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Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

WASHINGTON — The federal prison system will be among the first government agencies to receive the coronavirus vaccine, though initial allotments of the vaccine will be given to staff and not to inmates, even though sickened prisoners vastly outnumber

Epstein ex Maxwell isolated after prison staffer gets virus

NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell, the one-time girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is in quarantine at a New York City federal lockup after a staff member there tested positive for the coronavirus, prosecutors said Monday.

Projects to focus on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better co-ordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples, U.S.
GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

DETROIT — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S.
Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don't lose (heart)

Tourists few, NY gift shops struggle but don't lose (heart)

NEW YORK — In souvenir shops from Times Square to the World Trade Center, shelves full of T-shirts and trinkets still (heart) New York. But the proprietors wonder when their customers will, again.
AP source: Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury

AP source: Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as treasury secretary, a pivotal role in which she would help shape and direct his economic policies at a perilous time, according to a person famili
3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

LONDON — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world.

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

LONDON — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world.

GM flips to California's side in pollution fight with Trump

DETROIT — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards.

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

CLEVELAND — A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man walked into Nighttown on Sunday in Cleveland, ordered the beer and asked for the check, which came to $7.