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Joe Biden

Biden’s Aid Plan Could Revamp Economy, Prompt GOP Resistance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance ...
Dr. Michael Roach

California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California counties begged for more coronavirus vaccine as the state added a ...
Vehicles drive through downtown Flint, Mich

Flint Families Welcome Water Crisis Charges, Seek Healing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, ...
Marybeth Hearn

Teacher Trained 56 Guide Dogs, Passed Legacy to Students

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram ...
Factory Throwout cigars using an antique hand-operated cigar machine

US Unemployment Claims Slip to Still-High 787,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly last week to 787,000, ...
New Mexico State Capitol building

Legislators Eye Minimum Sick Leave, Anti-Discrimination Law

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators unveiled initiatives on issues ranging from minimum sick-day ...
Abortion-rights activists

Bill Legalizing Abortion Passed in Pope’s Native Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to ...
confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve

After a Year Like This, Expect a Strange New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might ...
Medical staff celebrate

More COVID-19 Vaccines in the Pipeline as US Effort Ramps Up

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to ...
A man teaches his student while social distancing

One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 Months in Tales of Kindness

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press ...
Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Aurora Leticia Cruz has tried to keep up with her blood pressure ...
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Girl Scouts Rebuke Boy Scouts in Escalating Recruitment War

NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts are in a "highly damaging" recruitment war with the ...
man greets children as he scales the wall of a children hospital

A Pandemic Christmas: Services Move Online, People Stay Home

ROME (AP) — Families that usually reunite on Christmas over a hearty, lingering meal celebrated apart ...
a black-footed ferret

Endangered Ferrets Get Experimental COVID-19 in Colorado

In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for humans, a ...
Pope Francis

Pope on COVID-19 Vaccine: Needy, Vulnerable Must Come First

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 ...
Dr. Meshia Wallac

Christmas in The ICU: Decorations, Lights and Many Tears

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A Christmas tree stands outside the intensive care room where a man ...
Alicia Priest

Oklahoma Teachers Union Head Warns About Return to Classes

A program that has pumped $2.7 billion into healing long-term injuries to the Great Lakes environment ...
housing activists

As Some Pandemic Aid Ends, What’s Next for Hurting Americans

Americans who struggled through 2020 could face more hardship in the year ahead as pandemic related ...
a worker helps with the Christmas tree

Some Schools Go Remote, Others Ask for Voluntary Quarantines

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont schools are moving to all-remote teaching in the week following ...
Christmas lights are lit up

UK Cuts Overseas Aid After Worst Recession in Over 300 Years

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced fury Wednesday after ditching its long-standing target for overseas ...
Police detain an activist

Global Push to End Domestic Violence, Worse Amid COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday ...
Student takes a COVID test

Heading Home for the Holiday? Get a Virus Test, Colleges Say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some ...
travelers make their way through an airport

CDC Pleads with Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health ...
immigrants seeking asylum

Judge Orders US to Stop Expelling Children Who Cross Border

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant ...
Nintendo Switch

Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to ...
Malala Yousafzai

Bangladeshi Wins Children’s Prize for Fighting Cyberbullying

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy won the International Children's Peace Prize on ...
People protest the Detention camps

US Deports Migrant Women Who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were ...
city worker unloads a pallet of food

For Biden, How to Help Mangled Economy is Next Obstacle

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Biden will inherit a mangled U.S. economy — one that never fully ...
a scientist works on Alzheimer’s disease research in a laboratory

FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer's drug on Friday, concluding ...
James Christmas and Mark Oppenheim

Preview: North Home Children & Family Services – James Christmas

James Christmas, President & CEO of North Homes Children and Family Services, discusses the organization's unique ...
Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington

Washington Passes 1st Voter-Approved Sex Ed Mandate in US

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats' wide-ranging mandate for ...
s Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, men hold up signs at a rally

California Measure Would Allow Cities to Expand Rent Control

Californians are deciding whether to let cities expand rent control as residents grapple with rising housing ...
notes to medical personnel are hung in an area as they prepare to ender a COVID-19 unit

Hospitals Competing for Nurses as US Coronavirus Cases Surge

FENTON, Michigan (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations ...
Man gets a goodbye from his daughter

Families, Day Cares Feel Strain of New COVID-19 Health Rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Joelle Wheatley hit her pandemic-parenting rock bottom after her son was sent home ...
Camden City School District Superintendent Katrina McCombs

On Pandemic ‘Learning Loss,’ Schools Look Forward, Not Back

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A complete picture has yet to emerge of how much learning was ...
Protesters confront police

Heightened Unrest in Philadelphia After Black Man’s Killing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of ...
a house during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco

Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from ...
Pallets of various foods are stacked on shelves

Feeding Houston’s Hungry: 1M Pounds of Food Daily for Needy

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile (0.8 kilometers), workers who ...
Third grade student thinks while reciting multiplication tables

In Video Classes Teachers Parse Clues to Student Wellbeing

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air ...
Smoke rises from mountain ridges

Colorado Wildfires Drag on Later Than Normal, Break Records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air ...