9:34 AM / Monday November 30, 2020


For Biden, how to help mangled economy is next obstacle

November 9, 2020

By JOSH BOAK BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Biden will inherit a mangled U.S. economy — one that never fully healed from the coronavirus and could suffer again as new infections are climbing. The once robust recovery has shown signs of gasping after federal aid lapsed. Ten million remain jobless and more layoffs are becoming permanent….

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Biden, Harris win White House, vowing new direction for divided US

November 7, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty…

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Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: People wearing masks walk by Century 21 department store, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) By Martin Crutsinger ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic as millions…

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 30, 2020, photo provided by Victoria Ujunwa, Miracle Okoro poses on the University of North Carolina Asheville campus in Asheville, N.C. Some classes are being held in person at the university, but on many days the campus looks like a ghost town, said Okoro. “It’s not easy to be able…

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NJ governor executive order extends COVID19 public health emergency after 874 people hospitalized

October 25, 2020

Photo: Screenshot image from website, Covid-19 press conference 3/21/2020 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has once again signed an executive order to extend New Jersey’s public health emergency, citing a steep increase in coronavirus cases in recent days. The extension was announced Saturday as the state’s 7-day rolling average of daily new…

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US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

October 24, 2020

By REBECCA BOONE and DAVID CRARY BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The U.S. death…

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Wolf offers $20 million relief plan for bars and restaurants

October 24, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Pennsylvania plans to offer $20 million in relief to the state’s beleaguered hospitality industry, the governor announced Thursday, an amount trade groups called woefully inadequate for helping bars and restaurants survive the pandemic. The state intends to waive liquor license fees in…

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Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Voters line up at an early voting satellite location at the A. B. Day elementary school, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) By Scott Bauer ASSOCIATED PRESS  MADISON, Wis. — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest…

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Wolf vetoes bill to let restaurants operate at full capacity

October 20, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO/Phtot City of Philadelphia HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-sponsored bill Friday that would have let restaurants and bars reopen at up to full capacity, saying it would have jeopardized public health and safety. It was the latest in a string of coronavirus-related vetoes from the Democratic governor,…

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Pennsylvania reports 2nd-highest COVID-19 total of pandemic

October 18, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is reporting 1,857 new COVID-19 cases, the second-highest daily total since the beginning of pandemic, days after officials said the commonwealth was seeing a “fall resurgence” of the coronavirus. The numbers announced Saturday by the state health department are exceeded only by the 1,989 cases reported April 9 and bring…

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