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Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip And Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

STOCKHOLM, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia have tested positive for COVID-19, the Swedish royal court said...

Sri Lanka Prison Riot Over COVID-19 Conditions Leaves 8 Dead, Over 50 Wounded

COLOMBO (Reuters) ― At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials...

Iran Holds Funeral For Slain Military Nuclear Scientist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a funeral service Monday for the slain scientist who founded its military nuclear program two decades ago, with...

Paris Police Officers To Remain In Custody After Beating Black Music Producer

PARIS (Reuters) ― Three Paris police officers being held over the beating of a Black music producer during an arrest a week ago will...

‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Kaavan Starts Trip To Cambodia Sanctuary

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant” after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, was readied Sunday for his flight...

Thai Pro-Democracy Protesters Rally Outside Army Base

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok’s streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with...

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COVID-19 Keeps Black Friday Crowds Thin, Shoppers Shift To Online

NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge...

Healthy Sterling Shepard key to Giants’ playoff push

It has been a quiet season for Sterling Shepard, but at least he has shaken off his injury issues and managed to stay on...

True Kitchen owner tells ‘twerking’ women to ‘get the f–k’ out

Keep that body-oddy-oddy seated, sis! Butter pecan waffles will not come with a side of bouncing booty cheeks for diners at Dallas eatery TRUE Kitchen...

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AG Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has given the lead prosecutor investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe extra job security, appointing him as...

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Science

COVID-19 Cases Were Likely In The U.S. Earlier Than First Thought: Study

The coronavirus was likely in the U.S. as early as mid-December 2019, roughly a month before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed, according to research...

Huge Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope In Puerto Rico Collapses

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries...

Moderna To Ask U.S., European Regulators To Allow Use Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm...

Janet Yellen, Biden’s Treasury Pick, Could Be Key To Confronting Climate

On July 17, 1997, a day when thermometers in the nation’s capital broke 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the chair of the White House Council of...

Tech News

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A huge, already damaged radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has played a key role in astronomical discoveries...

Amazon touts record holiday shopping sales amid COVID-19

Amazon says it’s kicked off its “largest holiday shopping season” ever as the coronavirus pandemic leads more consumers to buy their gifts online. In a...

Australian telescope maps deep space at record speed

MELBOURNE – A powerful new telescope in outback Australia has mapped vast areas of the universe in record-breaking time, revealing a million new galaxies...

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Sports

More from: Recently Aaron Boone defended Gary Sanchez, citing that the catcher has “been unfairly criticized.” Which is really quite a trick when you think about...

Business

Elon Musk says Tesla must focus on profits to avoid stock crash

Tesla’s stock is up nearly sixfold this year, and that makes Elon Musk nervous. The electric automaker’s CEO has told employees that the company...

UK retailer Debenhams set to shut down, 12K jobs at risk

British retailer Debenhams is set to shut down after more than two centuries, putting its 12,000 employees on the chopping block as the coronavirus...

Apple falls to fourth place in global smartphone market

Apple has slipped to No. 4 in the global smartphone rankings after being leapfrogged by Chinese upstart Xiaomi. The iPhone maker, who had recently...

‘Time To Act’ Podcast Ep. 6: The Allyship Imperative

Conversations around diversity and inclusion can be uncomfortable — particularly in the workplace. In this new podcast, host Y-Vonne Hutchinson — CEO and founder...

Health

Getting Through… With Fariha Róisín

The dedication of Fariha Róisín’s debut novel, “Like A Bird,” reads: “To every survivor. I wrote this for us.”  Róisín knows a thing or two...

California Governor Says State At COVID-19 ‘Tipping Point’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California’s governor said on Monday the state was at a “tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic that would soon overwhelm hospitals...

Oregon Man Fatally Shot Black Teen After Confrontation Over Music Volume, Police Say

A 47-year-old man in Oregon has been charged with murder in the Nov. 23 shooting death of a Black teenager in a hotel parking...

Ice-T: ‘No Masker’ Father-In-Law Is Now A ‘Believer’ After COVID-19 Horror

Actor Ice-T used his “no masker” father-in-law on Sunday as a cautionary tale while the coronavirus pandemic surges unchecked into the holiday season. The “Law &...

Entertainment

Tekashi 6ix9ine pal gets 4 1/2 years for Times Square shooting

A former Tekashi 6ix9ine pal was sentenced Tuesday to 4 1/2 years in prison in connection to a brazen Times Square shooting. Kintea McKenzie, a...

Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender In Emotional Instagram Post

Elliot Page opened up about his gender identity for the first time on Tuesday, telling fans on social media that he is transgender.  The 33-year-old actor,...

Catherine O’Hara’s ‘Home Alone 2’ throwback goes viral

Actress Catherine O’Hara has set the internet alight after re-creating the iconic scream scene from “Home Alone 2” nearly three decades after the film’s...

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Mnuchin Defends Shutting Down Fed Emergency Loan Programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is defending his decision to close down a number of emergency Federal Reserve loan programs at a...

UK retailer Debenhams set to shut down, 12K jobs at risk

British retailer Debenhams is set to shut down after more than two centuries, putting its 12,000 employees on the chopping block as the coronavirus...

Amazon touts record holiday shopping sales amid COVID-19

Amazon says it’s kicked off its “largest holiday shopping season” ever as the coronavirus pandemic leads more consumers to buy their gifts online. In a...

Bandits storm city in bank heist, leave street littered with cash

A heavily armed gang took over a southern Brazilian city overnight — grabbing hostages, shooting two people, robbing a bank and leaving a street...

Pelicans plan to play Zion Williamson at small forward

Few players have entered the league with more hype than Zion Williamson, and while injuries delayed his debut with the New Orleans Pelicans, he...

Australian telescope maps deep space at record speed

MELBOURNE – A powerful new telescope in outback Australia has mapped vast areas of the universe in record-breaking time, revealing a million new galaxies...

Apple falls to fourth place in global smartphone market

Apple has slipped to No. 4 in the global smartphone rankings after being leapfrogged by Chinese upstart Xiaomi. The iPhone maker, who had recently...

New York Yankees eyeing Japanese pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano

Another potential rotation option for teams seeking starting pitching help – including the Yankees – will soon become available on the international market. The Yomiuri...

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Barack Obama to receive PEN America’s Voice of Influence award

Former President Barack Obama is set to receive a PEN America award following the release of his best-selling memoir “A Promised Land.” The free speech...

Consulting firm promised pharmacy rebates for OxyContin overdoses: report

Powerhouse consulting firm McKinsey & Co. promoted a questionable strategy to increase the sales of OxyContin — giving distributors a rebate for every overdose...

Courteney Cox Re-creates Iconic Turkey Dance Because ‘Friends’ Will Be There For You

Thanksgiving celebrations were perhaps a little smaller than usual this year due to the pandemic. But even now, Courteney Cox will be there for...

UK gets 2M more doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The UK has secured 2 million more doses of the Moderna’s promising coronavirus vaccine as the country prepares for the launch of its COVID-19...

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