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Some hospitals in crisis with virus across United States

BOISE, Idaho - The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the … more

Postal delays persist in battleground states

U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. Postal data through Oct. 9, the latest … more

Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The deal, which would deepen Sudan's … more

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME (AP) — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by a pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling … more

Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in U.S.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in … more

Senate GOP marches ahead on Barrett over Democrats' blockade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is gearing up for a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and cement a conservative majority before Election Day … more

Debate Takeaways: Round 2 highlights policy over petulance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for the second and last time on a debate stage after a previously scheduled town hall debate was scrapped after … more

Plot thickens over pope's civil union endorsement

VATICAN CITY - Questions swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety. The … more

Judge dismisses 1 charge against former officer in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains. Hennepin … more

U.S. officials link Iran to emails meant to hurt Trump in election

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of threatening but fake emails sent to Democratic voters in Florida and other battleground states in a late-stage effort to sway public opinion and interfere in the … more

Gov. McMaster honors blind in S.C. for achievements

Leaders of South Carolina's blind community, including National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina President Jennifer Bazer and NFBSC Federation Center Chair Ed Bible, joined South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster recently for a special … more

GOP-led panel advances Barrett

WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump's pick on track for confirmation before the … more

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences … more

U.S.: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from … more

Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning - a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year. Older adults may be most … more

Thorny global situations hinge on U.S. election outcome

LONDON - Four years after Donald Trump's election reframed how many nations interacted with the United States, the way that the world's foremost superpower moves forward after its presidential election stands to impact many geopolitical pressure … more

Will voting in a non-battleground state make a difference?

By The Associated Press There are still plenty of other races where your vote makes a difference. In fact, voters in almost every state will have a chance to influence both national and local decisions through down-ballot races. Voters in … more

Judge slams DeVos for rejecting 94% of loan relief claims

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who … more

Virus relief talks inch ahead; McConnell resistant

WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill have taken a modest step forward, though time is running out, and President Donald Trump's most powerful Senate ally is pressing the White House not to move ahead right now. Senate Majority … more

OxyContin maker to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON - Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 … more
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