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Trump relents, signs COVID relief, averts federal shutdown
2020-12-28 04:50:40 President Donald Trump's motorcade departs Trump International Golf Club, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is returning to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan
Ohio police officer fired in fatal shooting of Black man
2020-12-28 17:46:27 A vigil is held for Andre' Hill at the Brentnell Community Recreation Center on Columbus. Ohio, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The police chief of Columbus, Ohio, recommended on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, that the officer who shot and killed Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, earlier this week be fired. (Gaelen Morse/The Columbus Dispatch via AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio police
House votes to override Trump“s veto of defense bill
2020-12-28 22:03:08 FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal befor


China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years
2020-12-28 09:18:20 In this photo taken April 14, 2020 and released by Melanie Wang, Zhang Zhan eats a meal at a park during a visit to Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of "picking fights and provoking trouble," one of her lawyers said. (Mela
From Zoom to Quibi, the tech winners and losers of 2020
2020-12-28 14:58:45 FILE - Visitors to the Pax East conference play the new Nintendo Switch video game Animal Crossing, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Boston. Thousands of gaming enthusiasts attended the Pax East conference that opened in Boston, Thursday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop
Mormon church sued for alleged role in Boy Scouts sex abuse
2020-12-28 22:02:21 PHOENIX (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hit with several lawsuits Monday for allegedly covering up decades of sexual abuse among Boy Scout troops in Arizona, marking the latest litigation before the state's end-of-year deadline for adult victims to sue. The church “must be held accountable in order to bring healing and closure to Mormon victims of ch
Biden warns of Trump officials“ “roadblocks“ to transition
2020-12-28 20:56:46 President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and “roadblocks” in communication between agency officials and his transition team that could undermine Ameri
Lawyer: Soldier charged in Rockford shooting may have PTSD
2020-12-28 20:13:01 This Dec. 13, 2019 photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb who is currently serving as a Special Forces Assistance Operations and Intelligence Sergeant. Webb, arrested in an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead and three others injured had four deployments to Afghanistan, the most recent ending in July. Webb
More COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline as US effort ramps up
2020-12-28 21:02:46 Ellie Basham, Executive Director at Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., being vaccinated by Kristine Kim, a pharmacist for CVS outside the Center in Kirkland, Wash., Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP) A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a n
Trump“s hesitation on relief bill will delay aid payments
2020-12-28 19:44:27 FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, speaks during a news conference with other Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, while Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, listens at left. “There will be another major rescue package for the American people," McConnell said in announcing an agreement for a relief bil
One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 months in tales of kindness
2020-12-28 16:00:12 A fire truck, police cruisers and dozens of families in cars decorated with balloons in a community parade surprised 6-year-old Jessiah Lee to celebrate his birthday. (April 27) In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its “ One Good Thing ” series to highlight individuals whose actions offer glimme
Alabama“s Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
2020-12-28 17:00:58 Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) warms up before the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, leading a contingent of five Alabama players o
As South Africa“s virus spikes, president bans liquor sales
2020-12-28 17:04:34 FILE — In this Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 file photo people wear face masks to protect against COVID-19 before boarding a minibus taxi in Johannesburg. In a television address to the nation Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would revert to level 3 of a strict lockdown in a bid to control a surge in the virus and it would be compulsory to
As COVID-19 ravages US, shootings, killings are also up
2020-12-28 16:09:47 Rockford police and other law enforcement agencies investigate the scene of a shooting at a bowling alley Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Rockford, Ill. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP) DETROIT (AP) — When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close. Avery, 57, grew up in the Motor City and is aware that homicides and shootings
Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam
2020-12-28 14:20:11 FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actor Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin was released from federal prison in Dublin, Calif., Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million do
Saudi women“s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years
2020-12-28 10:52:09 FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2014 image made from video released by Loujain al-Hathloul, al-Hathloul drives towards the United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1 in Saudi Arabia. Al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists, who pushed for the right to drive, was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, to nearly six years in pr
UK warns of “bumpy“ post-Brexit transition despite deal
2020-12-28 11:04:31 A colleague wears a Christmas hat as European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier, center, carries a binder of the Brexit trade deal during a special meeting of Coreper, at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. European Union ambassadors convened on Christmas Day to start an assessment of the massive free-trade deal the EU struck with Britain. Aft
The Latest: Finland latest nation to find UK virus variant
2020-12-28 08:30:59 A nurse holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine at La Bonne Maison de Bouzanton care home in Mons, Belgium, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. The vaccine, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, was transported from a hospital in Leuven to the residential care home on Monday, as Belgium begins its vaccination program starting with the most vulnerable. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool) HELSINKI — Fi
“I would never go back“: Horrors grow in Ethiopia“s conflict
2020-12-28 07:05:28 Abrahaley Minasbo a 22-year-old trained dancer and Tigrayan survivor from Mai-Kadra, Ethiopia, shows wounds on his face and his partially amputated hand, inside a shelter, in Hamdeyat Transition Center near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, eastern Sudan, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Minasbo said Amhara militia members dragged him from his home in Mai-Kadra on Nov. 9 and beat him in the s
In-betweenland: As 2020 slips away, an American snapshot
2020-12-28 08:04:36 FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2020, file photo, a man walks past giant numerals for "2021" to be used in the upcoming the New Year's eve festivities in New York's Times 



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