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California has record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads.
Jan. 7, 2021

Ex-NYPD sergeant charged with fraud in 9/11 collection scam

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Police Department sergeant was charged Thursday with lying to cheat a fund set up to reimburse victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist...
Jan. 7, 2021

Pelosi: If Trump not removed under 25th Amendment, Congress may go forward with impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pelosi: If Trump not removed under 25th Amendment, Congress may go forward with impeachment.
Jan. 7, 2021

AP source: Biden to pick Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo as Commerce secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to lead Labor Dept

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Biden to pick Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo as Commerce secretary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to lead Labor Dept.
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Biden places blame for Capitol violence on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local): 2 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden is calling the violent group...
Jan. 7, 2021

Biden slams pro-Trump mob as 'domestic terrorists' one day after violent siege on U.S. Capitol

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Biden slams pro-Trump mob as 'domestic terrorists' one day after violent siege on U.S. Capitol.
Jan. 7, 2021

France speeds up jabs for elderly, spaces doses by 6 weeks

PARIS (AP) — Facing criticism over a slow roll-out of virus vaccines — with barely 500 people vaccinated in the first week — France’s government pledged Thursday to speed up...
Jan. 7, 2021

Australia swelters through 4th-hottest year in 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sweltered through its fourth-hottest year on record despite the usually cooling impact in recent months of the La Nina climate pattern, the nation’s weather...
Jan. 7, 2021

Inslee calls Trump a 'cancer,' demands removal from office

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined other senior politicians from the state Thursday in calling for President Donald Trump's removal from office, calling him a “cancer” at the...
Jan. 7, 2021

Social platforms flex their power, lock down Trump accounts

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move,...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Transportation Secretary Chao resigns after riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is resigning effective Monday,...
Jan. 7, 2021

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigning, says she 'cannot set aside' pro-Trump insurrection at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigning, says she 'cannot set aside' pro-Trump insurrection at Capitol.
Jan. 7, 2021

Race double standard clear in rioters’ Capitol insurrection

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Lives Matter protests, 2020: Overwhelming force from law enforcement in dozens of cities. Chemical dispersants. Rubber bullets and hand-to-hand combat with largely peaceful crowds and...
Jan. 7, 2021

Social platforms lock down Trump accounts, some indefinitely

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move,...
Jan. 7, 2021

WHO blames spiked Italy report on error, "overlooked" rule

ROME (AP) — The World Health Organization denied Thursday that Italian officials pressured it to spike a report into Italy’s coronavirus response but said the U.N. agency should have shared...
Jan. 7, 2021

Woman shot at Capitol was Air Force veteran who backed Trump

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The woman who was fatally shot when a mob supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol was identified by authorities Thursday as Ashli Babbitt, whose...
Jan. 7, 2021

One-third of America's rivers have changed color since 1984

America’s rivers are changing color — and people are behind many of the shifts, a new study said. One-third of the tens of thousands of mile-long (two kilometer-long) river segments...
Jan. 7, 2021

Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians trade All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, pitcher Carlos Carrasco to New York Mets.
Jan. 7, 2021

Brazilian study says Sinovac COVID-19 jab 78% effective

SAO PAULO (AP) — A vaccine candidate made by China’s Sinovac is 78% effective in protecting against COVID-19, according to results of a study announced Thursday by Brazilian state health...
Jan. 7, 2021

Order to turn off bodycams part of Andre Hill investigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Whether an officer who instructed other officers to turn off their body cameras in the aftermath of Andre Hill’s death violated policy is part of a...
Jan. 7, 2021

US registering highest deaths yet from the coronavirus

The U.S. registered more COVID-19 deaths in a single day than ever before -- nearly 3,900 -- on the very day the mob attack on the Capitol laid bare some...
Jan. 7, 2021

As Arizona becomes world hot spot, focus put on governor

PHOENIX (AP) — As Arizona experienced periodic spikes in COVID-19 cases since last spring, Gov. Doug Ducey frequently resisted calls to take strong measures. He has declined to institute a...
Jan. 7, 2021

Iowa governor, aides appear in PR video for no-bid vendor

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and four aides helped make a marketing video for a Utah company that was awarded no-bid contracts for work on...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Arizona reports nearly 300 deaths, 10,000 cases

PHOENIX — Arizona reported nearly 300 coronavirus deaths, a pandemic high, and nearly 10,000 new infections on Thursday. The surge has stressed Arizona’s health care system, with a record 4,920...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Schumer urges Cabinet to oust Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on...
Jan. 7, 2021

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