November 27th, 2020

World News

Mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A mine in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker Wednesday, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The blast happened early Wednesday and struck the MT Agrari, a Maltese-flagged, Greek-managed ... Read More »

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Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honour the Black experience

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

NEW YORK – With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before. And Beyoncé knew she wanted to release a song on that momentous day – so she dropped “Black Parade,” an anthemic jam ... Read More »

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Car hits gate outside German leader’s offices; minor damage

By David Rising, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

BERLIN – A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said. The driver was detained. Police were investigating the 10 a.m. (0900 GMT; 4 a.m. EST) crash at the German chancellery in Berlin. The car, a Volkswagen station wagon, had ... Read More »

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Car hits gate outside German leader’s offices; little damage

By The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

BERLIN – A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning, but appeared to have caused little damage, Berlin police said. Officers were on the scene investigating the crash at the German chancellery, police spokesman Hartmut Paeth said, but there were no immediate details about ... Read More »

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Berlin police: Car hits chancellery gate, little damage

By The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

Berlin police say a car crashed into the front gate of the German chancellery building housing Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning but appears to have caused little damage. Spokesman Hartmut Paeth said police are on the scene investigating the incident but had no details about injuries or arrests. The car, a Volkswagen sedan, had ... Read More »

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Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer

By The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

LONDON – The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July. Meghan described the experience in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. She wrote: “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.” The former Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry have ... Read More »

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Ex-Mexico treasury chief rejects 2nd set of accusations

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s former treasury and foreign relations secretary, Luis Videgaray, angrily denied accusations Tuesday by a lawyer for another former Cabinet secretary who claimed he used embezzled government money to help finance election campaigns. The accusations by a lawyer for ex-social development secretary Rosario Robles mark the second time that former top officials ... Read More »

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California OK’d aid in name of Scott Peterson, other killers

By Adam Beam, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said Tuesday, detailing a scheme that resulted in claims filed in the names of well-known convicted murderers like Scott Peterson and Cary Stayner. From March to ... Read More »

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EXPLAINER: China’s claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

BEIJING – China says it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food, but how valid are its claims and how serious is the threat to public health? Frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company was banned for one week on Tuesday in a continuing series of such temporary bans. While experts say ... Read More »

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Christmas traditions axed as pandemic sweeps rural Kansas

By Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. – It’s barely a town anymore, battered by time on the windswept prairie of northwest Kansas. COVID-19 still managed for find Norcatur. Not much remains of the rural hamlet, save for service station, a grain elevator, a little museum, and a weekend hangout where the locals play pool, eat pizza and drink ... Read More »

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