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Dr. John Corman

Vaccine Appointments Canceled Amid Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine ...
Cardinal Joseph Tobin

Group of US Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop ...
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill

Democrats Start Reining in Expectations for Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden's bold ...
Wind turbines

Group Urges Climate Adaptation Funding in Pandemic Recovery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope ...
farm worker receives the Pfizer-BioNTech

Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking ...
Tran-girl runner

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Transgender kids would be banned from playing on school sports teams for ...
Former Gov. Rick Snyder

Judge Gives Preliminary OK to $641M Flint Water Deal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would ...
COVID-19 vaccine

SC Adds Some Parents to Vaccine List Amid High Demand

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials have slightly expanded the pool of people eligible ...
Joe Biden

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at ...
President Donald Trump

Federal Court Strikes Down Major Trump Climate Rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck ...
National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths, placing them into temporary storage

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a ...
pharmacist draws saline

A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along With Cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly ...
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 ...
police shields on the grass near the capitol building

Expecting Trouble, DC Locks Down a Week Before Inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping ...
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, ...
Anti-Semitism Seen in Capitol Insurrection Raises Alarms

Anti-Semitism Seen in Capitol Insurrection Raises Alarms

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last ...
Flags fly half-mast at Dodgers Stadium

California Turns Stadiums Into COVID-19 Vaccination Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is transforming baseball stadiums, fairgrounds and even a Disneyland Resort parking ...
Vogue with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Harris Team Says it Was Blindsided by VP-Elect’s Vogue Cover

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February ...
President Donald Trump

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 ...
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 ...
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier

Trump Supporters Storm US Capitol, Clash with Police

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, clashing with police ...
Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton

After Top Staff Exodus, Texas AG Seeks $43M For Google Suit

DALLAS (AP) — The mass exodus of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's top staff over accusations ...
pumpjacks work in a field

New Mexico Begins Public Meeting on Proposed Methane Rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico oil and gas regulators on Monday kicked off a public ...
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 ...
patches cover the back of a Girl Scout's vest

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 ...
A Vietnamese pot-bellied pig

Feral Pigs Flummox Puerto Rico, Infiltrate Communities

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs are snorting and squealing their ...
moving into a new pod

Surging Virus, Plummeting Temperatures Challenge Shelters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After three years on the streets, Tiecha Vannoy and her boyfriend Chris ...
A hiring sign

US Layoffs Remain Elevated as 803,000 Seek Jobless Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to ...
people hold up a banner

COVID-19 Spikes Follow in Prisons After Inmate Transfers

DETROIT (AP) — Families of men incarcerated at Michigan's Kinross Correctional Facility believed its remote location ...
genetically modified pig

US Regulators OK Genetically Modified Pig for Food, Drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical ...
caribou

US Plans Oil, Gas Lease Sale in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to hold an oil and ...