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'Mom's worth it': US holiday travel surges despite outbreak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Some are elderly and figure they don’t have many Christmases left. Others are trying to keep long-distance romance alive. Some just yearn for the human connection that’s been absent...

Hopeful sign: Midwestern states see drop in new virus cases

After a punishing fall that left hospitals struggling, some Midwestern states are seeing a decline in new coronavirus cases. But the signs of improvement are offset by the infection's accelerating spr...

Vaccine comes too late for the 300,000 US dead

When Brittany Palomo was hired as a nurse in March, her parents tried to talk her out of it, fearful of the fast-spreading coronavirus. All the more reason, she told them, to start the career that had...

US COVID-19 deaths top 300,000 just as vaccinations begin

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots in a monumental campaign to conquer the outbreak. The number of dea...

EEUU: muertes en un día superan cifras del Día D y el 11-S

MISSION, Kansas, EE.UU. (AP) — En momentos que Estados Unidos parece estar al borde de tener una vacuna contra el COVID-19, las cifras lucen más tétricas que nunca: más de 3.000 muertes en un sólo día...

EEUU: muertes en un día superan cifras de Día D y 11/Sep

MISSION, Kansas, EE.UU. (AP) — En momentos que Estados Unidos parece estar al borde de tener una vacuna contra el COVID-19, las cifras lucen más tétricas que nunca: más de 3.000 muertes en un solo día...

One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Just when the U.S. appears on the verge of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine, the numbers have become gloomier than ever: Over 3,000 American deaths in a single day, more than on D-D...

Tensions rise over masks as virus grips smaller US cities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities tha...

'Very dark couple of weeks': Morgues and hospitals overflow

Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling obituary pages of small-town newspapers and ...

Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table...

CDC warns Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency advised Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people...

Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — In July, fourth-grade teacher Susanne Michael was ecstatic as she celebrated the adoption of a former student from a troubled home and two of the girl's brothers. For the festivit...

Convention centers, museums become classrooms amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — In ordinary times, the airy convention center on a 61-acre site in Hesston, Kansas, hosts weddings, corporate retreats and church events. During the pandemic, it has become a scho...

Kansas man charged with capital murder in sons' deaths

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of killing his two sons and taking his two daughters from their home before being stopped in Oklahoma was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the boys' deat...

Missouri couple charged in death of emaciated 10-year-old

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A 10-year-old Missouri girl whose parents have been charged in her death was so emaciated that a detective said she looked "like a Holocaust victim," according to court records. ...