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Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson

Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson

SAN DIEGO — The Navy said Monday that it will decommission a warship docked off San Diego after suspected arson this summer caused extensive damage, making it too expensive to restore.
Powell says pace of economic improvement has moderated

Powell says pace of economic improvement has moderated

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the pace of improvement in the economy has moderated in recent months with future prospects remaining “extraordinarily uncertain.
Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

WASHINGTON — After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill's main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business. COVID-19 relief, a $1.
'Stop the madness,' Tigray leader urges Ethiopia's PM

'Stop the madness,' Tigray leader urges Ethiopia's PM

NAIROBI, Kenya — The fugitive leader of Ethiopia’s defiant Tigray region on Monday called on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region as he asserted that fighting continues “on every front” two days after Ab
Iran says Israel killed military nuclear scientist remotely

Iran says Israel killed military nuclear scientist remotely

TEHRAN, Iran — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program in the 2000s.

SC officials say they can't obtain drugs by Friday execution

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina prison officials say they have to delay an execution scheduled for Friday because they won't be able to obtain the necessary lethal injection drugs.
Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police

Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police

PARIS — French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse — cellphone videos of police activity — threatening their efforts to document possible cases of police brutality, especially in impoveri
Data is king on Wall Street; 2 providers join in $44B deal

Data is king on Wall Street; 2 providers join in $44B deal

The value that Wall Street places on access to billions of bytes of data, rather than old-school stock picking, became abundantly clear Monday as two of the biggest providers of such information become one in the biggest takeover of the year.
Fewer Americans sign contracts to buy homes in October

Fewer Americans sign contracts to buy homes in October

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell for the second consecutive month as lack of available homes continues to stifle house hunters.
Rita Ora says sorry for lockdown-breaching birthday party

Rita Ora says sorry for lockdown-breaching birthday party

LONDON — British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.