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‘No place for you’: Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours, as it tried unsuccessfully at six hospitals in India's sprawling capital to find an open bed. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died hours ...

Hungary’s poor Roma children struggle with digital education

BODVASZILAS, Hungary (AP) — Mihaly Horvath, a 12-year-old in a village in northeastern Hungary, can't wait for his school to reopen. As a devastating COVID-19 surge swept Hungary in the spring, classes were suspended and students were ordered to study online. But Mihaly's family, part of ...

Learning to breathe: German clinic helps COVID long haulers

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany (AP) — Simone Ravera rolls up her trousers, slips off her shoes and socks, then gingerly steps into the chilly waters of the Baltic Sea. The 50-year-old rheumatology nurse is slowly finding her feet again after being struck down with COVID-19 last fall, seemingly ...

India’s capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere, ambulances ...

Front-line workers gifted entries into Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Five front-line workers and community members were gifted entries into this fall's Boston Marathon on Monday, the Patriots' Day holiday when the race is normally run. The Boston Globe reports Boston Marathon champion Des Linden surprised the five after they jogged across the ...

Massachusetts residents 16 and older eligible for vaccine

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 2 million Massachusetts residents are newly eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Beginning Monday, anyone 16 years old and older who lives, works or studies in Massachusetts can receive the vaccine. On Saturday, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said more than 2 ...

Developers reach $55M deal on project over Boston highway

BOSTON (AP) — The developers of a major proposed project that would span a section of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston near Fenway Park have closed a deal with the state's transportation agency worth $55 million. Developers, Meredith Management and IQHQ, agreed to buy the air rights ...

Rhode Island expands vaccine eligibility to all 16 and older

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island on Monday opened up coronavirus vaccinations to all residents 16 years old and older and state officials are encouraging residents to sign up to get their shot. Gov. Dan McKee said appointments are available on www.vaccinateri.org and another 9,000 ...

JFK awards go to Texas leader, Data for Black Lives founder

BOSTON (AP) — A Texas county leader who pushed for restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus and the founder of a group that seeks to use data to address systemic racism are the winners of this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. President Kennedy's grandson, Jack ...

2 dead after fire in 2 buildings in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two people are dead after a fire ripped through two buildings in New Bedford early Monday, officials said. Acting Fire Chief Scott Kruger said two deaths were confirmed, but no further details are being provided until next of kin can be notified. About 40 ...

Rhode Island man indicted in virus relief fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been indicted in a scheme to fraudulently apply for unemployment funds and economic relief for small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Courtney Hilaire, 28, faces federal charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated ...

Downeaster returning to pre-COVID-19 schedule

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is ready to restore the Amtrak Downeaster's pre-COVID-19 schedule this spring. The Downeaster will add a fifth round trip starting May 3; the train had been operating four round trips since July 2020, the service said. ...

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — Charles "Chuck" Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81. Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday, the company ...

Four deaths, 308 new COVID-19 cases in NH Sunday

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced 308 new positive test results for COVID-19 and four deaths Sunday, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.8%. Two of the deaths occurred in December of 2020 and were recently confirmed as related to COVID-19. We ...