LAVALE — Big-box retailers across the region have adjusted their approaches to Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by starting sales early.

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KEYSER, W.Va. — An eighth resident of Piney Valley nursing home in Keyser has died from complications of COVID-19, the Mineral County Health Department reported Wednesday.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — In a time of plague and raw division, President-elect Joe Biden appealed for unity Wednesday in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation asking Americans to “steel our spines” for a fight against the coronavirus that he predicted would continue for months.

In a special Thanksgiving edition, we learn about the Maryland Charity Campaign from agency chairperson Patti Tracey, (01:28) and talk to a pair of nonprofit leaders – Carmen del Guercio of the Maryland Food Bank (18:46) and Jeff Griffin of the Franciscan Center (36:48) – to hear how their o…

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice blasted critics of his mask mandate Wednesday, saying he would not follow the lead of other Republican governors rejecting the advice of public health experts.

FROSTBURG — Layoffs were averted for as many as 15 employees at Frostburg State University on Tuesday when union representatives and college administrators were able to reach an agreement to keep the staff members on the payroll.

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ANNAPOLIS (AP) — The Maryland Judiciary will further restrict courtroom operations and reduce the types of cases that will be heard virtually or in person due to the surge in coronavirus cases.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The second of three estimates on U.S. growth for the July-September quarter was unchanged at a record pace of 33.1%. But a resurgence in the coronavirus is expected to slow growth sharply in the current quarter with some economists even raising the specter of a double-dip r…

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Berkeley Springs man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving two vehicles on U.S. Route 522 near Berkeley Springs, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

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TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly edged back on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time as investors cheered news of progress on the development of coronavirus vaccines.

CUMBERLAND — Fast police response and witness information to a reported purse-snatching incident Tuesday night on Virginia Avenue led to the arrest of a Cumberland man, Cumberland Police said.

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The surging COVID-19 cases continue to challenge area hospitals, leading Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center to briefly closed its cancer center Tuesday after potential exposure to the virus.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet m…

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most…

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as progress in the development of coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden will finally begin kept investors in a buying mood.

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Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths but also angering critics who want to see individuals held accountable, in addition to the company.

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