Zeke Miller And Jill Colvin The Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition” on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe […]

Farai Mutsaka The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe–In Zimbabwe, where girls as young as 10 are forced to marry due to poverty or traditional and religious practices, a teenage taekwondo enthusiast is using the sport to give girls in an impoverished community a fighting chance at life. “Not many people do […]

Zeke Miller And Jill Colvin The Associated Press WASHINGTON–He has been President Donald Trump’s most loyal soldier, dutifully backing the unpredictable leader through one chaotic situation after another. Now Vice-President Mike Pence finds himself in the most precarious position of his tenure as he prepares to preside over Wednesday’s congressional […]

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Former CNN talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week, the news channel reported Saturday. Citing an unidentified person close to the family, CNN said the 87-year-old King is undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los […]

The Associated Press New York City police turned to familiar tactics ahead of Thursday’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, deploying bomb-sniffing dogs and sand-filled sanitation trucks intended to guard against explosions. But the department’s playbook this year includes an unusual mandate: preventing crowds of any size from gathering in Times Square. […]

William J. Kole The Associated Press A statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave appearing to kneel at his feet – optics that drew objections amid a national reckoning with racial injustice – has been removed from its perch in downtown Boston. Workers removed the Emancipation Memorial, also known […]

Corey Williams The Associated Press DETROIT – When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close. Avery, 57, grew up in the Motor City and is aware that homicides and shootings are surging, even though before the pandemic they were dropping in Detroit and elsewhere. […]

Matthew Perrone and Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON – A second COVID-19 vaccine moved closer to joining the U.S. fight against the pandemic Thursday as government advisers convened for a public review of its safety and effectiveness. It’s the next-to-last step for the vaccine developed by drugmaker Moderna and […]

Staff The cosmos are sending a Christmas present to stargazers this year. A great conjunction will take place December 21 – that’s when gas giants Saturn and Jupiter appear at their closest in the night sky. It’s an event which repeats every 19.6 years. The 2020 event is particularly special, […]

Lisa Mascaro The Canadian Press WASHINGTON–For the first time, a groundswell of leading Republicans said Monday that Democrat Joe Biden is the winner of the presidential election, essentially abandoning President Donald Trump’s assault on the outcome after the Electoral College certified the vote. With states affirming the results, the Republicans […]

Mark Kennedy The Associated Press NEW YORK – Charley Pride, one of country music’s first Black superstar whose rich baritone on such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. […]

The Canadian Press China’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that two Canadians held for two years in a case linked to a Huawei executive have been indicted and put on trial, but gave no details. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined since December 10, 2018, just […]