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Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal, with all three key issues still unresolved ahead of a year-end cutoff.
High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

WASHINGTON — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million.

Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease

Scientists are seeing promising early results from the first studies testing gene editing for painful, inherited blood disorders that plague millions worldwide, especially Black people.
'Our kids are the sacrifices': Parents push schools to open

'Our kids are the sacrifices': Parents push schools to open

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — The activism of Jennifer Dale began when she watched her third grade daughter struggle with distance learning, kicking and screaming through her online classes.
ER visits, long waits climb for kids in mental health crisis

ER visits, long waits climb for kids in mental health crisis

When children and teens are overwhelmed with anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm, they often wait days in emergency rooms because there aren’t enough psychiatric beds.
Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

BOSTON — Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.
Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbours sit idle in pandemic

GENEVA — Two weeks after beating COVID-19, Thierry Salamin huffs as his ski boots crunch through Swiss snow near the Matterhorn peak, readying for a downhill run with his mood as bright as his blue and fluorescent yellow ski getup and the sun overhea
At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

At least 18 Chinese coal miners killed by lethal gas

BEIJING — China's state TV says at least 18 coal miners have been killed by high levels of carbon monoxide in the country's southwest. One miner was found alive following the disaster Friday in the Diaoshidong mine in Chongqing, the report said.
Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

LONE TREE, Colo.
Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

Top doc says rural COVID-19 rising, but Kenney says cities focus of any new rules

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says tougher health restrictions likely to be aimed at Calgary and Edmonton are coming if current public-health orders don’t bend the curve down on COVID-19.