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UFI farming program delivers agriculture know-how, nutrition

by American Heart Association When Pat Spence was growing up in Boston, she and her brother would ride their bikes past a dilapidated home nearly overtaken by vines, weeds and trees in the Mattapan neighborhood. What they called "the creepy … more

The count goes on for the presidency

WASHINGTON - Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night after he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. Biden had leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, putting him … more

Pro-Trump protesters decry the vote counting

Pro-Trump protesters - some of them openly carrying rifles and handguns - rallied outside vote-tabulation centers in a few cities across the country Friday, responding to groundless accusations from President Donald Trump that the Democrats were … more

EXPLAINER: States still in play and what makes them that way

WASHINGTON — A handful of states remained in play Friday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. The outcome of contests in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada will … more

EXPLAINER: Why the AP hasn't called Georgia's close race

WASHINGTON  — A razor-thin margin and ongoing vote count are what's making the Georgia contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden too early to call.Votes are still being counted … more

EXPLAINER: Why AP hasn't called Pennsylvania

The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the battleground state of Pennsylvania because there are tens of thousands of votes left to count in the contest between President Donald Trump and … more

GOP senator: no evidence to support Trump vote-fraud claims

WASHINGTON — A key Republican senator said Friday he saw no evidence to support President Donald Trump's baseless claim that Democrats are trying to "steal" the election and called the … more

Biden ahead in Georgia, Pennsylvania; Trump attacks process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the vote count in Pennsylvania and Georgia Friday morning, closing in on a presidency that hinges on the outcome of tight … more

Poll watchers emerging as a flashpoint in battle over votes

Election officials in key battleground states pushed back on claims by the Trump campaign that Republican poll watchers were being improperly denied access to observe the counting of ballots, saying Thursday that rules were being followed and they … more

751,000 seek U.S. jobless benefits as virus surge hobbles economy

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep cutting jobs in the face of the accelerating pandemic. A surge in viral … more

Senate control hangs in balance with a few races undecided

WASHINGTON - Control of the Senate hung in the balance Thursday, a cliffhanger after Republicans trounced Democratic challengers in crucial states but failed to lock down the seats needed to retain their tenuous majority. One race in Georgia is … more

France reinforcing its border controls following attacks

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that France is reinforcing its border controls after a series of attacks that hit the country in recent weeks. Macron said the number of police and troops in charge of border controls … more

More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count

Police arrested dozens of people in Seattle, Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon, overnight during protests demanding a tally of all votes in the U.S. election, and smaller groups backing President Donald Trump returned to tabulation sites in closely … more

Greece imposes lockdown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - With a surge in coronavirus cases straining health systems in many European countries, Greece announced a nationwide lockdown Thursday in the hopes of stemming a rising tide of patients before its hospitals come under … more

Ballot count winds down; Trump campaign promises more suits as others dismissed

WASHINGTON - Judges in Georgia and Michigan quickly dismissed Trump campaign lawsuits Thursday, undercutting a campaign legal strategy to attack the integrity of the voting process in states where the result could mean President Donald Trump's … more

Shopping, last pints: England readies for new lockdown

LONDON - Last-minute shoppers in England came out in force Wednesday and thirsty drinkers planned their final freshly poured pints in a pub for the next month as Britain prepared to join large swaths of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to … more

Public health may be U.S. election loser as coronavirus surges again

Regardless of the presidential election outcome, a vexing issue remains to be decided: Will the U.S. be able to tame a perilous pandemic that is surging as holidays, winter and other challenges approach? Public health experts fear the answer is … more

U.S. formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

BERLIN (AP) - The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact it helped forge five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change. The move, long threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump and … more

Biden on the brink of White House as Trump sues 3 states' counts

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the "blue wall" that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump's pathway to … more

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Michigan for Biden

Democrat Joe Biden has won the electoral battleground of Michigan, the third state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 that the former vice president has flipped. The Biden victory narrows … more
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