(The Center Square) – Many states in the U.S. are hinging their COVID-19 mitigation strategies on the availability of a widely available vaccine. An issue bound to arise is the extremely cold temperatures the most promising experimental vaccines need to be kept at and the logistics of delivering them across the country. 

Here is a quick and easy turkey dinner perfect for this time of year. Normandy is known for its apples, cheese and cream products — a great combination for this pan sauteed turkey tenderloin. Leeks need to be cleaned of the sand that might hide between the leaves. The best way to do this is to cut the leeks in half lengthwise and let water run down between the leaves. Canned sweet potatoes ...

What did I just eat? That was my initial reaction after taking a bite into the tahini bar. At first, it has a chalky texture — reminding me of the inside of a Butterfinger. But as I continue to chew, the chalkiness dissolves into a milky liquid. Like two different desserts mashed in one bar. I had never tasted anything quite like it. And I'm glad I did. Size: 3.8-ounce box has 6 bars Price: ...

GEOQUIZ: In which state do the North Platte and South Platte rivers join to form the Platte River? Answer: Nebraska. The two rivers flow from the eastern Rockies and meet up east of the city of North Platte. ___ (c)2020 Chicago Tribune Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC KeyWords:: BC-GEOQUIZ:TB BC GEOQUIZ TB

Grapefruits are among the first citrus fruits to arrive on store shelves in late fall, and they bring with them a welcome punch of vitamins A and C. Sweet and juicy, a medium-sized grapefruit also delivers 3 grams of dietary fiber. This could help keep you feeling full for longer — No small thing when holiday meals and party treats tempt with high-cal bites. "East" by Meera Sodha, which ...

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The Apple Cup is canceled. Two days after Washington State announced it could not meet the 53-player scholarship threshold to participate in Saturday's game at Stanford, next Friday's rivalry game against Washington has also been called off. "This decision was made under the Pac-12's football policy due to Washington State not having the minimum number of scholarship players available for the ...

The U.S. has withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty due to non-compliance by Russia, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said Sunday, making good on a planned move by the outgoing Trump administration. The move was immediately criticized by a top Democrat, who urged President-elect Joe Biden to reverse the decision next year. "Today, pursuant to earlier notice provided, the United States ...

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With 2,194 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday, Kentucky has again broken its record for new cases reported in a week. The new cases put the week's total 3,766 new cases above the previous weekly record, according to the office of Gov. Andy Beshear. "This upcoming holiday week is a special time for all of our families, and I know everyone wants to have a normal Thanksgiving ...

With a just a little more than a week left in hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is once again monitoring an area of low pressure that has resurfaced in the Atlantic basin. The disturbance, located to the northeast of the Caribbean on Sunday, has a 20% chance of developing in the next five days, likely somewhere between the Bahamas and Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane ...

LOS ANGELES — Amid a rash of weekend gun violence, Los Angeles early Sunday reached a bloody benchmark not seen in a decade: 300 homicides. The milestone comes amid growing concerns about spikes in violence this year, not just in Los Angeles but also other big cities across the nation. From Saturday into Sunday morning, there were four killings, among other shootings, the Los Angeles Police ...

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, just days before Thanksgiving. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported 4,514 new cases, breaking Thursday's record of 4,296 cases. Four of North Carolina's five highest daily case totals have come since Wednesday. Sunday's cases were reported alongside a surge in testing, with DHHS ...

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven used a rare Sunday night address to warn of the growing threat the coronavirus poses, amid fears the strategy used so far may not be enough to fight an increasingly deadly pandemic. Lofven, the third prime minister in Sweden's history to deliver such a national address, declared that "too many people have been careless about following the recommendations" ...

SEATTLE — As the novel coronavirus strikes a record number of nursing homes and assisted living centers in Washington, a large facility in Seattle is experiencing a growing outbreak. As of Friday, 13 residents and 11 staff members at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle had tested positive for the virus. Administrators say two of the residents who tested positive have died. The ...

ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler tested negative for the coronavirus on Sunday but will continue to self-quarantine as she awaits more results, the latest twist in a Jan. 5 runoff campaign that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Loeffler spokesman Stephen Lawson said Sunday a PCR test that initially came back as inconclusive on Saturday was retested overnight and found to be ...

By the time Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was wrapping up a 10-day swing through Europe and the Middle East, he had angered Turkey's leaders, infuriated the Palestinians and befuddled the French. It's a trip that seemed almost calculated to offend — and to burnish Pompeo's conservative credentials for a possible 2024 presidential campaign. Never one for niceties of etiquette or protocol, ...

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien told Vietnamese leaders they must curb illegal rerouting of Chinese exports and purchase more U.S. goods such as liquefied natural gas and military equipment in order to avoid American tariffs, the aide to President Donald Trump said in an interview. The Commerce Department this month imposed preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Vietnamese car and ...

MINNEAPOLIS — One walk through Regions Hospital's COVID-19 intensive care unit reveals the scope of the medical crisis emerging from a fast-spreading pandemic. Sixteen sliding glass doors are all closed, and behind each lies a patient struggling to breathe. Almost all are on ventilators because their lungs are too weak to work on their own. Clear tubes carry oxygen into their throats and ...

LOS ANGELES — Since the middle of October, doctors and nurses at Loma Linda University Medical Center had been warily watching news reports of a spike in COVID-19 patients in the Midwest. They knew that, sooner or later, their own hospital would be hard hit. They just didn't know when. Last week, they found out. Between Tuesday and Wednesday, 15 COVID-19 patients were admitted to Loma Linda, ...

DON'T MISS: 2020 American Music Awards — Taraji P. Henson is our host for the annual trophy bash that celebrates the year's best chart-topping artists, as determined by fan votes. Among the night's performers at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles are Bad Bunny with Jhay Cortez, Billie Eilish, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and Shawn Mendes. Also, Katy ...

ATLANTA — Donald Trump says he has formally requested a recount in the presidential race in Georgia. The president's campaign released a statement Saturday night saying it had filed a petition for the recount, which he is entitled to do under Georgia law because of Joe Biden's margin of victory is less than .5%. "Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia," the campaign ...

NEW YORK — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s antibody cocktail received an emergency use authorization from U.S. drug regulators for treatment of early COVID-19 symptoms, adding to the expanding arsenal of therapies available to physicians. The treatment, administered to President Donald Trump after he contracted the coronavirus in October, consists of two monoclonal antibodies that target the ...

SEATTLE — Loren Culp lost Washington's gubernatorial race by more than 545,000 votes, but he's not conceding — and says he's not going away. Culp, the Republican who took 43% of the statewide vote against Gov. Jay Inslee, has taken a page from President Donald Trump's playbook by attempting to sow doubts about the election results and lobbing unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. In recent ...

SEATTLE — The number of Washington long-term care facilities with at least one active case of COVID-19 has surpassed 300 — a record number that's likely to increase as the virus spreads in communities across the state. It's unknown how many cases are in each of the 339 facilities; the number of cases can range from one staff member testing positive to 99 total cases among residents and staff, ...