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President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

Jan. 20, 2021 12:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. President-elect Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years in office. That starts with confronting a pandemic that has killed 400,000 Americans and extends to sweeping...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here's what's in Biden plan

Jan. 16, 2021 12:43 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity. On Friday,...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here's what's in Biden plan

Jan. 15, 2021 4:40 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity. On Friday,...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Pacoima, Calif. The rapid expansion of vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here's what's in Biden plan

Jan. 14, 2021 6:38 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity. Here's a...

Dutch prosecutors won't investigate scandal-hit tax office

Jan. 7, 2021 8:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors declined Thursday to open an investigation into possible discrimination by staff at the country's tax office, saying they found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in a long-running scandal linked to efforts to track down parents fraudulently claiming child...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster speaks during a news conference on how he wants to spend $19 million in federal COVID-19 relief money during a news conference at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. McMaster wants to send the money to pre-kindergarten programs and job training. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

After rebuke, South Carolina gov changes COVID money plan

Jan. 5, 2021 3:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After being rebuked in court for trying to spend his share of federal COVID-19 money on private school tuition grants, South Carolina's governor wants to spend the money on early childhood education, job training and tutors for foster children instead. Gov. Henry McMaster announced...

French President Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water as he attends a meeting during a visit at the headquarters of the local CAF (French family allowance public services) in Tours, central France, Tuesday Jan. 5, 2021. Macron denounced in a tweet unpaid child support as

France launches service to make deadbeat parents pay

Jan. 5, 2021 11:58 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families — the vast majority of whom are headed by single mothers — emerge from precarious financial situations....

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, children are silhouetted against a pond as they look at Christmas lights at a park in Lenexa, Kan.  Balancing checkbooks and paying in cash are out, credit cards and digital wallets are in. When today’s kids grow up, they’ll pay for things very differently than their parents and grandparents did. That’s why it’s important for parents to update the way they teach their children about money management.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

To raise financially savvy kids, give money lessons a reboot

Dec. 30, 2020 7:51 AM EST

Many elder millennials may have learned to manage money much like our parents did: waiting for statements to arrive in the mail, balancing checkbooks and paying in cash. But if you’re planning to impart the same lessons to your own children, ask yourself a few questions first. Is this still how you deal...

Motorcycle club delivers gifts, money to family in need

Dec. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Christmas was looking bleak for Kamisha Collins and her four children after their home’s ceiling collapsed two weeks ago and the family was placed in a Newark motel for the holidays. But a Wilmington motorcycle club helped change that this week when they thundered into the Red...

Millennial Money: How to discuss family finances in a crisis

Dec. 22, 2020 7:10 AM EST

With 10.7 million Americans out of work as of November 2020 (and 3.9 million of those workers unemployed for 27 weeks or more), many have been forced into having tough money conversations as a result of the pandemic. Whenever your life changes significantly, it’s a good time to check back in on your...