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Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S.
Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

NEW YORK — If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.
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.
Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state.
Brightly burning meteor seen across wide areas of Japan

Brightly burning meteor seen across wide areas of Japan

TOKYO — A brightly burning meteor was seen plunging from the sky in wide areas of Japan, capturing attention on television and social media. The meteor glowed strongly as it rapidly descended through the Earth's atmosphere on Sunday.
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
'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
Cardinal's prison diary explores suffering, solitary lockup

Cardinal's prison diary explores suffering, solitary lockup

ROME — Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted and then acquitted of sexual abuse in his native Australia, reflects on the nature of suffering, Pope Francis’ papacy and the humiliations of solitary confinement in his jailhouse memoir, according to an
Australian leader calls China's graphic tweet 'repugnant'

Australian leader calls China's graphic tweet 'repugnant'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia’s prime minister said Monday that a Chinese official’s tweet showing a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child’s throat was “truly repugnant” and merits an apology.

Biden breaks foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, his doctor said.