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US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up; Biden pushes for 1.5M shots per day

Coronavirus catch-up: Deaths and cases per day in the U.S. have dropped but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is a race between the vaccine and the mutating virus.


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No book for you: Simon & Schuster drop Hawley publication

A planned book by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s win and backed baseless claims that the election was stolen, has been canceled by its publisher in the wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters, a decision the Missouri Republican called “Orwellian" and vowed to fight in court.


Experts: Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The storming of the U.S. Capitol is a jarring but natural product of years of violence and hateful rhetoric stoked by disinformation and conspiracy theories, experts on far-right extremism said as they pored over images of Wednesday's riot.


Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.

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Tokyo Olympic Q&A: Officials try to explain how games happen

TOKYO (AP) — With calls for a cancellation mounting, pressure is building on Japanese organizers and the IOC to explain exactly how they plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a pandemic.


Analysis: Kobe's presence remains strong, legacy growing

Kobe Bryant wasn’t in the bubble with the Los Angeles Lakers last fall when they won the NBA championship. He wasn’t at the All-Star weekend in Chicago where half the players wore his number on their uniforms, the other half wearing his daughter’s jersey number. He wasn’t there to hear the Basketball Hall of Fame announced that his career was worthy of enshrinement.


Australia marks national day with protests, calming words

SYDNEY (AP) — Government leaders marked a socially distanced Australia Day with calming words Tuesday as protesters denounced celebrations of a day some dub “Invasion Day” because of historical wrongs committed against Indigenous people.

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Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third government.


Norway fines Grindr dating app $11.7M over privacy breach

LONDON (AP) — Norway plans to fine gay dating app Grindr more than $10 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.


Millennial Money: 3 things to know if you’re new to gig work

Shutdowns, layoffs and salary cuts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have left millions of Americans searching for new sources of income. Those who’ve recently turned to gig work may be weeks away from a financial surprise in the form of unexpected tax bills and insurance coverage fine print.



Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

NEW YORK (AP) — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors," a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snake” Dakota Access Pipeline.


Smaller investors face down hedge funds, as GameStop soars

NEW YORK (AP) — A head-scratching David and Goliath story is playing out on Wall Street over the stock price of a money-losing video game retailer.


Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.



Mark Osler: The recency effect and Trump’s ruined legacy

Several years ago, I found myself at a California amusement park that bills itself as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” From what I could see,…


Gene Hall: Biden may take Trump’s cues on Chinese trade challenges

Agriculture, in Texas and across the nation, faces both difficulty and uncertainty. The numbers show a significant uptick in net farm incom…

LETTERS: Pete Sessions' explainer not flying; we're already socialists

For Pete’s sake

Event Calendar

"Concerto Collection" recital featuring Ravel, Chopin, Tchaikovsky

Students of Baylor University Pianist-in-Residence Krassimira Jordan will sample concertos by Chopin and Tchaikovsky while she plays the fu…


'100 Thousand Poets for Change'

“100 Thousand Poets for Change,” HOT Poets Society, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Art Center of Waco, 1300 College Drive, and Waco Poets Society and B…

'Christmas Belles' - Tin Building Theatre

“Christmas Belles,” Tin Building Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 27, 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Bosque Arts Center, 215 Col…

'Footloose' Sing-Along

The 1984 movie “Footloose” provides the cinematic background and beat for the latest Waco Hippodrome Sing-Along, held at 6 and 9 p.m. Satur…

'Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells' - Waco Children’s Theatre

Waco Children’s Theatre presents “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” a Junie B. Jones musical, at Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco …


'The Golden Age' - Brazos Theatre Group stage reading/dinner theater

Brazos Theatre Group holds a stage reading/dinner theater of “The Golden Age” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Creative Art Studio a…

35 South with Rowdy Bishop Band

35 South with Rowdy Bishop Band, 9 p.m. April 7 at Melody Ranch, 2315 Robinson Drive.

Alexander's Distillery - "Around the World" Dinner Series: France

Alexander's Distillery at Salado's Inn on the Creek has taken on a whole new ambiance. Their third floor cocktail lounge is now specializin…

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121 Meeting

Members and Guests welcome to attend the American Legion auxiliary meeting. located at American Legion post 121 Elm Mott Texas on August 16…


Baylor A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers

Baylor A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Jones Concert Hall, Baylor’s McCrary Music Building; free.