• Police arrest 15-year-old boy in Wisconsin mall shooting

    Police arrest 15-year-old boy in Wisconsin mall shooting
    WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that injured eight people. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber says the shooting happened during an altercation Friday afternoon between two groups. He said four “innocent bystanders” suffered what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Police say the suspect ran out of the mall alongside other people. The mall was closed Saturday and invest
  • Arizona tallies 4,544 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, 51 deaths

    Arizona tallies 4,544 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, 51 deaths
    PHOENIX (KVOA) – Another 4,544 Arizonans tested positive for the coronavirus, the Arizona Department of Health Services said Tuesday.Fifty-one deaths were also added to the state's dashboard.That brings the state’s documented totals to 306,868 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll is 6,515.Nearly 8,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Arizona over the weekend. And more than 2,600 cases were reported on Monday.Today’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 4,544 cases and 51
  • Man struck and killed by train near I-10, Grant Rd

    Man struck and killed by train near I-10, Grant Rd
    TUCSON (KVOA) - A man was struck and killed by a train Tuesday morning on Tucson's west side.
    According to Union Pacific, the incident happened south of Miracle Mile Strip and Interstate 10 near Grant Road at about 4:33 a.m.
    Tucson police and EMS responded to the scene.
    Union Pacific says the train crew was unharmed.
    Details are limited at this time.The post Man struck and killed by train near I-10, Grant Rd appeared first on KVOA.
  • US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 in November as rising virus infections push optimism to lowest level since August

    US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 in November as rising virus infections push optimism to lowest level since August
    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 in November as rising virus infections push optimism to lowest level since August.The post US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 in November as rising virus infections push optimism to lowest level since August appeared first on KVOA.
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  • Panel: Iowa officer who shot man in 2016 won’t get job back

    Panel: Iowa officer who shot man in 2016 won’t get job back
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A panel has determined that a white Iowa police officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man during a 2016 traffic stop will not get his job back. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that the city’s Civil Service Commission on Monday voted not to reinstate Officer Lucas Jones. His attorney says an appeal is planned. Jones was fired in June, but not for the 2016 incident in which critics say he unfairly pulled over and needlessly shot a fleeing Jerime Mitchell. He
  • India bans 43 more mobile apps, including many from China

    India bans 43 more mobile apps, including many from China
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India is banning 43 mobile apps, including many from China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along their border in the Himalayas. India’s information technology ministry says the apps threaten the “sovereignty and integrity of India.” The banned apps include four from Chinese retail giant the Alibaba Group. The move comes months after India banned scores of Chinese-owned apps, including popular short-video app TikTok and mobile game PUBG, sa
  • Militant convicted in fatal Benghazi attack seeks new trial

    Militant convicted in fatal Benghazi attack seeks new trial
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Libyan militant convicted in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans have asked for a new trial, citing what they say is “recently disclosed exculpatory evidence.” Ahmed Abu Khattala is serving a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted of multiple terrorism-related charges in connection with the 2012 attack on diplomatic compounds in Benghazi. The motion filed Monday in Washington’s federal c
  • Darwin notebooks reported stolen from Cambridge library

    Darwin notebooks reported stolen from Cambridge library
    LONDON (AP) — Cambridge University has launched an appeal to find two valuable notebooks written by Charles Darwin after they were reported as stolen from the university’s library. The notebooks, estimated to be worth millions of pounds, include the 19th-century scientist’s famous “Tree of Life” sketch. They haven’t been seen since 2000, and for years staff at the library believed that the manuscripts had probably been misplaced in the vast archives. But after
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  • US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse

    US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse
    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist. The motion is contained in court papers filed Tuesday. It must still be approved by a federal judge. The Justice Department and lawyers for several of the women agreed that immigration authorities would not carry out any deportations until mid-January. Dozens of women have alleged that they were mistreated by Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gy
  • Ohio court rules video of judge’s shooting is public record

    Ohio court rules video of judge’s shooting is public record
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that security camera footage of a judge being shot and wounded is a public record. The court’s Tuesday ruling sided with arguments by The Associated Press in seeking access to the video. The video shows a Jefferson County judge being shot as he walked to work in 2017. The judge returned fire and the assailant was shot and killed by a probation officer. The Jefferson County prosecutor argued that releasing the video could endanger
  • Stocks climb on Wall Street as Biden transition begins

    Stocks climb on Wall Street as Biden transition begins
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as traders were encouraged by news that the transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden will finally begin, and that Biden had selected Janet Yellen, a widely respected former Federal Reserve chair, as treasury secretary. The S&P 500 index rose 0.6% early Tuesday. Investors were favoring stocks that stood to gain the most from a gradual reopening of the economy, such as banks and industrial companies like
  • French shop owners pressure Macron to lighten virus lockdown

    French shop owners pressure Macron to lighten virus lockdown
    People in France may be able to go back to their favorite shops and attend religious services again next week, after a month of a partial virus lockdown. But they’ll probably have to wait until next year to savor wine and cheese in a local cafe. These are among announcements President Emmanuel Macron is expected to make Tuesday when he lays out the next steps in France’s virus strategy. France’s infection and hospitalization rates are slowing, but the country is still reporting
  • Mystery Monolith Found In Utah Desert

    Mystery Monolith Found In Utah Desert
    (KSL/NBC News)  A mysterious metal monolith has been discovered in the Utah desert.A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter crew was assisting Utah Division of Wildlife Resource officers counting bighorn sheep Wednesday when they spotted something strange from above.“One of the biologists is the one who spotted it and we just happened to fly directly over the top of it,” pilot Bret Hutchings says. “He was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!&rsquo
  • Main Danish news agency offline following hacking attack

    Main Danish news agency offline following hacking attack
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s biggest news agency that delivers text and photos to Danish media has been knocked offline following a hacking attack. As a precaution, the Copenhagen based agency shut down its servers, while its email and telephones were down. News was instead sent out via an emergency email system. It was unclear who was behind the attack and when the agency would be back online. Since 1866, Copenhagen-based Ritzau has distributed information and produced news
  • China, Japan to cooperate in reviving virus-hit economies

    China, Japan to cooperate in reviving virus-hit economies
    TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Japan and China have agreed to cooperate in fighting the coronavirus and reviving their pandemic-hit economies, while trying to avoid actions that provoke tensions over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, agreed to restart business travel between the world’s No. 2 and No. 3 economies through a special “business track” program by the end of t
  • Here’s how you can protect yourself from scams this Black Friday

    Here’s how you can protect yourself from scams this Black Friday
    ARIZONA, USA - Retail stores should be taking heightened security measures during the holiday season to protect their customers against cyberattacks, according to a cybersecurity company.Black Friday may be more prone this year to cyberattacks as more consumers are choosing to shop online due to the coronavirus pandemic, cybersecurity company CriticalStart said recently.Experts like Randy Watkins with Critical Start, a response company that monitors cyber-attack detections, says extra caution is
  • Holiday travel down this year, but millions still hit roads, airports

    Holiday travel down this year, but millions still hit roads, airports
    WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving travel is expected to be down sharply this year because of COVID-19, but as many as 50 million Americans are still expected to travel this week despite pleas from health experts to stay home.…
  • Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

    Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response
    Governors and mayors are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings that 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.The
  • Virus outbreak delays production at world’s top glove maker

    Virus outbreak delays production at world’s top glove maker
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, says it expects a two to four week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions during the pandemic. Top Glove said it has temporarily stopped production at 16 factories in Klang, a town outside Kuala Lumpur, since Nov. 17 to screen workers, with its remaining 12 facilities in
  • NYC-area train derailment hurts no one, snarls morning rush

    NYC-area train derailment hurts no one, snarls morning rush
    PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Eight cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported.
    The NJ Transit derailment happened in Perth Amboy around 12:20 a.m. as North Jersey Coast Line Train 3292 headed to New York’s Penn Station from Long Branch, agency spokesperson Jim Smith said.
    The cars remained upright, and none of the seven passengers on board or the crew were injured, Smith said.
    The cause of
  • US home price gains accelerate as pandemic shakes up housing

    US home price gains accelerate as pandemic shakes up housing
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in September as strong demand, low interest rates and the smallest number of available homes on record combined to push up housing costs. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, showed that home prices rose 6.6% in September from a year earlier, much higher than its 5.3% increase in August. That is the biggest increase since April 2018.The post US home price gains accelerate as pandemic shakes up housing appea
  • Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic

    Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day. John’s foundation and the social networking service announced their collaboration Tuesday for a live show on Dec. 1. The event will air on John’s TikTok channel featuring the singer and husband-filmmaker David Furnish along with performances by Sam Smith, Sam Fender and Rina Sawayama. The campaign kicks off Wednes
  • Texts: US census manager told counters to use fake answers

    Texts: US census manager told counters to use fake answers
    The Associated Press has obtained text messages that a U.S. Census Bureau supervisor in Alabama sent to workers telling them how to fake counts of households by entering misleading data. The texts from October say the effort’s goal was to close the census count in cases where they couldn’t tell who lived in a household after two visits. Census workers were told to close cases after two failed visits at the home, plus two more with neighbors or landlords. A census worker provided the
  • World’s top glove maker: virus outbreak will slow deliveries

    World’s top glove maker: virus outbreak will slow deliveries
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, says it expects a two to four week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions during the pandemic. Top Glove said it has temporarily stopped production at 16 factories in Klang, a town outside Kuala Lumpur, since Nov. 17 to screen workers, with its remaining 12 facilities in
  • EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shots

    EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shots
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says it will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Moderna. Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU’s executive arm, said the commission will approve the deal on Wednesday in its efforts to build “one of the most comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine portfolio in the world.” The deal with Moderna is the sixth secured by the EU’s executive arm with
  • Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing

    Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing
    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassination. Testimony by the two men is central to the trial of a 55-year-old Russian who alleged killed a Georgian man in broad daylight in downtown Berlin. The slaying has fueled frictions between Germany and Russia. German prosecutors allege there is
  • Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

    Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards
    NEW YORK (AP) — “The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy made the announcement hours before the nominees for the 2021 show would be revealed. It would mark Noah’s first time hosting the Grammys. The Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 31. Earlier this year Noah competed for his first Grammy. The 36-year-old Emmy winner was nominated for best comedy album with “Son of Patricia” but lo
  • Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker virus tests

    Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker virus tests
    BERLIN (AP) — A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads. California-based company Matternet is currently testing drone deliveries between a hospital and Labor Berlin, one of the largest laboratories in Europe. The route from drone to lab is about 7 miles as the drone flies. Officials expect to cut standard delivery times from about an hour to around 10 minutes when service on t
  • German defense minister rejects Turkey complaint over search

    German defense minister rejects Turkey complaint over search
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s defense minister has rejected Turkish complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a German frigate participating in a European mission. She insisted Tuesday that German sailors acted correctly. Sunday’s incident prompted Turkey to summon diplomats representing the European Union, Germany and Italy and assert that the Libya-bound freighter Rosaline-A was subjected to an “illegal” search by personnel from the G
  • Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

    Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+
    NEW YORK (AP) — A concert film featuring Taylor Swift performing songs from her new album is coming to Disney+. The singer announced Tuesday that “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” will premiere on the streaming platform on Wednesday. The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album. In the film, Swift will reveal stories and secrets behind the 17 songs on the album

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