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More Black Americans open to vaccines after outreach efforts

By RUSS BYNUM and ANNIE MA Associated Press Like others in her family, Mattie Pringle had doubts about taking the coronavirus vaccine. The 57-year-old Black woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, feared that her high blood pressure and diabetes might heighten her chances of a severe ...

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

By PAUL WISEMAN and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, ...

Trump: Key to GOP Success is More Trumpism

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump staked his claim to the Republican Party in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night, casting his populist policies and attack-dog politics as the key to future Republican success. Trump also reinforced his commitment to the GOP in ...

Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on sweeping police reform

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say are needed to increase accountability and restore public trust. One of the measures ...

Gov. Kemp: Loss of All-Star Game Will Hurt Minorities

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned ...

Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

By KRISTIN DEANE and DÁNICA COTO Associated Press KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook ...

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

YANGON (AP) — At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup. Friday's death toll in ...

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

By LISA MASCARO, BEN FOX and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense ...

WVU Medicine and Wheeling Hospital Celebrate Partnership

WHEELING — Between the petals floating in the breeze and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra providing some background music, the atmosphere at Wheeling Hospital was an upbeat one Friday afternoon. The beautiful day emphasized the words of the keynote speakers who gathered to share a message of ...

House of Delegates Unites To Reject Governor Jim Justice’s Tax Plan

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice vowed to keep fighting for a compromise personal income tax plan between himself and the West Virginia Senate, while the House of Delegates opted to table the plan. The House unanimously voted against a motion to concur with the Senate’s changes to House ...

Senator Shelley Moore Capito: Border Blame Is Biden’s

WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito returned from a recent visit to the United States-Mexico border, and said President Joe Biden must change policy and do something to stop the surge of immigrants crossing that border. Capito said three weeks ago she toured an immigrant holding ...

Wheeling Mulls Expansion of Facade Program

WHEELING — Plans to expand Wheeling’s popular Facade Rehabilitation Program to more areas of the city have moved one step closer to reality, as Wheeling City Council is expected to vote on the expansion in the coming weeks. Members of the Development Committee of Council heard details ...

Justice Signs West Virginia Intermediate Appeals Court Bill

CHARLESTON — After more than 20 years of recommendations and attempts, West Virginia is getting an intermediate court of appeals. Gov. Jim Justice formally signed Senate Bill 275 creating the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act, according to a letter sent to the Senate Thursday. ...

West Virginia Senate Passes House’s Broadband Expansion Bill

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature’s major broadband regulatory and expansion package made it out of the Senate on Friday, a day before the end of the 2021 legislative session. House Bill 2002 passed the Senate 32-2 with Sens. Randy Smith, R-Tucker, and Dave Sypolt, R-Preston, the ...

WVU Medicine Flag Raised at Harrison Community Hospital

CADIZ — A small introduction ceremony was held Friday morning at Harrison Community Hospital, recognizing that it has officially become a full member of the West Virginia University Health System. Tony Martinellie, former assistant vice president of HCH, opened the event by welcoming those ...

W.Va. House Unanimously Rejects ‘Justice 4 All’ Income Tax Repeal Plan

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice vowed to keep fighting for a compromise personal income tax plan between himself and the West Virginia Senate, while the House of Delegates opted to table the plan. The House unanimously voted against a motion to concur with the Senate’s changes to House Bill ...

Slideshow: Prince Phillip Through the Years

Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. ...