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“Gilligan“s Island“ star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited
2020-12-30 19:59:41 FILE - In this 1965 file photo, Dawn Wells, center, poses with fellow cast members of "Gilligan's Island," Bob Denver and Alan Hale Jr., in Los Angeles. Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom "Gilligan's Island," has died. Her publicist says Wells died early Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Los Angeles, of causes related to COVID-19. (AP Photo/File) LOS ANGEL
China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins
2020-12-30 05:39:24 Huanan market vendor Jiang Dafa tends to his pigeons at home in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Oct. 22, 2020. China's search for the COVID-19 virus started in the Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan, a sprawling, low-slung complex where many of the first human coronavirus cases were detected. Scientists initially suspected the virus came from wild animals sold in the ma
Census Bureau to miss deadline, jeopardizing Trump plan
2020-12-30 21:12:22 U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham departs a census news conference to urge Arizonans to participate in the nation's once-a-decade population count Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats and result in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Ca

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Man called most prolific serial killer in US history dies
2020-12-31 01:21:12 This Sept. 24, 2018, booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Samuel Little. Little, the man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has died. He was 80. California corrections department spokeswoman Vicky Waters said Little died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. He had been serving a life sentence at a California prison sin
Spurs“ Becky Hammon first woman to direct NBA team
2020-12-31 03:16:25 San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks to assistant coaches Becky Hammon, center, and Will Hardy during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 119-114. (AP Photo/Darren Abate) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct a team in NBA history, taki
AP PHOTOS: Tying the knot without a face mask in China
2020-12-31 01:06:41 Bride Chen Yaxuan walks by staff wearing masks during a wedding banquet in Beijing on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears to be under control in the country where it was first detected. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) BEIJING (AP) — Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears
China gives conditional approval to Sinopharm COVID vaccine
2020-12-31 02:40:47 FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2020 file photo, released by Xinhua News Agency, a staff member inspects syringes of COVID-19 inactivated vaccine products at a packaging plant of the Beijing Biological Products Institute Co., Ltd, a unit of state-owned Sinopharm in Beijing. China has given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine developed by state-owned Sinopharm. The vaccine is
Well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino found in Siberia
2020-12-30 17:35:20 This photo taken in Aug. 2020 shows the carcass of a woolly rhino, taken in Yakutia, The well-preserved carcass with most of its internal organs still intact was released by permafrost in August and scientists hope to transport it to the lab for studies next month. (Valery Plotnikov/Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia via AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A we
Georgia governor pushes back on Trump“s call for resignation
2020-12-30 14:58:35 Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a news conference on vaccines for COVID-19 at Emory Health Care Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday called a tweet by President Donald Trump demanding his resignation a “distraction” and said he was focused on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and u
Speedy Sir: Lewis Hamilton knighted in year-end royal honors
2020-12-30 20:19:55 LONDON (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is now a “Sir” as well as a seven-time Formula One champion. Hamilton received a knighthood Wednesday as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year's honors list, which also recognized British performers, politicians, public servants and people outside the limelight who worked to defeat the coronavirus and its devastating impacts. Hamilton, who secured
California announces first case of virus variant
2020-12-30 05:02:00 FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services, gestures to a chart showing the impact of the mandatory stay-at-home orders during a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. California's top health official said hospitals in hard-hit Los Angeles County are turning to
Coastal Carolina“s Jamey Chadwell is AP coach of the year
2020-12-30 17:03:15 FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell waits to lead his team onto the field for an NCAA football game against Georgia State in Atlanta. Chadwell is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Chanticleers to a surprising near-perfect season. Chadwell received 16 first-place votes and 88 points from the AP
EXPLAINER: Scientists trying to understand new virus variant
2020-12-30 18:43:33 FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser works in the emergency room at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. Scientists say there is reason for concern but not alarm about new strains of the coronavirus, especially the one currently spreading in England. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean
AP PHOTOS: Louisiana residents struggle months after storms
2020-12-30 16:35:17 Two months after Hurricanes Laura and Delta ravaged southwest Louisiana, the state and its people are still far from recovered. Many affected residents are now feeling forgotten as the nation's attention focuses on the coronavirus pandemic. (Dec. 30) LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Well after Hurricanes Laura and Delta ravaged southwest Louisiana, the state and its people are still f
2020: A year where the fist-bump became mainstream greeting
2020-12-30 17:20:10 President-elect Joe Biden fist bumps with nurse practitioner Tabe Mase after receiving his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, as Jill Biden looks on. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The moment called for a handshake. Or would have, under what used to be considered normal circumstances. As in, before 202
VIRUS TODAY: Colorado reports first US case of virus variant
2020-12-30 17:55:49 A shopper pauses to look at a sign spelling out the word "Denver" while in search of after-Christmas bargains in shops in the Denver Pavilions Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — A new variant of the coronavirus that may be more contagious has been
Pelosi likely speaker again, but might require high-wire act
2020-12-30 18:04:36 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to the media, Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — There's little doubt that Nancy Pelosi will be reelected House speaker when the new Congress convenes Sunday. It could take a high-wire act for her to get there, largely thanks to the pandemic. The only woman in histor
Missouri senator to contest Electoral College win for Biden
2020-12-30 17:42:10 FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020, file photo Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hawley, says he will raise objections next week when the Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election, forcing House and Senate vot
Yemeni officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 22, wounds 50
2020-12-30 11:24:25 People run following an explosion at the airport in Aden, Yemen, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. No one on board the government plane was hurt but initial reports said several people at the airport were killed. (AP Photo) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on W
After a tumultuous 2020, Black leaders weigh next steps
2020-12-30 16:05:36 FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden, right, listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Black voters were a critical part of the coalition that clinched Biden’s White House bid. The nation will swear in its first Black woman and first person of South Asian descent as vice pre
Virus aid, police reform dominate new US laws for 2021
2020-12-30 13:14:13 FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, file photo, a man walks past a closed store in Wilmette, Ill., amid the coronavirus pandemic. Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020 and led to many new laws that will take effect in the new year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File) Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality
Petula Clark shocked that “Downtown“ played before bombing
2020-12-30 11:54:59 Debris remains on the sidewalks in front of buildings damaged in a Christmas Day explosion Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Officials have named 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner as the man behind the bombing in which he was killed, but the motive has remained elusive. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Petula Clark expressed shock and disbelief
Restoring longleaf pines, keystone of once vast ecosystems
2020-12-30 06:07:51 A fire-charred longleaf pine stands in the DeSoto National Forest in Miss. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. An intensive effort in nine coastal states from Virginia to Texas is working to bring back the pines named for the long needles prized by Native Americans for weaving baskets. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey) DESOTO NATIONAL FOREST, Miss. (AP) — When European settlers came to N
No travel history in 1st reported US case of virus variant
2020-12-30 05:07:53 Shoppers wear face masks while in search of after-Christmas bargains in shops in the Denver Pavilions Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER (AP) — A new variant of the coronavirus that may be more contagious has been found in a Colorado man who had not been traveling, triggering a host of questions about how the first U.S. case of the n
After a year like this, expect a strange New Year“s Eve
2020-12-30 09:18:43 FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it. Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year's festivities and forcing officials worldwide to tone them down. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/A
Quake aftershocks keep people out of homes in Croatia
2020-12-30 08:52:58 A rescuer walks past a building damaged in an earthquake in Petrinja, Croatia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. A strong earthquake has hit central Croatia and caused major damage and at least one death and some 20 injuries in the town southeast of the capital Zagreb. (AP Photo) PETRINJA, Croatia (AP) — A series of aftershocks jolted central Croatia Wednesday, a day after a 6.3-magnitu
COVID cluckers: Pandemic feeds demand for backyard chickens
2020-12-30 05:17:42 Ron and Allison Abta hold hens in front of their backyard chicken run in Ross, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is coming home to roost in America's backyards. Forced to hunker down at home, more people are setting up coops and raising their own chickens, which provide an earthy hobby, animal companionship and a steady supply of fresh eggs. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
Trump leaves mark on immigration policy, some of it lasting
2020-12-30 05:27:01 FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo a flag sits just north of a new section of the border structure, behind,, near Tecate, Calif. The Trump administration sought to halt migrants from crossing the southwest border through measures that included forcing people seeking asylum to do to so in Mexico or Central America and building about 450 miles of wall. . (AP Photo/Gregory
EU officials sign Brexit trade deal as UK lawmakers debate
2020-12-30 08:37:02 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, and European Council President Charles Michel show signed EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement at the European Council headquarters in Brus

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