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New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections
2021-02-08 16:58:31 This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19. According to research released in 2021, evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of
Budget office: $15 wage would reduce poverty, increase debt
2021-02-08 20:16:25 White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty and boost wages for millions of Americans while adding to the federal debt and joblessness, a new report from

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Man charged in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says
2021-02-09 01:52:29 FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. A month ago, the U.S. Capitol was besieged by Trump supporters angry about the former president's loss. While lawmakers inside voted to affirm President Joe Biden's win, they marched to the building and
St. Louis circuit attorney to investigate conditions at jail
2021-02-08 18:09:00 Inmates yell from broken windows at the St. Louis Justice Center, known as the city jail, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 in St. Louis, Mo. Officials say inmates at the jail have set fires, broken out windows and thrown things from fourth-floor windows in the latest disturbance over conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. A spokesman for Mayor Lyda Krewson says dozens of law enfor
Georgia election officials investigate Trump call
2021-02-08 23:11:35 Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, right, walks to his office in the Capitol Building Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state's office on Monday opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump and the state's top elections official in which the then-president said he wanted to “find” enou
Bucs“ Javadifar, Locust 1st female coaches to win Super Bowl
2021-02-08 08:23:39 Tampa Bay Buccaneers strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar on the field before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, Super Bowl champs. To their many fans in the NFL world and beyond, that’s got a real nice rin
Analysis: Child poverty a hidden focus of virus relief plan
2021-02-08 22:49:03 President Joe Biden waves to reporters as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) BALTIMORE (AP) — Tucked inside President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan is a seemingly radical notion that children should not grow up in poverty. Congressional Democrats are now sketching out that vision more
EXPLAINER: What“s ahead as Trump impeachment trial begins
2021-02-08 22:57:11 In this Jan. 26, 2021, image from video, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the president pro tempore of the Senate, who is presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Senate Television via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s historic second impeac
Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen
2021-02-08 20:19:33 In this undated photo provided by Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Stanley Fineman looks through a microscope at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Center in Atlanta to examine the pollen. When Fineman started 40 years ago as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the onslaught of pollen season around St. Patrick’s Day. Now he t
Stocks push to more gains, and record highs, on Wall Street
2021-02-08 06:54:32 In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Fred DeMarco works on the trading floor, Monday, Feb 8. 2021. Stocks are moving higher yet again on Monday, adding to a streak that gave the market its best weekly gain since November last week. Investors continue to be focused on company earnings and the higher prospects for more economic stimulus to combat the imp
Bucs hope to keep core together to chase another Super Bowl
2021-02-08 17:39:30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady shouts before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s coming back. So is Bruce Arians. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already thinking about what it’ll take to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The chal
Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen
2021-02-08 20:19:33 In this undated photo provided by Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, Dr. Stanley Fineman looks through a microscope at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Center in Atlanta to examine the pollen. When Fineman started 40 years ago as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the onslaught of pollen season around St. Patrick’s Day. Now he t
Israeli PM pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes
2021-02-08 06:22:13 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on prior to a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Netanyahu appeared in a Jerusalem courtroom Monday to respond formally to corruption charges just weeks before national elections in which he hopes to extend his 12-year rule. (AP Photo/Reuven Castro, Pool) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benj
Budget office: $15 wage would reduce poverty, increase debt
2021-02-08 20:16:25 White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty and boost wages for millions of Americans while adding to the federal debt and joblessness, a new report from
Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession
2021-02-07 15:06:16 FILE - In this Monday, July 20, 2020 file photo, men watch the launch of the "Amal" or "Hope" space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The orbiter is scheduled to reach Mars on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, followed less than 24 hours later by China’s orbiter-rover combo. NASA’s rover will arrive on the scene a week later, on Feb. 18, to col
Immigrants, activists worry Biden won“t end Trump barriers
2021-02-08 05:40:17 FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2021, file photo injured women, part of a Honduran migrant caravan in their bid to reach the U.S. border, weep as they sit on the side of a highway after clashing with Guatemalan police and soldiers in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Guatemala. U.S. Federal law allows immigrants facing credible threats of persecution or violence in their home country to seek U.S
EXPLAINER: How glaciers can burst and send floods downstream
2021-02-08 07:10:49 This frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows a massive flood of water, mud and debris flowing at Chamoli District after a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Tapovan area of the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Sunday, Feb.7, 2021. (KK Productions via AP) The floods that slammed into two hydroelectric plants and damaged villages in northern India wer
Bucs hope to keep core together to chase another Super Bowl
2021-02-08 17:39:30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady shouts before the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s coming back. So is Bruce Arians. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already thinking about what it’ll take to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The chal
Stocks move higher on Wall Street, continuing strong streak
2021-02-08 06:54:32 In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Fred DeMarco works on the trading floor, Monday, Feb 8. 2021. Stocks are moving higher yet again on Monday, adding to a streak that gave the market its best weekly gain since November last week. Investors continue to be focused on company earnings and the higher prospects for more economic stimulus to combat the imp
Iowa governor auctioned off access for pork barons“ charity
2021-02-08 18:18:02 FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020 file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference in Johnston, Iowa. At a 2019 event, Reynolds auctioned off an afternoon of her time to the highest bidder to raise money for her top campaign donors' charity. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim
UN: “Concerning news“ vaccines may not work against variants
2021-02-08 18:24:16 FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 at a hospital in Sofia, Bulgarian. South Africa on Sunday Feb. 7, 2021, has suspended plans to inoculate its front-line health care workers with the AstraZeneca vaccine after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn't effective in preventing mild to moderate illn
Vaccine drive gains speed, but maskless fans fuel worries
2021-02-08 17:56:07 People enter a socially distanced line to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Gillette Stadium, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) The drive to vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus is gaining speed and newly recorded cases have fallen to their lowest level in three months, but authorities worry that raucous Super Bowl celebrations could fu
Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel?
2021-02-07 11:34:28 (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin) Which COVID-19 tests are required for international travel? It depends on where you're going. In an effort to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants, many countries are requiring incoming travelers to show a recent negative test. The U.S., for example, will accept results from either a test that detects the genetic material of the virus —
EU countries expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat
2021-02-08 14:30:46 In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell leave a joint news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. The European Union's top diplomat told Russia's foreign minister Friday that the
Vaccine drive gains speed, but maskless fans fuel worries
2021-02-08 17:56:07 People enter a socially distanced line to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Gillette Stadium, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) The drive to vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus is gaining speed and newly recorded cases have fallen to their lowest level in three months, but authorities worry that raucous Super Bowl celebrations could fu
Analysis: Credit or blame Brady for all things Super Bowl
2021-02-08 08:16:13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Credit Tom Brady. Or blame him. When it comes to the Super Bowl's most successful performer, it all depends upon your perspective. Credit the quarterback, now 43, fo
EU countries expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat
2021-02-08 14:30:46 In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell leave a joint news conference following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. The European Union's top diplomat told Russia's foreign minister Friday that the
New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections
2021-02-08 16:58:31 This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19. According to research released in 2021, evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of
Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall
2021-02-08 12:54:20 FILE — in this Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, paraprofessional Jessica Wein helps Josh Nazzaro answer questions from his teacher while attending class virtually from his home in Wharton, N.J. Parents of schoolchildren learning from home shouldn't necessarily count on reclaiming the dining room table any time soon. After seeing two academic years thrown off course by the pandemic, s
Tampa mayor frustrated by maskless fans after Super Bowl
2021-02-08 13:24:21 Fans cheer during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for the mayor's order requiring masks at Super Bowl parties. Throngs of mostly maskless fans took to the streets and packed sports bars as the clock inside R

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