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The Latest: Cruz says vote objection was 'right thing to do'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3:25 a.m. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his objection...
Jan. 7, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine contender CureVac links up with Bayer

BERLIN (AP) — A German company that is in the advanced stages of producing a vaccine against COVID-19 is linking up with pharmaceutical giant Bayer to help develop and distribute...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: House shuts down GOP objections to PA vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3 a.m. The House has joined the Senate in turning...
Jan. 7, 2021

How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot?

How quickly do I need a second COVID-19 vaccine shot? The first COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. require two doses a few weeks apart. People should get some degree of...
Jan. 7, 2021

Kosovo to hold new general election Feb. 14

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s acting president has set Feb. 14 as the date for a new parliamentary election following a court ruling that Parliament’s confirmation of the Cabinet in...
Jan. 7, 2021

The Latest: Tempers flare as House debates PA electoral vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 2:20 a.m. A small group of House lawmakers came close...
Jan. 7, 2021

Capitol violence sparks a social media reckoning with Trump

All it took for social-media giants Twitter and Facebook to even temporarily bar President Donald Trump from addressing their vast audiences was a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, fueled...
Jan. 6, 2021

A year on, questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Navaz Ebrahim learned that a Ukrainian plane had fallen from the sky near Iran’s capital, she didn’t realize her older sister was on...
Jan. 6, 2021

The Latest: Senate quickly rejects challenge to Pa. electors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 12:55 a.m. The Senate has quickly killed Republican objections to...
Jan. 6, 2021

The Latest: Senate knocks down GOP objections to PA vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 12:40 a.m. The Senate has quickly knocked down Republican objections...
Jan. 6, 2021

Surge in Arizona, world 'hot spot,' puts focus 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. 6, 2021

Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews hot clouds, 500 evacuate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds Thursday morning as more than 500 residents were evacuated from its fertile slopes. Fog was covering the...
Jan. 6, 2021

California hospitals prepping for grim COVID-19 choices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California hospitals struggling with a skyrocketing coronavirus surge are trying to prepare for the possibility that they may have to ration care for lack of staff...
Jan. 6, 2021

The Latest: Congress splits up to debate PA vote count

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Thursday Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and...
Jan. 6, 2021

In Kashmir, empty grave for teenager killed by Indian forces

BELLOW, India (AP) — On a recent chilly winter day in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmed shoveled the earth, laboriously digging a grave for his teenage son. There was, however, no...
Jan. 6, 2021

US human rights lawyer arrested in Hong Kong granted bail

HONG KONG (AP) — An American human rights lawyer who was detained in Hong Kong with scores of democracy activists and supporters as part of a sweeping crackdown was granted...
Jan. 6, 2021

AP News in Brief at 9:09 p.m. EST

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S...
Jan. 6, 2021

AP News in Brief at 6:09 p.m. EST

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before the pro-President Donald Trump riot at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol...
Jan. 6, 2021

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2021. There are 358 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1789, America...
Jan. 6, 2021

The Latest: Australia moves up vaccination start to February

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is advancing the start of its coronavirus vaccination program to mid-February, with plans to inoculate 15% of the population by late March. The government had argued...
Jan. 6, 2021

The Latest: House rejects objection to Biden's Arizona win

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The House has voted overwhelmingly to reject an...
Jan. 6, 2021

The Latest: 4 died as Trump supporters stormed Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Four people died as supporters of President Donald...
Jan. 6, 2021

DC Police: 4 people died as Trump supporters occupied Capitol; 1 woman shot by police, 3 in medical emergencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — DC Police: 4 people died as Trump supporters occupied Capitol; 1 woman shot by police, 3 in medical emergencies.
Jan. 6, 2021

Hospitals say California officials too slow in virus crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported its second-highest number of daily coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 459 lives lost, bringing the death toll to 2,504 in the last week as more...
Jan. 6, 2021

World leaders appalled by US rioting, urge peaceful transfer

TOKYO (AP) — Teargas and bullets in the U.S. Capitol building. Outrage, confusion and condemnation from leaders across the world. “What is happening is wrong,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda...
Jan. 6, 2021

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