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Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans

More than 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes during the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. And the crowds are … more

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 … more

FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug President Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month. The Food and Drug … more

U.S. agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

WASHINGTON - The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump's administration and … more

AP answers: What does emergency use for a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

By The Associated Press It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing. Before any vaccine is permitted in the U.S., it must be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, … more

Owl found in Rockefeller tree to take flight

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) - A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is eating its way back to good health and is set to be released back into the wild Saturday. The adult male Saw-whet … more

Pfizer seeks emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.

Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic - but not until after a … more

Mnuchin denies trying to hinder incoming administration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied that he is attempting to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal … more

Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday, a World Health Organization guidelines panel advised against … more

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

ABS, Yemen - The twin baby boys lay on a bed of woven palm leaves in a remote camp for displaced people in Yemen's north, their collar bones and ribs visible. They cried loudly, twisting as if in pain, not from disease but from the hunger gnawing … more

American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker

PARIS (AP) - One of three Americans acclaimed as heroes for tackling an alleged Islamic State gunman aboard a Paris-bound train testified at the man's trial Friday that he tried to kill him. Alek Skarlatos told the Paris court that he yanked a … more

Daily COVID-19 deaths in U.S. reach highest level since May

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears at hand, with the country now averaging more than 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day - the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York … more

Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs.But in … more

Anomalies found in data put the census deadline in jeopardy

The director of the Census Bureau said Thursday that irregularities have been found during the numbers-crunching phase of the 2020 census, a development that jeopardizes the statistical agency's ability to meet a year-end deadline for handing in … more

Biden tells governors he'll help states overcome virus

WILMINGTON, Del. - In a meeting with governors, Joe Biden expressed concern Thursday that President Donald Trump's unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful transition of power at the White House has hindered the flow of information about programs … more

President Trump invites Michigan GOP leaders to the White House

DETROIT (AP) - President Donald Trump summoned Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to the White House for a meeting today amid a longshot GOP push to overturn the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state. Two … more

Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as virus surges

NEW YORK (AP) - Looking for toilet paper? Good luck. A surge of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is sending people back to stores to stockpile again, leaving shelves bare and forcing retailers to … more

CDC begs Americans not to travel for holiday

NEW YORK - With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. It was some of … more

U.S. withdrawal rattles Afghan allies and adversaries alike

ISLAMABAD - An accelerated U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, announced by Washington this week, has rattled both allies and adversaries. There are fears of worsening violence and regional chaos, which some say could embolden the local … more

Trump pays $3M for recount of 2 counties in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - President Donald Trump filed Wednesday for a recount of Wisconsin's two most Democratic counties, paying the required $3 million cost and alleging that they were the sites of the "worst irregularities" although no evidence of … more
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