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AP Explains: What's next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

WASHINGTON - Republican efforts to fill Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat after her death are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to … more

U.S. household wealth hits record as economy struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March. Yet the gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households even as tens of millions … more

U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will saddle the apps with technical restrictions that could seriously limit their functionality in the U.S. The order, which … more

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

The Atlantic's record-breaking "crazy" hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet for subtropical storm Alpha. And it was misplaced geographically, bearing … more

Roche: Inflammation drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and … more

Majority of Trump supporters to cast vote on Election Day

DENVER - A majority of President Donald Trump's supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden's backers plan to vote by mail, a sign of a growing partisan divide over how best to conduct elections in the United … more

Firefighter dies battling wildfire in California sparked by gender reveal

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender. The death happened Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the … more

CDC drops controversial testing advice

NEW YORK - U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially … more

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. … more

Gulf Coast braces for 2nd round of flooding in Sally's wake

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Homeowners and businesses along the soggy Gulf Coast began cleaning up Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Sally, even as the region braced for a delayed, second round of flooding in the coming days from rivers and creeks swollen by … more

Vision 2020: What happens if the U.S. election is contested?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Is it possible the election will be up in the air and we won't have a president on Inauguration Day: Jan. 20, 2021? Even if the election is messy and contested in court, the country will have a president on Inauguration Day. The … more

U.S. outlines plan for free COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON - The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political … more

U.S. issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) - The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of "arbitrary detention" and "arbitrary enforcement of local laws." The advisory is likely to heighten … more

U.S. tariffs on China are illegal, says world trade body

GENEVA - A World Trade Organization panel ruled Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating Beijing even if the United States has all but incapacitated the WTO's ability to hand down a … more

Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact is passed

WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to … more

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

WASHINGTON - Declaring "the dawn of a new Middle East," President Donald Trump on Tuesday presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pacts between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that he hopes will lead to a new order in the Mideast and cast … more

What is a hurricane storm surge, and why is it so dangerous?

Of all the hazards that hurricanes bring, storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. It can sweep homes off their foundations, flood riverside communities miles inland and break up dunes and levees that normally protect … more

Hurricane Sally slows, threatens historic flooding

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Heavy rain and pounding surf driven by Hurricane Sally hit the Florida and Alabama coasts Tuesday as forecasters expected the slow-moving storm to dump continuous deluges before and after landfall, possibly triggering … more

Apology, no firing: Official said U.S. scientists hurt Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump health appointee who is accused of trying to muzzle an important scientific publication in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic apologized Tuesday for a separate … more

U.S. stocks rise again as tech makes up more lost ground

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is strengthening again on Tuesday as big technology stocks wrest back more of their losses from their sudden belly flop earlier this monthThe S&P 500 was 0.9% … more
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