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Analysis: Trump abdicating in the job he fought to retain

Analysis: Trump abdicating in the job he fought to retain

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s days in office are numbered. But he’s already stopped doing much of his job. In the last three weeks, a bomb went off in a major city and the president said nothing about it.

Ghislaine Maxwell appeals bail rejection in sex abuse case

NEW YORK — The British socialite awaiting trial on charges that she recruited girls in the 1990s for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse is appealing a judge’s order that she remain jailed.
With Sheldon Adelson's death, Netanyahu loses key supporter

With Sheldon Adelson's death, Netanyahu loses key supporter

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday mourned the passing of U.S. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of Netanyahu’s staunchest American supporters, lauding his efforts to bolster ties between the U.S.
Amid roiling pandemic, ‘The Resident’ confronts virus' toll

Amid roiling pandemic, ‘The Resident’ confronts virus' toll

LONDON — The coronavirus pandemic has forced television hospital shows to confront a key question — could the biggest medical crisis in recent decades be ignored in favour of escapism for viewers? Medical shows have reached different conclusions, but
Gothams give virtual start to Oscar season, 'Nomadland' wins

Gothams give virtual start to Oscar season, 'Nomadland' wins

NEW YORK — Streaming from an empty banquet hall and with acceptance speeches made from living rooms, the 30th Gotham Awards gave a very strange Oscar season a virtual start Monday in a largely digital ceremony that crowned Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” th

Officials: Manatee in Florida had 'Trump' drawn on back

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla. — State and federal wildlife officials are investigating reports of a manatee found with “Trump” drawn on its back in a Florida river.
Virus deaths surging in California, now top 30,000

Virus deaths surging in California, now top 30,000

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday, another staggering milestone as the nation's most populous state endures the worst surge of the nearly yearlong pandemic.
UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres officially declared Monday he is seeking a second five-year term at the helm of the United Nations. Guterres, whose current term ends next Dec.
Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

WASHINGTON — This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week.
US terror designation for Yemen rebels raises famine fears

US terror designation for Yemen rebels raises famine fears

CAIRO — The Trump administration’s out-the-door decision to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed rebels as a terror organization sparked confusion in aid agencies and warnings from the United Nations and senior Republicans on Monday that it could have a