• Salvation Army brings out red kettles, bell ringers to help those in need amid pandemic

    Salvation Army brings out red kettles, bell ringers to help those in need amid pandemic
    TUCSON (KVOA) - It's that time of year again where the Salvation Army dispatches their red kettles and bell ringers all over town to help those in need. 
    But this year, it's a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Friday's kick-off presented 2019's Group Challange Awards to the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Tucson, the Kiwani's and Rotary Clubs of Tucson. The Salvation Army is hoping to bring in $500,000 this year, surpassing last year's $280,000.Twenty percent of t
  • WVa court says lawsuit over governor’s residency can proceed

    WVa court says lawsuit over governor’s residency can proceed
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has rejected arguments from Gov. Jim Justice that the courts cannot force the governor to live in the state capital. The high court said on Friday that a lawsuit over his residency can proceed. The Republican governor defends living in Lewisburg even though the state constitution says the governor “shall reside at the seat of government” in Charleston. The justices wrote that courts have the right to compel the Republican
  • Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum

    Texas education board set to revise sex education curriculum
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas State Board of Education on Friday approved teaching middle schoolers about birth control but decided against providing students with information on consent, sexual orientation and gender identity. The education board’s changes were the first to sex education curriculum in Texas in more than 20 years. The revisions include teaching seventh and eighth graders about the effectiveness of birth control in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infect
  • NY’s Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings

    NY’s Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Friday it plans to present the award to the governor in a live-streamed show Monday. International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said Cuomo is being honored with the academy’s Foun
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  • Mayor: Wisconsin mall shooting injuries not life-threatening

    Mayor: Wisconsin mall shooting injuries not life-threatening
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin mayor says multiple people were shot at mall Friday but none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride says in a statement that a suspect remains at large after the shooting at Mayfair Mall. Witnesses told WISN-TV that they heard what they believed were eight to 12 shots. WISN-TV reported they had seen five people taken away from the mall on stretchers, at least two of whom were sitting upright and appeared to be consci
  • Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions

    Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions
    LONDON (AP) — The union representing soccer players in England wants less heading of balls in training amid growing concerns about brain injury diseases among former professionals. The decision by the Professional Footballers’ Association follows a meeting of its management committee which assesses research into dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. It was announced this month that Manchester United and England great Bobby Charlton had been diagnosed with dementia. The post F
  • Mayor says multiple victims but no life-threatening injuries at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin mall, shooter remains at large

    Mayor says multiple victims but no life-threatening injuries at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin mall, shooter remains at large
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Mayor says multiple victims but no life-threatening injuries at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin mall, shooter remains at large.The post Mayor says multiple victims but no life-threatening injuries at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin mall, shooter remains at large appeared first on KVOA.
  • Spokesman: Georgia governor certifies presidential electors following certification of results showing Biden victory

    Spokesman: Georgia governor certifies presidential electors following certification of results showing Biden victory
    ATLANTA (AP) — Spokesman: Georgia governor certifies presidential electors following certification of results showing Biden victory.The post Spokesman: Georgia governor certifies presidential electors following certification of results showing Biden victory appeared first on KVOA.
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  • Virus News: Another case record, positive news on vaccine

    Virus News: Another case record, positive news on vaccine
    The development of a vaccine has taken another step forward as Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. It’s a required step and critical milestone for the vaccine to be approved and distributed to people. Meanwhile, the Biden transition team is expressing concern that President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election will create obstacles in fighting the pandemic.  And some U.S. colleges will be requiring or offering virus tests to
  • Pollard done with parole in US, free to relocate to Israel

    Pollard done with parole in US, free to relocate to Israel
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst who served 30 years in prison for selling secrets to Israel, has completed his parole. The move will free him to travel to Israel, which his advocates say has long been Pollard’s wish. His lawyer, Eliot Lauer, says Pollard’s parole conditions for the last five years have included a curfew and a wrist monitor that tracks his whereabouts, as well as restrictions on where he could
  • Lawyers: Children detained at border facing COVID exposure

    Lawyers: Children detained at border facing COVID exposure
    HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration lawyers say Border Patrol agents are detaining about 65 immigrant children at a station in South Texas in poor conditions, with no room for social distancing and some wearing the same masks they had when they crossed the border.  A lawyer who visited the station at Weslaco, Texas, on Wednesday spoke to teenagers who had been detained there for at least three days, said Carlos Holguin, co-founder of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. Both tee
  • Complaints against Wisconsin officer who killed 3 dismissed

    Complaints against Wisconsin officer who killed 3 dismissed
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee police and fire commission has voted to dismiss the complaints against a police officer filed by the families of three men he fatally shot while on duty since 2015. The Wauwatosa Police and Fire Commission unanimously voted Thursday in favor of a resolution that dismisses all pending matters relating to Joseph Mensah, including complaints by the families of Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson Jr. and Antonio Gonzales. Mensah has signed a separation agreemen
  • Biden could announce Cabinet picks as soon as next week

    Biden could announce Cabinet picks as soon as next week
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top Cabinet nominations as early as next week. He could unveil his picks for treasury secretary and secretary of state before Thanksgiving, according to people close to the transition who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Biden’s team is considering releasing his Cabinet picks in groups focused on a specific topic area. S
  • Pence pitches Georgia senators as last line of GOP defense

    Pence pitches Georgia senators as last line of GOP defense
    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence campaigned Friday in Georgia in support of the state’s two Republican senators and warning of a potential Democratic takeover of Washington in January. They’re trying to overcome Democratic challengers in Jan. 5 runoffs that will determine who controls the Senate at the outset of President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Pence’s trip comes on the same day that Georgia’s Republican secretary of state certified
  • California pub tries to keep calm, carry on with virus rules

    California pub tries to keep calm, carry on with virus rules
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County businesses trying to recover from the coronavirus pandemic face new restrictions and the prospect of a shutdown on the horizon. Cases of COVID-19 are surging faster than public health officials anticipated when they put new restrictions in place Friday that reduce outdoor dining capacity and order retail businesses to close by 10 p.m. If cases keep rising, a shutdown will be ordered. Santa Monica pub manager Lisa Powers says she doesn’t
  • Who needs Russia? Loudest attacks on US vote are from Trump

    Who needs Russia? Loudest attacks on US vote are from Trump
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before the presidential election, federal authorities warned that foreign countries could spread false information about the results to discredit the legitimacy of the outcome. Turns out, the loudest megaphone for that message belonged not to Russia but to President Donald Trump. Since the election Trump and his lawyers have advanced a blizzard of thoroughly debunked claims to proclaim that he, not President-elect Joe Biden, was the rightful winner. The resul
  • Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge in cases

    Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge in cases
    TORONTO (AP) —  Canada’s largest city is going back into lockdown because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The provincial Ontario government announced Friday Toronto and the Peel Region suburb will go into lockdown on Monday. Health officials announced they won’t allow indoor organized events or social gatherings except for members of the same household. Restaurants and bars are only allowed to offer takeout and delivery. Retail will only be open for curbside pick up or deliv
  • Alleged Sinaloa Cartel member extradited to US from Italy

    Alleged Sinaloa Cartel member extradited to US from Italy
    New York (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that a former Mexican federal police officer accused of trafficking drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel was extradited this week to the U.S. from Italy. Ramón Santoyo-Cristobal, also known as “Dr. Wagner,” faces charges of participating in a long-running conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin from Mexico into the United States, as well as laundering millions of dollars in drug proceeds. He was indi
  • Police responding to “active situation” at Wisconsin mall

    Police responding to “active situation” at Wisconsin mall
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A police dispatcher says officers are responding to “a very active situation” at a suburban Milwaukee mall. The dispatcher said she could not immediately provide further details about the Friday afternoon incident at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa.The post Police responding to “active situation” at Wisconsin mall appeared first on KVOA.
  • Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge cases

    Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge cases
    TORONTO (AP) —  Canada’s largest city is going back into lockdown because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The provincial Ontario government announced Friday Toronto and the Peel Region suburb will go into lockdown on Monday. Health officials announced they won’t allow indoor organized events or social gatherings except for members of the same household. Restaurants and bars are only allowed to offer takeout and delivery. Retail will only be open for curbside pick up or deliv
  • Arizona State’s Christopher embracing Hurley’s intensity

    Arizona State’s Christopher embracing Hurley’s intensity
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Five-star guard Josh Christopher chose to play at No. 18 Arizona State to get pushed by coach Bobby Hurley. Christopher has been getting what he asked for in practice. With Christopher and the return of Remy Martin and Alonzo Verge Jr., the Sun Devils look a lot like the Guard U team that went to the NCAA Tournament in 2018. Christopher is the highest-rated recruit in program history at No. 12 nationally and headlines the best class in school history.The post Arizona St
  • Lieutenant gov’s flags fly in the face of some PA lawmakers

    Lieutenant gov’s flags fly in the face of some PA lawmakers
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, may have gotten under somebody’s skin. A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation Friday would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol. That presumably means the pro-marijuana legalization and LGBTQ- and transgender-rights flags that Fetterman hangs from his second-floor outdoor balcony. The irreverent Fetterman said he hadn’t known about the provisi
  • Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

    Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to leverage the power of the Oval Office in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. His latest effort comes as criticism is mounting that his futile attempts to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election could do long-lasting damage to faith in the U.S. elections. Trump summoned a delegation of Republican lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday in an apparent extension of his eff
  • PCSD: Man critically injured in case that left woman dead on north side ‘sustained self-inflicted gunshot wounds’

    PCSD: Man critically injured in case that left woman dead on north side ‘sustained self-inflicted gunshot wounds’
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    TUCSON (KVOA) - The woman found dead Thursday on the north side was identified by Pima County Sheriff's Department Friday.According to Pima County Sheriff's Department, 78-year-old Hayford Peirce was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home in the 6000 block of North Pontatoc Road, near Skyline Drive and Swan Road at around 11:55 p.m. Thursday.After further checking the residence, the deputies also found a woman, later identified as 51-year-old Wa
  • Harvard petition demands scrutiny of ex-Trump officials

    Harvard petition demands scrutiny of ex-Trump officials
    BOSTON (AP) — A petition circulating at Harvard University demands new accountability standards for former Trump administration officials who seek to work or speak on campus, an idea that has drawn outrage from prominent conservatives. The online petition calls for a new “system of accountability” to review top political appointees who served under President Donald Trump and could come to campus as professors, fellows or speakers after Trump leaves office. It says those who fai
  • ‘No more room for delay’: Biden wants emergency COVID-19 aid

    ‘No more room for delay’: Biden wants emergency COVID-19 aid
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to enact billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19 assistance before year’s end. Biden transition aide Jen Psaki warned Friday that “there’s no more room for delay.” Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met in Delaware with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. Biden told the top congressional Democrats: “In my Oval Office, mi casa, you casa.&rdquo
  • Illinois 17-year-old charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

    Illinois 17-year-old charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois 17-year-old charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin has posted bail and been released from custody.
    Kyle Rittenhouse posted a $2 million cash bond in Kenosha on Friday. Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during an Aug. 25 protest against police racism and brutality in Kenosha.
    Rittenhouse’s attorneys insist he was acting in self-defense. Some conservatives have portrayed Rittenhouse
  • Georgia secretary of state certifies election results that show state’s voters chose Joe Biden for president

    Georgia secretary of state certifies election results that show state’s voters chose Joe Biden for president
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia secretary of state certifies election results that show state’s voters chose Joe Biden for president.The post Georgia secretary of state certifies election results that show state’s voters chose Joe Biden for president appeared first on KVOA.
  • Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

    Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois 17-year-old charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin has posted bail and been released from custody. Kyle Rittenhouse posted a $2 million cash bond in Kenosha on Friday. Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during an Aug. 25 protest against police racism and brutality in Kenosha. Rittenhouse’s attorneys insist he was acting in self-defense. Some conservatives have portrayed Rittenhouse
  • Man freed, case dropped in deadly 1994 stabbing of NYC woman

    Man freed, case dropped in deadly 1994 stabbing of NYC woman
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man has been cleared after spending more than a quarter-century behind bars for a deadly robbery. Queens prosecutors now say witnesses against Jaythan Kendrick weren’t reliable. They included a 10-year-old boy who has since recanted his testimony. Kendrick walked out of a Queens courthouse Thursday, free for the first time since his arrest in the November 1994 killing of Josephine Sanchez. The 70-year-old woman was stabbed in the back on the grounds of a pu
  • Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protest posts $2 million bail

    Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protest posts $2 million bail
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protest posts $2 million bail.The post Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protest posts $2 million bail appeared first on KVOA.
  • Land conservation plan stirs fight over Trump restrictions

    Land conservation plan stirs fight over Trump restrictions
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials say proposed land conservation purchases in dozens of states would preserve natural areas and increase access to tourist destinations. The announcement Friday comes as lawmakers from both parties push back on Trump administration restrictions on how the money can be spent. The $125 million in congressionally authorized spending would buy up private property inside the boundaries of places including Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, Kentucky&rsq
  • Attack on vendor affects website of Arizona court system

    Attack on vendor affects website of Arizona court system
    PHOENIX (AP) — A internet interruption resulting from a ransomware attack on a hosting provider has limited functionality of the Arizona state court system’s webpage for most of this week. The vendor and court officials acknowledged the problem in online notices. Managed.Com said a ransomware attack prompted it to take down customers’ sites on Monday to protect them. The court system’s azcourts.gov website on Friday still didn’t display its full normal array of cont
  • Tucson Mayor Calls for Statewide Mask Mandate

    Tucson Mayor Calls for Statewide Mask Mandate
    Tucson Mayor Regina Romero joined three other Arizona mayors on Friday to discuss the surge in cases across the state and call for stricter COVID-19 mitigation actions from Gov. Doug Ducey. …
  • Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US

    Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US
    Pfizer has asked U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting a process that could bring first shots as early as next month. Friday’s step comes days after Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced its vaccine appears 95% protective in a large but not yet finished study. Over the next few weeks, the Food and Drug Administration and its scientific advisers will have to decide if there’s really enough evidence to allow emergency vaccinations. If so, f
  • EXPLAINER: Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court

    EXPLAINER: Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court
    While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges. Trump’s campaign has failed to make any real headway in court without proof of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Over the course of a single day this week, Trump and his Republican allies dropped or lost cases seeking to block the certification of election results in three different states. Exp
  • The Latest: McConnell proposes shifting funds to COVID aid

    The Latest: McConnell proposes shifting funds to COVID aid
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    2:45 p.m.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing that Congress funnel $455 billion of unspent small business lending funds toward a new COVID-19 aid package.
    The Republican leader’s offer Friday comes after a morning meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. They are trying to kickstart stalled negotiations with Democrats on a year-end virus aid
  • Arizona reports over 4K new virus cases for 2nd day in row

    Arizona reports over 4K new virus cases for 2nd day in row
    PHOENIX (AP) — Four Democratic mayors are calling on Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to institute a statewide requirement for people to wear masks in public. Friday’s move came as Arizona health officials reported over 4,000 additional known COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row and increasing hospitalizations. The state Department of Health Services reported 4,471 new confirmed cases and 43 additional deaths. That increased the state’s totals to 291,696 cases and 6,427 deaths.
  • Soccer players’ union in England wants reduction in heading

    Soccer players’ union in England wants reduction in heading
    LONDON (AP) — The union representing soccer players in England wants less heading of balls in training amid growing concerns about brain injury diseases among former professionals. The decision by the Professional Footballers’ Association follows a meeting of its management committee which assesses research into dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. It was announced this month that Manchester United and England great Bobby Charlton had been diagnosed with dementia. The post S
  • California officials announce takedown of Aryan Brotherhood

    California officials announce takedown of Aryan Brotherhood
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities say they have arrested 50 members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and the Fresnecks street gang in Fresno County as part of a statewide crackdown. Law enforcement officials alleged Friday that the violent criminal organizations have “significant resources” that members use to buy and sell guns and drugs. The members are also accused of perpetrating murders, home invasions, kidnappings, large-scale identity theft and fraud, as well
  • Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

    Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to close out major unfinished business on lowering prescription drug costs. Two regulations issued Friday promise savings for Medicare recipients. One would tie payments for drugs administered in a doctor’s office to lower prices paid abroad. The second would require that drugmaker rebates for pharmacy medications covered by Medicare go directly to patients. It’s hard to say whether the rules will stand e
  • Movie Roundup: The Very Definition of an Art Film Now Playing, and the Annual Loft Short Film Fest Goes Virtual

    Movie Roundup: The Very Definition of an Art Film Now Playing, and the Annual Loft Short Film Fest Goes Virtual
    The biggest cinema news this week was regarding Wonder Woman 1984 and its new status as the latest blockbuster to go streaming. While the film will still open in theaters on Christmas Day this year, Warner Bros. has decided to release it the same day on HBO Max, free of charge to subscribers.…
  • Brazil has surge of virus cases, downplayed by politicians

    Brazil has surge of virus cases, downplayed by politicians
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Cases of COVID-19 are rising again in the country with the world’s second-highest confirmed death toll and that’s prompting Brazilian experts to express concern even as politicians to downplay its severity in the midst of an election season. Data from Johns Hopkins University show new cases reached a seven-day rolling average of 28,600 a day on Thursday, up from about 13,700 two weeks earlier. Infections are increasing from Brazil’s biggest cities to
  • What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

    What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?
    The first COVID-19 vaccines to be given in the U.S. are expected to get a green light from regulators under a process known as emergency use authorization. During a health crisis, the Food and Drug Administration can loosen its scientific standards to allow emergency use of experimental drugs, devices and vaccines if their benefits are likely to outweigh their risks. Full approval of a vaccine will likely take several more months, and the vaccine makers are not expected to complete that step unt
  • Mormon president urges gratitude to deal with trying 2020

    Mormon president urges gratitude to deal with trying 2020
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is calling on members to flood social media over Thanksgiving week with messages of gratitude in what he hopes will serve as a healing tool as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, racism and a lack of civility. Russell M. Nelson said Friday in a recorded speech posted online that the COVID-19 pandemic is a great concern to him as “a man of science and faith” but not his only worr
  • VP Mike Pence campaigns in Georgia ahead of Senate runoffs

    VP Mike Pence campaigns in Georgia ahead of Senate runoffs
    CANTON, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is campaigning Friday in Georgia in support of the state’s two Republican senators. They’re trying to overcome Democratic challengers in Jan. 5 runoffs that will determine who controls the Senate at the outset of President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Pence’s trip comes as Georgia’s Republican secretary of state prepares to certify a Biden victory in the state. While Pence has joined Trump in not yet conceding
  • Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

    Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May
    The coronavirus surge is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand. The country is now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York City. Total confirmed infections have eclipsed more than 11.7 million, after the biggest one-day gain on record Thursday — almost 188,000. And the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 hit another all-time high at more than 80,000.The
  • Pair sentenced for Nebraska pharmacy fire bomb plot

    Pair sentenced for Nebraska pharmacy fire bomb plot
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Nebraska pharmacist has been sentenced to nine years in prison and a Maryland drug dealer to 14 years for a convoluted plot to firebomb a competing pharmacy so they could divert more prescription narcotics to the black market. Hyrum Wilson and William Burgamy each were sentenced Friday for their respective roles in the conspiracy in federal court in Virginia. Federal agents arrested Burgamy in April and charged him with running a website that sold hundreds of thous
  • Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state

    Study: Motorcycle rally sparked COVID-19 cases in next state
    NEW YORK (AP) — This summer’s huge motorcycle rally in South Dakota led to dozens of coronavirus cases in neighboring Minnesota. That’s the finding of a report Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study was mainly conducted by Minnesota health officials. They counted 86 cases that they said were related to the rally in Sturgis — 51 people who went to the event and 35 who came into contact with those people later. Most did not suffer serious illn
  • Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94

    Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jan Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94. Her literary representative, United Agents, says Morris died in Wales on Friday morning. Her agent Sophie Scard confirmed her death. The British author lived as James Morris until the early 1970s, when she underwent surgery at a clinic in Casablanca and renamed herself Jan Morris. Morris was a prolific and accomplished author

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