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Repudiating Trump, officials say election 'most secure'

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to put it any more bluntly: "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised."Rejecting President … more

Fever and symptom screening miss many coronavirus cases

Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. A study of Marine recruits found that despite these measures and … more

Eta soaks Florida, races to Atlantic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Eta dumped blustery rain across north Florida after landfall Thursday morning north of the heavily populated Tampa Bay area and then sped out into the Atlantic off the neighboring coasts of Georgia and the … more

Biden pushes forward on transition despite Trump's blocking

PHILADELPHIA - President-elect Joe Biden quietly pushed forward with the business of preparing to become America's next commander in chief on Wednesday, ignoring President Donald Trump's unprecedented push to block his Democratic rival's … more

Census Bureau denies fake data allegations by census workers

The U.S. Census Bureau denied any attempts to systemically falsify information during the 2020 head count used to determine the allocation of congressional seats and federal spending, even as more census takers told The Associated Press they were … more

Final weeks of historic hurricane season bring new storms

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Just when you thought it should be safe to go back to the water, the record-setting tropics are going crazy. Again. Tropical Storm Eta is parked off the western coast of Cuba, dumping rain. When it finally moves … more

'Obamacare' likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

WASHINGTON - A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that … more

After Biden win, McConnell says Trump OK to fight election

WASHINGTON - Despite President-elect Joe Biden's victory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump is "100% within his rights" to question election results, as GOP lawmakers fall in line behind the White House. The … more

What's next? Saturday's election verdict isn't last step

WASHINGTON - Saturday's election verdict isn't the last step in selecting an American president. Under a system that's been tweaked over two centuries, there is still a weekslong timeline during which the 538-member Electoral College picks the … more

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer said Monday that early results from its coronavirus vaccine suggest the shots may be a surprisingly robust 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, putting the company on track to apply later this month for emergency-use approval from the Food … more

Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden is looking to build out his nascent White House staff with more traditional Washington insiders, a notable departure from four years in which President Donald Trump filled his team with outsiders and … more

Harris makes history as United States' first female vice president

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that have kept mostly white men entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more … more

Trump's lawyers continue to challenge state vote counts

Republican surrogates for President Donald Trump resumed their legal fight Monday to try to stop the vote count in key battleground states, including Pennsylvania and Michigan, but faced long odds given the Electoral College tally and recent court … more

Harris becomes first woman elected VP

Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched … more

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

Four years ago, President Donald Trump breached the Democrats' "blue wall," narrowly winning Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — a trio of Great Lakes states that had long served as a … more

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic … more

How 2 blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

NEW YORK - Would you buy something you can't see? That's the question posed by two New York brothers who've lost much of their vision to a rare degenerative eye disorder and have dedicated their lives - and livelihoods - to raising money for a … more

'I cry every day': Virus hits French nursing homes anew

PARIS (AP) - Virus pressure is mounting at French nursing homes, where more than 400 people with COVID-19 have died in the past week and some residents are again being confined to their rooms and cut off from their families. "I cry every day," … more

Indonesians collect old phones to help students get online

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - When a garbage collector came to Ghina Ghaliya's house in the Indonesian capital and asked if she had an old mobile phone his children could use to access the internet, it sparked an idea for a broader campaign to help … more

Unemployment drops to 6.9%, U.S. adds a solid 638,000 jobs

WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market showed a burst of strength in October, with employers adding 638,000 jobs and the unemployment rate tumbling to 6.9%. Still, the pace of hiring isn't enough to rapidly soak up the millions of Americans who were … more
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