• Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden’s abortion stance

    Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden’s abortion stance
    Catholics split almost evenly between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they’re divided over a declaration by the head of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference that Biden’s support for abortion rights presents the church with a difficult dilemma. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez made that statement near the close of the bishops’ national meeting. Some Catholic anti-abortion activists are calling for tough words and action to make clear that pol
  • Boeing 737 Max returns to the skies after being grounded for nearly 20 months

    Boeing 737 Max returns to the skies after being grounded for nearly 20 months
    TUCSON - The 737 Max jet was grounded in March of 2019 after two passenger airlines crashed killing more than 300 people. Now, Boeing and the FAA say it is safe to fly.The 737 Max Jet first received FAA certification in March 2017. Two years later, all 737 Max Jets were grounded after Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Flight 302 went down.Leslie Josephs is the Airline reporter for CNBC and she said, "The pilots were fighting against a system called MCAS. It is an automated flight control system
  • The Latest: 5 Florida mayors urge governor to mandate masks

    The Latest: 5 Florida mayors urge governor to mandate masks
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Five Florida mayors are expressing concern about the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state, and are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to change his approach to the pandemic.
    Following a months-long decline from a huge summer spike in coronavirus infections, Florida has seen a mid-autumn climb in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Still, the governor has resisted a return to statewide restrictions in place earlier in the year.
    The mayors of Miami Beach, Hialeah, Mi
  • Former President Obama’s memoir off to record-setting start in sales

    Former President Obama’s memoir off to record-setting start in sales
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.
    The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio sales.
    The only book by a former White House resident to compare in popularity to Obama’s is the memoir by his wife, Michelle Obama, whose “Becoming
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  • Georgia’s hand tally of presidential race nears end

    Georgia’s hand tally of presidential race nears end
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia secretary of state’s office says election officials across the state were expected to meet the deadline complete a hand tally of the presidential race. That would allow state officials to begin the process of certifying the election results. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stemmed from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or an official recount request. The law
  • Drug trafficking charges against ex-Mexican general dropped by US

    Drug trafficking charges against ex-Mexican general dropped by US
    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge has granted the Department of Justice's request to drop the drug trafficking and money laundering case against former Mexican Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos and return him to Mexico.
    The action came after Mexico acknowledged making veiled threats to cut off cooperation unless the general was sent home.
    Acting U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme told a judge at a hearing Wednesday in New York that the decision to drop the charges was made by Attorney General Will
  • Ducey warns of rising infections, but no state mask mandate

    Ducey warns of rising infections, but no state mask mandate
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has urged Arizonans to stay safe over the Thanksgiving holiday and to continue wearing masks as the state’s COVID-19 cases continue rising. But he did not implement a statewide mask policy or any other major virus-related restrictions despite pressure from local and state officials. There were over 3,000 newly confirmed cases and more than 50 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday. Ducey says the state will roll out COVID-19 testing at thre
  • America’s bellwethers crumbled in aligning with Trump

    America’s bellwethers crumbled in aligning with Trump
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Vigo County, Indiana, was America’s most reliable presidential bellwether, voting in line with the rest of the nation since 1956. But that winning streak ended this year, as it did for nearly all the country’s bellwethers, Most of them are blue-collar, overwhelmingly white communities in the Rust Belt. Of the 19 counties that had a perfect record between 1980 and 2016, all but one voted to reelect President Donald Trump, who lost to Joe Biden. Now, many
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  • Paper on Texas border ceases publication after virus cutback

    Paper on Texas border ceases publication after virus cutback
    DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas newspaper with origins dating back to the 19th century has ceased publishing. The Del Rio News-Herald published its final edition on Wednesday and will also end online operations. The newspaper is based in Del Rio, a city on the border with Mexico about 145 miles west of San Antonio. The newspaper had been publishing five editions a week before dropping to two editions in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Houston-based Southern Newspapers Inc. o
  • Stockton mayor who pushed guaranteed income isn’t reelected

    Stockton mayor who pushed guaranteed income isn’t reelected
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of Stockton, California, has conceded he lost reelection after receiving national attention for starting a universal basic income program. Mayor Michael Tubbs acknowledged his loss Tuesday to Republican Kevin Lincoln. The 30-year-old Tubbs was one of the youngest mayors of a big U.S. city and was Stockton’s first Black mayor. Tubbs started a privately funded program that gave 125 people $500 a month for two years to spend however they wanted. A Sto
  • The Latest: Biden congratulates Pelosi on speaker nomination

    The Latest: Biden congratulates Pelosi on speaker nomination
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    5:25 p.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden is congratulating Nancy Pelosi for her nomination to serve as House speaker for another term.
    Biden’s transition team says the incoming president and Pelosi spoke on Wednesday following House Democrats’ vote.
    Biden told the speaker that “he looks forward to working with her and Democratic leadership in the House on a shared agenda to get COVID-19 under control
  • St. Louis mayor says she won’t seek reelection next year

    St. Louis mayor says she won’t seek reelection next year
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says she won’t run for another term next year. Krewson said Wednesday that she made the decision after celebrating her 68th birthday last weekend. Krewson says she wasn’t influenced by racial justice advocates’ calls for her to resign. She came under fire in June after she publicly revealed the names and addresses of anti-police protesters. Krewson is the city’s first female mayor. She says she’s not endorsing a ca
  • Trump influence seen in deadlock of Michigan election board

    Trump influence seen in deadlock of Michigan election board
    DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump’s efforts to sow doubt about the election seem to have played a role in a move by two Michigan Republicans to block certification of election results from Detroit. The pair eventually did an abrupt about-face in favor of Democrat Joe Biden. But their move on Tuesday briefly threatened to delay the official declaration of Biden’s victory in the state. Republicans Monica Palmer and William Hartmann initially voted against certification, leavi
  • N.C. elections director blocks mom’s ballot after her death

    N.C. elections director blocks mom’s ballot after her death
    BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina elections director had to ask members of her board to reject her mother’s absentee ballot because she died several weeks before the general election. Sara Knotts, director of Brunswick County elections, made the request of the board last week because her mother, Anne Ashcraft, submitted her ballot in September, then died of brain cancer on Oct. 11. North Carolina election law requires voters to be alive on Election Day. This includes voters who c
  • Warrant issued in 2013 gang-related shooting death in Omaha

    Warrant issued in 2013 gang-related shooting death in Omaha
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a suspect in a 2013 killing is awaiting extradition from a jail in Arizona to face charges in Nebraska. Twenty-five-year-old Bernard Turner Jr. is charged in a first-degree warrant in the death of his onetime friend, 19-year-old Julius Vaughn, who was found dead inside a car in south Omaha in October 2013. Vaughn and Turner were members of a street gang in Omaha. Detective Dave Schneider, who leads the department’s cold-case unit, declined Tuesday
  • Secretary Hobbs responds to ‘violence and vitriol’ made against her following election results

    Secretary Hobbs responds to ‘violence and vitriol’ made against her following election results
    PHOENIX (KVOA) - Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs responded to what her office describes as ongoing and escalating threats of violence directed at her family and her office on Wednesday. Hobbs office sent out a news release Wednesday with a statement from Hobbs reading:  “The truth is, I was prepared for these threats of violence and vitriol. I have been a social worker for many years and can anticipate this reaction when certain peop
  • Ducey warns of virus surge, does not issue mask mandate

    Ducey warns of virus surge, does not issue mask mandate
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has urged Arizonans to stay safe over the Thanksgiving holiday and to continue wearing masks as the state’s COVID-19 cases continue rising. But he did not implement a statewide mask policy or any other major virus prevention restrictions despite pressure from local and state officials. There were over 3,000 newly confirmed cases and more than 50 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday. Ducey says the state will roll out COVID-19 testing at t
  • EXPLAINER: A look at Trump’s long-shot legal challenges

    EXPLAINER: A look at Trump’s long-shot legal challenges
    As President Donald Trump continues to push falsehoods about the election, his legal team has so far failed to gain any traction in court without evidence of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Despite that, Trump and his Republican allies are pressing forward with several cases aimed at blocking or delaying the certification of election results in key battleground states won by President-elect Joe Biden. Experts say Trump has almost no chance of reversing the elect
  • Remains of 3 found in Colorado, triggering manhunt for felon

    Remains of 3 found in Colorado, triggering manhunt for felon
    DENVER (AP) — Authorities in southern Colorado say they are searching for a suspect in connection with the discovery of the remains of three people found by searchers near a rural hamlet. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and local police agencies identified the suspect as convicted felon Adre Jordan Baroz and said he goes by the nickname “Psycho.” Authorities said Wednesday that authorities consider him armed and dangerous and that any sightings should be reported to police
  • Federal execution nears for man who killed Texas teenager

    Federal execution nears for man who killed Texas teenager
    A man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old Texas girl, then bludgeoning her with a shovel before burying her alive, is scheduled to be put to death. Orlando Hall is set to die by injection Thursday at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. He would be the eighth inmate executed this year as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions after a pause of nearly two decades. Hall’s attorneys have argued that racial bias played a role in his death s
  • Cardinals and Seahawks set to clash in key NFC West showdown

    Cardinals and Seahawks set to clash in key NFC West showdown
    SEATTLE (AP) — There was very little time for Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins to enjoy the wave of celebration after one of the great game conclusions in Arizona Cardinals history. Too much is at stake Thursday night when the Cardinals travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks. Both Seattle and Arizona are tied with the Los Angeles Rams on top of the NFC West. All three teams are 6-3. The Cardinals won the earlier matchup with Seattle 37-34 in overtime and are seeking their first season swee
  • The Latest: Azar expects virus vaccine ‘continuity’

    The Latest: Azar expects virus vaccine ‘continuity’
    WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is trying to tamp down concerns the stalled transition of power to President-Elect Joe Biden will scramble the government’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to Americans.
    At a vaccine news briefing Wednesday, Azar says “in the event” of a transition, the vast majority of the HHS and Pentagon officials working on vaccine distribution are all career government employees and “there is really just tota
  • Graham facing ethics complaint over Georgia ballots question

    Graham facing ethics complaint over Georgia ballots question
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Three attorneys have filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. They accuse the South Carolina Republican of pressuring a Georgia elections official to toss out legally cast absentee votes in the presidential race. The complaint stems from comments by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who said this week that Graham asked him whether he had the power to reject certain absentee ballots. Raffensperger says he interpreted that as a suggesti
  • Gov. Ducey reemphasizes importance of masks amid COVID-19 surge, does not implement statewide mandate

    Gov. Ducey reemphasizes importance of masks amid COVID-19 surge, does not implement statewide mandate
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Gov. Doug Ducey reemphasized the importance of wearing masks and face coverings, and practicing COVID-19 safety protocols on Wednesday amid demand from city leaders for a statewide mask mandate.
    Back on April 29, Ducey announced that he has decided to extend his Stay-At-Home Order to Friday. Through this extension, Ducey allowed non-essential retailers, including barbers and salons, to reopen last Friday and allowed restaurants to offer dine-in services with social
  • EXPLAINER: How does election certification usually work?

    EXPLAINER: How does election certification usually work?
    In normal times, the certification of election results is a routine process that doesn’t get much attention. But these are not normal times. In a continued series of baseless attacks on the integrity of the election, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are trying to stop the formal certification of results in several states, mostly through unsubstantiated claims of fraud. The latest high-profile example was in Michigan’s largest county this week when two Republican membe
  • Stocks give up early gains and end lower on Wall Street

    Stocks give up early gains and end lower on Wall Street
    An afternoon slump left stock indexes broadly lower on Wall Street, erasing early gains, as traders worried anew about the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. The S&P 500 lost 1.2%. It was up 0.3% in morning trading and small-company stocks were headed for another record high after Pfizer and BioNTech reported updated data suggesting their potential COVID-19 vaccine may be 95% effective. Major indexes turned lower in afternoon trading, and the losses accelerated after New York City s
  • New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

    New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor says he’s shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus. It’s a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The mayor and schools chancellor announced Wednesday that school buildings will close Thursday. The city had said since summer that school buildings would close if 3% of all the coronavirus tests performed citywide over a seven-day peri
  • Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

    Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio sales. The only book by a former White House resident to compare in popularity to Obama’s is the memoir by his wife, Michelle Obama, whose “Becoming
  • Cardinals DL Peters out for season with knee injury

    Cardinals DL Peters out for season with knee injury
    Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters is out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury. The 32-year-old Peters was hurt just before halftime of Arizona’s 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. He had to be carted off the field and coach Kliff Kingsbury acknowledged after the game that the injury looked serious. Kingsbury confirmed on Wednesday that Peters would miss the final seven games of the regular season. The 10-year veteran is in his fifth season with the Car
  • Construction crew finds unexploded howitzer round in Yuma

    Construction crew finds unexploded howitzer round in Yuma
    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A construction crew in southern Arizona has discovered an unexploded howitzer round while working on a road. The Sun reported that Yuma Proving Ground’s explosives experts identified the ordnance as a 155 millimeter howitzer round of a kind that were used in World War II and the Vietnam War. It was the second round found on Martinez Lake Road during an $18 million improvement project that began in February. The first was found in April in the same location. Officia
  • Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

    Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats. The pending last-minute changes that benefit oil and gas and other industries deepen the challenges for President-elect Joe Biden, who made restoring and advancing protections for the environment, climate and public health a core
  • ‘Tired to the bone’: Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases

    ‘Tired to the bone’: Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases
    Conditions inside the nation’s hospitals are deteriorating by the day as the coronavirus rages through the country at an unrelenting pace. Hospitals have converted parking garages, chapels, cafeterias waiting rooms into patient rooms, and fatigue is setting in among a beleaguered workforce of medical workers. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has doubled in the past month and set new records every day this week. As of Tuesday, more than 76,000 people were hospital
  • Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

    Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez has pleaded not guilty through his attorney to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyer Shawn Holley entered the plea Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Lanez was charged in October after months of speculation and publicity surrounding the July 12 incident in the Hollywood Hills. Prosecutor
  • Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

    Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes
    After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is clearing Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a comprehensive and methodical 20-month review process. Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. That happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air  plu
  • South Carolina schedules execution but doesn’t have drugs

    South Carolina schedules execution but doesn’t have drugs
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state of South Carolina has scheduled what would be its first execution in nearly a decade, but corrections officials say they still don’t have any lethal injection drugs to carry out the execution. The state Supreme Court has scheduled the execution of Richard Bernard Moore for Dec. 4. The 54-year-old inmate has spent 19 years on death row after he was convicted of killing a convenience store clerk in Spartanburg. Moore’s attorneys are seeking a stay.
  • El Salvador taps new DC lobbyist in pivot to Biden

    El Salvador taps new DC lobbyist in pivot to Biden
    MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador has awarded a $780,000 lobby contract to a Washington firm set up to promote investment as President Nayib Bukele seeks to pivot toward Joe Biden’s $4 billion development plan to stop the flow of migration from Central America. Invest El Salvador is the third to have registered as a foreign agent of Bukele’s government since August with contracts totaling more than $1.6 million. Bukele is popular at home but has faced criticism from U.S. lawmakers for a
  • Arizona GOP pressures counties to delay vote certification

    Arizona GOP pressures counties to delay vote certification
    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party is pressuring county officials across the state to delay their certification of election results even though there hasn’t been evidence of legitimate questions about the vote tally showing that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the state. The GOP is also seeking a court order to postpone Maricopa County’s certification until the county’s Nov. 23 deadline for approving election results. Mohave County officials were
  • The Latest: New York City closes schools at 3% positive rate

    The Latest: New York City closes schools at 3% positive rate
    NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will close schools to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
    The mayor and the Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza say the nation’s largest public school system will temporarily halt in-person learning Thursday.
    The city has said schools would close if the coronavirus positivity rate reached 3% citywide over a seven-day period. As the rate neared that point last week, de Blasio advised parents to prepare for a possible s
  • Wind in forecast raises fears after Nevada fire burns homes

    Wind in forecast raises fears after Nevada fire burns homes
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Another lashing of strong winds expected in northern Nevada has raised concerns about reviving a wildfire that roared through a neighborhood in Reno in similar weather a day earlier. The flames Tuesday destroyed at least five houses, damaged 15 other structures and forced people to flee from hundreds of homes. Two were firefighters were injured but have been treated and released. Another fire about 100 miles south and across the border in California exploded in whipping w
  • PACC waiving pet adoption fees this weekend

    PACC waiving pet adoption fees this weekend
    In an effort to get more pets homes for the holidays, the first 48 pet adoption fees will be covered at Pima Animal Care Center on Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22.
    The adoption fees are covered by Central Pet animal care and Boss Dog pet food. All adopted dogs will go home with Boss Dog yogurt samples.Pima Animal Care Center is still operating by appointment only and anyone interested in adopting a pet will need to make an appointment by visiting pima.gov/adopt.Pima Animal C
  • Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties

    Trump pursues recount of 2 liberal Wisconsin counties
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has paid $3 million for a recount of two heavily Democratic Wisconsin counties, saying that they were the site of the “worst irregularities.” That comes although no evidence of wrongdoing has been presented and state elections officials have said there was none. The recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties will start no later than Saturday. In those counties Trump chose for the recount, Democrat Joe Biden received abou
  • Boeing Max to fly again almost 2 years after deadly crashes

    Boeing Max to fly again almost 2 years after deadly crashes
    After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is clearing Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a comprehensive and methodical 20-month review process. Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. That happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air  plu
  • US drops drug trafficking charges against ex-Mexican general

    US drops drug trafficking charges against ex-Mexican general
    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge has granted the Department of Justice’s request to drop the drug trafficking and money laundering case against former Mexican Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos and return him to Mexico. The action came after Mexico acknowledged making veiled threats to cut off cooperation unless the general was sent home. Acting U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme told a judge at a hearing Wednesday in New York that the decision to drop the charges was made by Attorney Genera
  • Arizona Attorney General leads $113 million multistate settlement with Apple over iPhone throttling

    Arizona Attorney General leads $113 million multistate settlement with Apple over iPhone throttling
    PHOENIX (A.Z) – On Wednesday, the Arizona Attorney General's Office announced a $113 million multistate settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding Apple’s 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones.
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, along with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, led the investigation of Apple by more than 30 states.According to a news release by the AZ
  • The Latest: Biden promises to prioritize state virus funding

    The Latest: Biden promises to prioritize state virus funding
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    2:45 p.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden says he’s hopeful that Republicans in Congress will be more willing to send money to state and local governments after President Donald Trump leaves office. He’s promising to make such funding a priority when he takes office in January.
    Biden suggested Wednesday that Republicans have resisted Democrats’ demand for local funding as part of a pandemic-relief pack
  • Control of NFC West at stake as Cardinals visit Seahawks

    Control of NFC West at stake as Cardinals visit Seahawks
    It’s a major showdown in the NFC West as the Arizona Cardinals visit the Seattle Seahawks. Both teams are tied at 6-3 but Arizona won the first matchup in Week 7. The Cardinals are coming off their wild 32-30 win over Buffalo capped by Kyler Murray’s last-second touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins. Seattle has lost two straight with setbacks to Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams. Russell Wilson has committed 10 turnovers in the past four games. Seattle has not lost three straight games s
  • New York City schools to close again as city fights virus

    New York City schools to close again as city fights virus
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor says he’s shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus. It’s a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The mayor and schools chancellor announced Wednesday that school buildings will close Thursday. The city had said since summer that school buildings would close if 3% of all the coronavirus tests performed citywide over a seven-day peri
  • Pac-12’s postseason hopes dim among canceled games, virus

    Pac-12’s postseason hopes dim among canceled games, virus
    Pac-12 teams are doing everything they can to make sure they get enough games in to legitimately be considered for a bowl. UCLA and California even got together and scheduled their own Sunday morning game at the Rose Bowl. But time is quickly running out as the league enters its third weekend with coronavirus cases spiking across the nation. Cal, Washington, Arizona and Arizona State have played just once. Five Pac-12 games have been canceled, including Colorado’s meeting with the Sun Devi
  • Charlie Brown specials to air on TV, after all, in PBS deal

    Charlie Brown specials to air on TV, after all, in PBS deal
    NEW YORK (AP) — The “Great Pumpkin” never showed on broadcast television this year, but after a deal with PBS, the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will return to the air. Last month, Apple TV+ became the new home to the beloved Peanuts holiday specials. That sparked an outcry from viewers who were accustomed to annually tuning in on network TV. Apple offered each special to stream for free for a handful of days, but that didn’t stop online petitions from
  • US withdrawal rattles Afghan allies and adversaries alike

    US withdrawal rattles Afghan allies and adversaries alike
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An accelerated U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, announced by Washington this week, has rattled both allies and adversaries. There are fears of worsening violence and regional chaos, which some say could embolden the Islamic State affiliate in the country to try to regroup in a lawless Afghanistan and perhaps even attempt to build another “caliphate.”
    Under an earlier deal between the U.S. and the Taliban that outlined a gradual pullout, the remaining U.S

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