Friday, January 15, 2021

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U.S. shifts to speed vaccinations, won't hold back 2nd doses

ZEKE MILLER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, AP updated on January 12, 2021 | 2:40 PM WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of...

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has died at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company announced Tuesday. At one point the third...

Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as the nation faces a heightened terrorism threat from extremists seeking to reverse the election. The announcement...

San Diego gorillas contract coronavirus in first known transmission to great apes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the United States and possibly the...

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol 'insurrection'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly...

FBI warns of armed protests in every state capital during inauguration week

COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, AP January 11, 2021 | 3:09 PM WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe...

Ravens' Jackson gets first playoff win while Brees sets up Brady match-up

Lamar Jackson finally has his first postseason victory, and the fact that it was away from Baltimore makes it even more impressive.Jackson ran for 136 yards and a 48-yard touchdown while throwing for 179 more as the Ravens rallied...

Swath of forest land near Quabbin Reservoir permanently protected

AP January 10, 2021 | 1:16 PM AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — More than 2,000 acres of forest land near the Quabbin Reservoir is being permanently protected. State officials recently announced the creation of the Walter Cowls Jones Working Forest, which supplements the...

In wake of Capitol riot, Americans struggle for answers

This past week, Americans watched as the hallowed chambers of the Capitol were overrun and defiled, not by some foreign enemy of democracy but a mob of their fellow citizens. And then they tried to make sense of it. In letters...

Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

KEVIN FREKING, AP January 10, 2021 | 7:44 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his administration’s work on the border wall, the White House said Saturday. Trump will travel to...

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