State Department cancels China-paid junkets for congressional staff

The State Department on Friday canceled five longstanding cultural exchange programs with China that had allowed…

Joe Morrissey, Virginia Democrat, charged with Election Day violations

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia state senator has been accused by investigators of violating polling site…

South Carolina reports record number of daily COVID-19 cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Health officials in South Carolina confirmed nearly 2,500 new cases of COVID-19…

Judge names expert to scrutinize NC prison virus response

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A judge agreed on Friday to name a third-party expert to scrutinize…

Judge: Norman City Council illegally cut police budget

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma judge ruled in favor of a police union that sued…

Joe Biden says coronavirus vaccines should not be mandatory

Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden said Friday that he doesn’t think that coronavirus vaccines should be…

Trump orders troops out of Somalia as Pentagon promises terrorist threat will still be contained

Late on Friday, President Trump ordered the repositioning of most U.S. personnel and assets out of…

Theaters will weather Warner Bros. decision to stream first-run films, analysts say

Movie theaters are expected to survive the plan by Warner Bros. to release films in the…

World Health Organization officials intrigued by ‘e-vaccination certificate’

World Health Organization officials are monitoring the development of an “e-vaccination certificate” for beneficiaries of the…

MSNBC’s Jason Johnson Hits Biden: If He Thinks McConnell Will Work With Him on Covid Relief, He ‘Hasn’t Learned Anything in the Last 12 Years’

MSNBC’s Jason Johnson warned President-elect Joe Biden that if thinks Mitch McConnell would be a good-faith partner on passing a Covid relief…

The virus’ toll: How 32 NFL teams have been hit by COVID-19

The NFL has seen major COVID-19 outbreaks for the Titans and Ravens. Big stars and coaches…

State health leaders urge extension of Alabama mask mandate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – With Alabama’s mask mandate set to expire next week even as COVID-19…

Mike Pence to Georgia: Vote Loeffler, Perdue to preserve Trump’s triumphs

Vice President Mike Pence told Georgians on Friday to elect Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David…

Newtown board blocks proposed gun-carrying restrictions

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The governing board in Newtown, Connecticut – where the country’s deadliest grade…

Nevada to receive 164,150 vaccines in December

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Nevada will receive 164,150 initial doses of coronavirus vaccines this month,…

Families of 34 California boat fire victims grieve, advocate

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The snapshots tell the story of a big man with a big,…

Biden confident of multiple bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages but won’t say why

President-elect Joe Biden defended his plan to lean on Congress to pass an even bigger COVID-19…

Small business confidence drops to record low following election of Joe Biden: Survey

A survey shows that small business confidence plummeted to an all-time low after the presumed election…

New Jersey sees uptick in new claims for unemployment

New Jersey saw another 13,500 initial unemployment claims in the latest reporting period, including a spike…

Jake Tapper Concerned U.S. Election System ‘More Fragile’ Than People Think: If the Race Had Been Closer…

CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with ousted DHS cyber official Chris Krebs Friday to discuss the election…