• Thousands march in streets in Taiwan against US pork imports

    Thousands march in streets in Taiwan against US pork imports
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in Taipei’s streets demanding the reversal of a decision to allow U.S. pork imports into Taiwan, alleging food safety issues. President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration lifted a long-standing ban on U.S. pork and beef imports in August, a move seen as one of the first steps toward possibly negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with the U.S. The ban is due to be lifted in January. That decision has met with fierce opposition,
  • 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 —
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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Hungary: Planned election law change could hamper opposition

    Hungary: Planned election law change could hamper opposition
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government is considering an electoral law amendment that would make it harder for opposition parties to pursue their unity strategy against the powerful ruling party in future elections. The new proposal, approved 8-4 on Tuesday by parliamentary committee, would increase the number of voting districts parties must field candidates in to present a national list in elections. If finally approved by the house, the amendment would force opposition part
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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