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3 dead, 5 missing after ships collide on Chinese river

BEIJING — Rescuers in China were searching Monday for five sailors missing after a collision between two ships at the mouth of the Yangtze River that left at least three dead.
GOP voters ready for Georgia runoffs despite Trump's claims

GOP voters ready for Georgia runoffs despite Trump's claims

ATLANTA — Many Republican voters in Georgia are angry. They're convinced that widespread voter fraud — claims that are baseless — cost President Donald Trump the election to Democrat Joe Biden.
Asia Today: South Korea to open more virus testing sites

Asia Today: South Korea to open more virus testing sites

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea was opening dozens of free COVID-19 testing sites in the greater Seoul area, as the country registered additional 718 new cases Monday amid a surge in infections.

China confirms detention of Bloomberg news assistant

BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that an assistant for the financial news service Bloomberg has been detained on suspicion of activities endangering national security.
Gunman shot by police at NYC cathedral Christmas concert

Gunman shot by police at NYC cathedral Christmas concert

NEW YORK — A man was fatally shot by police on the steps of a landmark New York City cathedral Sunday after he began firing two semiautomatic handguns at the end of a Christmas choral concert, police said. The gunfire began just before 4 p.m.
COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort

COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort

PORTAGE, Mich. — The first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials made their way to distribution sites across the United States on Sunday, as the nation's pandemic deaths approached the horrifying new milestone of 300,000.
Report: Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years

Report: Cleveland Indians changing name after 105 years

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years. Citing three people familiar with the decision, The New York Times reported Sunday night that the team is moving away from a name considered racist for decades.
John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89.
Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies

Vandals hit Black churches during weekend pro-Trump rallies

WASHINGTON — Vandals tore down a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from two historic Black churches in downtown Washington and set the banner ablaze as nighttime clashes Saturday between pro-Donald Trump supporters and counterdemonstrators erupted i
Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school

Hundreds of Nigerian students missing after attack on school

LAGOS, Nigeria — Hundreds of Nigerian students are missing after gunmen attacked a secondary school in the country's northwestern Katsina state, police said, while the president said the military was in gunfights with bandits in a forest as it tried