November 27th, 2020

World News

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishing vessel crew

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

BOSTON – The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard searched an area of approximately 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, Capt. Wesley Hester said in a release. “The decision to suspend a search is ... Read More »

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Lawyer: Epstein’s ex Maxwell faces onerous jail conditions

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

NEW YORK – A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite charged with finding girls in the 1990s for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, said Tuesday that her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she’s breathing. Attorney Bobbi Sternheim told a Manhattan judge that Maxwell faces more ... Read More »

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2 New York City officers shot, suspected shooter killed

By Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

NEW YORK – Two New York City police officers shot and killed an off-duty college security officer on Tuesday after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started shooting around 12:45 ... Read More »

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Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

By The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

NEW YORK – Fox News has reached a settlement with slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich’s parents, who alleged in a lawsuit that the cable news company exploited their son’s death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday. Rich was shot and killed in 2016 in Washington, D.C., in what ... Read More »

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2 detained for speaking Spanish settle border patrol lawsuit

By Amy Beth Hanson, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

HELENA, Mont. – Two women who were detained in northern Montana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents for speaking Spanish while shopping at a convenience store have reached an undisclosed monetary settlement in their lawsuit against the agency, the ACLU of Montana announced Tuesday. Ana Suda and Martha “Mimi” Hernandez, both U.S. citizens, said ... Read More »

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Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah, officials said Monday. A crew from the Utah Department ... Read More »

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

By Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades. In a virtual hearing with a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, the OxyContin maker admitted impeding the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to ... Read More »

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Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court

By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to ... Read More »

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Biden win over Trump in in Nevada made official by court

By Ken Ritter, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to ... Read More »

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Grammys announce 1st batch of nominees for 2021 show

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on November 24th, 2020

NEW YORK – The first batch of nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards were revealed during a livestream held Tuesday by the Recording Academy’s interim president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. Mason Jr. kicked off the hourlong event announcing the nominees for non-classical best engineered album and non-classical producer of the year, which include Jack ... Read More »

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