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Paul Westphal, Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at 70

Paul Westphal, Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at 70

Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, died Saturday. He was 70.
Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment 'as soon as possible'

Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment 'as soon as possible'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility “as soon as possible,” pushing its program a technical step away from weapons-grade levels as it increases pressure on the

After 50 years, hippies welcome in an Indiana county

LAGRANGE, Ind. — Peace, love — and LaGrange. LaGrange County, Indiana, has repealed a 1971 law that was intended to block huge gatherings like the 1969 Woodstock music festival in New York state.
India tests vaccine delivery system with nationwide trial

India tests vaccine delivery system with nationwide trial

NEW DELHI — India tested its COVID-19 vaccine delivery system with a nationwide trial on Saturday, as it prepares to roll out an inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

GOP rebuffs Trump on $2K aid, defence as Congress wraps up

WASHINGTON — The Senate wrapped up a rare New Year's Day session with Republicans rejecting President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 COVID-19 aid checks and overriding his veto of a sweeping defence bill, an unusual one-two rebuke at the end of a c
In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defence bill

In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defence bill

WASHINGTON — Congress on Friday overrode President Donald Trump's veto of a defence policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago, ensuring that the measure becomes law.
North Korea's Kim thanks people in rare New Year's cards

North Korea's Kim thanks people in rare New Year's cards

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked the public for their trust and support “in the difficult times” and wished them happiness and good health in his first New Year’s Day cards sent to his people.
Quiet New Year gives breathing room after UK-EU Brexit split

Quiet New Year gives breathing room after UK-EU Brexit split

LONDON — A steady trickle of trucks rolled off ferries and trains on either side of the English Channel on Friday, a quiet New Year’s Day after a seismic overnight shift in relations between the European Union and Britain.
Report: Ethiopian forces killed scores in June-July unrest

Report: Ethiopian forces killed scores in June-July unrest

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during deadly ethnic unrest in June and July following the killing of a popular singer, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said Friday.
Bomb-sniffing dogs? Check. Times Square crowd? Not this year

Bomb-sniffing dogs? Check. Times Square crowd? Not this year

NEW YORK — Gone were the revelry and shoulder-to-shoulder crowds that typify Times Square on New Year's Eve, replaced by empty streets and an eerie quiet as the final moments of 2020 ticked away. This was New Year's Eve in the age of COVID-19.