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About 90K sex abuse claims filed in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) - Close to 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization's bankruptcy case. The number far exceeds the initial projections of … more

Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including five people who worked on the premises and were in contact with one another, an internal email obtained by The … more

Trump expected to order troop reductions in Afghanistan, Iraq

The Trump administration is expected to cut the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan almost in half to 2,500 by Jan. 15, U.S. officials said Monday. The order would stop short of outgoing President Donald Trump's goal to have all troops withdrawn by … more

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Tremendously powerful Category 5 Hurricane Iota was just off Nicaragua's Caribbean coast Monday evening and was likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of … more

Study supports combo pill to lower heart risks

A daily pill combining four cholesterol and blood pressure medicines taken with low-dose aspirin cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths by nearly one third in a large international study that's expected to lead to wider use … more

Military voters fear they're part of election fraud claim

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some military voters are concerned they have been thrust into the center of unsubstantiated fraud claims by President Donald Trump's campaign that several thousand people may have improperly voted in Nevada. There is no evidence … more

China congratulates Biden, few U.S. policy changes seen

BEIJING (AP) - China on Friday became one of the last major countries to congratulate U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to make few changes to U.S. policy in conflicts with Beijing over trade, technology and security. China, along … more

Biden has room on health care changes; president-elect will be limited by Congress

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to get sweeping health care changes through a closely divided Congress, but there's a menu of narrower actions he can choose from to make a tangible difference on affordability and coverage for … more

Virus cases surge, officials resist restrictions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With the coronavirus coming back with a vengeance across the country and the U.S. facing a long, dark winter, many governors and other elected officials are showing little appetite for imposing the kind of lockdowns and … more

Bond denied for father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery slaying

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge denied bond Friday for the father and son charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, saying he's concerned the white men took the law into their … more

CDC: Wearing a mask could keep YOU from catching virus

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking a new tack to encourage Americans to wear masks: They're emphasizing recent research that a mask protects the person who wears it.Previously, … more

Microsoft: Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers.It … more

Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work … more

EXPLAINER: Why AP called North Carolina for Trump

The Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner in North Carolina on Friday after concluding there were not enough ballots left to be counted that would allow Joe Biden to overtake his lead. … more

EXPLAINER: Is Georgia's ballot 'audit' a recount?

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia says it's going to be tallying — by hand — nearly 5 million ballots that were cast in its very close presidential election on Nov. 3. But is it a recount? An … more

EXPLAINER: What to watch for in the post-Election Day mix

By The Associated PressThe U.S. election is over. Democrat Joe Biden is president-elect, and incumbent Donald Trump has not acknowledged that. And there's a lot still going on — in the courts, … more

Trump wins N.C., hits 232 electoral votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has won North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes, staving off a hard-fought challenge by Democratic nominee Joe Biden and holding the battleground … more

Hurricane Center: An Iota could follow Eta's deadly path

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just as the remnants of Eta finally blew out to sea on Friday, another storm was brewing that could follow its path of death and destruction into Central America … more

Georgia hand tally of presidential race gets underway

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's 159 counties started counting ballots Friday morning for a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law.The … more

Explosion kills 2 steam pipe workers at veterans hospital

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two workers were killed in an explosion Friday while repairing a steam pipe in a maintenance building at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut, officials said. … more
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