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FILE - In this May 12, 2020 file photo, a case of surgical gloves encased in plastic wrap waits for distribution as part of a shipment of personal protective equipment from China to help Connecticut fight against COVID-19  in New Britain Conn.  Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get needed pandemic relief to small businesses, the unemployed, renters and others affected by the widening coronavirus outbreak. In some cases, they are figuring out how to spend the last of a federal relief package passed in the spring as an end-of-year deadline approaches and the current COVID-19 surge threatens their economies once again.  (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)
With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aidGovernors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Timika Ingram poses for a picture holding a flyer when she was a firefighter on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. A group of Black firefighters in a North Carolina city have filed a grievance over conditions they have endured for more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Black firefighters in NC allege racism amid larger reckoningA group of Black firefighters in a North Carolina city has filed a grievance citing racism and discrimination they have endured for more than 30 years
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Milwaukee County vote recount gives Biden small boostMilwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, March 16, 2020 file photo, Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. A panel of U.S. advisers will meet this week to recommend who should be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine. Experts have proposed giving the vaccine to health workers first. High priority also may be given to workers in essential industries, people with certain medical conditions and people age 65 and older. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
CDC panel meets Tuesday to vote on COVID-19 vaccine priorityA panel of U.S. advisers will meet next week to recommend who should be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020, file photo a COVID-19-themed mural reads "You Can't Quarantine Love," outside of a restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif. Los Angeles County has announced a new stay-home order as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation's most populous county. The three-3 week order take effect Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The order advises residents to stay home "as much as possible" and to wear a face covering when they go out.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Los Angeles orders more restrictions as coronavirus surgesLos Angeles County has announced a stay-home order as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation’s most populous county
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Vehicles line up as a healthcare workers help to check in as citizens is being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, November 22, 2020.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after ThanksgivingThe coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation’s response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so
The Associated Press21 hours ago
U.S. Army Spc. Kevin Martin, junior sniper, assigned to the 1-186th Infantry Battalion, Task Force Guardian, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, provides security for a 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) C-130J Super Hercules during unloading operations at an unidentified location in Somalia Sunday, June 28, 2020. No country has been involved in Somalia's future as much as the United States but now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the nation at what some experts call the worst possible time. (Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa via AP)
Temporary US Pentagon chief makes rare visit to SomaliaThe acting U.S. defense secretary has visited Somalia to meet with U.S. troops
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., poses during a ceremonial re-enactment of his swearing-in ceremony in the Rayburn Room on Capitol Hill in Washington. Valadao has reclaimed the U.S. House seat he lost in the California farm belt two years ago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Former House Republican flips central California seatRepublicans have picked up their 11th seat overall in the U.S. House and the third seat in California
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Aug. 28, 2020, file photo shows the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way for other methods like firing squads and poison gas. The amended rule, published Friday, Nov. 27, in the Federal Register, allows the U.S. government to conduct executions by lethal injection or use “any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed.” (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executionsThe Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way for other methods like firing squads and poison gas
The Associated Press1 day ago
COVID-19 in custody: Alabama ranks 9th for inmate deaths Alabama ranks ninth in the country for the number of COVID-19 deaths per 10,000 inmates
The Associated Press1 day ago
A worker holds a bundled Christmas tree ready for shipment at McKenzie Farms on Saturday, Nov.  20, 2020 in Oregon City, Ore.  Wholesale growers and small farms alike say customers are showing up earlier than normal and there are more of them. More Americans are staying home for the holidays amid coronavirus restrictions and want a new — or renewed — tradition to end a dreary year on a happier note.   (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virusChristmas tree growers who have faced increased interest in artificial trees in recent years say demand for real, fresh-cut evergreens is strong this season
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE — In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, University of Utah student Abigail Shull takes a rapid COVID-19 test in Salt Lake City. As coronavirus cases are surging around the U.S., some colleges and universities are rethinking some of their plans for next semester. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
US colleges mull new virus protocols for students' return As coronavirus cases are surging around the country, some colleges and universities are rethinking some of their plans for next semester
The Associated Press1 day ago
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