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Monday March 8th, 2021 3:59PM

AP Top News at 5:45 a.m. EST

By The Associated Press
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Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results
Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month’s presidential election
5:46AM ( 11 minutes ago )
The Latest: COVID-19 hospitalizations plummet after jabs
Researchers in Scotland say its COVID-19 vaccination program has led to a sharp drop in hospitalizations
5:45AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Garland to focus on civil rights, political independence
President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general is set for his confirmation hearing vowing to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent
5:35AM ( 22 minutes ago )
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Vaccination starts without rush in Australia, parts of Asia
Australia has started its COVID-19 inoculation program days after its neighbor New Zealand, with both governments deciding their pandemic experiences did not require the fast tracking of vaccine rollouts that occurred in many parts of the world
3:31AM ( 2 hours ago )
FAA orders United to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency
Federal aviation regulators are ordering United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver Saturday
1:41AM ( 4 hours ago )
Gun provocation reveals tensions in Michigan tourist haven
A northern Michigan community known for sandy beaches and cherry orchards is grappling with some of the issues that have ignited protests in bigger cities around the nation
1:26AM ( 4 hours ago )
AP National News
New Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago
New Zealand lowered its flags and made special note of those who couldn’t travel as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people
11:53PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath
Hospitals across the South are grappling with water shortages as the region carries on with recovery efforts in the wake of a devastating winter storm
6:10PM ( 11 hours ago )
UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant 'less access' to program
The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says that Iran will begin offering its inspectors “less access” but will still allow the agency to monitor its atomic program
3:56PM ( 14 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Garland to focus on civil rights, political independence
President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general is set for his confirmation hearing vowing to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent
5:35AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Biden to boost pandemic lending to smallest businesses
President Joe Biden is targeting federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and taking steps to further equity in what is known as the Paycheck Protection Program
5:15AM ( 42 minutes ago )
Survey: German business optimism up despite pandemic burdens
German businesses are a bit more optimistic despite the pandemic
5:08AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force
Protesters have gathered in Myanmar's biggest city despite the ruling junta's threat to use lethal force if people join a general strike opposing the military's takeover
5:00AM ( 58 minutes ago )
Vaccinations start without rush in Australia, parts of Asia
Australia has started its COVID-19 inoculation program days after its neighbor New Zealand, with both governments deciding their pandemic experiences did not require the fast tracking of vaccine rollouts that occurred in many parts of the world
4:39AM ( 1 hour ago )