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Top officials: Nov. 3 election most secure in US history
2020-11-13 00:28:51 In this Nov. 5, 2020, photo, Lehigh County workers count ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in Allentown, Pa. The 2020 presidential election officially entered the record books Saturday the turnout reached 61.8%, eclipsing the recent mark set by Barack Obama's first presidential campaign in 2008 and demonstrating the extraordinary engagement of American
Trump, stewing over election loss, silent as virus surges
2020-11-12 22:21:25 The White House is shown Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has publicly disengaged from the battle against the coronavirus at a moment when the disease is tearing across the United States at an alarming pace. Trump, fresh off his reelection loss to President-elect Joe Biden, remains angry that an announcem
New device puts music in your head — no headphones required
2020-11-12 13:53:08 This product image released by Noveto Systems shows the SoundBeamer which beams music and sounds straight into your head, without the need for headphones. The technology uses a 3-D sensing module and locates and tracks the ear position sending audio via ultrasonic waves to create sound pockets by the user’s ears. Sound can be heard in stereo or a spatial 3-D mode that creates

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EXPLAINER: Is Georgia“s upcoming ballot “audit“ a recount?
2020-11-12 23:49:14 Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference with Fran Leathers, Director and Chair Oconee County Board of Elections reflected at right, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ATLANTA (AP) — Geor
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases
2020-11-11 22:05:10 FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, Marine recruits line up at Parris Island Recruit Depot, S.C. A study published on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 found that despite temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks and strict quarantines before they were allowed to start training, new Marine recruits spread the virus to others even though hardly any of them had symptoms. None of the in
Georgia counties prepare for hand tally of presidential race
2020-11-12 18:53:14 Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia counties prepare for a hand tally of the presidential race, the state's top elections
As virus cases rise, Southwest sees slower travel recovery
2020-11-12 18:13:34 FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Southwest Airlines employee Oscar Gonzalez, right, assists a passenger at the ticket counter at Love Field in Dallas. Southwest Airlines cautioned Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 that the tenuous recovery in air travel could be fading as coronavirus cases spike across the United States. The nation’s fourth-biggest airline said after a modest ri
75-foot spruce to be NYC“s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
2020-11-12 18:23:14 This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall Norway Spruce, is guided onto a flatbed truck, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Oneonta, N.Y. The tree will be brought into New York City and erected at Rockefeller Center on Saturday, Nov. 14. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer) ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — The 75-foot (23-meter) Norway spruce that will anchor New Yo
Vatican calling: Pope congratulates Joe Biden on election
2020-11-12 20:24:49 FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, making history as the first pontiff to do so. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. President-elect Joe Biden, a lifelong Roman Catholic, spoke to Pope Francis on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020,
McEnany wears 2 hats as WH press secretary, campaign adviser
2020-11-12 21:37:31 White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House press secretary who refers questions to the White House? Kayleigh McEnany is wearing two hats, one as a Trump 2020 campaign adviser and the other as the White House press
A few cracks but no big GOP break with Trump on Biden“s win
2020-11-12 21:27:26 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks about House Republicans and the election, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful Republicans in Washington stood firmly behind President Donald Trump and his unsupported claims of voter fraud on Thursday, but new cra
Key role for Black policy leaders on Biden“s transition team
2020-11-12 18:53:38 FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020, file photo then-Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives with his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., to speak in Wilmington, Del. Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, marking one of the most diverse presidential agency review teams in history. (AP Phot
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases
2020-11-11 22:05:10 FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, Marine recruits line up at Parris Island Recruit Depot, S.C. A study published on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 found that despite temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks and strict quarantines before they were allowed to start training, new Marine recruits spread the virus to others even though hardly any of them had symptoms. None of the in
Wall Street scuffles as worsening pandemic slows its rally
2020-11-12 14:47:37 FILE - A woman with an umbrella passes the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. U.S. stocks are scuffling in early trading on Thursday, Nov. 12, amid worries about worsening coronavirus counts across the country. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were broadly lower Thursday amid worries about worsening coronavirus counts across the country.
AC/DC is back and fighting off the black with new album
2020-11-12 18:24:38 FILE - Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young, of AC/DC, perform on the Rock or Bust Tour on Feb. 17, 2016, in Chicago. After 47 years, the band is releasing its 17th studio album, “Power Up,” on Friday. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Through decades, deaths and disasters, AC/DC keeps thundering on. Forty-seven years along, and with the closest thi
As virus cases rise, Southwest sees slower travel recovery
2020-11-12 18:13:34 FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Southwest Airlines employee Oscar Gonzalez, right, assists a passenger at the ticket counter at Love Field in Dallas. Southwest Airlines cautioned Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 that the tenuous recovery in air travel could be fading as coronavirus cases spike across the United States. The nation’s fourth-biggest airline said after a modest ri
Prosecutors read racist messages by Ahmaud Arbery“s killer
2020-11-12 06:06:55 In this image made from video, from left, father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, accused in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia on Feb. 2020, listen via closed circuit tv in the Glynn County Detention center in Brunswick, Ga., on Thursday, Nov. 12, as lawyers argue for bond to be set at the Glynn County courthouse. The McMichaels chased and fatally shot Ahmau
Georgia counties prepare for hand tally of presidential race
2020-11-12 18:53:14 Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia counties prepare for a hand tally of the presidential race, the state's top elections
Virus surge: Schools abandon classes, states retreat
2020-11-12 19:52:49 FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, custodial workers clean a classroom at Richard A. Simpson Elementary School in Arnold, Mo. The school went to fully virtual learning on Monday, Nov. 2, after more than 5% of the staff and students tested positive for COVID-19. They will stay virtual at least until Monday, Nov. 16. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File) S
Justice Dept.: “Poor judgment“ used in Epstein plea deal
2020-11-12 18:48:50 FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. A Justice Department report has found former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta exercised “poor judgment” in handling an investigation into wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein when he was a top federal prosecutor in Florida. The report was obtained by The Associated Press
UN: 870K measles cases in 2019, highest number in 23 years
2020-11-12 18:43:12 FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. The number of children sickened by measles in 2019 hit the highest caseload in 23 years, according to new data published by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr
US piles up record October budget deficit of $284.1 billion
2020-11-12 19:18:33 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is starting the 2021 budget year the way the old year ended, with soaring deficits. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the federal government ran up a record October deficit of $284.1 billion, nearly double the red ink of the same month a year ago, as revenues declined while spending to deal with the impact of the coronavirus soared. The
Tropical Storm Eta dumps blustery rain on Florida west coast
2020-11-12 05:25:43 People walk past boats on the beach in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Gulfport, Fla. Eta dumped torrents of blustery rain on Florida's west coast as it slogged over the state before making landfall near Cedar Key, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Eta dumped torrents of blustery rain on Florida's west coas
Russian city to demolish derided “Robot“ building
2020-11-12 15:48:56 A man walks past the never-occupied building in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The hulking never-occupied building sardonically likened to a robot's head that has loomed over the city of Kaliningrad for decades is to be demolished next year, the region's governor says. The 21-story House of Soviets was left unfinished when funding ran out in 1985 amid the Soviet
The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show
2020-11-12 16:51:48 FILE - The Weeknd performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug 4, 2018. The NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday, Nov. 12 that the three-time Grammy winner will perform at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd will bring his popula
UN migration agency: 74 drown after boat capsizes near Libya
2020-11-12 16:14:58 In these photos taken Nov. 12, 2020, life jackets litter the beach off the coast of Libya near the port of al-Khums. Several migrants drowned after their Europe-bound ship broke down off the coast of Libya on Thursday, the U.N. migration agency said, in the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean since last month. (Hussein Ben Mosa/ IOM 202
709,000 seek US jobless aid as pandemic escalates
2020-11-12 13:37:15 A sign is seen outside of IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Illinois reports biggest spike in unemployment claims of all states. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure sin
Post-election warfare clouds chances for COVID relief bill
2020-11-12 17:29:07 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's top allies on Capitol Hill adopted a combative posture on COVID-19 relief on Thursday, accusing Washington Republicans of dra
Russian city to demolish derided “Robot“ building
2020-11-12 15:48:56 A man walks past the never-occupied building in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. The hulking never-occupied building sardonically likened to a robot's head that has loomed over the city of Kaliningrad for decades is to be demolished next year, the region's governor says. The 21-story House of Soviets was left unfinished when funding ran out in 1985 amid the Soviet
Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions
2020-11-12 14:54:04 FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, students walk near the Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 has upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thur
New device puts music in your head — no headphones required
2020-11-12 13:53:08 This product image released by Noveto Systems shows the SoundBeamer which beams music and sounds straight into your head, without the need for headphones. The technology uses a 3-D sensing module and locates and tracks the ear position sending audio via ultrasonic waves to create sound pockets by the user’s ears. Sound can be heard in stereo or a spatial 3-D mode that creates
Ghana“s former president Jerry Rawlings dies at 73
2020-11-12 16:10:35 FILE - In this Wednesday, July 20, 2011 file photo, the African Union envoy to Somalia, Jerry Rawlings, inspects a guard of honour of African Union peacekeepers, during a visit to displaced persons camps in southern Mogadishu, Somalia. Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings, who staged two coups and later led the West African country's transition to a stable democracy, has di
The Latest: Mandela group slams Trump election fraud claims
2020-11-12 14:19:51 President Donald Trump participates in a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The group of prominent former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela says Presid
Dems, GOP take different approaches on Georgia Senate blitz
2020-11-12 07:20:59 Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff rallies supporters for a run-off against Republican candidate Sen. David Perdue, as they meet in Grant Park, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff took the stage in Columbus and looked out over a parking lot filled with cars, with supporters blaring their horns in approval as he
Military wary that shakeup could upend its apolitical nature
2020-11-12 05:08:08 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley attends a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony led by President Donald Trump at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — The words spoken by America's top military officer carried a familiar ring, but in the midst of a chaotic w
Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic?
2020-11-12 08:02:58 Is it safe to fly during the pandemic? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin Public health experts say staying home is best to keep yourself and others safe from infection. But if you're thinking about flying for the holidays, you should know what to expect. Flights are getting more crowded and more airlines plan to stop blocking seats to accommodate the growing number of people takin
New Yorker fires writer Jeffrey Toobin after Zoom incident
2020-11-11 22:09:51 FILE - CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin leaves the Supreme Court after it finished the day's arguments on the health care law signed by President Barack Obama in Washington on March 27, 2012. The New Yorker has parted ways with longtime staff writer Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself during a Zoom conference last month. He had already been on suspension and is also on
World leaders talking to Biden about the virus, other issues
2020-11-12 06:00:30 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks to the media after he held the telephone talk with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Suga said he held telephone talks with President-elect Biden on Thursday morning and reaffirmed the importance of their alliance and agreed to further deepen it for the peac
South Bronx restaurant turns into soup kitchen to help poor
2020-11-12 15:00:21 Natalia Méndez cooks in the kitchen of La Morada, an award winning Mexican restaurant she co-owns with her family in South Bronx, Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020, in New York. After recovering from COVID-19 symptoms, the family raised funds to reopen the restaurant, which they also turned into a soup kitchen serving 650 meals daily. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) NEW YORK (AP) — The speci
California Senate sweepstakes: Who gets Kamala Harris“ job?
2020-11-12 14:04:36 FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks in San Francisco. Election Day is over but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest the competition to fill Kamala Harris' soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. Padilla is one of a group of people being considered as one of the candidates for the Senate p
Grief, anger, disbelief: Trump voters face Biden“s victory
2020-11-12 05:14:29 Joan Martin poses for a portrait on the front porch of her home in Picayune, Miss., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. When she heard that Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, the retired nurse and avowed supporter of President Donald Trump was deeply unsettled. To steel herself, she thought about how her household weathered Hurricane Katrina, when it battere
Election 2020 Today: Biden taps Klain, Trump voters dismayed
2020-11-12 11:48:35 President-elect Joe Biden has chosen his longtime adviser Ron Klain to reprise his role as his chief of staff, installing an aide with decades of experience in the top role in his White House. (Nov. 11) Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020 . TODAY’S TOP STORIES: NEW CHIEF: President-elect Joe Biden has chosen his longtime adviser Ron Klain to reprise his role as h
709,000 seek US jobless aid as pandemic escalates
2020-11-12 13:37:15 A sign is seen outside of IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) WorkNet center in Arlington Heights, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Illinois reports biggest spike in unemployment claims of all states. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure sin
Is it safe yet to fly during the pandemic?
2020-11-12 08:02:58 Is it safe to fly during the pandemic? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin Public health experts say staying home is best to keep yourself and others safe from infection. But if you're thinking about flying for the holidays, you should know what to expect. Flights are getting more crowded and more airlines plan to stop blocking seats to accommodate the growing number of people takin
The Latest: Fauci: Wear mask, stay distant to avoid lockdown
2020-11-12 07:55:48 FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, right, listens as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a roundtable on donating plasma at the American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington. A new poll finds Americans' trust in the people and insti
Vatican“s McCarrick report forces debate on power and abuse
2020-11-12 08:03:39 FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2001 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C., shakes hands with Pope John Paul II during the General Audience with the newly appointed cardinals in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. McCarrick was one of the three Americans on a record list of 44 new cardinals who were elevated in a ceremony at the Vatican on Feb
First witness account emerges of Ethiopians fleeing conflict
2020-11-12 06:42:55 Map locates the Tigray area NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The sound of heavy weapons erupted across the Ethiopian border town, and immediately Filimon, a police officer, 

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