COVID-19

People stroll past a section of the National Mall by the Capitol where workers were still dismantling inauguration installations, after most downtown streets and public spaces had reopened to the public, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 in Washington. Biden is looking to jump-start his first 100 days in office with action and symbolism to reassure a divided and weary public that help is in the offing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
AP Newsroom
January 24, 2021 - 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top aides to President Joe Biden on Sunday began talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package as Biden faces increasing headwinds in his effort to win bipartisan backing for the initial legislative effort of his...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2007 file photo, Larry King speaks to guests at a party held by CNN, celebrating King's fifty years of broadcasting in New York. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted that King died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. ( AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
AP Newsroom
January 23, 2021 - 1:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production...
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A waitperson wears a face mask while tending to a patron sitting in the outdoor patio of a sushi restaurant, late Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
AP Newsroom
December 29, 2020 - 8:19 pm
DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of...
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP Newsroom
December 29, 2020 - 6:17 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden criticized the Trump administration Tuesday for the pace of distributing COVID-19 vaccines and predicted that “things will get worse before they get better” when it comes to the pandemic. “We need to be honest — the next few weeks and months are...
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WILK News Room
Jason Barsky
December 21, 2020 - 2:20 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has created a website ( Self-Care for Families and Youth ) to help students (and families) take care of their own mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. The importance of self-care when learning (or working) from home is essential to help maintain...
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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is seen at waterfront in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore say they have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble, re-establishing travel links as coronavirus infections in both cities decline. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
AP Newsroom
November 10, 2020 - 11:51 pm
HONG KONG — Hong Kong and Singapore will establish an "air travel bubble" Nov. 22 allowing travelers from the two cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, tourists from either city must take...
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 21, 2020 - 3:24 pm
Chaos erupted on a Delta Airlines flight after a passenger who was wearing her face mask wrong was kicked off the airplane after punching a flight attendant in the face.
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WILK News Room
Credit: Commonwealth Media Services
Jason Barsky
October 19, 2020 - 1:54 pm
The fall months are upon us and COVID-19 numbers are up across the state. As a result, the Wolf Administration is speaking up, in an effort to get a message out to the people of the Commonwealth.
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WILK NEWSROOM
October 07, 2020 - 5:39 pm
Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown has announced the City Health Department has been notified that a Wilkes-Barre Police Department officer tested positive for COVID-19.
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John Healy
October 07, 2020 - 1:14 pm
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has reportedly given clearance for the Miami Dolphins and the rest of the teams in Florida to return to full size capacity for games if they so choose.
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