Vermont braces for more rain in wake of historic flooding
Vermont is preparing for the next round of storms — and possibly a tornado — as people took advantage of a second day of calm weather to clean up from historic flooding that damaged thousands of homes, businesses and roads, and left some residents stranded.
Nevada Republican governor approves abortion protections in rare cross-party move
Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo signed a bill into law enshrining existing protections for out-of-state abortion patients and in-state providers on Tuesday, marking a rare occurrence of a Republican governor approving measures that are part of Democrats’ vow to make the western swing state an abortion safe haven.
The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers
India’s total positive cases since the start of the epidemic have reached 10.6 million, the second highest after the United States with 25.43 million cases. India started inoculating health workers on Jan. 16 in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The FDA said Tuesday there have been reports of hospitalizations and death linked to the sanitizers reported to U.S. poison control centers and state health departments. The state’s health agency on Tuesday said third-party administrators would take over ordering and distributing vaccine doses with a new state secretary in charge of logistics. On Tuesday, the CDC reported just over half of the 41 million doses distributed to states have been put in people’s arms.
2020 Latest: Biden campaign willing to fight Trump in court
In the race to 270 electoral votes, Biden has 236, while Trump has 213. ___2:40 a.m.President Donald Trump is vowing to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the inconclusive election. Nebraska, one of two states that divides its electoral votes, has five total electoral votes up for grabs. The Republican nominee on Wednesday was awarded six electoral votes from Iowa and three electoral votes from Montana. Biden nets 74 electoral votes for the three Western states, while Trump takes four electoral votes from Idaho.
Plot puts focus on governors' safety amid threats, protests
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)A plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor has put a focus on the security of governors who have faced protests and threats over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The only time a U.S. state governor died of assassination was in Kentucky in 1900, when Kentucky Gov. In the same city this spring, current Kentucky Gov. In April, a man was charged after being accused of making threats against Beshear and Kentucky State Police troopers online. ___Follow Mulvihill at http://www.twitter.com/geoffmulvihill__Thurs article has been updated to show that former Kentucky Gov.
Golden Isles anticipating many visitors over Memorial Day weekend
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. – Glynn County officials are expecting a big turnout this Memorial Day weekend. With this in mind, they want to hammer home that people need to be safe and continue practicing social distancing. A Glynn County spokesperson says the last few weekends have brought out some crowds. Scott McQuade is CEO of the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau. The busy holiday weekend is a welcome sight after a “long drought” in business due to COVID-19 related closures, according to Scott.