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Pandemic postpones national math, reading tests until 2022Federal officials say national reading and math tests used to track what U.S. students know are being postponed from next year to 2022 over concerns about whether such testing would be feasible or produce valid results amid the pandemic
The Associated Press6 hours ago
President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon leaves federal court in New York Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Stephen Bannon switching lawyers in border wall fund caseA prominent Washington lawyer defending President Donald Trump's former chief strategist against charges that he cheated donors to a southern border wall says he's no longer the right lawyer for the job
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Manhattan DA appeals Manafort dismissal to NY's high courtNew York City prosecutors are seeking to have the state’s highest court revive state mortgage fraud charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after striking out twice before in lower courts
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A security guard wears a mask as he sits in front of the entrance to the Hotel Diva in San Francisco, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Some counties in California are pushing ahead with plans to wind down a program that's housed homeless people in hotel rooms amid the pandemic, despite an emergency cash infusion from the state aimed at preventing those same residents from returning to the streets in cold, rainy weather as the virus surges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Some California counties winding down hotels for homelessSome California counties are pushing ahead with plans to wind down a program that's housed homeless people in hotel rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause "unavoidable adverse impacts," the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to the developer released Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The corps is asking the backers of Pebble Mine to come up with a mitigation plan within 90 days for nearly 3,000 acres of land and nearly 200 miles of streams it says could be affected if the controversial mine moves forward.  (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
Trump administration denies planned mine near Alaska fisheryThe Trump administration has effectively killed a proposed gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warningsMillions of Americans are taking to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Guests are seen poolside at the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Some locals have mixed feelings about tourists returning during the pandemic after enjoying a Hawaii with dramatically fewer tourists since March. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free HawaiiFor months, Hawaii locals had Waikiki's famous beaches and other tourist hot spots to themselves as a mandatory two-week quarantine on travelers curbed tourism during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - This March 13, 2020, file photo shows a package of Lysol disinfectant wipes on a shelf at a store in Athens, Ga. Disinfectant wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are going all out to reassure customers with stepped up sanitation measures. To avoid any traces of the coronavirus that might be lurking on surfaces, Americans have been wiping down groceries, wearing surgical gloves in public and leaving mail packages out for an extra day or two. But experts say fear of being infected by touching something can be overblown. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
Wiping down groceries? Experts say keep risk in perspectiveTo avoid any traces of the coronavirus that might be lurking on surfaces, Americans have been wiping down groceries, wearing surgical gloves in public and leaving mail packages out for an extra day or two
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Jill Cichowicz, an advocate for opioid addiction treatment, displays a photo of her and her brother, Scott Zebnwski, who died of an opioid overdose at age 38, in her home in Midlothian, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Money promised to combat US overdose crisis sits unusedA $200 million account set aside as part of Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case is going unused because attorneys involved in lawsuits against the OxyContin maker can't agree how to spend it
The Associated Press14 hours ago
This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The online sports betting company FanDuel will open an in-person sports book at Bally's casino in Atlantic City once the casino's sale to a Rhode Island company is finalized. FanDuel told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that it has plans for a temporary sports betting facility in the casino before the end of the year, and will build a permanent sports book on the center of the casino floor next spring. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
NJ man charged in $1.7M theft of armored car outside casinoDescribing it as “something out of the 1930s,” authorities say a former guard and two others stole more than $1.7 million from an armored car parked outside an Atlantic City casino earlier this month
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta.   Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday, Nov. 25,  that Obama will receive its second annual Voice of Influence Award in recognition of how his writings “have traversed political, social, and ideological bounds and framed a self-reflective humanism that has marked his influence on public life.”   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Barack Obama to be honored next month by PEN AmericaFormer President Barack Obama is already a million-selling author and also a prize-winning author
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A gate agent with Alaska Airlines assist a traveler at the ticketing counter at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 monthsSouth Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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