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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 25, 2020 3:44 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Last call at bars this Thanksgiving eve will be at 5 because of COVID-19 surge. ICUs are filling. Things didn’t have to be this bad. LNP Nov. 25 “Amid COVID-19 case surges unseen in the pandemic’s...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Joe Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address

Nov. 25, 2020 3:43 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In a time of plague and raw division, President-elect Joe Biden appealed for unity Wednesday in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation asking Americans to “steel our spines” for a fight against the coronavirus that he predicted would continue for months. But even as...

Olimpia Coral Melo, who became an activist against online sexual harassment and assault after a video of her having sex was published online in 2013, speaks during a live broadcast with Benito Juarez borough Mayor Santiago Taboada, in Mexico City, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Melo's story and subsequent activism have led to the creation of numerous state laws against cyber violence, and Mexico's government is on the verge of passing a federal version of

Mexico moves to stem unauthorized sharing of sexual images

Nov. 25, 2020 3:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activist Olimpia Coral went through an inferno in 2013, when an ex-boyfriend posted sexual images that made the rounds in her conservative town in Mexico. Things got so bad — the shaming, the internet bullying — that she hid in the trunk of a taxi when going to her...

Joens scores 25 points in No. 15 Iowa State women's win

Nov. 25, 2020 3:40 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens scored 25 points and No. 15 Iowa State opened its season with a 69-43 victory over Omaha on Wednesday, though without head coach Bill Fennelly. Joens shot 11 of 17 and grabbed seven rebounds. She had 17 points in the first half as the Cyclones shot out to a 33-22 lead before...

Delta won't furlough pilots; job cuts possible at Southwest

Nov. 25, 2020 3:39 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines on Wednesday dropped a threat to furlough more than 1,700 pilots after they ratified a cost-cutting agreement that the airline said was needed to help it cope with a downturn caused by the pandemic. The airline had planned to furlough about 13% of its 12,900 pilots on Saturday...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) passes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

A Thanksgiving Feast? Maybe Ravens-Steelers on Sunday

Nov. 25, 2020 3:39 PM EST

What are we to make of the Thanksgiving Day schedule? First off, we get a rare meeting of the Texans and Lions, which wouldn't draw any headlines had it been played on another day. Sorry, but 3-7 Houston facing 4-6 Detroit just doesn't whet the appetite. Next up is Washington at Dallas, a true epic matchup...

Oklahoma schools may offer in-school quarantine of students

Nov. 25, 2020 3:37 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday that public schools will be allowed to offer in-school quarantines for students exposed to the virus. Schools in Mustang became the first in the state to adopt the policy, the department said. “In the past, if a...

Wyoming lawmaker appointed to fill vacant House seat

Nov. 25, 2020 3:37 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — County commissioners in Wyoming have appointed Chris Knapp to fill a vacant House seat after Gillette Republican Rep. Roy Edwards died from COVID-19 on Nov. 2, the day before the general election. Campbell County commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 at a special meeting on Monday, The...

FILE- In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 file photo, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. The largest group representing South Dakota doctors has come out in support of a statewide mask mandate as several cities have moved to require masks in public settings. Gov. Noem has opposed government-imposed mask mandates, arguing they have not been proven to halt the spread of infections. She plans to give an update on the state's coronavirus situation later Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

South Dakota officials: Holiday could undo virus progress

Nov. 25, 2020 3:35 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials warned Wednesday that the state's recent progress in slowing the COVID-19 infection rate could be undone by holiday gatherings. The state added 28 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus, pushing the November total to 424, which is one...

A street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  Stocks are mostly lower as Wall Street heads into the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 index slipped 0.4% in the early going Wednesday, but it's still holding on to a gain of almost 11% for the month.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Stocks move mostly lower even as Nasdaq edges toward record

Nov. 25, 2020 3:34 PM EST

Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday, giving back some of their gains from a record-setting climb a day earlier. The S&P 500 was down 0.1% a day after setting an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped below 30,000, a day after crossing that milestone for the...