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Here’s what we know about COVID-19 in Oklahoma City metro area schools

Multiple metro school districts moved to distance learning once cases leapt to Red Level of COVID-19 spread last week.Oklahoma...

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Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a medical condition that impacts your circulatory system. When your heart beats it pumps blood through your body through arteries and veins.

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Stitt: Next course of action halting elective surgeries, not mask mandate

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday said if COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to climb, his next course of action will...

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HeartScan Calcium Score Screening

The best way to get ahead of heart disease is to scan for the presence of calcium in your arteries.

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Michigan professor placed on leave after racist remarks

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A science professor at a Michigan university has been placed on administrative leave and is being...

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What You Should Know About Heart Scans

In honor of Heart Health Month, do you know whether you are at risk for heart disease? A simple heart scan can reveal your heart health and potential risks.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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VIRUS TODAY: Holiday party defiance, mask wearing in 2021

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:— The promising advances with vaccine development do...

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What is Heart Disease?

Dr. Jeff Sparling, a cardiologist with INTEGRIS Health, explains heart disease and the risk factors that can cause heart disease to occur.

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Trump vents about election as agencies aid Biden transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he is not giving up his fight to overturn the election results,...

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12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve things worth noting about Tuesday's nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards, from snubbed singers to...

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EXPLAINER: Why the Dow topped 30,000 for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street busted through its latest milestone Tuesday, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 30,000...

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Asymptomatic health care workers with COVID-19 allowed to continue working in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is allowing health care workers that have tested positive for COVID-19, but aren't...

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As virus cases spike, financial outlook for airlines dims

With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse.Airlines...

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Seattle City Council OKs budget with nearly 20% police cut

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget with reductions to the police budget, though not as...

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Trump skips turkey jokes, gives thanks for COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nostalgia was in and jokes were out Tuesday as President Donald Trump offered a reprieve to a pair of meaty...

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Nuverra Announces Multi-Faceted Debt Refinancing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 24, 2020--Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. (NYSE American: NES) (“Nuverra,” the...

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Church group pays off medical debt for some Oklahomans

More than 3,200 households in Oklahoma and Kansas will have something special to be thankful for this holiday season as they...

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Court: North Dakota governor can't fill dead candidate seat

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum does not have the authority to appoint someone to a state House seat won by...

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Los Angeles to consider stay-home order as virus spreads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in the nation’s largest county will discuss a possible stay-home order just days before...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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California prosecutors: More than 35,000 unemployment claims filed in names of prison inmates, including Scott Peterson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors: More than 35,000 unemployment claims filed in names of prison inmates,...

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Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state's final...

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Americans turn up heat and Cholula sells for $800 million

With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent years, Cholula, the hot sauce...

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Oklahoma City extends, 2 other cities adopt mask mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday extended a city-wide mask mandate and two other cities have adopted a...

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Keep the mask: A vaccine won't end the US crisis right away

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon.Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in...

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid...

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Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

DALLAS (AP) — As nurse Teri Wheat made her rounds at a Texas maternity ward, she began to realize she was having a hard time...

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In pandemic era's isolation, meaning of 'self-care' evolves

NEW YORK (AP) — These days, with a pandemic raging, this is what life can look like:Staring at your face on Zoom for hours...

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Oklahoma reports 2,736 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths Tuesday

The Oklahoma State Department of Health releases COVID-19 updates each day. We'll keep track of the trends and cases here.

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Best Buy reports 3Q results that exceed Wall Street views

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. reported fiscal third-quarter results that blew through analysts' expectations as the nation's...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 30,000 points as stocks continue to climb on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 30,000 points as stocks continue to climb on vaccine hopes, Biden...

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White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — All those warnings from public health officials begging Americans to limit gatherings this holiday season...

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Oklahoma senior citizens find new meal delivery service unappetizing

Many senior citizens in 10 southern Oklahoma counties are miffed over a decision by the Southern Oklahoma Development...

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US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 as virus spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a reading of 96.1 in November as rising coronavirus cases pushed American...

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US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 in November as rising virus infections push optimism to lowest level since August

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 in November as rising virus infections push optimism to lowest level...

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US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused...

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Oklahoma health professionals: Take COVID-19 precautions this Thanksgiving

Local health care professionals encourage Oklahomans to take COVID-19 precautions this Thanksgiving as the state continues to...

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Global Sewage Treatment Facilities Market Size & Forecast Report 2020-2024 Featuring SUEZ, Bulab Holdings, Xylem., and Hitachi - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 24, 2020--The "Global Sewage Treatment Facilities Market: Size & Forecast with Impact Analysis of...

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US home price gains accelerate as pandemic shakes up housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in September as strong demand, low interest rates and the smallest number of...

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Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s...

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Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a...

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The show must go on: Students put a spin on 'Romeo & Juliet'

WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — “Parting is such sweet sorrow” — especially for a theater troupe hoping to stage a live performance of...

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Millennial Money: Conquer Black Friday from your couch

’Twas days before Black Friday when all around the country, shoppers were gearing up for a day full of shopping.OK, so maybe...

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Savvy Senior: How to claim Social Security benefits during the pandemic

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: With my local Social Security offices being closed due to COVID-19, what is the best way to apply for my...

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Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?

Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than...

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College students, Thanksgiving and the pandemic: Here's what to know

Adam’s Journal My sons are scheduled to come home from college for Thanksgiving. (And Christmas, New Year’s and beyond; the...

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Brain cancer survivor marks Thanksgiving milestone

The day before Thanksgiving in 2015, Mike Schuster’s life changed in an instant. Schuster, then 50, blacked out when he...

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Thanksgiving cleanup: How to kill coronavirus in the kitchen

As Oklahomans set the table for Thanksgiving this week, or clean up after a feast, here are the items that are approved, or at...

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Tips for keeping Thanksgiving safe

It’s as tough to swallow as dry stuffing: In 2020, the safest Thanksgiving is one spent at home only with immediate family. But...

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Awaiting Yellen at Treasury: Yet another daunting crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen is in line for another top economic policy job — just in time to confront yet another...

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Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles,...

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DC boosts limits on restaurants, gatherings amid virus spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital is tightening its public COVID-19 restrictions in the face of spiraling virus numbers...

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Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S....

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Loeffler to return to campaign after negative COVID-19 test

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler said Monday that she will return to public campaigning after she got a second straight...

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Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned...

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LA on the brink of a stay-home order as COVID cases rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s largest county was on the brink of a stay-home order just days before Thanksgiving after a...

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The Latest: Trump, US agency allow formal Biden transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):8 p.m.The General Services Administration has...

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US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent...

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Get in the holiday mood with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton

Here’s a collection of 2020 holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press.____________Carrie Underwood, “My Gift” (Capitol...

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States impose new rules, plead with public to stop spread

State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly...

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Army Corps of Engineers grants final federal Line 3 permit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday approved the final federal permit for Enbridge Energy's planned...

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Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison system will be among the first government agencies to receive the coronavirus vaccine,...

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Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency...

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Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don't lose (heart)

NEW YORK (AP) — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still...

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Know before you go: COVID-19 travel restrictions

While many Oklahomans will be staying home for the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be many others who plan to travel across...

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South Carolina officials eye single drug for execution plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state of South Carolina says an inmate scheduled to be executed next week could be put to death with...

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Six tips for Thanksgiving: How to celebrate the holiday safely during the pandemic

The safest way to celebrate is at home with your immediate household.

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Altice, Korn Ferry rise; Newmont, Twist Bioscience fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Monday:Altice USA, up $2.76 to $35.03The cable television...

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Toy safety group releases annual list of top 10 'worst' toys

BOSTON (AP) — Cute plastic animals with tiny accessories that pose a choking hazard, Black Panther-inspired claws with the...

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'Thanksgiving Grandma' keeps up tradition despite COVID loss

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who drew widespread attention after opening her Thanksgiving table to a stranger she...

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Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and...

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VIRUS TODAY: 3rd vaccine shows promise, death toll soars

Here's what's happening on Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY—Pharmaceutical company...

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Ex-British Airways CEO poised to lead airline trade group

GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of the main trade group for global airlines will step down next March, and organization officials are...

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National Zoo panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji or 'Little Miracle'

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name.Officials at the...

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Retail trade group sees solid holiday sales despite pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, expects that holiday sales could...

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$15 million in CARES Act relief on the way to Oklahoma County small businesses, nonprofits

Oklahoma County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to provide $15 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to small businesses...

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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

CLEVELAND (AP) — A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19...

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Oklahoma City Council to consider extending mask mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday is to vote on whether to extend a city-wide mask mandate in an effort...

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Employers start sending workers shopping for health coverage

Instead of offering one or more options, some companies are turning health insurance shopping over to employees.A federal rule...

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'A better time than any': Finding joy in music lessons, jams

These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite.Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a piano...

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UN: COVID-19 lockdowns slashed pollutants, not CO2 levels

GENEVA (AP) — A slowdown in industrial activity linked to the coronavirus pandemic has cut emissions of pollutants and...

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S&B Completes 300,000 BPD NGL Fractionation Project for Phillips 66

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 23, 2020--S&B today announced the successful, on-time completion of two NGL fractionation plants...

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Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple...

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Ohio governor sees growing criticism from fellow Republicans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For months, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine steered cleared of second-guessing President Donald Trump, a fellow...

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In ‘Sound of Metal,’ a groundbreaking portrait of deafness

What should deafness sound like on film? For his debut feature “ Sound of Metal,” filmmaker Darius Marder wanted to create a...

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The Archivist: Giving thanks, talking Sooner football behind bars in 1913

The recent coronavirus increase has caused a change in many traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. Instead of friends and...

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How Democrats came up short in bid to expand House majority

MONROE, Iowa (AP) — This swath of southeast Iowa isn't supposed to be a nailbiter for Democrats.For more than a decade, voters...

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Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than $200 million...

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AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were “highly effective’’ in preventing disease

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were “highly effective’’ in preventing disease.

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CDC recommends Americans don't travel for Thanksgiving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending against travel for Thanksgiving. During a press briefing...

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Urban Outfitters earns, consumer confidence, new home sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:RETAIL WOESUrban Outfitters serves up its...

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New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday became the latest world leader to...

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Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed...

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Jury duty? No thanks, say many, forcing trials to be delayed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the...

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Wisconsin congressman says he tested positive for COVID-19

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to a statement from the...

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Virus News: G-20 leaders vow to make vaccines available

Here's what's happening on Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. and around the world:THREE THINGS TO KNOW...

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Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public...

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Loeffler has negative COVID-19 test 2 days after positive

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's latest coronavirus test came back negative, but her campaign said Sunday she will...

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Bruce Swedien, Grammy-winning engineer of 'Thriller,' dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy...

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In Wisconsin recount, Trump challenges pile up, slow tally

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin recount observer Ardis Cerny stretched her neck as far as she could toward a Plexiglas divider...

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Rules about police wearing masks vary widely across US

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Although authorities have been encouraging people to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many...

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Inequality 'baked into' virus testing access as cases surge

The day after Amanda Serulneck found out she might have been exposed to COVID-19, she visited a rapid testing center in New...

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New homeless shelter may provide additional beds during COVID-19 pandemic

Oklahoma City’s homeless shelters collectively cut bed space by roughly a third this year to allow for social distancing during...

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Oklahoma reports 3,406 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported cases of the coronavirus increased by 3,406 and the number of deaths from the virus...

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Business owners upbeat about vaccine, wary as virus spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — Promising news about a coronavirus vaccine has small business owners feeling more upbeat despite cases of the...

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Credit counseling CEO discusses aid in the time of pandemic

Rebecca Steele is the president and CEO of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the largest nonprofit financial...

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Black clergy, United Way to launch anti-coronavirus effort

NEW YORK (AP) —Black clergy leaders are joining forces with the United Way of New York City for a new initiative designed to...

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For rookie Thanksgiving cooks, expert tips to avoid disaster

NEW YORK (AP) — After Christopher Hughey tweeted that he’s tackling his first Thanksgiving turkey this year, the advice started...

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Inmate describes COVID-19 outbreak in prison: 'It was hell'

Two weeks into his stay in Lexington A&R, a guard approached Robert Lavern’s cell door and told him to gather his...

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FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight...

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Sen. Loeffler quarantining after mixed COVID-19 test results

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is quarantining after receiving mixed results from recent coronavirus tests, a day...

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California enacts nighttime curfew as COVID-19 cases spike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A majority of Californians are under a nighttime curfew beginning Saturday as surging coronavirus cases...

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Analysis: With silence, GOP enables Trump's risky endgame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are engaged in a risky but calculated bet that once President Donald Trump has...

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Carson says he's 'out of the woods' after battling COVID-19

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson is crediting unapproved, experimental treatments with saving his life after...

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Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not...

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Nevada facing double-bind of rising cases, limping economy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But...

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Skates (and masks) on! Rockefeller Center ice rink opens

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink is opening in a limited way but on time for the holidays.The iconic,...

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Oklahoma virus hospitalizations top 1,500, 3,663 more cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized in Oklahoma with the coronavirus surpassed 1,500 on Saturday and the...

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Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — One spent the week at his home in Delaware carefully trying to build a government and preparing to take on a...

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Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — LaTonya Story is every retailer’s worst fear.With the viral pandemic re-surging through the country and the...

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Trump tweets Don Jr doing well after coronavirus infection

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing “very well” in quarantine...

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Here's what faith leaders say Oklahomans should do to stay safe from COVID

Three faith coalitions are calling on Oklahoma's faith community to consider worshiping virtually, wearing masks and staying...

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US Rep. Mike Garcia claims win in swing district north of LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia claimed victory Friday in his back-and-forth contest with Democrat Christy...

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Trump objects to counting thousands of Wisconsin ballots

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin’s two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday...

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Court: Tennessee can enforce Down syndrome abortion ban

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Tennessee can begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal...

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California pub tries to keep calm, carry on with virus rules

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — By most measures of what keeps a pub afloat, the coronavirus pandemic should already have Ye Olde...

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Birthday time: Biden turns 78, will be oldest U.S. president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In two months, he'll take the reins of a politically fractured...

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NY's Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised...

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Sen. Alexander: Trump admin should aid in Biden transition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday that President Donald Trump's administration should aid...

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Some governors ignore CDC advice on Thanksgiving gatherings

Coronavirus infections are ravaging South Dakota, where more than half of tests have come back positive for weeks. Yet Gov....

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1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids' lives

The first drug was approved Friday for a rare genetic disorder that stunts growth and causes rapid aging in children, after...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC’s “This Week” — Ron Klain, chief of staff to President-elect Joe...

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Biden wants Congress to pass virus aid in lame-duck session

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is pushing Congress to approve billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19...

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Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the...

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Maryland officials renew Hogan criticism on 500K virus tests

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers renewed criticism Friday of Gov. Larry Hogan’s April procurement of 500,000 COVID-19...

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Mnuchin denies trying to limit Biden's economic options

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied on Friday that he is attempting to limit President-elect Joe Biden's...

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Spokesman: Trump's son Don Jr. has tested positive this week for coronavirus, has been isolating and has no symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spokesman: Trump's son Don Jr. has tested positive this week for coronavirus, has been isolating and has no...

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Lawyers: Children detained at border facing COVID exposure

HOUSTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents are detaining about 65 immigrant children at a station in South Texas in conditions that...

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Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the first changes to the sex education curriculum in Texas in more than 20 years, the State Board of...

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Oklahoma Christian University offered COVID-19 tests for students heading home for Thanksgiving holiday

Oklahoma Christian University students tested for final exams and for COVID-19 this week. Dr. Jeff McCormack, the university's...

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Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US

Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process...

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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...

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Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge in cases

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s largest city is going back into lockdown because of a surge in COVID-19 cases.The Ontario provincial...

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Virus News: Another case record, positive news on vaccine

Here is what’s happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAYThe development of a...

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Midwest health system CEO says he had virus, won't wear mask

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has...

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Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state

NEW YORK (AP) — When nearly a half-million motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in South Dakota this summer, health experts worried...

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Doctor: Oklahoma virus restrictions 'too little, too late'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Oklahoma are “too little, too late” and hospitalizations...

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The Latest: McConnell proposes shifting funds to COVID aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):2:45 p.m.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is...

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Universal strikes another deal with a major theater chain

Another major movie theater chain has struck a deal with Universal Pictures to allow for shorter exclusive theatrical windows....

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What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies...

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Oklahoma Songwriters Festival goes virtual this weekend

An Ada native who has been based in Nashville, Tennessee, for the past decade, Maloy created the Oklahoma Songwriters Festival...

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Heading home for the holiday? Get a virus test, colleges say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping up COVID-19...

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Florida's Sen. Scott has coronavirus, 'very mild symptoms'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said Friday he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was isolating at home...

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Owl found in Rockefeller Center tree could take flight soon

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas...

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$2.48 Billion Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Chipset Markets - Global Forecast to 2025: Increasing Demand for Wearable Devices Due to the COVID-19 -...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2020--The "Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Chipset Market with COVID-19 Impact - Global Forecast to...

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Pfizer seeking U.S. emergency use of COVID-19 shot, starting process that could bring some doses as early as next month

NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer seeking U.S. emergency use of COVID-19 shot, starting process that could bring some doses as early as...

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California imposes nighttime COVID-19 curfew but some resist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is imposing a nighttime curfew as its coronavirus figures soar but it will lean heavily on...

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Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment...

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The Latest: Romney slams Trump efforts as 'undemocratic'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):11 p.m.Two Republican senators are criticizing...

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Top Pentagon official tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official installed in a top policy job last week has tested positive for COVID-19, the Pentagon...

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Rachel Maddow returns to air, describes partner's virus bout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rachel Maddow made an emotional return Thursday to her MSNBC show, saying her partner’s bout with COVID-19...

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California imposes curfew to curb skyrocketing COVID cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is imposing an overnight curfew for nearly all residents as the most populous state tries...

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CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on...

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Court upholds hog verdict; Smithfield announces settlement

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a 2018 jury verdict that led to awarding monetary damages to...

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Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not extend several emergency loan programs set up...

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Biden chides Trump for lack of cooperation on vaccine

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden met Thursday with governors from both parties and criticized President Donald...

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OKC mayor asks for 10 days to stem the COVID-19 tide

Mayor is encouraging a 10-day pause in activities contributing to spread of coronavirus.

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Biden says he's decided on treasury secretary nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday that he has decided whom to nominate as his secretary of the Treasury...

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In Wisconsin, long shot recount may just be prelude to court

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's hopes to reverse his election loss in Wisconsin hinge on closing a deficit of some...

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Anomalies found in data put census deadline in jeopardy

The director of the Census Bureau said Thursday that irregularities have been found during the numbers-crunching phase of the...

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Texas governor rules out another shutdown as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas shattered a single-day record with 12,000 new coronavirus cases reported, Republican Gov. Greg...

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Tyson suspends Iowa plant managers amid virus betting claim

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation...

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California governor announces overnight curfew for nearly the entire state as coronavirus cases rise at record pace

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor announces overnight curfew for nearly the entire state as coronavirus cases rise...

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COVID-19 vaccines are almost ready to be distributed. Who gets them after health care workers? Here's a list

When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, it will be in short supply and rationed by the federal government.

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Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down...

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US adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. decline in cigarette smoking could be stalling while the adult vaping rate appears to be rising,...

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Native American votes helped secure Biden's win in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Voting rights advocates had long argued that if Native Americans and other minority groups were...

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Isolated for months, island crew sees pandemic for 1st time

HONOLULU (AP) — Just as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold, in February, four people set sail for one of the most...

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BuzzFeed buying HuffPost from Verizon for undisclosed price

BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost from Verizon as part of a bigger deal that has the wireless giant investing in the digital-media...

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Southwest, United Airlines see weak demand over holidays, 1Q

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines warned Thursday that bookings have slowed and cancellations have increased as the number of...

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Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast

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Macy's loses money in 3Q; virus surges into holiday season

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's swung to a quarterly loss and sales tumbled 22% as the department store chain struggled to bring...

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IMF director: virus could disrupt global recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that the while the United States and other major...

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Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental...

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US mortgage rates fall to new lows; 30-year loan at 2.72%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, reaching record lows for the 13th time this year amid fresh...

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Existing home sales up 4.3% in October, fifth monthly gain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of existing homes rose for a fifth straight month in October, reaching a level not seen since...

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Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

As more than 90,000 of the nation’s long-term care residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, advocates for the elderly...

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Heading into holidays, US COVID-19 testing strained again

NEW YORK (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging and families hoping to gather safely for Thanksgiving, long lines to get tested...

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WATCH: OKC Mayor David Holt, Dr. Patrick McGough to give COVID-19 update

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and Dr. Patrick McGough, executive director of the Oklahoma City County Health...

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US jobless claims rise to 742,000; millions to lose aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks...

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High-level Brexit trade talks suspended after negotiator tests positive for COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — High-level Brexit trade talks suspended after negotiator tests positive for COVID-19.

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Rolls-Royce settles discrimination allegations, to pay $135K

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Aircraft components manufacturer Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay $135,000 to 26 women who were not...

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Coalition seizes on pandemic to boost 'Obamacare' sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — As COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled in many places, a coalition of states, health care groups and activists is...

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Will social distancing weaken my immune system?

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Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed Wednesday for a recount of Wisconsin's two largest Democratic counties,...

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GOP increasingly accepts Trump's defeat — but not in public

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice president-elect, her...

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'Tired to the bone': Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases

Overwhelmed hospitals are converting chapels, cafeterias, waiting rooms, hallways, even a parking garage into patient treatment...

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California's Newsom still on hot seat for dinner party

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week he made a “bad mistake" by attending a friend's birthday...

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Los Angeles virus surge raises specter of stay-home order

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s coronavirus cases are rising so fast they could average more than 4,000 a day within...

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Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its...

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Over 1,000 evacuated in Nevada wildfire start returning home

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A day after a wind-whipped wildfire in northern Nevada roared through a neighborhood in Reno and destroyed at...

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NC elections official blocks mom's ballot after her death

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina elections director had to ask members of her board to reject her mother’s absentee ballot...

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New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio...

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Halloween to blame as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise 'week over week,' White House report states

In a 16-hour period, Oklahoma reported COVID-19 daily records for hospitalizations, ICU patients and deaths.

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South Carolina schedules execution but doesn't have drugs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state of South Carolina has scheduled what could be its first execution in nearly a decade, but...

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Oklahoma virus hospitalizations top 1,400, spread unyielding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus surpassed 1,400 on Wednesday for a new...

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Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — In July, fourth-grade teacher Susanne Michael was ecstatic as she celebrated the adoption of a former...

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Paper on Texas border ceases publication after virus cutback

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas newspaper with origins in the 19th century has ceased publishing.The Del Rio News-Herald...

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Confirmed US death toll from coronavirus tops 250,000, the highest in world, by Johns Hopkins University's count

NEW YORK (AP) — Confirmed US death toll from coronavirus tops 250,000, the highest in world, by Johns Hopkins University's count.

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'We're in trouble': Texas sending record help to hospitals

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is sending medical staff to overworked hospitals by the thousands — more now than at any point...

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Some GOP governors shift on mask mandates as hospitals fill

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After Republicans expanded their control of Iowa’s Legislature this month, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the...

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COVID-19 spike sends OKCFD to Level Red, highest alert level

The department fought off earlier cases but has been unable to withstand the latest surge.

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Dems nominate Pelosi as speaker again to lead into Biden era

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats nominated Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to be the speaker who guides them again next year as Joe...

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KNOT Offshore Partners LP Earnings Release—Interim Results for the Period Ended September 30, 2020

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The Latest: Biden congratulates Pelosi on speaker nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):5:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden is...

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City repeals noise rule on only Mississippi abortion clinic

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside...

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Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, is safe and also protects older...

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FDA allows 1st rapid virus test that gives results at home

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed...

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America's bellwethers crumbled in aligning with Trump in '20

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A glass case in the history museum on the main street through this city celebrates its curious place...

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The city department of education says New York City schools will close to in-person learning as infections rates mount

NEW YORK (AP) — The city department of education says New York City schools will close to in-person learning as infections...

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EXPLAINER: What's with the confusion over masks?

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Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the...

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Will COVID-19 be the Grinch that stole Christmas?

I'm dreaming of a virtual Christmas ... Said nobody, ever. With the COVID-19 health crisis ramping up in March, most churches...

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Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

BOSTON (AP) — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an...

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Home construction up 4.9% in October to 1.53 million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Home construction rose 4.9% in October as home building remains as one of the bright spots of the...

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Sales surge at Lowe's as the homebound take on more projects

Lowe's sales surged in the third quarter more people took on projects at home during the epidemic.Shares, however, slumped 6%...

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Edwin Edwards hospitalized again, this time with pneumonia

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has been hospitalized with pneumonia, only days after he was...

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Controversial Fed nominee Shelton stalls in Senate test vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump's controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, is...

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Target gains steam heading into crucial holiday season

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is the latest big box U.S. retailer to show that it's prospering during the pandemic.The Minneapolis...

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Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Dua Lipa to be honored by Billboard

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has only released one major single this year — the hit “WAP" — but it's enough for Billboard to name...

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Forget sad Thanksgiving: early Christmas fever takes over

NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Catarino is the talk of her neighborhood. She put up her Christmas tree, lights and all, in...

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Chef Andrew Zimmern shares tips for a downsized Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — No big family gatherings. No munching on your aunt's famous apple pie or cousin's stuffing. Turkey Day 2020 is...

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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...

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Biden's DIY transition proceeds without Trump assistance

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to cooperate with his successor is forcing President-elect Joe Biden...

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The case for shopping on Black Friday in 2020

Like most things in 2020, Black Friday won’t be the same this year.But at least in the case of holiday shopping, change might...

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Sorry, Grinch. Virus won't stop NORAD from tracking Santa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children of the world can rest easy. The global pandemic won't stop them from tracking Santa Claus' progress...

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Financially troubled startup helped power Trump campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cellphone app that allowed staff to...

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Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential...

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Trump ally McCarthy is reelected leader of House Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won reelection as House Republican leader, a stunning turnaround as the entire...

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Sioux Falls OKs mask mandate after push from medical groups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The largest city in South Dakota reversed course and passed a 60-day mask mandate Tuesday after...

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As virus cases spiral, Los Angeles readies plan for curfew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County imposed new restrictions on businesses Tuesday and is readying plans for a mandatory...

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States tightening anti-virus restrictions amid case surge

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing state and local officials to adjust their...

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Los Angeles County imposes new restrictions, readies plans for mandatory curfew as coronavirus cases spike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County imposes new restrictions, readies plans for mandatory curfew as coronavirus cases spike.

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US paid for ambassador to New Zealand to fly on private jet

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States government paid for ambassador Scott Brown and his wife to fly domestically in...

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Bankruptcy judge OKs federal settlement with Purdue Pharma

Proposed settlements between the federal government and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners cleared a major legal...

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Some resist California's new coronavirus restrictions

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Rick Patrick wears a mask and thinks those who don’t are “asinine.” He rarely leaves his home. He...

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Leader of US Catholic bishops: Biden's stances pose dilemma

The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told colleagues Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s policy positions,...

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Army secretary says wreath-laying event at Arlington back on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has reversed the COVID-related cancellation of an annual wreath-laying event at...

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Federal prison left inmates with virus in housing for a week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prison complex in Louisiana that emerged as an early coronavirus hotspot — with hundreds of inmates...

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TC Energy says Keystone XL pipeline fits Biden agenda

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The creation of union jobs and support by Indigenous investors will help convince U.S. President-elect...

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New Orleans: Coronavirus nixes Mardi Gras-season parades

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have been...

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Amazon opens online pharmacy, shaking up another industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Now at Amazon.com: insulin and inhalers.The retail colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows...

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Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for the coronavirus; he's the longest-serving Republican senator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for the coronavirus; he's the longest-serving...

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States plead for more federal help as virus outbreak worsens

With more shutdowns looming and a vaccine months away from wide distribution, governors across the U.S. are pleading for more...

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Twitter, Facebook CEOs vow election action; GOP touts curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook gave assurances of vigorous action against election disinformation,...

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Field of tulips joins worried mom with widow battling cancer

When the coronavirus upended daily life, Amy Baird was frightened, like much of the world — for her children and what would...

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Proenza designers reflect on getting off the 'hamster wheel'

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York was grinding to a halt in the spring, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the designers behind...

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Theater at renowned Jacob's Pillow dance center burns down

BECKET, Mass. (AP) — A fire at the renowned Jacob's Pillow dance center in Massachusetts destroyed a theater building early...

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Oklahoma City mayor says he'll get COVID-19 vaccine, encourages others to do the same

Mayor says governor's steps Monday aimed at slowing spread of coronavirus are "welcome."

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Energized religious left vows to keep up pressure with Biden

WASHINGTON (RNS) For nearly four years, President Trump has inspired a cadre of liberal-leaning religious activists to...

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Judge awards $10 million to family in 'wrongful life' case

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has awarded $10 million to the family of a severely disabled child who was born after...

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How has COVID affected to your holiday season? Tell us

How has the coronavirus affected your holiday season? We want to hear from you. Fill out the survey below and tell us your...

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Georgia elections chief battles fellow Republicans, Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is a man on an island, and the political flood is rising fast as President Donald...

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Fed's Powell says virus spike threatens U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the nationwide surge in confirmed coronavirus could...

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The Jones Assembly postpones Local Tap event due to COVID-19 pandemic

The event has been delayed to 2021 out of caution and following Gov. Kevin Stitt's new mandate for bars and restaurants in...

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Oklahoma sees record number of virus hospitalizations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma surged to a new high on Tuesday, a day...

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Play 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' to get a Broadway run

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Keenan Scott II's play “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a work about the outer and inner lives of Black...

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Another booming quarter for Walmart, but sales are slowing

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart turned out another stellar quarter as the world’s largest retailer powers through a pandemic that has...

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Weak 0.3% US October sales gain spreads some holiday unease

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales in the U.S. grew a sluggish 0.3% in October, even as retailers offered early holiday discounts...

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A lost dog's journey across the Canadian border and back

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A lost dog's journey across the Canadian border and back was complicated by coronavirus restrictions...

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Stitt announces limits on bars, restaurants due to COVID outbreak

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants as the number of COVID-19 cases and...

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Industrial production up 1.1% in October, but still lagging

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose 1.1% in October, recovering much of the spring decline caused by the...

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Ohio senator joins COVID-19 vaccine study to set example

CINCINNATI (AP) — A U.S. senator is participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study, hoping to encourage others to volunteer to take...

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Public health programs see surge in students amid pandemic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the novel coronavirus emerged in the news in January, Sarah Keeley was working as a medical scribe...

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Isolated Americans spend at home; Home Depot is there for it

As the year comes to a close Americans are still stuck at home and that has led to an explosive year for Home Depot. The most...

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Election 2020 Today: Transition roadblock, Biden's warning

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020TODAY’S TOP STORIES:FEDERAL ROADBLOCK: The head of an obscure federal agency...

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Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?

Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines?No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and...

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SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space...

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California businesses hit with new virus restrictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California gym owner D'Lee Daleo has spent months following ever-changing rules to keep her...

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'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...

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Pandemic politics leave DC in gridlock as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation gripped by a resurgent coronavirus and looking to Washington for help, President Donald Trump...

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Georgia official says Graham asked him about tossing ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him whether he had...

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Trump attacks Vegas-area certification of Biden election win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As officials in Nevada’s most populous counties certified results of the Nov. 3 election, President Donald...

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California governor imposes new restrictions in pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was pulling the “emergency brake” Monday on reopening the...

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Governors ratchet up restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving

From California to Pennsylvania, governors and mayors across the U.S. are ratcheting up COVID-19 restrictions amid the...

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Changing course, Iowa governor enacts limited mask mandate

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With Iowa hospitals filling up, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds dropped her longtime opposition to a...

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2nd virus vaccine shows striking success in US tests

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday,...

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As COVID cases surge, Stitt cracks down on bars, restaurants

The new mandates will take effect this week.

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McCarrick scandal, pandemic pose challenges for US bishops

Meeting online rather than in person, America’s Catholic bishops worried Monday that the coronavirus pandemic is testing...

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Rep. Omar terminates contract with husband's consulting firm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is cutting ties with her husband’s political consulting firm after winning her bid for...

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Airbnb details years of losses ahead of planned IPO

Airbnb was losing money even before the pandemic struck and cut its revenue by almost a third, the home-sharing company...

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Michigan governor says she has authority for stay-home order

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she has the authority to issue a second stay-at-home order to curb the...

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Ohio Republican governor tweaked by Trump, praised by Biden

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine found himself on the receiving end of criticism by President Donald...

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Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 20,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday, as COVID-19 continues to surge in the United...

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Stitt puts new restrictions on bars, restaurants amid surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday new restrictions on bars and restaurants and plans to require...

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Oklahoma lawmakers get pay raise as state agencies face cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma legislators are getting a pay raise after for the first time in more than two decades, even as...

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As deaths spiral, South Dakota governor opposes mask rules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday showed no sign of budging from her hands-off approach to the...

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What does COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness mean?

What does COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness mean?It refers to the likelihood that a coronavirus shot will work in people.Two...

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Moderna, HD Supply rise; Casper Sleep, Virgin Galactic fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Monday:PNC Financial Services Group Inc., up $3.51 to...

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Beloved arts facility Poets House suspends operations

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's leading literary community and educational centers, Poets House, is suspending operations...

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The Latest: Biden says his family following holiday guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):4 p.m.As Americans face the complications of...

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Dow closes at a record high for first time since February, recouping its pandemic losses, as hopes build for a vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dow closes at a record high for first time since February, recouping its pandemic losses, as hopes build for a...

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US casinos recovering from virus, but challenges remain

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's casinos are recovering from months of closures necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak,...

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US House to offer regular virus testing for members, staff

After months without internal testing protocols, members of the U.S. House and their staff will now have regular access to...

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California governor pulls 'emergency brake,' imposes new restrictions on businesses amid spike in coronavirus cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor pulls 'emergency brake,' imposes new restrictions on businesses amid spike in...

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US appeals court weighs law on supervised injection sites

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court became the latest panel to wrestle with the nation’s opioid epidemic as judges...

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David Copperfield halts Vegas show after staffer gets virus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Illusionist David Copperfield is suspending his Las Vegas stage show after a crew member tested positive for...

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Korean Air to acquire Asiana Airlines for $1.62 billion

Korean Air says it will acquire Asiana Airlines for $1.62 billion in a major restructuring of the Korean aviation market as the...

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Watch: Gov. Stitt, health commissioner hold news conference on Oklahoma COVID cases

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Commissioner of Health Lance Frye will hold a COVID-19 update at noon today at the Oklahoma State...

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AP VoteCast: Oklahoma voters mixed on state of nation

Voters in Oklahoma made their pick for president while holding mixed views about the country's direction, according to an...

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AP VoteCast: Voters sour on state of nation

Voters made their pick for president while holding negative views about the country's direction, according to an expansive AP...

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Home Depot reunites with HD Supply in deal valued at $8B

Home Depot is reuniting with former subsidiary HD Supply, buying the company in a deal valued at about $8 billion.The...

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I volunteered for Moderna's COVID vaccine trial. Here's why I think I got the vaccine, not placebo.

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – When Pfizer announced last week that its COVID-19 vaccine was testing far better than expected, I had an...

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VIRUS DIARY: During upheaval, inauguration prep is a comfort

WASHINGTON (AP) — As I chug up Capitol Hill near the end of my morning run, I pass the same bustle I’ve seen every four years...

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Moderna's candidate COVID-19 vaccine looks to protect 94.5% of those who get it, trial shows. 'This makes me giddy,' one doctor says.

A second COVID-19 candidate vaccine looks to be even more effective than the first, with both protecting more than 90% of those...

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Here comes Santa Claus - with face masks and plexiglass

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa Claus is coming to the mall — just don’t try to sit on his lap.Despite the pandemic — and the fact that...

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Election 2020 Today: Biden advisers on virus, pot embraced

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Biden seeks window on vaccine plans as Trump stalls handoff

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Moderna says early data suggests its COVID-19 vaccine is effective, putting a second shot closer to seeking US approval

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Moderna says early data suggests its COVID-19 vaccine is effective, putting a second shot closer to...

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Trump tweets words 'he won'; says vote rigged, not conceding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump worked to take back an apparent acknowledgment that Joe Biden won the White House and...

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Lawmakers ponder safety during session

Legislative leaders are working on plans to safely return to session Feb. 1 amid a record spike in COVID-19 cases and...

Health

This Week: Tyson Foods, Walmart, Target results

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:Tyson pluckedTyson Foods is expected to...