• Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

    Americans returning home from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the out-of-control surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend.

  • Georgia official announces investigations, defends election

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s top elections official on Monday announced investigations into potential violations of election law even as he continued to defend the integrity of the state’s election against what he said are baseless attacks.

    Updated: 12:56 pm

  • Art world star gives back by buying work of the undiscovered

    NEW YORK (AP) — Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. Then the pandemic hit, and he feared for all the struggling artists who haven’t been so lucky.

  • VIRUS TODAY: Vaccine gains momentum, NFL season in chaos

    Here’s what’s happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:

  • Hireshield Debuts New Rapid-Process System for Background Checks

    DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the past four years Hireshield, a Dallas firm serving small to medium companies undertake background checks that assure the quality of new hires, has been responsible for undertaking more than 750,000 candidate checks. As of 2021, that number is projected to climb as the result of an innovative new system just put into place that moves background data processing at warp speed, getting information to companies faster and more accurately than ever before.

  • Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.

  • Biden to nominate Yellen, highlights diversity on econ team

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced his senior economic team, including his plans to nominate the first woman to head the Treasury Department as well as several liberal economists and policy specialists who established their credentials during the previous two Democratic administrations.

    Updated: 8:49 am

  • Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

    Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.

    Updated: 7:01 am

  • ‘Mercenary’ donor sold access for millions in foreign money

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an elite political fundraiser, Imaad Zuberi had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP access at Donald Trump’s inauguration.

  • Fauci: US may see ‘surge upon surge’ of virus in weeks ahead

    The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

    Updated: 6:40 am