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Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Stocks jump as Trump promises to 'go big' on aid for economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Tuesday as President Donald Trump promised he's “going big” with plans to blunt th...

Updated 13 minutes ago
Hong Kong leader urges people to stay home as cases rise

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday urged residents to stay home as the city grapples with a resurgence of the coronavirus, which has infected over 500 people in the past week.

Updated 30 minutes ago
The Latest: Nobel laureate warns of increased trafficking

UNITED NATIONS — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the COVID-19 pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.”

Updated 31 minutes ago
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.”

Updated 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
Rights group asks Sri Lanka to probe deadly prison unrest

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group has asked Sri Lanka to conduct an impartial investigation into prison unrest and the use of live ammunition by guards that resulted in the death of ei...

Updated 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holi...

Updated 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
Thousands flee as activity in Indonesian volcanoes increases

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities are closely monitoring several volcanoes after sensors picked up increased activity in recent weeks, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people.

Updated 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
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.

Updated 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
Study: Students falling behind in math during pandemic

A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not...

Updated 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Updated 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
AP PHOTOS: Animal attacks taking their toll in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Amid the long-raging deadly strife in Indian-controlled Kashmir, another conflict is silently taking its toll on the Himalayan region’s residents: the conflict between man and wild animals.

Updated 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
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.

Updated 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
WHO chief: Mexico in 'bad shape' with coronavirus pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said that "Mexico is in bad shape” with the pandemic and urged its leaders be serious about the coronavirus and set examples for its citizens.

Updated 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
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Updated 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
At tiny rural hospitals, weary doctors treat friends, family

MEMPHIS, Mo. (AP) — As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, many of his movements are familiar in an age of coronavirus. Masks and gloves. Zippered plasti...

Updated 3 hours, 15 minutes ago
Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Monday: