• Turkey’s COVID-19 numbers at record levels for second day

    Turkey’s COVID-19 numbers at record levels for second day
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has reported a record number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second day running. Authorities on Sunday documented 6,017 new symptomatic patients, according to the health ministry. The number of new daily cases are now running at higher levels than the outbreak’s previous peak in April. Evening lockdowns were introduced over the weekend for the first time since June. The ministry said a total of 446,882 patients with symptoms had been identified
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Milwaukee County could complete recount as soon as Wednesday

    Milwaukee County could complete recount as soon as Wednesday
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee County spokesman says the recounting of the presidential election results in that county could be completed as soon as Wednesday and no later than Friday. The recount got off to a slow start as elections officials addressed a myriad of complaints from President Donald Trump’s attorneys and observers. County spokesman Brian Rothgery says that as of Tuesday the work was “very close to being back on schedule.” Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden
  • Man sought in New Mexico homicide believed to be in Arizona

    Man sought in New Mexico homicide believed to be in Arizona
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they believe a suspect in a New Mexico homicide has fled to Arizona. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said ab arrest warrant accuses 60-year-old Leonard Francis Kieran of murder in the shooting death Saturday of 57-year-old Kathleen Lorraine Vigil at her residence in the San Ildefonso Pueblo area. The Sheriff’s Office said Kieren was last seen driving a white 2004 Dodge pickup with Arizona license plate CFT9569 and may be towing a campe
  • 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
  • US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 as virus spreads

    US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 as virus spreads
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a reading of 96.1 in November as rising coronavirus cases pushed Americans’ confidence down to the lowest level since August. The Conference Board said the November reading represented a drop from a revised 101.4 in October. The decline reflected a big drop in consumer expectations for income , business and labor market conditions. The consumer confidence index is set on a scale with 100 equaling the confidence level in 1985.The post
  • Los Angeles to consider stay-home order as COVID cases rise

    Los Angeles to consider stay-home order as COVID cases rise
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is on the brink of a stay-home order days before Thanksgiving, after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by public health officials to trigger one. A swell of new cases on Monday pushed the largest U.S, county over an average of 4,500 cases per day. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said no action would be taken until county supervisors meet on Tuesday. A stay-home order for Los Angeles would be the first such action since mid-March. T
  • 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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