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A car drives down Main Street during the coronavirus outbreak in West Union, W.Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. As another surge of COVID-19 grows across the nation, the global pandemic is hitting home in Doddridge County. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)
Global pandemic hits home in the West Virginia mountainsMany in West Virginia proudly say they live in the original social distancing state
The Associated Press1 hour ago
One light is all that is on at the local Starbucks on Mountain Blvd in the Montclair neighborhood after the power has been shut off due to high winds in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Big power shutoffs in California as winds boost fire dangerLarge swaths of California were had no electricity on Monday as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires as the fire-weary state is buffeted by powerful winds and dangerously dry weather conditions
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - Oprah Winfrey arrives for the presentation of Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection in Paris on March 4, 2019. Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favorites ranging from James Baldwin’s landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time” to Mary Oliver’s poetry collection “Devotions.” She is calling her choices “The Books That See Me Through,” works she values for “their ability to comfort, inspire, and enlighten” her. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
`The books that see her through': Winfrey suggests sevenWith Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lisa Iparrea, director of client services, gives a thumbs up as she helps direct cars through the touchless drive thru food distribution line at the West Houston Assistance Ministries Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Houston. Many people in Houston and around the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck and were caught off guard by the economic fallout from the coronavirus that initially cost the nation 22 million jobs, with 10.7 million still unemployed. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needyIn lines of cars stretching more than half a mile, people thrown out of work by the coronavirus pandemic queue up with other needy people to receive some of the 1 million pounds of food distributed some days by the Houston Food Bank
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric started cutting power Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, to tens of thousands of California residents and planned outages for many more to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires due to extreme fire weather. The nation's largest utility said outages began in the far north of the state in Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, and Lake counties and were expected to continue southward throughout Sunday and possibly into Monday. Power was initially cut to 26,500 customers. As many as 361,000 customers in 36 counties could be affected. California is bracing for a return of gusty winds and bone-dry weather. The National Weather Service issued red-flag warnings for many areas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Californians see power shutoffs as winds, fire danger riseHundreds of thousands of Californians lost power as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires and the fire-weary state braced for a new bout of dry, windy weather
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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