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  • Woman dies weeks after being run over while defending son

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has died weeks after a group of teenagers intentionally ran over her as she defended her son, who had been assaulted by the teens, deputies said. Suzette Penton, a librarian in Polk City, died last week from injuries suffered in the Nov. 9 crash, according to the […]
  • 2 killed in small plane crash in northeast Arkansas

    FRANKLIN, Ark. (AP) — Two people were killed when a small airplane crashed in rural northeast Arkansas, officials said. Residents called 911 to report a small airplane flying low Monday afternoon in the town of Franklin, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock, and emergency crews discovered two bodies in the wreckage, said […]
  • Election 2020 Today: Biden’s economic team, Emanuel weighed

    Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden’s transition. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ECONOMIC TEAM: With unemployment still high and a new economic slump possible this winter, President-elect Joe Biden has announced a liberal team of economic advisers. His picks have long focused on workers, inequality and the disadvantaged. Biden’s nominee for treasury […]
  • Is shopping in stores safe during the pandemic?

    Is shopping in stores safe during the pandemic? There are ways to reduce risk, but health experts advise avoiding it when possible. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says holiday shopping in crowded stores is a “higher risk” activity and that people should limit any in-person shopping, including at supermarkets. Instead, the agency […]
  • Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad said the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.” The 27-year-old activist, who was forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State fighters in Iraq, said curfews, lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed by […]
  • The Latest: Tokyo taking steps to limit coronavirus cases

    TOKYO — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is asking senior citizens 65 or older and those with underlying health conditions not to use the government’s GoTo discount campaign to travel in and out of Tokyo. New cases in Tokyo and other major cities have spiked in recent weeks, with serious cases rapidly filling hospitals and impacting […]
  • Georgia runoff to decide short-term successor to John Lewis

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters on Tuesday are choosing the short-term replacement for civil rights legend John Lewis. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are contesting a runoff election. The men finished first and second, but no one won a majority in a first round of voting […]
  • S&P 500 eyes new high on economic reports, vaccine news

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and U.S. futures rose Tuesday on improved economic reports from China and as more drug makers sought regulatory approval for their coronavirus vaccines. The S&P 500 looks set to hit new record highs when trading opens on Wall Street. Markets in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced as investors looked […]
  • Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s workers and government efforts to address economic inequality. Janet Yellen, announced Monday as Biden’s nominee for treasury secretary, served as chair of […]
  • Joe Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

    CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary. Biden’s selection of his nominee to lead the Transportation Department is not believed to be imminent, and Emanuel is among multiple candidates in the running for […]