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Wednesday October 20th, 2021 2:57AM

AP Top U.S. News at 8:04 a.m. EDT

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Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19
Drugmaker Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus
1:37PM ( 23 minutes ago )
California to require all schoolchildren to get COVID shots
California has announced the nation's first coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren
1:21PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Biden heading to Hill, as Democrats scale back $3.5T plan
President Joe Biden is heading to Capitol Hill as Democrats are determined to rescue a scaled back version of his $3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill
1:11PM ( 49 minutes ago )
U.S. News
Sports books: Brady-Belichick showdown most heavily bet game
Sports books say Sunday’s showdown between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is shaping up to be the most heavily bet on NFL game of the regular season
1:22PM ( 38 minutes ago )
UK’s Princess Beatrice names first child Sienna Elizabeth
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have named their newborn daughter Sienna Elizabeth
1:21PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Southern Baptists press for sex abuse review to advance
A top committee in the Southern Baptist Convention is facing mounting pressure from within the denomination over issues related to sexual abuse
1:19PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms
The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19
11:26AM ( 2 hours ago )
Prosecutors: Neo-Nazis discussed assassination, prison break
Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending 25-year prison sentences for two neo-Nazi group members who were arrested by the FBI ahead of a gun rights rally at Virginia's Capitol
11:22AM ( 2 hours ago )
Suit dismissed in South Bend officer's shooting of Black man
A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in South Bend, Indiana, in a killing that snarled then-Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign
10:59AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP National News
Democrats still struggling to save Biden $3.5T measure
Despite a long night of frantic negotiations, Democrats remain unable to reach an immediate deal to salvage President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion government overhaul, forcing leaders to call off promised votes on a related public works bill
1:26AM ( 12 hours ago )
Democrats still struggling to save Biden $3.5T bill
Despite a long night of frantic negotiations, Democrats remain unable to reach an immediate deal to salvage President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion government overhaul, forcing leaders to call off promised votes on a related public works bill
12:54AM ( 13 hours ago )
4th year since Las Vegas massacre stirs emotions, ceremonies
People who died, are healing and are struggling will be remembered Friday during the fourth anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre that became the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history
12:18AM ( 13 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19
Drugmaker Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus
1:37PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Hochul could face rising Democrats in New York governor race
After being vaulted into the New York governor’s office two months ago, Democrat Kathy Hochul is preparing to run for the job in her own right next year
1:34PM ( 26 minutes ago )
California to require all schoolchildren to get COVID shots
California has announced the nation's first coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren
1:21PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Biden heading to Hill, as Democrats scale back $3.5T plan
President Joe Biden is heading to Capitol Hill as Democrats are determined to rescue a scaled back version of his $3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill
1:11PM ( 49 minutes ago )
Spears case spotlights state efforts to rein in conservators
Britney Spears’ fight to end the conservatorship that controlled vast aspects of her life is putting the spotlight on ongoing efforts in the states to reform laws that advocates say too often harm the very people they were meant to protect
1:09PM ( 50 minutes ago )