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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

Murphy's choice: Fed official has say on transition launch

WASHINGTON - The head of an obscure federal agency that is holding up the presidential transition knew well before Election Day that she might soon have a messy situation on her hands. Before Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services … more

Georgia elections chief battles fellow Republicans, Trump

ATLANTA - Georgia's secretary of state is a man on an island, and the political flood is rising fast, as President Donald Trump and his allies vent their outrage at the fellow Republican and make unsupported claims that mismanagement and fraud … more

'More people may die': Biden urges Trump to aid transition

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national … more

Trump fires agency head who vouched for 2020 vote security

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election. Trump fired Christopher Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of … more

AP answers: What does vaccine effectiveness mean for COVID-19?

By The Associated Press It refers to the likelihood that a coronavirus shot will work in people. Two vaccine makers have said that preliminary results from their late-stage studies suggest their experimental vaccines are strongly protective. … more

TVA to choose from 2 landfills for coal ash removal project

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority is considering moving toxin-laden coal ash from a retired plant in Memphis to one of two off-site landfills as it begins preparing for the $500 million removal project, the federal utility said … more

MUSC study will address neurological, psychiatric post-COVID-19 symptoms

New studies show that COVID-19 can affect patients during two distinct phases of the disease process: the acute stage, characterized by fever, heart or lung problems, and the post-COVID-19 phase, in which neuropsychiatric symptoms, like fatigue, … more

Americans across party lines, regions embrace marijuana

HELENA, Mont. - Bill Stocker could be considered the archetype of a conservative voter: He's a retired Marine and former police officer who voted for President Donald Trump. But he's also among the majority of South Dakota voters who broadly … more

2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine is proving highly effective in a major trial, a second ray of hope in the global race for a shot to tame a resurgent virus that is now killing more than 8,000 people a day worldwide. The company said its … more

Hate crimes in U.S. reach highest level in more than a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an … more
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