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Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other

Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other

When the sun sets on the 2020 film box office, it’ll be difficult to look at the numbers as anything but disastrous.
Merkel to Germans: Keep up anti-virus discipline in 2021

Merkel to Germans: Keep up anti-virus discipline in 2021

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is telling her country's people that they will need to keep up their discipline in fighting the coronavirus pandemic well into 2021, even as vaccinations fuel new hope.
China OKs 1st homegrown vaccine as COVID-19 surges globally

China OKs 1st homegrown vaccine as COVID-19 surges globally

BEIJING — China authorized its first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine for general use Thursday, adding another shot that could see wide use in poorer countries as the virus surges back around the globe.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed after bail revoked

Hong Kong's highest court on Thursday revoked media tycoon Jimmy Lai's bail after prosecutors succeeded in asking the judges to send him back to detention. Lai had been granted bail on Dec.
Minneapolis police shoot, kill man during traffic stop

Minneapolis police shoot, kill man during traffic stop

MINNEAPOLIS — Police in Minneapolis shot and killed a man during a traffic stop on the city's south side Wednesday night, stirring anxiety about renewed protests following the first police-involved death in the city since George Floyd's death while b
Heavy snow expected in Texas; storm could spawn tornadoes

Heavy snow expected in Texas; storm could spawn tornadoes

AUSTIN, Texas — A winter storm moving across southwestern Texas on Wednesday could dump more than a foot (0.
Missouri senator to contest Biden's Electoral College win

Missouri senator to contest Biden's Electoral College win

WASHINGTON — Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.
Government: Colombia manual coca eradication most in decade

Government: Colombia manual coca eradication most in decade

BOGOTA — Colombia manually eradicated 130,000 hectares of coca crops in 2020, the highest figure in the last decade, the government said.
Police on report man was making bombs: 'Hindsight is 20/20'

Police on report man was making bombs: 'Hindsight is 20/20'

NASHVILLE — More than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a Christmas Day bomb in downtown Nashville, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police he was building bombs in a recreational vehicle at his residence, according to documen
Trump push on $2K checks flops as GOP-led Senate won't vote

Trump push on $2K checks flops as GOP-led Senate won't vote

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but shut the door Wednesday on President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to