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Canadian couple condemned for allegedly jumping vaccine line

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Public condemnation grew Wednesday over a wealthy Vancouver couple who allegedly flew to a remote Indigenous community in Yukon Territory to get vaccinated for the c...

Transcript of Trump's speech at rally before US Capitol riot

President Donald Trump spoke at a rally near the White House on Jan. 6 before a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victo...

AP PHOTOS: Prayers, candles and Santas for year-end holidays

Santa Claus got around quite a bit last month — despite the pandemic. There he was speaking to a toddler at a Christmas fair in Venezuela's capital. Linking arms in a prayer circle ...

Some Mummers strut despite Philadelphia parade cancellation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of costumed performers took to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition, far from the customary parade rout...

COVID kills 26 in Belgian care home after Santa Claus visit

At least 26 residents of a Belgian retirement home have died since a visit by a volunteer dressed as Santa Claus. The volunteer has since tested positive for COVID-19, Belgian media reported on Thursd...

2020: A year where the fist-bump became mainstream greeting

The moment called for a handshake. Or would have, under what used to be considered normal circumstances. As in, before 2020. Here’s the scene, from Dec. 21: Tabe Ma...

Japan's Nikkei at 30-year high after Trump OKs stimulus

Stocks rose Tuesday in Asia, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index hitting a 30-year high after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion economic aid package. Wall Street set fresh reco...

Jets make $1 million donation among 4 organizations

The New York Jets made a $1 million donation to four organizations as part of the team’s social justice, inclusion and diversity efforts. All Stars Project, Innocence Project, New Y...

GOP blocks $2,000 checks as Trump leaves COVID aid in chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sudden demand for $2,000 checks for most Americans was swiftly rejected by House Republicans as his haphazard actions have thrown a massive COVID relief and...

US military confirms pandemic won’t sideline Santa Claus

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. military is tracking an elderly man with a white beard and a large belly who goes by the name of Saint Nicholas. There's no reason for alarm though, Air Force ...

Garrett to call plays for Giants against Ravens on Sunday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will be back calling plays for the New York Giants this weekend after missing a game following a positive test for COVID-19. ...

Christmas in Florida: chilly forecast, falling iguanas

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may invo...

'We are struggling': A bleak Christmas for America's jobless

NEW YORK (AP) — Last Christmas, Shanita Matthews cooked up a feast for her family of three: Roast chicken, barbecue spareribs, spinach, macaroni and cheese. This year? They’ll stick...

Santa's 'grandchildren' spread joy in Italian nursing homes

ALZANO LOMBARDO, Italy (AP) — Emotions are running high this holiday season at the Martino Zanchi Foundation nursing home in northern Italy near Bergamo after months of near-total isolation for its re...

Historic heart of Los Angeles on life support from COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nine nights culminating on Christmas Eve, the oldest street in Los Angeles typically comes alive with a festive re-enactment of the nativity story, as children playing Mary and ...