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Stocks give up an early lead and end lower on Wall Street

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street Tuesday after spending most of the day in the red. The S&P 500 lost 0.1%, pulled down by losses in banks and industrial companies...
Jan. 26, 2021

The Latest: Kamala Harris receives 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris has received the second dose of her COVID-19 vaccine. Harris was given the shot Tuesday at the National Institutes of Health by nurse Judy...
Jan. 26, 2021

House Republicans revive bill decried by transgender groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ban people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, even after a...
Jan. 26, 2021

Biden administration to boost vaccine supply next week

The Biden administration is giving states an approximately 17% boost in vaccine next week following complaints around the U.S. of shortages so severe that some vaccination sites had to cancel...
Jan. 26, 2021

Two CBS execs shelved pending diversity investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has placed two top executives on administrative leave as it investigates charges of a hostile work environment for women and minorities at news operations in...
Jan. 26, 2021

Dutch police deployed in force to curb rioting, looting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police took to the streets of Dutch towns and cities in force Tuesday night in an attempt to prevent violent rioting that shook the country...
Jan. 26, 2021

Biden administration will boost states' vaccine allocation for next week by about 17%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration will boost states' vaccine allocation for next week by about 17%.
Jan. 26, 2021

U.S. judge blocks release of Georgia woman in Capitol riot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Washington, D.C., judge on Tuesday issued an emergency order preventing the release from custody of a Georgia woman involved in the Jan. 6 riot at...
Jan. 26, 2021

Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin' Hank

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker choked back tears as he remembered Hank Aaron’s affection for those who didn’t possess his unparalleled talent on the baseball field. During his post-playing career...
Jan. 26, 2021

Former Wisconsin officer cleared in 3 shootings now a deputy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A police officer in a Milwaukee suburb who resigned after being involved in his third fatal shooting in five years has been hired as a sheriff's deputy...
Jan. 26, 2021

With many hungry for content, Sundance market heats up

Three years ago, filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West got a dream Sundance debut. They premiered their film “RBG” to a sold-out crowd with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only...
Jan. 26, 2021

Israel: 900 Holocaust survivors died of COVID-19 in 2020

Some 900 people who survived the Holocaust died from COVID-19 in Israel last year, the country's Central Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. The bureau reported that about 5,300 survivors of...
Jan. 26, 2021

The Latest: Hundreds of White House staffers receive vaccine

WASHINGTON — “Several hundred” White House staffers have been vaccinated for COVID-19 as the Biden administration looks to create a safe workspace for the new president. Spokesman Kevin Munoz said...
Jan. 26, 2021

Senate rejects Republican attempt to declare Trump impeachment trial unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate rejects Republican attempt to declare Trump impeachment trial unconstitutional.
Jan. 26, 2021

Sandy West, who preserved wild Georgia island, dies at 108

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A woman who relinquished ownership of one of Georgia's largest barrier islands to ensure its preservation has died at age 108. A grandson of Eleanor “Sandy”...
Jan. 26, 2021

Tornado leaves path of destruction in Alabama, killing 1

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager sheltering in his basement was killed and several family members were critically injured when a tornado blew a tree onto their Alabama home, police...
Jan. 26, 2021

Ape at San Diego park improving after virus antibody therapy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A troop of gorillas at San Diego Zoo Safari Park appears to be recovering from the coronavirus — including a 49-year-old silverback who received antibody therapy...
Jan. 26, 2021

Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, puts in Cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday that he has chosen a pioneer in mapping the human genome — the so-called “book of life” — to be his chief science adviser and...
Jan. 26, 2021

Disney updates Jungle Cruise after insensitivity criticism

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disney parks' rides, is getting a 21st century remodel in yet the latest update to a legacy theme park ride...
Jan. 26, 2021

Judge refuses to toss case against defiant Louisiana pastor

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A judge has refused to toss out six criminal complaints filed against a Louisiana pastor charged with violating coronavirus gathering capacity rules put in place...
Jan. 26, 2021

The Latest: States dealing with vaccine shortages at sites

RALEIGH, N.C. — An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages. States are expected to find out their latest weekly allocation...
Jan. 26, 2021

Lebanon surpasses record daily virus deaths amid protests

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities Tuesday, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown...
Jan. 26, 2021

California to take more control over slow vaccine delivery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing widespread criticism for its slow vaccine rollout, California is revamping its delivery system mid-stride by centralizing its hodgepodge of county systems and streamlining appointment sign-up,...
Jan. 26, 2021

Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District...
Jan. 26, 2021

Judge bars U.S. from enforcing 100-day ban on deportations, dealing an early blow to President Biden’s immigration plans

HOUSTON (AP) — Judge bars U.S. from enforcing 100-day ban on deportations, dealing an early blow to President Biden’s immigration plans.
Jan. 26, 2021

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