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UK prime minister orders new virus lockdown for England

UK prime minister orders new virus lockdown for England

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the fir
Google workers form new labour union, a tech industry rarity

Google workers form new labour union, a tech industry rarity

A group of Google engineers and other workers announced Monday they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for the labour movement in the tech industry.
US construction spending increases solid 0.9% in November

US construction spending increases solid 0.9% in November

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects increased 0.9% in November as strength in home building offset weakness in other parts of the construction industry. The November gain followed a bigger 1.
Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot shareholders approve merger

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot shareholders approve merger

MILAN — Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot voted Monday to merge and create the world’s fourth-largest auto company which, its architects hope, can more readily take on an enormous technological shift in the industry.
Ted Danson and Holly Hunter combine for comedy 'Mr. Mayor'

Ted Danson and Holly Hunter combine for comedy 'Mr. Mayor'

NEW YORK — There’s a government office right there in the very title of Ted Danson’s new series, but the new NBC comedy “Mr. Mayor” is anything but political.
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ adds $5.5 million in 2nd US weekend

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ adds $5.5 million in 2nd US weekend

In its second weekend in U.S. theatres , “Wonder Woman 1984” earned an estimated $5.5 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday.
Report: Talk show host Larry King in hospital with COVID-19

Report: Talk show host Larry King in hospital with COVID-19

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.
Dirt biker who starred in HBO drama charged with murder

Dirt biker who starred in HBO drama charged with murder

BALTIMORE — A renowned Baltimore dirt bike rider who appeared in an HBO drama about the city's riding scene faces murder charges for the stabbing death of her partner on New Year's Day, police said.
Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

COPENHAGEN — Norwegian officials insisted Monday that there was “still hope” ofnfinding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village north of the capital.
Malaysia coroner: No foul play in death of French-Irish teen

Malaysia coroner: No foul play in death of French-Irish teen

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Malaysian coroner ruled Monday that the death of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found near a Malaysian jungle resort where she vanished while on vacation was most likely a misadventure that didn't involve other peop