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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: Hawley blocks quick confirmation of DHS nominee

Jan. 19, 2021 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s nominees for his administration (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden’s hopes of quick confirmation of his nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security have been blocked by a...

City worker Carlos Ruiz gives instruction to a COVID-19 patient after delivering a tank of oxygen to her home in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Jan. 15, 2021 10:37 PM EST

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ago. The country also recorded 1,106 more deaths. It was unclear if the spike was due to the presence of the U.K. virus variant, of which only one case has so...

Pastor Luke Jesse of the First Marshallese Throne in Jouj church wears a mask as he baptizes Danny Baro on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Noel, Mo. After the coronavirus swept through the town of about 1,800 people, the First Marshallese Throne in Jouj and four other churches that worship at the building of the Community Baptist Church experienced a faith revival with an estimated 50 baptisms in three months. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Pandemic, loss unite 2 rural Missouri pastors around faith

Dec. 9, 2020 7:58 AM EST

NOEL, Mo. (AP) — Thirty miles of rural Missouri separate the two churches, and so much else. One is mostly white; the other hosts services in five languages for a flock that spans the world. Still, every Tuesday the pastors meet midway between their houses of worship, seeking each other’s counsel,...

Today in History

Nov. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, and appointed Tom Ridge to be its head. On this date: In...