Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director, and Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary. Biden also plans to name Neera Tanden, the president [...]
Doctor says Biden sprained a foot while playing with his dog
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden sprained a foot while playing with one of his dogs, but doctors found “no obvious fracture” while examining him Sunday, according to his doctor. Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, for an examination Sunday afternoon, his office [...]
In his first one-on-one interview since losing to Biden, Trump baselessly cast more conspiracy theories
In the Fox Business interview, Trump suggested the FBI and Justice Department might be "involved" in the fraudulent election.
Jill Biden, Joe’s chief protector, stepping up as first lady
WASHINGTON (AP) — She’s fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She’s moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic. She’s supported his presidential ambitions again and again — except in 2004, when she deployed a novel messaging technique to keep Joe Biden from running. “No,” Jill Biden, then clad in [...]
Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up
ATLANTA (AP) — Bishop Reginald Jackson stepped to the microphone at a drive-in rally outside a church in southwest Atlanta as his voice carried over a loudspeaker and the radio to people gathered in, around and on top of cars that filled the parking lot. “Let’s keep Georgia blue,” Jackson said. “Let’s elect Jon Ossoff, [...]
Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court’s order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state. The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous [...]
Ex-Trump campaign aide sues over Russia probe surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign associate who was the target of a secret surveillance warrant during the FBI’s Russia investigation says in a federal lawsuit that he was the victim of “unlawful spying.” The suit from Carter Page alleges a series of omissions and errors made by FBI and Justice Department officials in [...]
How Washington state may have helped flip Arizona blue in the presidential election
When Arizona turned blue in the 2020 presidential election, going Democratic for the first time since 1996, did the 43,000 Washingtonians who moved to the Grand Canyon State between 2017 and 2019 have a role?
High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown. The administration’s top lawyers are hoping the justices on a court that includes three Trump appointees will embrace the idea, rejected repeatedly [...]
Biden’s win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released
WASHINGTON (AP) — The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S. base in Cuba. Saifullah Paracha, a 73-year-old Pakistani with diabetes and a heart condition, had [...]
One pandemic, two different worlds in Georgia runoff races
BUENA VISTA, Ga. (AP) — Across the grounds of a south Georgia courthouse, scores of masked and socially distanced voters bowed their heads in prayer for the 260,000-plus Americans who have died from the coronavirus. Then Democratic Senate hopeful Raphael Warnock took the microphone, promising to push for more economic aid for businesses and people [...]
Supreme Court won’t get involved in Louisiana pastor’s case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is for now staying out of a dispute involving the state of Louisiana and a Baton Rouge-area pastor charged with violating state coronavirus restrictions by repeatedly holding large church services. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday evening turned away a request from Life Tabernacle Church pastor Tony Spell [...]
Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won’t acknowledge
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump still won’t bring himself to concede the election he decisively lost to President-elect Joe Biden. But he’s now acknowledging he will leave the White House if Biden’s win is affirmed by the Electoral College, which is firmly on track to do just that in a few weeks. “Certainly I [...]
North Korea’s Kim vents fury under strain of coronavirus and economy, South Korea says
TOKYO — Under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and an ailing economy, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is responding with fury, approving at least two executions in the past three months, South Korea’s intelligence agency told a parliamentary briefing on Friday. “Kim Jong Un is taking irrational actions,” opposition lawmaker Ha Tae-keung told reporters [...]
As thousands of athletes get coronavirus tests, nurses wonder: What about us?
Registered nurses gathered in Los Angeles to protest the fact that UCLA's athletic department conducted 1,248 tests in a single week while health-care workers at UCLA hospitals were denied testing. National Nurses United, the country's largest nursing union, released the results of a survey of more than 15,000 members. About two-thirds reported they had never been tested.
Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian scientist named by the West as the leader of the Islamic Republic’s disbanded military nuclear program was killed Friday in an ambush on the outskirts of Tehran, authorities said. Iran’s foreign minister alleged the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh bore “serious indications” of an Israeli role, but did [...]
Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections
The Trump administration moved forward Friday on gutting a longstanding federal protection for the nation’s birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its take on the proposed rollback in the Federal Register. It’s a final [...]
New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 to use other methods like firing squads and poison gas. The amended rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, allows the U.S. government to conduct executions [...]
US appeals court rejects Trump appeal over Pennsylvania race
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judge’s assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.” “Free, fair [...]
Trump, Carson tout COVID-19 treatments as lifesavers. But regular people find them harder to get.
The story of the antibody treatments is the tale of the United States health-care system, which tends to cater to the well-insured and well-connected, especially in providing new treatments.
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Biden injures foot while playing with his dog, will probably need walking boot
The president-elect was walking his dog Major on Saturday when he sprained his foot, the transition team said.
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- Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against mail ballots with prejudice in another defeat for Trump