hopes

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose for second day Tuesday on hopes for progress toward a possible coronavirus vaccine that might allow the world to revive manufacturing, shopping and normal life.
Tropical Storm Eta floods already drenched Florida cities

Tropical Storm Eta floods already drenched Florida cities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Forecasters: Theta forms, record 29th named Atlantic storm

Forecasters: Theta forms, record 29th named Atlantic storm

MIAMI — Forecasters say a record-breaking 29th named storm has formed in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S.