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Bidens pack carrots, apples into boxes during food bank stop

Jan. 16, 2022 15:11 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden and First lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The couple traveled about a half-hour from...

By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden's first year

Jan. 16, 2022 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks. Most in the United States got their COVID-19 vaccines, but other countries fared better. Economic growth surged; so did inflation....

After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on

Jan. 16, 2022 12:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored...

Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House

Jan. 15, 2022 08:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America’s first second gentleman, Doug Emhoff has attended a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, dished up spaghetti and chocolate milk to kids at a YMCA near New Orleans and reminisced with second graders in Detroit about an early job at McDonald's. ...

First lady visits Kentucky neighborhood struck by tornado

Jan. 14, 2022 17:35 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden visited a tornado-ravaged neighborhood in Kentucky on Friday to meet with residents and local leaders. The Bowling Green neighborhood was one of several areas hit hard by Dec. 10 tornadoes that tore through the western part of...

Biden surveys Colorado wildfire damage, comforts victims

Jan. 07, 2022 22:26 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Offering hugs and humor, President Joe Biden comforted Coloradans grappling with rebuilding homes and businesses destroyed last week by a rare wind-whipped, winter fire that burned through a pair of heavily populated suburbs between Denver and Boulder. One...

Winter storm blanketing parts of South with snow, ice

Jan. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A winter storm blanketed parts of the South with snow, freezing rain and sleet Thursday, tying up roads in Tennessee and Kentucky as the system tracked a path through Appalachia toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Nashville saw 6.3 inches (16 centimeters)...

8 children, 2 mothers among dead in Philadelphia house fire

Jan. 05, 2022 23:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two sisters and several of their children were among the 12 people killed when a fire tore through a Philadelphia rowhome that apparently had no working smoke detectors, fire officials said. Eight children lost their lives in the Wednesday morning blaze — the...

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Dec. 31, 2021 18:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy housemate on “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 99. White’s death...

Biden's new German shepherd draws attention from pup-arazzi

Dec. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EST

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s new puppy, Commander, got his moment under the flashing lights of the Washington press corps — and some time frolicking on the beach — on Tuesday. Biden and first lady Jill Biden took the German shepherd on a walk near their...