• Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged

    Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged
    STERLING, Va. (AP) — A man seen forcefully exhaling on two women outside President Donald Trump’s Virginia golf course has been charged with assault. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that Raymond Deskins, 61, was charged with misdemeanor assault after a private citizen obtained a warrant through a county magistrate. Deskin did not immediately return a request for comment. Video widely shared on social media shows Deskins blowing air on two unidentified women afte
  • Tokyo governor: Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike

    Tokyo governor: Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike
    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely host the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan’s recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. The Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021. Japan has experienced an uptick in infections this month, with a nationwide daily total exceeding 2,000 as the government tries to balance preventive measures and business activity without further hurting the pandemic-hit economy. International Olympic Co
  • Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?

    Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?
    Outdoor dining tents are popping up outside restaurants during the pandemic, but experts say not all setups are equal. The individual tents, igloos and other structures are a way for people to eat out while avoiding being indoors, where the coronavirus spreads more easily. And health experts say they’re generally safer than dining inside, but to make sure they’re well ventilated. Tents also shouldn’t be shared with people who aren’t in your household. And between parties,
  • In pandemic era’s isolation, meaning of ‘self-care’ evolves

    In pandemic era’s isolation, meaning of ‘self-care’ evolves
    NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has forced people to spend more time with themselves than ever. Along the way, it has reshaped and broadened the way many think about how they treat themselves — what has come to be called self-care. The pandemic-era incarnation of self-care is different. For many, it has put the purpose and meaning of life front and center, reconfiguring priorities and needs as the months drift by. This new way of thinking has many impacts, including producing new trends
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  • Prosecutors: 31 charged in Coast Guard test-fixing scheme

    Prosecutors: 31 charged in Coast Guard test-fixing scheme
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 30 people have been charged for their participation in a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center in Louisiana. Federal prosecutors said in a news release Monday that Dorothy Smith, a former employee at an exam center in Mandeville, took bribes from merchant mariners to change their exam scores. The mariners were required to pass the exams to obtain licenses for positions on ships. Six people, including two former Coast Guard employee
  • Jets help empower women with online job mentoring event

    Jets help empower women with online job mentoring event
    The New York Jets had 27 female employees participate in an online mentoring program for women run by Dress For Success Northern New Jersey. It is an affiliate of the nonprofit Dress For Success. The global organization is known for providing professional attire for women but also helps build job search and interview skills with no-cost seminars and programs. Jets employees served as mentors for nearly a dozen women who were looking to sharpen their resume and interview skills while also looking
  • Spain’s mortuary workers endure the daily march of death

    Spain’s mortuary workers endure the daily march of death
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Marina Gómez and her fellow mortuary workers form part of Spain’s rarely seen front line in the fight against COVID-19. Spain successfully brought the daily death count down from over 900 in March to single digits by July. Now, however, Spain has seen a steady uptick that has brought virus deaths back to over 200 a day this month. With that relapse, mortuary workers have returned to making the rounds of hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Lik
  • Lunar mission is latest milestone in China’s space ambitions

    Lunar mission is latest milestone in China’s space ambitions
    WENCHANG, China (AP) — China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse’s slow but steady ascent to the stars. China became the third country to put a person into orbit a generation ago and the first to land on the far side of the moon in 2019. The Chang’e 5 mission launched Tuesday will be the first to bring back moon rocks and debris since a Soviet mission in 1976. Future ambitions include a permanent space station and putting people back on
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  • Asia Today: China reports 2 virus cases after mass testing

    Asia Today: China reports 2 virus cases after mass testing
    BEIJING (AP) — China has reported two new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also reported 20 cases among people who had arrived from overseas. In Shanghai, the mass testing of 17,719 workers at the city’s Pudong aiport found one infection, a Fedex employee.
  • US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast

    US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — American charities are working to gather and ultimately airlift critical medicine, personal protective equipment and supplies to Lebanon. The blast at Beirut’s port killed nearly 200 people, wounded more than 6,000 and caused billions of dollars in damage. The Michigan-based Lebanon Relief Project and its partners have sent millions of dollars’ worth of medicine, personal protective equipment and supplies to Beirut. Manal Saab, a Lebanese American who fou
  • China FM in Japan to discuss virus, regional concerns

    China FM in Japan to discuss virus, regional concerns
    TOKYO (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Japan to meet with his Japanese counterpart and discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China’s growing influence. Wang and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi are to discuss resuming business trips between the world’s No. 2 and No. 3 economies on limited basis. Japan recently launched such arrangements with a few less-infected Asian countries. Wang’s visit that began
  • Thanksgiving could be make-or-break in US virus response

    Thanksgiving could be make-or-break in US virus response
    Governors and mayors are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus. But such measures are largely unenforceable, and officials are banking on voluntary compliance. Experts say that if people disregard the new state and local restrictions and socialize anyway, that could put greater stress on overburdened hospitals and lead to an even bigger spike in sickness and death over the holidays.T
  • NYC’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

    NYC’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died. He was 93. Dinkins broke barriers when he was elected to lead the city in 1989 but the Democrat’s calm and low-key demeanor was seen by critics as a flaw and Dinkins only served one term. The New York Police Department says initial indications were that he died of natural causes. Dinkins, a calm and courtly figure with a penchant for tennis and formal wear, was a dramatic shift from both his
  • Oil-rich Kuwait faces reckoning as debt crisis looms

    Oil-rich Kuwait faces reckoning as debt crisis looms
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, is facing a debt crisis. The pandemic has sent the price of oil crashing to all-time lows and pushed Kuwait toward a reckoning with its longtime largesse for its citizens just as a parliamentary election looms in December. The finance minister has warned that the government soon won’t be able to pay salaries as it hasn’t raised its debt ceiling. It needs a new parliament to approve raising
  • Los Angeles to discuss stay-home order as COVID cases rise

    Los Angeles to discuss stay-home order as COVID cases rise
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s largest county is on the brink of a stay-home order just days before Thanksgiving after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by Los Angeles County public health officials to trigger one. A swell of new cases Monday pushed the county over an average of 4,500 cases per day. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said no action would be taken until county supervisors meet Tuesday. A stay-home order would be the first such action since mid-March, when
  • The New York Police Department says the city’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died at age 93.

    The New York Police Department says the city’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died at age 93.
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says the city’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died at age 93.The post The New York Police Department says the city’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died at age 93. appeared first on KVOA.
  • Report: Inmates killed in Colombia riot shot intentionally

    Report: Inmates killed in Colombia riot shot intentionally
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence indicates most of the 24 inmates killed during a prison riot in Colombia’s capital earlier this year over fears that crowded, unhygienic conditions would fuel a virus outbreak were shot to death intentionally. That’s according to a study of autopsy reports by independent forensic experts commissioned by Human Rights Watch and published Tuesday. The report does not determine who fired in the chaotic moments of the March 21 uprising, but it ra
  • Pakistan police say officers foil police station attack

    Pakistan police say officers foil police station attack
    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s counter-terrorism police says it has foiled a possible militant attack by killing a suspected would-be suicide bomber when he tried to sneak into a police station on the outskirts of the eastern city of Lahore. Police said the suspect was killed in an exchange of fire at the premises of the police station early Tuesday. The suspect was wearing an explosive vest and had two grenades in his pockets, police said. Security forces are often targeted by m
  • The Latest: Philippines targets 60 million for vaccination

    The Latest: Philippines targets 60 million for vaccination
    MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say about 60 million Filipinos are being targeted for vaccination against the coronavirus next year at a cost of more than 73 billion pesos ($1.4 billion) to develop considerable immunity among a majority of Filipinos.
    Carlito Galvez Jr., who oversees government efforts to secure the vaccines, said late Monday that negotiations were underway with four Western and Chinese pharmaceutical companies, including U.S.-based Pfizer Inc. and China’s
  • Taiwan’s leader launches production of domestically made sub

    Taiwan’s leader launches production of domestically made sub
    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s president has inaugurated the production of domestically made submarines in the southern city of Kaohsiung, in a step forward for the island’s defense strategy at a time of elevated tensions with China. President Tsai Ing-wen has focused on boosting Taiwan’s military capabilities against China’s threat to use force to bring under control the island it considers its own territory. China has stepped up military exercises towards Taiwa
  • N4T Investigators: Delivery Danger?

    N4T Investigators: Delivery Danger?
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    TUCSON (KVOA)- Some postal service vehicles have been going up in flames, literally. It’s been happening across the country and as the News 4 Tucson Investigators found out, right here at home. The postal service calls them Long Life Vehicles or LLVs. More than 141,000 are still on the road delivering mail across the country, including in Arizona. One of them caught fire three months ago in Douglas. The driv
  • Biden set to formally introduce his national security team

    Biden set to formally introduce his national security team
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to formally announce his national security team to the nation. Those being introduced during a Tuesday afternoon event are among Obama administration alumni whose roles in the upcoming administration signal Biden’s shift away from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies. The picks include former Secretary of State John Kerry to take the lead on combating climate change. Outside the realm of nationa
  • School officials urge community to stop the spread of COVID-19

    School officials urge community to stop the spread of COVID-19
    TUCSON (KVOA) -- As many families gear up for Thanksgiving, school officials are urging caution and asking the community to buckle down so that schools that are open can stay that way.
    Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams is urging those at home to make sure they're following CDC guidelines this holiday week and the weeks to come."We have kids taking some time off, which is good because they'll be home," Williams said. "But we want to make sure that everybody practices all those saf
  • Awaiting Yellen at Treasury: Yet another daunting crisis

    Awaiting Yellen at Treasury: Yet another daunting crisis
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen is in line for another top economic policy job — just in time to confront yet another crisis. Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s apparent choice for treasury secretary, served on the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. She became Fed chair in 2014 when the economy was still recovering from the Great Recession. In the late 1990s, she was President Bill Clinton’s top economic adviser during th
  • Virtual town hall set for improvements to Treat Avenue

    Virtual town hall set for improvements to Treat Avenue
    TUCSON (KVOA) - The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) said it is planning new street improvements to Treat Avenue from the Rillito River to the Aviation Bikeway for a total of six miles, connecting to five parks, three greenways, and six schools.
    The Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevard is part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program that will expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network, according to the City. Acc
  • Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams’ 27-24 win vs Bucs

    Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams’ 27-24 win vs Bucs
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Goff threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns, and Matt Gay kicked a 40-yard field goal with 2:36 remaining to give the Los Angeles Rams a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Goff completed 39 of 51 passes, including short scoring throws to Robert Woods, Van Jefferson and Cam Akers. The Rams’ defense pressured Tom Brady all night and sealed the win with its second interception of the six-time Super Bowl champion. Cooper Kupp had 11 receptions for 145
  • The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

    The Latest: China reports results of mass testing
    BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones.
    The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also reported 20 cases among people who had arrived from overseas.
    In Shanghai, the mass testing of 17,719 workers at the city’s Pudong aiport found one infection, a Fedex employee. Everyone
  • Gov. Doug Ducey releases statement after meeting with Senator-elect Mark Kelly

    Gov. Doug Ducey releases statement after meeting with  Senator-elect Mark Kelly
    TUCSON (KVOA) - On Monday Arizona Governor Doug Ducey met with Senator-elect Mark Kelly at the Arizona State Capitol Executive Tower and release this statement.
    “I’m grateful to Senator-elect Kelly for sitting down to talk about the important work ahead of us, and I once again congratulate him on his recent victory. Today’s meeting was a productive one. We discussed how we can work together to advance Arizona’s priorities at the federal level, including partnering on issu
  • COVID-19 vaccine coming soon to Pima County

    COVID-19 vaccine coming soon to Pima County
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    PIMA COUNTY (KVOA) - December 12th could possibly be the day COVID-19 vaccines become available. Health officials said do not go sharpie that date on the calendar just yet.
    Around 330 million people live in the United States. 330 million vaccines will not be available come next month. It is a process and takes planning. Which means important decisions are being made right now."The questions I am getting now are, what is a freezer farm? What about the vaccine
  • Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

    Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election. That formally starts the transition of power after President Donald Trump has spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. The move came after Trump suffered yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless fraud claims. In recent days, senior Trump aides including chief of staf

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