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For emerging adults, pandemic serves up unique challenges
2021-01-31 13:47:18 Bryleigh McCarty is shown in Chautauqua Park late Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. The 21-year-old, who has recovered from a case of a COVID-19, is working at a local school after losing her previous job—managing a yarn store—because of the effects on the economy because of the spread of the virus last year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coron
GOP lawmakers seek tougher voting rules after record turnout
2021-01-31 14:42:53 FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to vote at a polling place on Election Day in Las Vegas. Republican efforts to restrict voting access are taking shape in statehouses across the country with a flurry of legislation aimed at limiting measures that led to record turnout in the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) AUSTIN, Texas (AP)
Trump loyalists in South Dakota turn on home state senator
2021-01-31 13:23:10 FILE - In this Jan. 19, 20201, file photo Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. appears during a Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine the expected nomination of Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump flags still fly over homes across South Dakota, showing enduring support for the former president. In a state where Thune, the No. 2 Senate Rep


Trump names 2 lawyers to impeachment defense team
2021-01-31 23:51:24 FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, file photo, is Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Former President Donald Trump has been living at his Mar-a-Lago club since leaving office last week — a possible violation of a 1993 agreement he made with the Town of Palm Beach that limits stays to seven consecutive days. Town Manager Kirk Blouin said in a brief email Thursday, Jan. 28, that
Young men accuse Lincoln Project co-founder of harassment
2021-01-31 19:01:53 WASHINGTON (AP) — The influential anti-Donald Trump group Lincoln Project is denouncing one of its co-founders after multiple reports that over several years he sexually harassed young men looking to break into politics. The Lincoln Project in a statement on Sunday called co-founder John Weaver, 61, “a predator, a liar, and an abuser” following reports that he repeatedly sent
Maine company successfully launches prototype rocket
2021-01-31 20:36:38 This Jan. 31, 2021 image provided by bluShift Aerospace shows The Knack Factory in Limestone, Maine, where an unmanned rocket lifts off in a test run. It was the first commercial rocket launch in Maine history. (bluShift Aerospace via AP) BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that's developing a rocket to propel small satellites into space passed its first major test on Sund
Impeachment fever hits Kentucky with efforts to oust leaders
2021-01-31 13:35:20 Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state during a media conference at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Impeachment fever has struck Kentucky, where grievances over coronavirus restrictions and the outcome of the Breonna Tayl
Major storm heads to Northeast after blanketing Midwest
2021-01-31 15:55:03 "Rosie" runs in the snow on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) After days of frigid temperatures, the Northeast braced for a whopper of a storm that could dump well over a foot of snow in many areas, create blizzard-like conditions and cause travel problems for the next few days. The storm system blanke
EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses
2021-01-31 19:42:13 European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a joint news conference with European Council President Charles Michel at the end of a EU summit video conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. European Union leaders assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as
Swedish nurse wins a week of isolation, films amid pandemic
2021-01-31 14:08:04 Lisa Enroth is interviewed by the Associated Press, on the island of Hamneskar, western Sweden on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. The 44th Goteborg film festival opened this weekend in a mostly virtual format but an emergency ward nurse from Sweden was selected among 12,000 volunteers to spend a week on an isolated island in the North Sea with for only companionship the events’ entir
Captain Tom hospitalized for virus he raised money to fight
2021-01-31 17:40:25 FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2020 file photo, Captain Sir Thomas Moore poses for the media after receiving his knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth, during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has be
Search is on for new leaders in journalism“s upper echelons
2021-01-31 15:41:07 FILE - Marty Baron, former editor of The Boston Globe, walks the red carpet as he attends the Boston area premiere of the film "Spotlight" in Brookline, Mass. on Oct. 28, 2015. Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and one of the nation's top journalists, says he will retire at the end of February. He took over the Post's newsroom in 2012 after editing the Boston Glob
Fight The Man: What GameStop“s surge says about online mobs
2021-01-31 15:10:43 FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a GameStop store is seen in St. Louis. Two hedge funds are bowing out of their short positions on the money-losing video game retailer. Citron Research’s Andrew Left said in a video posted on YouTube that his company is going to become more judicious in shorting stocks. Melvin Capital is also exiting GameStop, with manager Gabe Plotkin te
Anxiety grows as long-term care awaits COVID-19 vaccines
2021-01-31 14:18:17 Mitzi Hansrote, right, 86, and Deanna Sutton, center, 83, check in before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at the Isles of Vero Beach assisted and independent senior living community in Vero Beach, Fla. Government officials placed long-term care residents and staff among their top vaccination priorities after they authorized the emergency use of shots f
“I have to go“: Fans who“ve been to every Super Bowl book in
2021-01-31 13:36:03 Don Crisman poses at his home, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Kennebunk, Maine. Crisman is one of three fans who have attended every Super Bowl. This year the trio will have to work coronavirus-era precautions into the trip. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Super Bowl is going to look different this year for three friends who've attended every installment o
GOP lawmakers urge Biden to meet with them on virus relief
2021-01-31 15:26:12 FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks to members of the media outside a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Portman said Monday, Jan. 25 that he won't seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate
Afghan negotiating team warns Taliban it must resume talks
2021-01-31 12:23:32 FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020 photo, a Taliban delegation arrive to attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. On Jan. 31, 2021, Rasul Talib, a member of the Afghan government’s peace negotiating team warned the Taliban that if they don’t resume peace talks in Qatar soon, the government could recall the team befo
Wrangle over valuable art uncovered in Cypriot ghost town
2021-01-31 10:27:23 In this Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020 shows a priceless and very rare concrete relief by Cyprus' most avant-garde artist of the 1960s, Christoforos Savva, appears on the wall of the defunct Perroquet nightclub in the abandoned ghost-town of Varosha in the breakaway, Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus. The artwork has been rediscovered after laying hidden for nearly hal
Push to reopen schools could leave out millions of students
2021-01-31 14:23:17 FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021 file photo, pre-kindergarten teacher Sarah McCarthy works with a student at Dawes Elementary in Chicago. President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April 2021. But even if that happens, many schools in urban areas that serve high concentrations of minority students are likely to stay c
Asia Today: China sees most monthly infections since March
2021-01-31 11:37:41 A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus takes a souvenir photo near a Lunar New Year decoration with ox figures at Qianmen Street, a popular tourist spot in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday visited the seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan that wa
Thousands join in Jerusalem funeral, flout pandemic rules
2021-01-31 12:52:48 Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews participate in funeral for prominent rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. The mass ceremony took place despite the country's health regulations banning large public gatherings, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis
Russian hack brings changes, uncertainty to US court system
2021-01-31 12:38:03 FILE - This Nov. 4, 2020, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington, with the Capitol in the distance. Legal experts raised alarm when U.S. court officials confirmed that their electronic case files had been compromised as part of a sweeping attack on U.S. computer networks. Russian hackers seemingly gained access to a vast trove of private information hidden in sealed
Deal or no deal: Virus aid tests Biden “work together“ plea
2021-01-31 12:45:23 FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1986, file photo Senate Judiciary Committee members from left, Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Sen. Charles McCurdy Mathias Jr., R-Md. confer prior to voting 13 to 5 in Washington on Capitol Hill in favor of President Ronald Reagan's nomination of William Rehnquist to be chief justice. (AP Photo/Lana Harris, File) WASHINGTON (AP
Biden could change course in high court health care case
2021-01-31 12:41:38 FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care Act could give the Biden administration its first opportunity to chart a new course in front of the justices. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care A
Hilton Valentine, founding Animals guitarist, dies at 77
2021-01-31 10:09:55 FILE - In this April 7, 1983 file photo, British pop group The Animals, from left, Hilton Valentine, Chas Chandler, John Steel, front row, Alan Price, and Eric Burdon, pose for photographers after announcing plans for a world tour, in London, England. Hilton Valentine, the founding guitarist of English rock and roll band The Animals who is credited with coming up with one of t


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