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As virus cases surge, elected officials resist restrictions
2020-11-13 19:33:37 The latest case counts of COVID in the US PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With the coronavirus coming back with a vengeance across the country and the U.S. facing a long, dark winter, many governors and other elected officials are showing little appetite for imposing the kind of lockdowns and large-scale business closings seen last spring. Some also continue to resist issuing statewid
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
AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly takes full credit for vaccine
2020-11-13 22:18:25 President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday wrongly claimed full credit for Pfizer Inc.’s announcement that its COVID-19 vaccine was robustly successful, misrepresenting the extent of government support behind the company’s efforts. A look at

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CDC: Wearing a mask could keep you from catching virus
2020-11-13 22:04:06 FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield puts his mask back on after speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington. In mid-November 2020, U.S. health officials took a new tack to encourage Americans to wear m
Johnson, Thomas part of 4-way share atop Masters leaderboard
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With COVID-19 surging, schools suspend in-person education
2020-11-13 14:54:40 FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 file photo, students wait to board a school bus in Wheeling, Ill. With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations spiking to record numbers across the U.S. and abroad, many school districts are temporarily shutting down in-person classes as holidays loom. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state spiking to re
Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down
2020-11-13 17:25:08 Members of the Allegheny County Return Board process the remaining absentee and mail-in Allegheny County ballots, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, on the North Side in Pittsburgh. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that
EXPLAINER: Why AP called North Carolina for Trump
2020-11-04 09:37:45 Polling workers assist voters on a brisk fall morning at the Efland Ruritan Club polling site in Efland, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) WHY AP CALLED NORTH CAROLINA FOR TRUMP The Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner in North Carolina on Friday after concluding there were not enough ballots left to be counted that would allow Joe Biden to over
Wall Street shrugs, stocks rise even as Trump won“t concede
2020-11-13 19:43:13 FILE - A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. One of Wall Street's big fears coming into this month was a contested U.S. presidential election. President Donald Trump is refusing to concede even though Democrat Joe Biden secured enough electoral votes to win the presidency. Yet the S&P 500 has climbed this month back
Global shares drop on worries over surging virus cases
2020-11-13 07:09:54 A currency trader stands near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man) TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly traded lower Friday as rising cases of coronavirus infections in the U.S., Europe and Asia add to worries that economies will once again be hamstrung by pandemic
Report: 5 investigations of Wisconsin officer who shot Blake
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Democrats keep winning the popular vote. That worries them.
2020-11-13 18:53:44 From left, Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Harris, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden on stage together, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) Democrats won the popular vote in this year's presidential election yet again, marking seven out of eight straight presidential elections that the party has
Polish bishops defend John Paul II after McCarrick report
2020-11-13 12:53:16 FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2001 file photo, Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop of Washington D.C., wearing the three-cornered biretta hat, embraces Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. In a sunlit ceremony of ancient ritual in St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II installed a record number of cardinals - 44 new princes of the Roman Catholic Church. (
The Latest: Pence: Trump committed to election legal fight
2020-11-13 18:51:40 FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, in Washington. Although only a few of America's CEOs have made public statements about President Trump's refusal to accept his election loss, many are worried about it in private. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times l
With COVID-19 surging, schools suspend in-person education
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NFL Hall of Fame running back Paul Hornung dies at 84
2020-11-13 18:29:47 Paul Hornung, of the Green Bay Packers, in an undated photo. Hornung, the dazzling “Golden Boy” of the Green Bay Packers whose singular ability to generate points as a runner, receiver, quarterback, and kicker helped turn them into an NFL dynasty, has died, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo, File) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Paul Hornung, the dazzling “Golden Boy” of the
Wall Street shrugs, stocks rise even as Trump won“t concede
2020-11-13 19:43:13 FILE - A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. One of Wall Street's big fears coming into this month was a contested U.S. presidential election. President Donald Trump is refusing to concede even though Democrat Joe Biden secured enough electoral votes to win the presidency. Yet the S&P 500 has climbed this month back
Georgia hand tally of presidential race gets underway
2020-11-13 05:30:04 An official sorts ballots during an audit at the Floyd County administration building in Rome, Ga., on Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Gray) ATLANTA (AP) — Masked auditors in teams of two began counting ballots Friday in counties across Georgia, a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from a new state law. The law requires that one race be audited to chec
NFL Hall of Fame running back Paul Hornung dies at 84
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Breakthrough for women: Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as GM
2020-11-13 16:15:09 FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2007 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers assistant general manager Kim Ng walks through the hotel lobby during the first day of Major League Baseball annual general managers meetings in Orlando, Fla. Ng has become the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations in the major leagues. She was hired Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, as general manager of the Miami Marlin
Democrats keep winning the popular vote. That worries them.
2020-11-13 18:53:44 From left, Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Harris, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden on stage together, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) Democrats won the popular vote in this year's presidential election yet again, marking seven out of eight straight presidential elections that the party has
Gillian Anderson brings uncanny “Iron Lady“ to “The Crown“
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Big study supports cheap combo pill to lower heart risks
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EXPLAINER: What to watch for in the post-Election Day mix
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Georgia hand tally of presidential race gets underway
2020-11-13 05:30:04 A Chatham County election official posts a sign in the public viewing area before the start of a ballot audit, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Savannah, Ga. Election officials in Georgia’s 159 counties are undertaking a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's 159 c
As Ethiopia“s conflict rages, ethnic targeting turns deadly
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Top CEOs met to plan response to Trump“s election denial
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Hurricane Center: An Iota could follow Eta“s deadly path
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Microsoft: Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work
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VIRUS DIARY: In pandemic, seeking solace in virtual worlds
2020-11-13 14:26:22 Associated Press writer Tamara Lush plays video games during the coronavirus outbreak with the news on the television in the background Oct. 26, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. She started playing Plague, Inc. on her iPad in 2014. A pandemic could never happen in real life, she figured. But six years later, this Florida-based writer is seeking solace in virtual worlds, and found
For business owners with COVID, virus is just one struggle
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2 dead, 1 missing in blast at veterans hospital outbuilding
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In Georgia, Trump“s shadow looms over pair of Senate runoffs
2020-11-13 05:31:22 This combination of photos shows Democratic candidate for Senate Jon Ossoff, left, on Nov. 10, 2020, and Republican candidate for Senate Sen. David Perdue on Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. The two are in a runoff election for the Senate seat. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t be on the ballot in January when Georgia voters settle two Senate runoff
The Latest: Fauci suggests masks at Thanksgiving gatherings
2020-11-13 07:59:09 FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020 file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, listens during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal government response to COVID-19 Capitol Hill in Washington. Fauci is recommending masks at Thanksgiving gat
Denying Biden victory, Pompeo heads to Europe, Mideast
2020-11-13 05:40:14 FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during media briefing at the State Department in Washington. After refusing to 

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