November 29th, 2020

World News

Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy for national security. Biden’s team gave little immediate detail on Monday about how he envisioned ... Read More »

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Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

By Michael Balsamo And Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – The federal prison system will be among the first government agencies to receive the coronavirus vaccine, though initial allotments of the vaccine will be given to staff and not to inmates, even though sickened prisoners vastly outnumber sickened staff, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Officials at the federal Bureau of ... Read More »

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US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller And Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration and allowing Biden to co-ordinate with federal agencies on plans for taking over on Jan. 20. Trump, who had refused ... Read More »

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Epstein ex Maxwell isolated after prison staffer gets virus

By The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

NEW YORK – Ghislaine Maxwell, the one-time girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is in quarantine at a New York City federal lockup after a staff member there tested positive for the coronavirus, prosecutors said Monday. In a letter to a judge, prosecutors said Maxwell, 58, was put in isolation last Wednesday as a precaution even though ... Read More »

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Michigan certifies Biden win; another defeat for Trump

By David Eggert, Zeke Miller And Colleen Long, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan election officials on Monday certified President-elect Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another defeat for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal challenges and unsupported claims of fraud. Trump’s effort to stave off the inevitable – formal recognition ... Read More »

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Projects to focus on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

By Ken Miller, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better co-ordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples, U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Brian Kuester announced Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice projects created protocols for federal, state and tribal investigative agencies to work together and with ... Read More »

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GM flips to California’s side in pollution fight with Trump

By Tom Krisher, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

DETROIT – General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in an letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said ... Read More »

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GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

By Tom Krisher, The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

DETROIT – The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The decision announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion, about one third of its net income this year. ... Read More »

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Reggaeton star Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

By The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Monday. The announcement came a day after the musician won favourite male Latin artist and favourite Latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards. Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled ... Read More »

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Bad Bunny tests positive for COVID-19 after no-show at AMA

By The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for COVID-19, his representative said Monday. The announcement came a day after the musician won favourite male Latin artist and favourite Latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards. Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled to sing ... Read More »

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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

By The Associated Press on November 23rd, 2020

CLEVELAND – A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man walked in Sunday, ordered the beer and asked for the check, which came to $7.02, Nighttown owner Brendan Ring wrote on Facebook. Ring said the man wished him well and told ... Read More »

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