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Coastal evacuations urged as Hurricane Henri heads north

(AP) --- Henri is now a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory late Saturday morning upgrading the tropical storm to a hurricane. Storm surge, hurricane conditions and rainfall that could cause flooding are expected to begin as early…

California hiker dies in Death Valley, heatstroke suspected

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a San Francisco man died while hiking in Death Valley National Park, where temperatures can be among the hottest on Earth. Park officials say 60-year-old Lawrence Stanback died Wednesday while hiking near Red…

Some governors use federal virus aid to expand school choice

(AP) ---  Some Republican governors are using federal pandemic assistance to promote school choice programs, including charter schools and vouchers for private schools. The money comes with few strings attached, and it lets them sidestep legislative approval. In Tennessee, the…

Floyd Reese, GM of Titans’ Super Bowl team, dies at 73

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The general manager of the Tennessee Titans’ lone Super Bowl team has died. Floyd Reese's family informed the team of his death. The radio station where he worked until mid-December says he had cancer. Floyd took…

8th graders lead effort to pardon wrongly convicted 'witch'

BOSTON (AP) - A woman convicted of witchcraft in 1693 and sentenced to death at the height of the Salem Witch Trials may finally be exonerated in Massachusetts. Lawmakers are considering a bill inspired by a curious eighth-grade civics class…

Neil Young bows out of Farm Aid

UNDATED (AP) - Neil Young is dropping out of playing Farm Aid because he’s concerned about the surge in COVID-19 cases. Young writes on his website he “can’t shake the feeling that it might not be safe for everyone.” He…

US appeals court refuses to end CDC's eviction moratorium

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says a pause on evictions designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus can remain in place for now. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia…

GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts due to fire risk

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — General Motors is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires. The recall raises questions about lithium ion batteries, which now are used in nearly all…

US keeps ban on nonessential border crossings to slow COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is extending a ban on nonessential travel along the border with Canada and Mexico to slow the spread of COVID-19 despite increasing pressure to lift the restriction. U.S. border communities that are dependent on…