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When President Joe Biden walked into the White House on Wednesday holding hands with his wife, it all seemed so normal — or at least as normal as a pandemic presidency can be. As a signal the White House will now operate in the manner the government recommends in the middle of a pandemic, many …

Massachusetts now has its first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, according to state health officials.The state’s Department of Public Health announced Sunday that the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 has been detected in the Bay State.This case involves the same variant that was initially discovered in the United Kingdom, state health officials …

Los Angeles County surpassed 1 million cases of the coronavirus today, as officials reported 14,669 new cases of COVID-19 and 253 additional deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 1,003,923 cases and 13,741 fatalities. The county’s public health department also confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the United …

Plano Woman Helps Elderly Mother Who Was Awaiting Text About COVID-19 Vaccine On Landline PhoneDana Freed says when she realized her mother was having trouble, she got involved and was able to find a vaccine provider to administer one. 2 minutes ago Wednesday Evening News BriefHere’s what made news Wednesday, Jan. 13. 36 minutes ago …

Jan. 13 marks 25 years since 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped and killed in Arlington, inspiring the nationwide Amber Alert system for missing and endangered children. Police still working the case decades later announced plans Wednesday to submit items of evidence originally obtained in the investigation to new forensic testing that may yield a more …

Chief Medical Officer Professor Nicole Spurrier said the state currently had 588 total infections, 15 of which were active and in medi-hotels, with more than 4500 tests done in the last 24 hours. Professor Spurrier said there were four cases of the highly infectious UK strain of the virus in South Australia. Two people have …

A man in Colorado has become the first known US case of the newly identified strain of Covid-19 circulating in the UK. The new variant is thought to be more contagious than other, established strains and has prompted some countries to restrict travel from the UK. The Colorado man who contracted the new strain, called …

Scudder said the election changes were not significant enough to run afoul of the Constitution’s provision that state legislatures determine the manner of selecting presidential electors. He also faulted Trump for challenging those provisions after the election, rather than before. “The President had a full opportunity before the election to press the very challenges to …

Saturday concludes the conference championship schedule — in addition to other regular-season games. Entering the day, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State held the top four spots — in that order — in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Texas A&M in fifth. The top five has been unchanged since the College Football Playoff …

ICU bed capacity has plunged to nearly zero in vast portions of the state as patients rush into hospitals, which are struggling to manage strains on resources and personnel. “We’re experiencing an explosive and very deadly surge,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said. State and local officials are continuing to enact …