• The Latest: More mass testing in China after 3 new cases

    The Latest: More mass testing in China after 3 new cases
    BEIJING — Authorities are conducting mass testing and shutting down schools after China reported three new domestically transmitted cases in the past 24 hours — two in northern Inner Mongolia province and one in Shanghai.The city of Manzhouli, in Inner Mongolia, will start testing all its residents for COVID-19 on Sunday, a day after the two cases were discovered. The city has suspended classes and shut public venues, telling residents to not gather for dinner banquets.Local authorit
  • AZ Attorney General: 17 people indicted in drug trafficking ring

    AZ Attorney General: 17 people indicted in drug trafficking ring
    KINGMAN, A.Z. (KVOA) - On Monday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that a State Grand Jury has indicted 17 people in relation to a drug trafficking ring.The Arizona Attorney Generals Office said they were indicted for one count of Conspiracy, one count of Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, and various counts of Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Methamphetamine for Sale, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Heroin for Sale in an Amount Over the Statutory Threshold, Transportati
  • The Latest: Tokyo leader remains firm about hosting Olympics

    TOKYO — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about safely hosting the Olympics in July.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.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach spent four days in Tokyo last week trying to assure the public and sponsors the Olympics will take place on July 23.
    Koike credits widespread use of masks for Japan&rsq
  • Nevada Supreme Court certifies Joe Biden’s win in Nevada, making his win in the battleground state official

    Nevada Supreme Court certifies Joe Biden’s win in Nevada, making his win in the battleground state official
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court certifies Joe Biden’s win in Nevada, making his win in the battleground state official.The post Nevada Supreme Court certifies Joe Biden’s win in Nevada, making his win in the battleground state official appeared first on KVOA.
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  • Vatican butler convicted in Benedict XVI leaks case dies

    Vatican butler convicted in Benedict XVI leaks case dies
    ROME (AP) — Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died. He was 54. Vatican News, the Holy See’s media portal, said Gabriele died Tuesday after a long, undisclosed illness. Gabriele’s case kicked off the first of two “Vatileaks” scandals, exposing the internal tumult and turf wars in the Holy See and allegations of corruption and wrongdoing at the highest levels of the Cathol
  • Oklahoma City police kill boy, 15, during robbery attempt

    Oklahoma City police kill boy, 15, during robbery attempt
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say officers fatally shot a 15-year-old boy who had tried to rob a convenience store at gunpoint. Sgt. Gary Knight says five officers opened fire on Stavian Rodriguez after he crawled out a drive-thru window of the store Monday night with a gun in his hand. Knight says Rodriquez failed to follow officers’ orders to drop the gun and get on the ground and a sixth officer on the scene had fired a non-lethal round at him. Rodriguez was taken t
  • Grammys announce 1st batch of nominees for 2021 show

    Grammys announce 1st batch of nominees for 2021 show
    NEW YORK (AP) — The first batch of nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards were revealed during a livestream held Tuesday by the Recording Academy’s interim president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr.
    Mason Jr. kicked off the hourlong event announcing the nominees for non-classical best engineered album and non-classical producer of the year, which include Jack Antonoff, Dan Auerbach, Dave Cobb, Flying Lotus and Andrew Watt. Last year, Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas, who produces her music
  • AZ Attorney General, CVS launch awareness program to combat gift card fraud

    AZ Attorney General, CVS  launch awareness program to combat gift card fraud
    PHOENIX (KVOA) – On Friday, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and CVS Pharmacy announced they are launching a new consumer fraud awareness program today to combat gift card scams in Arizona, especially during the holiday season.
    The Arizona Attorney Generals Office said in a news release that every year, consumers lose millions of dollars in scams involving gift cards and/or reloadable cards.All CVS Pharmacy stores in Arizona will soon display STOP signs at gift card display
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  • Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad

    Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has released new results claiming its experimental COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective and promised it would cost less on international markets than vaccines made by some of its Western competitors. Russian Direct Investment Fund, which bankrolled the development of the jab, said Sputnik V will cost less than 10$ per dose — or less than $20 for the two doses needed to vaccinate one person — on international markets. The vaccination will be free for Russian
  • Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

    Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks
    DALLAS (AP) — Hearing specialists across the U.S. are seeing an uptick in visits from people who only realized how much they relied on lip reading and facial expressions when people started wearing masks. Texas nurse Teri Wheat went for a test earlier this year after realizing that her hearing loss was becoming “more noticeable the more barriers that we had.” She now wears hearing aids. Specialists say that since hearing loss often comes on gradually, people usually wait around
  • Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials say Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential vote in the state. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet Tuesday that the Pennsylvania Department of State had certified the vote count for president and vice president. The Pennsylvania results show Biden with 3.46 million votes, Trump with 3.38 million and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen with 79,000. The certification culminates three weeks of vote counting and
  • Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

    Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden will finally begin. Traders were also encouraged by news that Biden had selected Janet Yellen, a widely respected former Federal Reserve chair, as treasury secretary. The Dow rose more than 400 points, or 1.4%, to trade just over 30,000 late Tuesd
  • Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 24: More Than 4500 New Cases Today; Total Cases in AZ Nearing 307K; UA Basketball Home Opener Canceled; Free Test Centers Open

    Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Tuesday, Nov. 24: More Than 4500 New Cases Today; Total Cases in AZ Nearing 307K; UA Basketball Home Opener Canceled; Free Test Centers Open
    With more than 4,500 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 307,000 as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 30,000 points as stocks continue to climb on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

    Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 30,000 points as stocks continue to climb on vaccine hopes, Biden transition
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 30,000 points as stocks continue to climb on vaccine hopes, Biden transition.The post Dow Jones Industrial Average trades above 30,000 points as stocks continue to climb on vaccine hopes, Biden transition appeared first on KVOA.
  • Bond denied in fatal attack at Nebraska fast food restaurant

    Bond denied in fatal attack at Nebraska fast food restaurant
    PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 23-year-old man charged with fatally shooting two employees at a Nebraska fast food restaurant and wounding two others has been denied bond. Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. made his first court appearance Tuesday in Saturday’s attack at a Sonic Drive-in restaurant in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. The Omaha man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, four gun charges and arson for setting fire to a U-Haul
  • Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 18 killed

    Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 18 killed
    BEIRUT (AP) — An opposition war monitor and a Kurdish news agency say clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed opposition gunmen in northern Syria have left at least 18 fighters dead. It was some of the most intense fighting in weeks between the two sides. Exchanges of fire and shelling between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and Turkey-backed opposition gunmen who identify as the Syrian National Army have not been uncommon since Turkish troops invaded parts of northern
  • Arizona average of new COVID cases doubles in past 2 weeks

    Arizona average of new COVID cases doubles in past 2 weeks
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth time within six days as the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak saw the state’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases double in the past two weeks. The Department of Health Services reported 4,544 new cases and 51 new deaths as the state’s totals increased to 306,868 cases and 6,515 deaths. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases went from 1,651 on Nov. 9 to 3,630 on Mo
  • Greece strike to disrupt public transport

    Greece strike to disrupt public transport
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Airlines are rescheduling or cancelling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide public sector strike on Thursday. The strike is to disrupt public transport, including ferry services between the islands and the mainland. The civil servants’ union called the labor action on a variety of demands, including the increase of coronavirus-related protective measures in workplaces and in schools, mass hirings for the heal
  • Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writers

    Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writers
    LONDON (AP) — Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home in Manhattan when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. Stuart won the 50,000 pound ($66,000) literary award for “Shuggie Bain,” the story of a boy coming of age with an alcoholic mother in poverty-scarred 1980s Glasgow. It’s an astonishing feat for a first novel that took a
  • With America getting spicy, Cholula is snapped up for $800M

    With America getting spicy, Cholula is snapped up for $800M
    With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent years Cholula, the hot sauce with the distinctive wooden cap, has become a very valuable brand. McCormick & Co., the spice maker that dominates U.S. grocery shelves, said Tuesday that it was buying Cholula for $800 million. McCormick made a notable tilt toward the hot sauce shelf three years ago when it acquired Frank’s RedHot, the preferred fuel for heat Buffalo wing recipes. The acquisition
  • Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

    Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania governor says Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential vote in the state. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted Tuesday that the Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States. As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.&rdqu
  • Germany warns of anti-Semitism among lockdown protests

    Germany warns of anti-Semitism among lockdown protests
    BERLIN (AP) — A German government official has warned that anti-Semitism is emerging as a common position among people protesting pandemic lockdown measures who come from widely differing political backgrounds. Felix Klein says hatred against Jews in Germany has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Klein was appointed in 2018 to head the government’s efforts to combat anti-Semitism. He said Tuesday that anti-Semitic conspiracy theories have been spread by people who believe in
  • Pennsylvania governor: Democrat Joe Biden certified as winner of presidential election in state

    Pennsylvania governor: Democrat Joe Biden certified as winner of presidential election in state
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania governor: Democrat Joe Biden certified as winner of presidential election in state.The post Pennsylvania governor: Democrat Joe Biden certified as winner of presidential election in state appeared first on KVOA.
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  • Meet the turkeys up for a Presidential pardon

    Meet the turkeys up for a Presidential pardon
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPTA21) – President Donald Trump is set to continue a time-honored tradition of pardoning a turkey ahead of Thanksgiving.This year, two toms from a 6th generation farmer in Walcott, Iowa will take part in the presidential turkey pardoning ceremony Tuesday afternoon.“Corn” is a 42-pound turkey. The White House says his favorite snack is sweet corn (how appropriate!) and his favorite sport is college football.“Cob” weighs in at 41 pounds, enjoys pic
  • Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

    Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away
    NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t even think of throwing away the mask anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the United States. Many challenges lie ahead — not just the logistical hurdles involved in the biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history, but public fear and misinformation that could hinder the effort and kick
  • Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemic

    Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemic
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s northern region of Flanders approved $680 million Tuesday to support staff at nursing home and welfare facilities that has come under intense pressure during the coronavirus crisis. During the first wave of the pandemic during the spring and again now, care homes have been centers of infections and deaths. Over the past weeks, staff levels in several homes have dropped to a minimum because infected nurses and help have had to quarantine after contracting the
  • The Latest: Spain hopes to vaccinate those in nursing homes

    The Latest: Spain hopes to vaccinate those in nursing homes
    MADRID — Spain officials say health workers and residents in elder care homes will be the first group vaccinated when potential doses arrive.
    Health Minister Salvador Illa says Spain has signed agreements with five vaccine producers and hopes to do so with two more. Once the vaccines are approved by the European Medicines Agency, Spain hopes to receive 140 million doses.Given most vaccines will involve two doses, he says this should be enough to vaccinate some 80 million people and cover a
  • America get spicy and Cholula is snapped up for $800 million

    America get spicy and Cholula is snapped up for $800 million
    With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent years Cholula, the hot sauce with the distinctive wooden cap, has become a very valuable brand. McCormick & Co., the spice maker that dominates U.S. grocery shelves, said Tuesday that it was buying Cholula for $800 million. McCormick made a notable tilt toward the hot sauce shelf three years ago when it acquired Frank’s RedHot, the preferred fuel for heat Buffalo wing recipes. The acquisition
  • Officials: Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14

    Officials: Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a roadside bomb attack in central Afghanistan has killed at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman. The attack Tuesday comes as government negotiators and the Taliban meet to find an end to decades of war. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says 45 others were wounded in a late afternoon blast in Bamiyan city in Bamiyan province. Several shops and vehicles were destroyed or damaged in the attack. A provincial official says there were tw

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