• As virus numbers surge, precautions proving a tough sell

    As virus numbers surge, precautions proving a tough sell
    Trying to prevent people from contracting the coronavirus as the number of cases and deaths around the world is proving difficult everywhere from Serbia to California. In Belgrade, despite the warnings of epidemiologists to wear masks and practice social distancing, many of the mourners who gathered to pay their respects to an elderly Serbian Orthodox Church cleric who died of COVID-19 did not wear masks and some of them even kissed the glass covering his body. And in California, there is pushba
  • The Latest: Texas National Guard team helps El Paso morgues

    The Latest: Texas National Guard team helps El Paso morgues
    EL PASO, Texas — The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with the number of dead as a result of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.Statewide, the Texas health department on Saturday reported a one-day high of 12,597 new virus cases, nearly 20,500 dead since the pandemic began and more than 8,200 virus hospitalizations.
    “The Texas Military will provide us with the critical personnel to carry out our fatality man
  • Police: woman, 3 children dead in murder suicide

    Police: woman, 3 children dead in murder suicide
    MARION, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a woman and three young children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide. The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office said authorities discovered the bodies of a 27-year-old woman, a 10-year-old and 3-year-old child after responding to a call Friday morning in Marion, a small town in Virginia’s southwest. Police said a 6-year-old child was found in critical condition. The child was taken to a hospital and later died. An 8-year-old child “esc
  • University cracks down on students who don’t get COVID tests

    University cracks down on students who don’t get COVID tests
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University cracked down on students who hadn’t received mandatory COVID-19 testing by locking them out of their online classes. University spokeswoman Kimberly Ott tells the Arizona Daily Sun that about 25 students were notified they wouldn’t have continued access to the online instruction system because they didn’t get tests or seek an exemption even after three email notifications and a phone call. The system is used for all onli
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  • Hundreds of thousands at Honduras’ shelters after hurricanes

    Hundreds of thousands at Honduras’ shelters after hurricanes
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges. The Red Cross estimates that about 4.2 million people were affected by the back-to-back hurricanes in November in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. But nowhere are the evacuated victims piled up more densely than in the northern Honduras city of San Pedro Sula, wher
  • The Latest: US reaches 12 million total coronavirus cases

    The Latest: US reaches 12 million total coronavirus cases
    BALTIMORE — More than 12 million people in the U.S have contracted the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
    The nation’s total number of confirmed cases reached 12.01 million on Saturday, six days after the number had reached 11 million, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.Daily numbers of new U.S. cases are approaching 200,000, less than three weeks after hitting 100,000 for the first time. The record of 195,542 new cases on Friday was the latest of several rece
  • Protesters burn part of Guatemala’s Congress building

    Protesters burn part of Guatemala’s Congress building
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have broken into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending. The protest came as about 7,000 people were demonstrating in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City against the budget, which protesters say was negotiated and passed by legislators in secret while the Central Ame
  • Sheriff: Florida teacher faces 408 child porn charges

    Sheriff: Florida teacher faces 408 child porn charges
    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida high school teacher, soccer coach and church youth leader has been charged with 408 counts of child pornography possession. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference that 46-year-old Shawn Fitzgerald possessed hundreds of pornographic images on his cellphone. Investigators were led to Fitzgerald by a tip from the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children. Judd said it didn’t appear that the images were locally pro
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  • Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount

    Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Election officials overseeing the recount of presidential votes in Wisconsin’s largest county are accusing observers for President Donald Trump of unduly slowing the process. Trump requested the recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties, both heavily liberal, in hopes of closing a more than 20,000-vote gap with Democrat Joe Biden. On Saturday, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said few ballots had actually been counted and the process was falling far behind sche
  • Oro Valley Police confirm officer-involved shooting

    Oro Valley Police confirm officer-involved shooting
    ORO VALLEY (KVOA)- The Oro Valley Police Department have confirmed that a officer involved shooting took place today after a wellness check near N. Poinsettia Drive.No officers were injured and there are no outstanding subjects. A firearm was recovered at the scene. The incident is still under investigation.
    The post Oro Valley Police confirm officer-involved shooting appeared first on KVOA.
  • Passengers spend night on Baltic Sea ferry that ran aground

    Passengers spend night on Baltic Sea ferry that ran aground
    HELSINKI (AP) — A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 has run aground in the Aland Islands between Finland and Sweden amid heavy storm winds. Finnish authorities say there are “no lives in immediate danger” and the vessel isn’t leaking. The Finnish coast guard tweeted Saturday afternoon that the Viking Grace hit ground just off the port of Mariehamn, the capital of the archipelago. A spokeswoman for ferry operator Viking Line told Finnish public broadcas
  • Tucson Police investigate westside homicide

    Tucson Police investigate westside homicide
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Tucson Police have reported that they are investigating a murder that took place Friday morning just before 6am at the intersection of N. Camino Santiago and W. Calle Mecedora.
    Upon arrival, officers identified 30-year old Morgan Tyler Brown with obvious signs of trauma and Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.There are no suspects in custody at this time. The investigation is still ongoing.If you have any information about this incident you can leave an anonymous tip at 8-8 Cr
  • Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel

    Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired a rocket toward Israel. The launch set off air-raid sirens in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Saturday night. Israeli media say the rocket landed in an open area, causing no damage or injuries. Still, the launch raised the likelihood of an Israeli reprisal in Gaza. Israel holds Gaza’s Hamas rulers responsible for all rocket fire out of the territory and usually strikes Hamas targets
  • Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil

    Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A Black man who died while being beaten by supermarket security guards has been buried following protests that echoed those of the racial justice movement in the United States. João Alberto Silveira Freitas was buried Saturday in a coffin draped with the flag of his favorite soccer team in the city of Porto Alegre. His partner told journalists: “I just want justice.”Demonstrators enraged by Freitas’ death painted “Black iives matter&rd
  • More sunshine and cooler air expected to take over this week

    More sunshine and cooler air expected to take over this week
    TUCSON - Cloudy and warm conditions have been the norm for the last few days. A weak cold front will sweep in to cool us off and wipe away the clouds late tomorrow night.This front will be strong enough to drop our high temperatures to low the 70's by Tuesday, but will not be strong enough to produce any rain.Temperatures will remain steady through Thanksgiving so if you are planning an outdoor get-together for the holiday you can expect sunshine and 75 degrees.Another weak frontal system w
  • Pope: Involve poor people in planning post-pandemic economy

    Pope: Involve poor people in planning post-pandemic economy
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged young economists, entrepreneurs and business leaders to promote post-pandemic development models that involve the poor. Francis said in a videotaped message for a forum of young people in Italy on Saturday that the worst reaction once the coronavirus pandemic ends would be to “fall even more deeply into feverish consumerism and forms of selfish self-protection.” Instead, the pope advised inviting the poor to participate in discussions
  • The Latest: Italy hits nearly 35,000 new daily virus cases

    The Latest: Italy hits nearly 35,000 new daily virus cases
    ROME — Italy registered 34,767 new cases on Saturday, about 2,500 fewer than the previous day.The government recently put the majority of Italy’s regions under new restrictions, including banning dining at cafes and restaurants in areas where the health care system risked collapse.
    Italy has1.3 million total confirmed cases. With 692 more deaths, the known death toll reached 49,261.___
    HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:
    — Russia reports daily record wi
  • Police search for suspect in Wisconsin mall shooting

    Police search for suspect in Wisconsin mall shooting
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police say they’re still searching for a man suspected in a shooting at a Wisconsin mall that injured eight people. The Wauwatosa Police Department said in a tweet Saturday that “Investigators are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspect from yesterday’s shooting at Mayfair Mall.” Police also ask anyone who witnessed the shooting Friday to contact them. Chief Barry Weber gave no motive for Friday’s attack at the Mayfair M
  • France: Bill on publishing police images sparks protests

    France: Bill on publishing police images sparks protests
    PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people in France have protested a proposed security law that would make it a criminal offense to publish images of police officers with the intent to cause them harm. Offenders would face a maximum penalty of up to one year in prison and a 45,000-euro ($53,000) fine. The government says the proposal is intended to protect officers from online calls for violence. Critics fear that, if enacted, the measure would be used to punish journalists and other observers who
  • UK leader to end England’s national lockdown on Dec. 2

    UK leader to end England’s national lockdown on Dec. 2
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to end an England-wide lockdown as scheduled on Dec. 2 and to announce a return to regional restrictions since statistics show coronavirus infections have stabilized. Johnson’s office said late Saturday that the government plans to return to using a three-tiered system that imposes different restrictions based on the severity of local outbreaks. The prime minister’s office says more communities are expected to be placed i
  • COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worries

    COVID-19 deaths of Serbian clerics highlight virus worries
    The coronavirus-related deaths of two Serbian Orthodox Church clerics in Europe are highlighting concerns about what religious institutions and the faithful are doing and not doing to spread of the deadly virus. Many mourners in Belgrade paying their respects to Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej didn’t wear masks and some even kissed the glass shield covering his remains. Irinej died three weeks after the funeral of another cleric in nearby Montenegro in which mourners kissed his re
  • Skates (and masks) on! Rockefeller Center ice rink opens

    Skates (and masks) on! Rockefeller Center ice rink opens
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink is opening in a limited way but on time for the holidays. The Rockefeller Center website says the iconic, sunken rink in midtown Manhattan is welcoming skaters Saturday afternoon as part of a tradition dating to the 1930s. The rink is operating at reduced capacity, with skate time limited to 50 minutes. Masks are required as a further pandemic safety measure. Another seasonal fixture, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, went up las
  • Thousands protest against Netanyahu, despite wintry weather

    Thousands protest against Netanyahu, despite wintry weather
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis have braved cool, wet weather to extend months of demonstrations demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Several thousand people gathered outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night. A similarly sized crowd protested outside Netanyahu’s private home in the upscale coastal town of Caesaria. Smaller gatherings took place at junctions and overpasses across Israel. Protesters say Netanyahu shou
  • IS attack hits Afghan capital; Pompeo joins peace talks

    IS attack hits Afghan capital; Pompeo joins peace talks
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mortars have slammed into a residential area of the Afghan capital, killing eight people, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace deal. The attack on Saturday in Kabul, which was blamed on Islamic State militants, also injured 31 people. The assault came as peace talks were underway in Qatar, where Pompeo told Afghan government n
  • Carson says he’s ‘out of the woods’ after battling COVID-19

    Carson says he’s ‘out of the woods’ after battling COVID-19
    STERLING, Va. (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson is crediting unapproved, experimental treatments with saving his life after saying he became “desperately ill” following his infection with the coronavirus. There is no medical evidence that the treatments Carson cites in a statement on his personal Facebook page worked. Carson says in the post that he believes he’s “out of the woods.” Most people recover from COVID-19. The disease has killed more than 250,000
  • Pope to young: after pandemic to build new economy with poor

    Pope to young: after pandemic to build new economy with poor
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging young economists, entrepreneurs, workers and business leaders to promote post-pandemic development models that involve the poor. Francis in a videotaped message to a forum of young people in Assisi, Italy, on Saturday said the worse reaction after the COVID-19 pandemic would be to plunge into “feverish consumerism.” Instead, Francis says, the poor should be invited to participate in discussions aimed at creating what he says is an urge
  • The Latest: Donald Trump Jr. doing ‘very well’ with virus

    The Latest: Donald Trump Jr. doing ‘very well’ with virus
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing “very well” in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus.A spokesman for the younger Trump says he received the positive test result earlier this week, has no symptoms and has been quarantining and following the recommended medical guidelines.President Trump tweeted Saturday that his son “is doing very well.” Trump Jr. is the latest member of the president’s famil
  • Judge rules against Trump global media chief after firings

    Judge rules against Trump global media chief after firings
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against the head of the agency that runs the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded news outlets who was accused of trying to turn it into a propaganda vehicle to promote President Donald Trump’s agenda. The ruling effectively bars U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack from making personnel decisions and interfering in editorial operations. After taking over in June, Pack had purged the leadership of the international broadcasters.
  • Turkey reports record daily number of new COVID-19 patients

    Turkey reports record daily number of new COVID-19 patients
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey recorded its highest daily number of new COVID-19 patients as the country’s first weekend curfew since June came into force. The Health Ministry said that 5,532 people with symptoms were diagnosed in 24 hours, some 400 more than were recorded on the previous record day in April. The Turkish government does not publicly report confirmed coronavirus cases involving people without COVID-19 symptoms, a policy that has been criticized for masking the true scop
  • US-European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit

    US-European ocean monitoring satellite launches into orbit
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights has been launched into Earth orbit from California. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:17 a.m. and arced southward over the Pacific Ocean. The Falcon’s first stage successfully returned to the launch site and landed for reuse. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is named for a f
  • Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency

    Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden spent the past week at his Delaware home carefully trying to build a government and preparing to take on a pandemic. President Donald Trump[ largely kept to himself behind closed doors at a mostly empty White House. He was busy angrily tweeting, and using his office and allies to try to subvert the results of an American election in a dangerous breach of democracy. If the differences between Trump and Biden weren’t already clear, then the days since the No
  • Phoenix police: 5 shot, 1 fatally, during party in warehouse

    Phoenix police: 5 shot, 1 fatally, during party in warehouse
    Phoenix police say five people were shot, one fatally, at an party in an empty warehouse early Saturday. Sgt. Ann Justus said officers responding to a report of a shooting at 5:30 a.m. found only a wounded female in the warehouse and she was pronounced dead at a hospital. At about the same time, four other people with gunshot wounds arrived at various medical facilities, and Justus said police believed they also had been at the warehouse. It wasn’t immediately known whether the dead person
  • The Latest: Midwest governors: Stay home for Thanksgiving

    The Latest: Midwest governors: Stay home for Thanksgiving
    PIERRE, South Dakota — Coronavirus infections are ravaging South Dakota, where more than half of tests have come back positive for weeks.Republican Gov. Kristi Noem won’t issue a mask mandate but suggests smaller gatherings “may be smarter this year.”
    Some governors who for months echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of measures to control the coronavirus are now relenting, including North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, who recently ordered the use of masks statewide
  • School accountability measures up in the air amid pandemic

    School accountability measures up in the air amid pandemic
    PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus has prompted the Arizona Legislature to cancel statewide standard tests and skip grading schools for the 2019-2020 school year and the federal government waived its own school accountability requirements. But KJZZ reports it’s not yet clear whether it will be possible in the current school year to grade schools’ academic performance as was done before the pandemic. Bullhead City Elementary School District Superintendent Carolyn Stewart and others
  • Azerbaijani leader: Cease-fire may improve Armenia relations

    Azerbaijani leader: Cease-fire may improve Armenia relations
    MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Azerbaijan says he hopes the ceasefire that ended a six-week war with Armenia this month will lead to improving relations between the countries. President Ilham Aliyev made the statement as a high-level Russian delegation visited Azerbaijani’s capital, Baku, on Saturday. The delegation included Russia’s foreign and defense ministers, and also visited the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Russia negotiated the ceasefire signed last week, under which Azerb
  • Nevada facing double-bind of rising cases, limping economy

    Nevada facing double-bind of rising cases, limping economy
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada’s limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas. The pandemic has put officials in this tourism-dependent place in a double-bind: trying to protect the economy while keeping people safe. With the state seeing a record number of new cases, Sisolak said
  • Teen charged in killings poses with ‘Silver Spoons’ actor

    Teen charged in killings poses with ‘Silver Spoons’ actor
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder being released from custody by posting a $2 million cash bond Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during an Aug. 25 protest against police racism and brutality in Kenosha. Rittenhouse’s attorneys insist he was acting in self-defense. Some
  • Arizona urges Thanksgiving precautions against virus spread

    Arizona urges Thanksgiving precautions against virus spread
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are urging residents to take precautions during Thanksgiving gatherings to fight the spread of COVID-19. The state on Saturday reported 3,628 additional COVID-19 cases and 30 more deaths amid increasing hospitalizations. The state Department of Health Services recommended holding Thanksgiving gatherings outside along with masks, social distancing, and staying home if sick. The department said people shouldn’t let their guard down around anyone
  • Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

    Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican legislators in states where coronavirus cases have surged are rejecting mask-wearing requirements, even in their own capitols. An Arkansas state senator is proposing that her colleagues risk losing their per diem if they’re caught not wearing their masks. The idea is facing pushback, despite Arkansas having the second biggest outbreak in a state legislature. Mississippi, which had the largest, is encouraging but not requiring its members to we
  • AP Explains: The FBI is investigating Texas AG Ken Paxton

    AP Explains: The FBI is investigating Texas AG Ken Paxton
    DALLAS (AP) — The FBI recently opened a criminal investigation into allegations that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor, two people with knowledge of the probe told The Associated Press. The case arises from a sprawling mire of investigations, counter investigations, lawsuits and criminal allegations. It involves a remarkable rebellion by Paxton’s top deputies, a Texas businessman with a troubled real estate empire and a woman with whom the
  • Biden to work to end executions as government sets 3 more

    Biden to work to end executions as government sets 3 more
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for Joe Biden says the president-elect is against the death penalty and will work to end its use. The Justice Department has scheduled three more federal executions during before the Jan. 20 inauguration, including two shortly before Biden is set to take office. The Bureau of Prisons on Thursday carried out the eighth federal execution this year, after a 17-year hiatus. That’s likely to increase pressure on Biden decide whether his administration would c
  • ‘My Missing Valentine’ wins big at Golden Horse Awards

    ‘My Missing Valentine’ wins big at Golden Horse Awards
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” has won big at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. The romantic comedy tells the love story between a bus driver and a post office worker. It also won for best director, best visual effects, best film editing and best original screenplay. Overall, Taiwanese talent won big at the Golden Horse Awards. Taiwanese performers took home honors for best actor and best actress. M
  • EU urges reforms in Bosnia on 25th anniversary of peace deal

    EU urges reforms in Bosnia on 25th anniversary of peace deal
    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief has used the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia’s political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said during a visit to Sarajevo for Saturday’s anniversary that the U.S.-brokered peace agreement endorsed on Nov. 21, 1995 concluded “one of the m
  • Netanyahu: Convicted spy Pollard expected in Israel soon

    Netanyahu: Convicted spy Pollard expected in Israel soon
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has congratulated Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who served 30 years in prison for spying for Israel, for completing his parole and says he expects to see him in Israel soon. In a statement issued Saturday evening, Netanyahu said he had worked for Pollard’s release for many years. He did not provide a firm date when Pollard might arrive. The Justice Department announced Friday that Pollard had com
  • Arizona records 3,638 new COVID-19 cases; 30 new deaths

    Arizona records 3,638 new COVID-19 cases; 30 new deaths
    PHOENIX (KVOA) – Another 3,638 Arizonans tested positive for the coronavirus, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported on Saturday.ADHS reported that 30 more people lost their lives to the virus, according to the state's dashboard.That brings the state’s documented totals to 295,334 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll is 6,457.WHAT TO KNOW:Deaths are not recorded until the health department receives a death certificate naming COVID-19 as the cause of death.The
  • Sudan boycotts faltering talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam

    Sudan boycotts faltering talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam
    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has boycotted talks for the first time between Nile Valley countries over Ethiopia’s controversial mega-dam, calling on the African Union to play a greater role in pushing forward the negotiations that have stalled for years. It was the first time that Sudan refused to attend the talks scheduled for Saturday with Ethiopia and its northern neighbor Egypt. The Sudanese Irrigation Minister said in a statement that the current approach to reaching a tripartite agreemen
  • G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus

    G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Group of 20 summit has begun with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations. The pandemic, which has claimed more than 1.37 million lives worldwide, has offered the G-20 an opportunity to prove how such bodies can facilitate international cooperatio
  • The Latest: Calif Gov. Newsom’s child in 14-day quarantine

    The Latest: Calif Gov. Newsom’s child in 14-day quarantine
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children may have been exposed to the coronavirus at school and is in quarantine.
    The child began a 14-day quarantine “from the date of exposure” after the family was told a classmate at the private school had tested positive for the coronavirus, spokesman Nathan Click said in an emailed statement Friday.
    The rest of the governor’s family is not quarantining because they weren’t directly exposed. The governor, hi
  • Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

    Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories
    NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. Voters elected a handful of progressive prosecutors, approved ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and decriminalized drugs in several states. They also sent Black Lives Matter activists to Congress, restored voting rights to former prisoners and scored other gains sought by the protests that filled American streets las
  • Back in Premier League, Leeds turns to Jay-Z agency to grow

    Back in Premier League, Leeds turns to Jay-Z agency to grow
    LONDON (AP) — Leeds is being assisted by the sports and entertainment marketing agency founded by Jay-Z to grow the northern English club’s brand and global appeal now it’s back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence. Roc Nation is working with Leeds to particularly target expanding the club’s profile in the United States and China, drawing too on memories of the team winning the English league in 1992 and reaching the Champions League semifinals in 2001. With the

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