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Former development aide accuses Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is now running for Manhattan borough president accused him of sexual harassment in a series of tweets Sunday, saying he made inappropriate comments about her appearance. Lindsey Boylan tweeted that the Democratic governor “sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched.” “I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or h ...
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  Story 359 -   Monday December 14, 2020
U.S. begins shipping Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine
Pfizer has begun shipping out its coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., with the doses set to arrive at the first tranche of vaccination sites within a day. Trucks carrying the first doses of the vaccine, authorized by the FDA late Friday night, started rolling out of Pfizer's manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Sunday morning, kicking off a challenging effort to inoculate Americans against a virus that's killed nearly 300,000. FedEx and ...
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  Story 358 -   Sunday December 13, 2020
Charley Pride Dies,  Famous Victim of Covid-19
Perhaps the most famous person who died from the pandemic, Charley Pride died of COVID one month after performing at the CMAs, which were indoors and full of people not wearing masks. They gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award and promptly killed him. Pride died Saturday at age 86 in Dallas. He was born on March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Mississippi, the singer was a sharecropper's son who rose to become country music's first black superstar. H ...
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  Story 357 -   Sunday December 13, 2020
States will start getting COVID-19 vaccine Monday, US says
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning, U.S. officials said Saturday, after the government gave the final go-ahead to the shots needed to end an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. Trucks will roll out Sunday morning as shipping companies UPS and FedEx begin delivering Pfizer’s vaccine to nearly 150 distribution centers across the states, said Army Gen. Gustave Perna of ...
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  Story 356 -   Monday December 14, 2020
Feds passed up chance to lock in more Pfizer vaccine doses
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump aims to take credit Tuesday for the speedy development of forthcoming coronavirus vaccines, even as his administration is coming under scrutiny for failing to lock in a chance to buy millions of additional doses of one of the leading contenders. That decision could delay the delivery of a second batch of doses until manufacturer Pfizer fulfills other international contracts. The revelation, confirmed ...
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  Story 355 -   Saturday December 5, 2020
States submit vaccine orders as coronavirus death toll grows
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States faced a deadline on Friday to place orders for the coronavirus vaccine as many reported record infections, hospitalizations and deaths, while hospitals were pushed to the breaking point — with the worst feared yet to come. The number of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 hit an all-time high in the U.S. on Thursday at 100,667, according to the COVID Tracking Project. That figure has more than doubled over the pas ...
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  Story 354 -   Wednesday December 2, 2020
UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use
British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world’s first shot against the virus that’s backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. The go-ahead for the vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech comes as the virus surges again in the United States and Europe, putting pressure on hospitals and morgues in some places an ...
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  Story 353 -   Tuesday December 1, 2020
Brazen gun battle in Brazil bank heist leaves cash scattered on road
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Bank robbers in southern Brazil blasted explosives and fired high-caliber weapons at police late on Monday, in an audacious heist that injured two people and left reams of cash in the streets to be pocketed by locals. The robbery began just before midnight on Monday in the southern city of Criciúma and lasted nearly two hours, according to a statement from military police in Santa Catarina state. Of the two people wh ...
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  Story 352 -   Sunday December 6, 2020
England faces regional COVID-19 restrictions despite lawmaker rebellion
LONDON (Reuters) - Parliament approved a system of regional COVID-19 restrictions for England on Tuesday despite a rebellion within Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s own party which underlined growing unhappiness at his handling of the pandemic. More than 40% of people in England will be subject to the toughest tier of restrictions on their daily life from Wednesday, when the government shifts to its new approach after a month of national lockdow ...
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  Story 351 -   Tuesday December 1, 2020
Five killed, including baby, as car ploughs into pedestrian zone in Germany
BERLIN (Reuters) - Five people including a nine-month-old baby were killed and up to 15 injured on Tuesday when a speeding car ploughed into a pedestrian area in the western German city of Trier in what authorities said appeared to be a deliberate act. Witnesses said people screamed in panic and some were thrown into the air by the car as it crashed through the shopping zone. “We have arrested one person, one vehicle has been secured,” poli ...
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  Story 350 -   Tuesday December 1, 2020
Sweden: Mother suspected of locking up her son for 28 years
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police in Stockholm are investigating a woman in her 70s suspected of having kept her son locked up — reportedly for 28 years — in an apartment south of the Swedish capital, investigators said Tuesday. Prosecutor Emma Olsson, who heads the preliminary investigation, said the woman who was held on suspicion of unlawful deprivation of liberty and grievous bodily harm. Olsson said the 41-year-old son was found by a relative wh ...
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  Story 349 -   Tuesday December 1, 2020
Ex-Arizona politician gets 6 years in adoption scheme
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician who admitted running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands was sentenced in Arkansas to six years in federal prison. It was the first of three punishments he’ll face for arranging adoptions prohibited by an international compact. Paul Petersen, a Republican who served as metro Phoenix’s assessor for six years and also worked as an adoption attorney, illeg ...
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  Story 348 -   Tuesday December 1, 2020
US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday. Most of the information in the 18-page court order is redacted, including the identity of the people whom prosecutors are investigating and whom the proposed pardon might ...
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  Story 347 -   Saturday November 28, 2020
Indigenous people across the US want their land back -- and the movement is gaining momentum
(CNN)Around this time every year, Americans come together to share a feast commemorating a myth about its first inhabitants. An indigenous tribe did eat with the Pilgrims in 1621 and sign a treaty with the colonists that had settled on their shores -- an act of survival rather one of goodwill and friendship. But the relationship would eventually break down, decimating the tribe's population and whittling away its land. Nearly 400 years later, ...
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  Story 346 -   Saturday November 28, 2020
Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order; US hits 13 million cases; Ohio State coach tests positive
A national surge in COVID-19 cases continues as the United States recorded its 13 millionth case on Black Friday, a day typically marked by crowds of bargain hunters. This year, however, many shoppers across the country turned to online deals, keeping crowds thin. Even so, experts worried that testing disruptions over the holiday will lead Americans to falsely believe the virus' spread has slowed. That's because testing sites have shorter hour ...
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  Story 345 -   Saturday November 28, 2020
U.S. vaccine plans take shape but no let-up on restrictions
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - U.S. health authorities will hold an emergency meeting next week to recommend that a coronavirus vaccine awaiting approval be given first to healthcare professionals and people in long-term care facilities. The meeting, announced on Friday by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee on immunizations, suggests that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may be close to authorizing distributi ...
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  Story 344 -   Saturday November 28, 2020
Eight dead after cyclone hits Somalia's Puntland, spread of locusts feared
GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - A cyclone that hit parts of Somalia this week killed eight people and displaced thousands, flooded farmlands and could worsen a locust plague, an official and United Nations agencies said. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said on Thursday Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday and subsided on Tuesday, but moderate and light rain conti ...
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  Story 343 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Killing of suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind risks confrontation as Trump exits
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. The death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who Iranian media said died in hospital after armed assassins gunned him down in his car, will also complicate any effort by U.S. President-elect ...
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  Story 342 -   Friday November 27, 2020
She called me!!!!!: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris phones California teen to thank him for painting her portrait
‘I’m overwhelmed with just the magnificence of your artistry,’ Harris said on the call Last weekend, Bay area teen artist Tyler Gordon uploaded a time-lapse video of himself painting a portrait. Gordon has posted many videos like this before. The inspiration behind this particular piece was none other than Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris. Gordon tweeted, “@KamalaHarris My name is Tyler Gordon and I’m 14 years old and I live in the Bay A ...
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  Story 341 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Major shift at Supreme Court on Covid-19 orders
The Supreme Court signaled a major shift in its approach to coronavirus-related restrictions late Wednesday, voting 5-4 to bar New York state from reimposing limits on religious gatherings. The emergency rulings, issued just before midnight, were the first significant indication of a rightward shift in the court since President Donald Trump’s newest appointee — Justice Amy Coney Barrett — last month filled the seat occupied by liberal Justice ...
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  Story 340 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, ending a yearslong prosecution in the Russia investigation that saw Flynn twice plead guilty to lying to the FBI and then reverse himself before the Justice Department stepped in to dismiss his case. “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” Trump tweeted. “Congratulations to ...
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  Story 339 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Supreme Court rules against NY coronavirus restrictions
WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The court’s action could push New York to reevaluate those restrictions. But the court’s action also won’t have any immediate impact since the two groups that sued as a result of the restrictions, the Roman Catholic ...
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  Story 338 -   Friday November 27, 2020
10-foot python removed from under car hood in Florida
DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-foot Burmese python was removed from under the hood of a car in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a tweet Thursday that the snake was coiled up inside the engine compartment of a Ford Mustang in Dania Beach, which is adjacent to Fort Lauderdale. “Our officers responded and safely captured and removed the approximately 10-foot invasive snake,” the tweet said. ...
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  Story 337 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus
CLEVELAND — A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man walked in Sunday, ordered the beer and asked for the check, which came to $7.02, Nighttown owner Brendan Ring wrote on Facebook. Ring said the man wished him well and told him to share the tip with the four employees who were working brunch service. As the man walked out, Ring wrote, he looked down at th ...
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  Story 336 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Taylor 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 the show for a good reason: She said she’s busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday’s awards show, the pop star said “the reason I’m not there tonight is I’m actually re-recording all of my old music in the studio where we originally recorded it. So it’s been amazi ...
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  Story 335 -   Friday November 27, 2020
3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper
LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, giving public health officials hope they may soon have access to a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to distribute than some of its rivals. The results are based on interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca. No hospitaliza ...
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1,000 U.S. Hospitals Are 'Critically' Short On Staff — And More Expect To Be Soon
More than 1,000 hospitals across the United States are "critically" short on staff, according to numbers released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services. Those hospitals, which span all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, represent about 18% of all hospitals that report their staffing status to HHS. And that number is expected to grow: 21% of all hospitals reporting say they anticipate having critical staffing shorta ...
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  Story 333 -   Sunday November 22, 2020
U.S. Passes 12 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
Cases of COVID-19 are rising at an alarming rate in nearly every state as the nation approaches Thanksgiving. The cumulative case count passed 12 million on Saturday, six days after the previous million mark was crossed, which was six days after the previous million. On Friday alone, there were more than 195,000 new confirmed cases and 1,878 deaths reported, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 255,000 people have d ...
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  Story 332 -   Friday November 27, 2020
Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
There have been more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and more than 54,000 people have died, government figures show. However, these figures include only people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus and other measures suggest the number of deaths is higher. Note: Total case numbers in some areas may have dropped between 15 and 16 Nov. This is due to Public Health England reallocating some ...
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  Story 331 -   Saturday November 21, 2020
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 exhausted his legal challenges to the election, he will come to grips with his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. But the opposite is happening. As one Trump court case after another falls by the wayside, Trump is doubling down on efforts to disrupt the election outcome. Rather than accept the reality of the vote, the pre ...
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