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Ex-Tuskegee Airman Alfred Thomas Farrar dies at age 99

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Alfred Thomas Farrar, a former Tuskegee Airman, died on Thursday in Virginia only days before a ceremony planned to honor his service in the program that famously trained Black military pilots during World War II. He was 99. Farrar's son, Roy, told The Associated Press ...

Second vaccine authorized in US shipped

Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a Memphis-area distribution center Sunday. The desperately needed shots are expected to be given starting Monday, just three days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized their emergency rollout. Nearly all of ...

Congress averts shutdown; fight continues over pandemic aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a two-day stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a partial government shutdown and buying yet more time for frustratingly slow endgame negotiations on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package. The virus aid talks remained on track, both ...

US questions Maxwell’s marriage in push to keep her jailed

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell told court officials at the time of her arrest in July that she was "in the process of divorcing her husband," a disclosure that prosecutors said undermines her argument that marriage will keep her in the U.S. if she is ...

California hospitals ‘crushed’ as virus patients flood ICUs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Increasingly desperate California hospitals are being "crushed" by soaring coronavirus infections, with one Los Angeles emergency doctor predicting Friday that rationing of care is imminent. The most populous state recorded more than 41,000 new confirmed cases and 300 ...

Bidens to get first vaccine dose on Monday

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will be getting their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday. That’s according to Biden’s incoming press secretary, Jen Psaki. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will receive their doses the week ...

Hunt still on for suspects in ransacking of Chicago stores

CHICAGO (AP) — The summer night when crowds descended on downtown Chicago, shattered store windows and poured inside the gaping holes to grab as much merchandise as they could carry away is a distant memory to many in the city. Even as the coronavirus crisis, the presidential election and ...

One person shot in violent protests in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Olympia arrested one person Saturday afternoon following a shooting at a violent protest between two heavily armed groups near the Capital building. The Thurston County sheriff's office confirmed the arrest but didn't immediately release details. The Olympia ...

Navy ends search for sailor who fell overboard from ship

The U.S. Navy announced Saturday that it has called off search and rescue efforts for a 20-year-old sailor who reportedly fell overboard earlier this week from the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy said in a statement it ended the effort at sunset Saturday after it searched more than 607 square ...

Fresh food initiatives feed, teach communities of color

PHOENIX (AP) — Bruce Babcock only has to walk across the street from his house in a residential neighborhood to get to the 10-acre patch (40,500 square meters) of farmland where he labors to help feed his community. As a community garden coordinator, Babcock works with volunteer growers and ...