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Anti-scaling fencing has been placed in front of the Supreme Court, which stands across the street from the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)

Supreme Court takes on early stage of global warming case

Jan. 19, 2021 2:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed cautious about siding with oil and gas companies in a case involving global warming. The case the court was hearing is not about whether the companies can be held responsible for harms resulting from global warming. Instead, it’s an important...

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds an empty vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as he visits the Ottawa Hospital where the first vaccine was given in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: Canada expects reduction in vaccine deliveries

Jan. 19, 2021 2:04 PM EST

TORONTO — Canadian officials say the country won’t be getting any Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine next week and 50% less than expected over the next month. Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin says it is a major reduction but says things will return to normal after that. Fortin is leading Canada’s...

Mayor: Detroit allotment of vaccines smaller than expected

Jan. 19, 2021 2:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has received 6,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week — far short of what was expected — due to shortfalls from the federal government, according to Mayor Mike Duggan. The city had been expecting 9,000 to 10,000 doses in its allotment from the state, Duggan...

Health worker Vanda Ortega, from the Witoto Indigenous group and dressed in traditional clothing, is the first woman to receive the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, during the start of the vaccination program in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Oxygen-starved city in Brazil’s Amazon starts immunization

Jan. 19, 2021 1:52 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies. Amazonas state Gov. Wilson Lima...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. A coronavirus action plan fromBiden centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government. The Biden plan comes as a divided nation remains caught in the grip of the pandemic’s most dangerous wave yet. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Plunged into virus 'dark winter,' Biden must lead US out

Jan. 19, 2021 1:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden predicted he would take office amid a “dark winter,” and the outlook is only getting bleaker. No matter his first acts in the White House, the raging coronavirus pandemic could take another 100,000 American lives in his first month as president...

CVS Pharmacist Gerard Diebner prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for the nursing home residents at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Mayor says NYC will run out of vaccine without fresh supply

Jan. 19, 2021 1:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will run out of first doses of COVID-19 vaccine doses sometime Thursday without fresh supplies, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “If we don’t get new vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots after...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address virtually from The War Room at the state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, Pool)

Gov. Cuomo threatens cuts without $15B in federal aid

Jan. 19, 2021 1:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday his state will pursue legal action if Congress doesn't send $15 billion in unrestricted emergency COVID-19 aid. The Democrat — who didn’t specify who or what the state would sue — introduced two different budget proposals:...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jan. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EST

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Jan. 19 The vaccination rollout has gone slower than expected, but we’re encouraged that the county’s health department, along with area schools, are planning for vaccination clinics for school staff members. On Sunday, we reported it’s still unclear when...

Topeka mayor diagnosed with COVID-19

Jan. 19, 2021 12:51 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week and will be out of the office while she recovers from her illness, her office said Tuesday. “Community spread in Topeka is high and my diagnosis proves that no matter how careful you are you can still get this...

A worker installs flags on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/David Phillip)

Biden arriving in Washington with big plans, big problems

Jan. 19, 2021 12:43 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It's hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to...