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House Democrats discussing swift action to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are discussing Friday whether to move forward with the quick impeachment of President Donald Trump if his Cabinet doesn't try to remove him first, acting swiftly two … more

Black Calif. surgeon 'walks the walk' on virus vaccine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Dr. David Tom Cooke says his choice to participate in a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine is like his grandmother's decision to leave the Jim Crow South to work in California's naval shipyards during World War II. … more

U.S. unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly last week to 787,000, a historically high number that points to a weak job market held back by the viral pandemic. Thursday's figure from the Labor Department, a … more

Japan issues state of emergency for Tokyo area as cases spike

TOKYO (AP) - Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and three nearby areas on Thursday as coronavirus cases continue to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the capital. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga issued the declaration at the … more

'Our children die in our hands': Floods ravage S. Sudan

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan (AP) - On a scrap of land surrounded by flooding in South Sudan, families drink and bathe from the waters that swept away latrines and continue to rise. Some 1 million people in the country have been displaced or isolated … more

Social platforms lock down Trump accounts, some indefinitely

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move, which many called justified following Wednesday's … more

U.S. is registering highest deaths yet from coronavirus

The U.S. registered more COVID-19 deaths in a single day than ever before - nearly 3,900 - on the very day the mob attack on the Capitol laid bare some of the same, deep political divisions that have hampered the battle against the pandemic. The … more

Capitol has seen violence in its 220 years, but not like this

In more than 220 years, the U.S. Capitol had seen nothing like it: a roiling mob, forcing its way past its majestic marble columns, disrupting the passage of power, desecrating the seat of the world's greatest democracy. But this was far from the … more

After excusing violence, Trump acknowledges Biden transition

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an "orderly transition" on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday … more

Kim opens North Korean congress by admitting policy failures

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un admitted that his economic development plans have failed as he opened the nation's first full ruling party congress in five years, … more

Sudan says it signs pact on normalizing ties with Israel

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Wednesday said it had signed an agreement with the United States that paves the way for the cash-strapped African nation to normalize relations with Israel and help clear … more

The Latest: Founder of site Trumparoo among dead at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local):8:35 a.m.President Donald Trump's former acting White House chief of … more

Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an "orderly transition on January 20th" after Congress … more

EU commission gives go ahead on Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

AMSTERDAM (AP) - The European Union's executive commission gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine, providing the 27-nation bloc with a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus rampaging across the … more

Refrigerator theft leads to community giving in Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Two days before Thanksgiving, on the eve of a turkey giveaway for dozens of jobless residents in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, Sherina Jones got word that one of the free community refrigerators she'd been stocking was … more

Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort

New York's governor threatened to fine hospitals if they don't use their allotment of COVID-19 vaccine fast enough. His South Carolina counterpart warned health care workers they have until Jan. 15 to get a shot or move to the back of the line. … more

Wins by Ossoff, Warnock hand Democrats Senate control

ATLANTA - Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats - and with them, the U.S. Senate majority - as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving … more

Statehouses evacuate amid more protests

Protesters who back President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading to some evacuations as cheers rang out in reaction to the news that pro-Trump demonstrators had stormed the U.S. … more

Pence defies Trump, says he can't reject electoral votes

WASHINGTON - Infuriating President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Wednesday he does not have the power to throw out the electoral votes that will make Democrat Joe Biden the next president, dashing Trump's baseless hopes that … more

The Latest: Graham voices rejection of election commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3 p.m.Protesters backing President Donald Trump have breached the U.S. Capitol, … more
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