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Abbas decrees first Palestinian elections in 15 years

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree Friday, setting parliamentary and presidential elections for later this year in what would be the first vote...
Jan. 15, 2021

Transgender athletes look to changing of White House guard

Transgender athletes are getting an ally in the White House next week as they seek to participate as their identified gender in high school and college sports — although state...
Jan. 15, 2021

MTA: Bus driver refuses drug test after careening off bridge

NEW YORK (AP) — A bus dramatically plunged off a bridge in New York City late Thursday, leaving its front half hanging over a highway ramp, its fall broken only...
Jan. 15, 2021

The Latest: Pence, in call to Harris, offers congratulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Vice...
Jan. 15, 2021

EPA finds toxic chemicals leached into common pesticide

BOSTON (AP) — Toxins leached from packaging into a pesticide commonly used on mosquitoes, the Environmental Protection Agency has found, but the risks to human health are unclear. Testing by...
Jan. 15, 2021

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teenagers during a tense...
Jan. 15, 2021

AP sources: Vice President Mike Pence calls Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to congratulate her, offer assistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Vice President Mike Pence calls Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to congratulate her, offer assistance.
Jan. 15, 2021

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social...
Jan. 15, 2021

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines as virus hits new record

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the tiny nation hit a new record in case numbers Friday and more hospitals reported...
Jan. 15, 2021

AP PHOTOS: Shopping and dining out: Wuhan a year later

WUHAN, China (AP) — Couples go on dates, families dine out at restaurants, shoppers flock to stores. Face masks aside, people are going about their daily life pretty much as...
Jan. 15, 2021

The Latest: Global deaths reach 2 million from coronavirus

MEXICO CITY — The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million. It crossed the threshold on Friday, according to tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The bleak...
Jan. 15, 2021

Senator-elect Warnock receives 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine

ATLANTA (AP) — Senator-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Warnock shared a video of himself getting the vaccine and encouraged people on...
Jan. 15, 2021

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries...
Jan. 15, 2021

Skyler Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

NEW YORK (AP) — By page two of the pilot script for NBC's “ Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,” Skylar Astin knew he wanted the role of Max Richman. The NBC musical...
Jan. 15, 2021

Turkish leader eyes favorably Greek PM meet amid tensions

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president indicated on Friday that he would be open to easing tensions with neighboring Greece by floating the possibility of a face-to-face meeting with the Greek...
Jan. 15, 2021

Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2M amid vaccine rollout

The global death toll from COIVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the...
Jan. 15, 2021

The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data

BALTIMORE (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Jan. 15, 2021

The Latest: Pfizer temporarily reduces vaccines to Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer has confirmed it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion vaccine doses...
Jan. 15, 2021

Democratic lawmakers join call for Census director to resign

A group of Democratic lawmakers are joining civil right groups in calling for U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham's resignation after a watchdog agency said he had set a deadline...
Jan. 15, 2021

Greece: Lockdown extended indefinitely but stores to reopen

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has extended nationwide lockdown measures indefinitely but says retail stores and malls will reopen Monday with strict entrance limits. Civil protection chief Nikos Hardalias...
Jan. 15, 2021

EU looks at vaccine certificates to help summer tourism

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is looking at a common vaccine certificate to help get travelers to their vacation destinations and prevent tourism from suffering another disastrous year due...
Jan. 15, 2021

AP source: Trump to leave Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, before Biden's inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Trump to leave Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, before Biden's inauguration.
Jan. 15, 2021

NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money...
Jan. 15, 2021

Strong 5.9-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake swayed buildings in Guatemala's capital Friday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The shaking lasted a long...
Jan. 15, 2021

UK imposes travel ban amid worries of new Brazil variant

LONDON (AP) — The British government banned travel from South America and Portugal to ensure a new variant of COVID-19 found in Brazil doesn’t derail the U.K.’s vaccination program, although...
Jan. 15, 2021

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