• The Latest: South Korea imposes tighter virus rules on Seoul

    The Latest: South Korea imposes tighter virus rules on Seoul
    SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea says it’ll impose stricter social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area to fight a coronavirus resurgence, as the country registered more than 300 new virus patients for a fifth consecutive day.
    Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said Sunday the ongoing outbreak is “extremely grave and serious” as infection routes have been too diverse. He says authorities have found 62 clusters of infections over the past two weeks.
    He says the toughened guid
  • Arizona average of new virus cases doubles in past 2 weeks

    Arizona average of new virus cases doubles in past 2 weeks
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona reported more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for the fourth time within six days as the surge in the outbreak doubled the state’s seven-day rolling average of new cases in the past two weeks. The Department of Health Serviceson Tuesday  reported 4,544 new cases and 51 new deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 306,868 cases and 6,515 deaths. The COVID Tracking Project says the seven-day rolling average of new cases went from 1,651 on Nov. 9 to 3,630 o
  • The Latest: Biden praises gov’t OK of his formal transition

    The Latest: Biden praises gov’t OK of his formal transition
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    1:35 p.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden says he is “pleased” that his administration has officially been allowed to begin the transition process in filling out a new government.
    Biden said Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware, that receiving the transitional status known as “ascertainment” would allow his team to “prepare to meet the challenges at hand” in transferring power from the Tru
  • Kaepernick reminds NFL he has been ‘denied employment’ for 1,363 days

    Kaepernick reminds NFL he has been ‘denied employment’ for 1,363 days
    NEW YORK CITY (CNN) - On the same day that the National Football League celebrated a landmark moment Colin Kaepernick said he's still practicing but still being 'denied employment.'The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted this video of himself training with former teammate Eric Reid.Kaepernick wrote: "1,363 days of being denied employment. Still putting in work... Still going hard five days a week."
    1,363 days of being denied employment.
    Still putting in work with @E_Reid35Still going
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  • John Boyega isn’t going to ‘take the money and shush’

    John Boyega isn’t going to ‘take the money and shush’
    NEW YORK (AP) — John Boyega has made it clear this year that he isn’t going to bite his tongue. In July, he gave a fiery, impassioned speech at a London protest after George Floyd’s death. In September, Boyega severed ties with the London cosmetics brand Jo Malone after the company reshot a video he had made that touched on his childhood neighborhood and Nigerian heritage. And in a GQ interview in September, Boyega criticized the makers of “Star Wars” for its uncert
  • Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online

    Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — RadioShack, a fixture at the mall for decades, has been pulled from brink of death, again. It’s the most prized name in the basket of brands that entrepreneur investors Alex Mehr and Tai Lopez have scooped up since the coronavirus pandemic bowled over the U.S. retail sector and sent a number of chains into bankruptcy protection. Mehr and Lopez plan to make RadioShack a competitive again, this time online, rather than on street corners or in malls. However, u
  • OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma formally admits role in opioid crisis

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma formally admits role in opioid crisis
    NEWARK, NJ (AP) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and formally admitted its role in the opioid crisis.
    Tuesday's plea before a judge in Newark, New Jersey, is part of a larger settlement with the U.S Department of Justice that also includes resolving civil claims.
    The Stamford, Connecticut-based company is to pay $225 million as part of the deal, while $8 billion in forfeitures and penalties could be waived because of a proposed deal to resolve thousands of o
  • The Latest: Biden says his picks show US back on world stage

    The Latest: Biden says his picks show US back on world stage
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    1:20 p.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden says his national security team will lead the way in reflecting the fact that “America is back” on the world stage.
    During a speech Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said that his team would “embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies.”
    In rolling out his national security picks, including top posts for State Depar
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  • NY bans incineration disposal of toxic firefighting foam

    NY bans incineration disposal of toxic firefighting foam
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has banned the disposal of toxic firefighting foam by incineration in certain cities after environmental groups raised concerns about an Albany-area firm that had incinerated foam under a Department of Defense contract. The law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday was designed to prevent the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator in Cohoes from burning foam containing chemicals known by the acronym PFAS. The Department of Environmental Conservation ordered Norlit
  • Restorers remove dangerous Notre Dame cathedral scaffolding

    Restorers remove dangerous Notre Dame cathedral scaffolding
    PARIS (AP) — Officials say restorers at Paris’ fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral have completed key preliminary work by successfully removing all the perilous roof scaffolding. It was thought that the scaffolding might have melded to the cathedral in the fire, and be keeping it in place. When the Notre Dame fire broke out on April 15 last year destroying the spire, the cathedral was already under restoration. The scaffolding previously installed resisted collapse, “but was defo
  • Helen LaFrance, who painted rural memories, dies at 101

    Helen LaFrance, who painted rural memories, dies at 101
    MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Black Kentucky artist who painted her memories of rural life has died. Helen LaFrance was 101 years old. Her paintings are housed in museums in the U.S. and Europe, and in the collections of Oprah Winfrey and Bryant Gumbel. She died in Mayfield on Sunday. LaFrance was self-taught, and her works show people at church, family gatherings, funerals and other aspects of small-town life in western Kentucky.The post Helen LaFrance, who painted rural memories, dies
  • Presidential race official recount gets underway in Georgia

    Presidential race official recount gets underway in Georgia
    ATLANTA (AP) — County election workers across Georgia have begun an official machine recount of the roughly 5 million votes cast in the presidential race in the state. The recount was requested by President Donald Trump after certified results showed him losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden by 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. Under state law, the losing candidate can request a recount when the margin is less than 0.5%. Trump’s campaign on Saturday formally requested the recount. The recount
  • Americans turn up heat and Cholula sells for $800 million

    Americans turn up heat and Cholula sells 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
  • New York City’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

    New York City’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93
    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. Dinkins’ death Monday was confirmed by his former staffer Mayor Bill de Blasio. Dinkins was a calm and courtly figure with a penchant for tennis and formal wear. He marked a dramatic shift from both hi
  • Americans turn up heat and Cholupa sells for $800 million

    Americans turn up heat and Cholupa sells 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
  • 12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out

    12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tuesday’s Grammy Award nominations included numerous surprises and snubs. Perhaps the biggest? The Weeknd received no nods, despite having one of the year’s biggest albums with “After Hours” and topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.” K-pop group BTS snagged their first Grammy nomination for “Dynamite,” while actors Renee Zellweger and Meryl Streep were recognized. Several artist
  • Court: North Dakota governor can’t fill dead candidate seat

    Court: North Dakota governor can’t fill dead candidate seat
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Doug Burgum does not have the authority to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election. The court, in a unanimous ruling Tuesday, said that Burgum “has not established a clear legal right” to appoint his preferred candidate. It’s a setback for Burgum, who spent heavily to help oust a fellow Republican who had stymied the governor at the Capitol —
  • Trudeau: Canadians won’t be among the first to get vaccine

    Trudeau: Canadians won’t be among the first to get vaccine
    TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will have to wait for a vaccine because the very first ones that roll off assembly lines are likely to be given to citizens of the country they are made in. Trudeau notes Canada does not have vaccine-production facilities. The United States, the United Kingdom and Germany do. Trudeau says it is understandable that an American pharmaceutical company will distribute first in the U.S. before they distribute internationally. But he says
  • OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case
    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and formally admitted its role in the opioid crisis. Tuesday’s plea before a judge in Newark, New Jersey, is part of a larger settlement with the U.S Department of Justice that also includes resolving civil claims. The Stamford, Connecticut-based company is to pay $225 million as part of the deal, while $8 billion in forfeitures and penalties could be waived because of a proposed deal to resolve thousands of other lawsuit
  • Ducey acknowledges Biden victory in Arizona for 1st time

    Ducey acknowledges Biden victory in Arizona for 1st time
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is acknowledging for the first time that Joe Biden won Arizona’s 11 electoral votes. The Republican governor publicly acknowledged the results three weeks after the election when pressed during an interview on Phoenix radio station KTAR. Ducey says any legal challenges will go through the courts but he expects the state will certify the election results as scheduled on Monday. Ducey has avoided discussing Biden’s victory in Arizona or nati
  • OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis.The post OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges, formally admitting role in opioid crisis appeared first on KVOA.
  • A Grammys savage: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

    A Grammys savage: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations
    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine.
    Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. The song, which reached the Top 40 on the pop charts, is also nominated
  • Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court

    Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has made Joe Biden’s win in the state official, approving the final canvass of the Nov. 3 election.The unanimous action Tuesday by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden.The court action drew extra scrutiny amid legal efforts by the state GOP and Trump campaign to prevent sending vote-by-mail ballots to all 1.82 mill
  • Biden bringing forward his intended national security team

    Biden bringing forward his intended national security team
    Adam Schultz / Biden for President / (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)President-elect Joe Biden, Photo Date: October 27, 2020
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Americans are to get their first look at President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed national security team. He’s bringing his intended nominees forward Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware. Among those on the team: former Secretary of State John Kerry, who’s to take the lead on climate change. Altogether, Biden’s picks signal a shift from Presi
  • Beyoncé leads the Grammy Award nominations with 9 nods, including song and record of the year for “Black Parade”

    Beyoncé leads the Grammy Award nominations with 9 nods, including song and record of the year for “Black Parade”
    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé leads the Grammy Award nominations with 9 nods, including song and record of the year for “Black Parade.”The post Beyoncé leads the Grammy Award nominations with 9 nods, including song and record of the year for “Black Parade” appeared first on KVOA.
  • STUDY: COVID-19 impact on students

    STUDY: COVID-19 impact on students
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    A new study is looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting students.
    "Renaissance" looked at 5 million students in first to eighth grade from fall 2019 and compared them to fall of this year.
    The study found math skills were impacted the most by the COVID-19 school disruptions.
    According to the study, all grades showed students were performing behind expectations in math, with some grades 12 or more weeks behind.
    "One of the important messages if every
  • Turkey pardons on the menu at White House ceremony

    Turkey pardons on the menu at White House ceremony
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump will offer a reprieve to a pair of meaty turkeys as he makes a public appearance Tuesday following the Nov. 3 elections. The National Turkey Federation is presenting the two birds. They are named Corn and Cob in honor of their home state of Iowa. One will be declared the national Thanksgiving turkey, though both will retire to a new home on the campus of Iowa State University. It’s not the first time the ty
  • Tests to be allowed to reduce quarantine time in England

    Tests to be allowed to reduce quarantine time in England
    LONDON (AP) — Just in time for holiday travelers, England is cutting the two-week quarantine facing people arriving from regions not on the British government’s coronavirus safe list, reducing it to as little as five days if they test negative for COVID-19. The change to the quarantine rules, which was announced Tuesday and takes effect on Dec. 15, has been long-awaited by the travel industry, one of the worst-hit sectors during the pandemic. Under the new rules, passengers can reduc
  • Biden win over Trump in in Nevada made official by court

    Biden win over Trump in in Nevada made official by court
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has made Joe Biden’s win in the state official, approving the final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action Tuesday by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The court action drew extra scrutiny amid legal efforts by the state GOP and Trump campaign to prevent sending vote-by-mail ballots to all 1.8
  • 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

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