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Jan. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EST

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Jan. 19 The vaccination rollout has gone slower than expected, but we’re encouraged that the county’s health department, along with area schools, are planning for vaccination clinics for school staff members. On Sunday, we reported it’s still unclear when...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. A coronavirus action plan fromBiden centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government. The Biden plan comes as a divided nation remains caught in the grip of the pandemic’s most dangerous wave yet. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden's test: How to lead US out of virus 'dark winter'

Jan. 19, 2021 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden predicted he would take office amid a “dark winter,” and the outlook is only getting bleaker. No matter his first acts in the White House, the raging coronavirus pandemic could take another 100,000 American lives in his first month as president...

CVS Pharmacist Gerard Diebner prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for the nursing home residents at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Mayor says NYC will run out of vaccine without fresh supply

Jan. 19, 2021 12:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will run out of first doses of COVID-19 vaccine doses sometime Thursday without fresh supplies, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “If we don’t get new vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots after...

Topeka mayor diagnosed with COVID-19

Jan. 19, 2021 12:51 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week and will be out of the office while she recovers from her illness, her office said Tuesday. “Community spread in Topeka is high and my diagnosis proves that no matter how careful you are you can still get this...

A worker installs flags on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/David Phillip)

Biden arriving in Washington with big plans, big problems

Jan. 19, 2021 12:43 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It's hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to...

A woman walks wearing a face shield to curb the spread of coronavirus on a quiet shopping street in Kingston upon Thames, south west, London, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, during England's third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began. The U.K. is under an indefinite national lockdown to curb the spread of the new variant, with nonessential shops, gyms and hairdressers closed, most people working from home and schools largely offering remote learning. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

Jan. 19, 2021 12:25 PM EST

LONDON — The U.K. has recorded more than 90,000 coronavirus-related deaths, just ten days after it passed the 80,000 threshold. Government figures Tuesday show that another 1,610 people were reported to have died in the 28 days after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the total to 91,470. The daily...

Homeland Security Secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas testifies during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Mayorkas doesn't commit on removing border wall

Jan. 19, 2021 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees for his administration (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Department of Homeland Security says the incoming administration hasn’t decided what...

Health worker Vanda Ortega, from the Witoto Indigenous group and dressed in traditional clothing, is the first woman to receive the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, during the start of the vaccination program in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

Jan. 19, 2021 11:27 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies. Amazonas state Gov. Wilson Lima...

Fireworks are seen over Arrowhead Stadium after an NFL divisional round football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. The Chiefs won 22-17. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KC mayor to Chiefs fans: Celebrate with COVID-19 in mind

Jan. 19, 2021 11:25 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is a big fan of the Chiefs, but he couldn't help but worry as he watched news coverage of fans celebrating close together after the team's 22-17 NFL playoff game win over Cleveland. Now, with the Chiefs hosting Buffalo in the AFC Championship Game on...

Group in Newport seek ways to save old grandstand

Jan. 19, 2021 5:10 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A group of people in the northern Vermont city of Newport are looking for a way to save an 81-year-old grandstand in a city park from being demolished. The discussion by the group that includes Mayor Paul Monette, is driven by the decision by the city council to include funding in the...