Nation
November 21
A pharmacist in Chandler, Ariz., prepares an injection during a trial for Regeneron’s antibody treatment, Aug. 12, 2020. The Food and Drug Administr

FDA grants emergency authorization of antibody treatment given to Trump

The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency authorization for the experimental antibody treatment given to President Donald Trump shortly after he was diagnosed with…
Coronavirus
November 21
Nurses Susan Ehman, left, and Bethany Webb don protective gear before going into a COVID-19 patient’s room in the intensive care unit at Regions Hos

November already sets record for COVID-19 deaths in state

Minnesota on Saturday smashed the one-month record for deaths amid high case counts and pleas from health officials to curb the increase in cases so hospitals don't become overwhelmed.
Coronavirus
November 21
Lynda Lange took her mother MaryAnn Falk, 85, out for a walk around the McKenna Crossing Assisted Living facility in Prior Lake.

'My heart aches': Minn. seniors brace for lonely holiday season

For the past five decades, MaryAnn Falk has been the guiding force behind her family’s annual Thanksgiving celebration. The former factory worker from New Ulm,…
National
November 21
Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson

Carson says he's 'out of the woods' after battling COVID-19

Housing Secretary Ben Carson is crediting unapproved, experimental treatments with saving his life after he became "desperately ill" following his infection with the coronavirus.
Variety
November 21

COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worries

one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions about whether some religious institutions are doing enough to slow the spread of the virus.
Variety
November 21

As virus numbers surge, precautions proving a tough sell

Here's what's happening on Saturday with the coronavirus pandemic around the world and in the U.S.THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY:In Belgrade, Serbia, mourners gathered to…
Local
November 21
The heart rates, blood pressure levels and oxygen levels of COVID-19 patients are closely tracked Nov. 5 in an intermediate care wing of UW Hospital's

Wisconsin passes grim milestone of 3,000 coronavirus deaths

Wisconsin has surpassed 3,000 COVID-19 deaths, adding a about third of that tally in November.
National
November 21

Nevada facing double-bind of rising cases, limping economy

As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada's limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas.
Variety
November 21

Skates (and masks) on! Rockefeller Center ice rink opens

The Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink is opening in a limited way but on time for the holidays.
National
November 21

Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency

One spent the week at his home in Delaware carefully trying to build a government and preparing to take on a pandemic.
National
November 21

AP Explains: The FBI is investigating Texas AG Ken Paxton

The FBI recently opened a criminal investigation into claims that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor.
National
November 21
President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, spoke at the Queen theater, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

Biden to work to end executions as government sets 3 more

President-elect Joe Biden is against the death penalty and will work to end its use, his spokesman said Saturday, as the Justice Department scheduled three more federal executions during before the Jan. 20 inauguration, including two shortly before he is set to take office.
National
November 21

Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers and economy

LaTonya Story is every retailer's worst fear.
National
November 21
President Donald Trump made an announcement on prescription drug prices Friday at the White House.

Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs.
National
November 21
In this Nov. 2, 2020, photo President Donald Trump watches as Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a campaign event at the Kenosha Regional Airport in Kenosha,

Trump tweets Don Jr doing well after coronavirus infection

President Donald Trump said Saturday his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing "very well" in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus.
National
November 21

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's flailing effort resting on mendacity

President Donald Trump's flailing attempt to cling to office after voters decisively chose to oust him has taken the country into a dark and fictional place.
Local
November 21
Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health, at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sanford Health CEO says he had virus, won't wear mask

The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask.
National
November 21

Wisconsin jobless claims rise as state's system woes persist

As Wisconsin businesses shuttered this spring to slow the spread of COVID-19, jobless filings and phone calls flooded the Department of Workforce Development — too quickly for staffers to keep up. But DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman remained optimistic.
National
November 20

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there.
Coronavirus
November 20
Volunteer Lauren Burroughs made sure this particular station was sanitized for the next person. At the U of MN Field House, about 2,000 students, staf

Minn. college students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving. The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is…