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President Donald Trump, right, walks to the motorcade, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, as he departs the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

Nov. 22, 2020 11:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet. “To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and...

Associated Press writer Tamara Lush plays video games during the coronavirus outbreak with the news on the television in the background Oct. 26, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. She started playing Plague, Inc. on her iPad in 2014. A pandemic could never happen in real life, she figured. But six years later, this Florida-based writer is seeking solace in virtual worlds, and found a poignant message in one Nintendo Switch game called Spiritfarer. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

VIRUS DIARY: In pandemic, seeking solace in virtual worlds

Nov. 13, 2020 9:26 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It’s 2014, and you’re relaxing with your best friend in a pastel-hued Florida condo the day after Thanksgiving. She’s checking Facebook and you’re on your iPad, playing a video game called Plague, Inc. “You try to kill the entire world with a...

FIRST Robotics Competition moves online Saturday

Oct. 24, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A popular robotics competition in New Hampshire is going virtual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governor's Cup FIRST Robotics Competition is being held Saturday. Nearly three dozen teams from high schools around the state will compete for awards and scholarships,...

FILE - Santa Claus waves during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. However, Macy's said the jolly old man will still appear at the end of the televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Santa Claus won't be coming to Macy's this year

Oct. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy’s in New York each year, the company said,...

Washington Football Team wide receiver Cam Sims (89) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Logan Ryan (23) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Rookie LB Crowder placed on IR days after scoring winning TD

Oct. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two days after scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury by the New York Giants. The last player taken in the NFL draft and the current Mr. Irrelevant, Crowder scored on a 43-yard...

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2008, file photo, athletes participating in the 28th annual Empire State Winter Games watch on as the Olympic flame is lit during the opening ceremonies in Lake Placid, N.Y. The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been canceled because of safety concerns posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Todd Bissonette, File)

Empire State Winter Games canceled because of COVID concerns

Oct. 20, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The 2021 Empire State Winter Games have been canceled because of safety concerns posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Organizers said in a statement Tuesday that the challenges and uncertainty presented by COVID-19 prevent the organization from appropriately planning,...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wears two masks as he watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs , Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Kansas City. The New England Patriots have canceled practice amid reports that a third player has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sports Illustrated reported that reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, and was added to the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Patriots all-virtual in prep for delayed game vs. Broncos

Oct. 8, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick says the team is continuing to prepare to play its against the Denver Broncos after the Patriots returned no new positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday. “This is really more of a medical situation than a football situation,” Belichick...

In this image made from UNTV video, Monica Zalaquett, Minister for Women and Gender Equality of Chile, speaks during a pre-recorded message which was played inside the United Nations General Assembly Hall, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at U.N. headquarters, in New York. (UNTV Via AP)

25 years after UN women's meeting, equality remains distant

Oct. 2, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, leaders and ministers from over 100 nations admitted that 25 years after the adoption of a road map to achieve equality for women not a single country has reached that goal — and many warned that instead of progress there is now push back. French President Emmanuel...