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  Michigan certifies Biden win; a setback for Trump challenge

Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, was meeting Monday afternoon for what usually is a routine step.

GM to recall 7 million vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

  White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings

White Sox to host Yankees in Field of Dreams game on Aug. 12

  AP source: Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury

GM flips to California’s side in pollution fight with Trump

  Biden signals shift from Trump with national security picks

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Toy safety group releases annual list of top 10 ‘worst’ toys

Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince

  Woman shoved in front of NY subway train can’t remember attack

Suspect arrested, at least 2 dead in stabbing at San Jose, Calif., church

Oxford English Dictionary couldn’t pick just one ‘word of the year’ for 2020

  Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

  Shops, gyms to reopen in England under new COVID-19 plan

British Prime Boris Johnson confirmed to lawmakers Monday the government will lift the stay-at-home instruction on Dec. 2.

Western Union money transfers between US and Cuba end

More than 400 Western Union locations will shut down across the island by 6 p.m. Cuba Time on Monday.

Beppe Modenese, creator of Milan fashion system, dies at 90

Dubbed “Italy’s Prime Minister of Fashion” in 1983 by Women’s Wear Daily, Modenese remained a front-row mainstay into recent seasons, maintaining the official title of honorary president of the Italian fashion council, the Italian National Fashion Chamber.

  Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species.

Pope Francis’ book explores George Floyd, virus skeptics

  Man seen exhaling on protesters outside Trump golf club charged with assault

The votes are in: National Zoo’s giant panda cub named

Don’t let moose lick your cars, Canadian authorities caution

  Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37

  Police: 1 killed, 6 hurt in shooting at Brooklyn apartments

  Regal owner Cineworld secures financial help until hoped-for reopening

Cineworld, which last month closed its cinemas in the U.S. and the U.K., has secured more than $750 million of new financing that it hopes will see it through the coronavirus pandemic.

  Military steps in to help in El Paso hospitals amid devastating COVID-19 surge

With El Paso hospitals and ICUs over capacity since last month due to one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the country, three Air Force medical teams have spent the past two weeks deployed to aid in the fight.

Trump campaign legal team distances itself from Powell

The Trump campaign’s legal team moved to distance itself Sunday from the firebrand conservative attorney.

  K-9 dies during search for burglary suspects in Pennsylvania; 5 arrested

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against the five suspects.

Philadelphia boy, 12, fatally shot while answering knock on front door

Investigators doubt the boy was the intended target.

  Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state

President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration.

  Man arrested in deadly attack at Nebraska Sonic restaurant

Authorities arrested a 23-year-old man in an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed, two were wounded and officers responding to a report of a possible bomb inside a moving truck in the parking lot arrived to find the vehicle on fire.

  Police arrest 15-year-old boy in Wisconsin mall shooting

Authorities say they arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that injured eight people.

Trump appeals rejection of effort to block Pennsylvania vote

President Donald Trump is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of his campaign’s effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania.

  Cars line up for miles for Tyler Perry Atlanta food giveaway

Thousands of people have jammed roads for miles in Atlanta to try to get boxes of food and gift cards donated by entertainer Tyler Perry.

Michigan leader: Trump didn’t ask for election interference

President Donald Trump did not ask Michigan Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election during a meeting at the White House, a legislative leader said Sunday.

  Loeffler has negative COVID-19 test 2 days after positive

A spokesperson for the Georgia Republican's campaign says in a statement she is following CDC guidelines and informing those with whom she was in direct contact.

  Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet.

Thousands march in Taiwan against US pork imports

President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration lifted a long-standing ban on U.S. pork and beef imports in August, in a move seen as one of the first steps toward possibly negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with the U.S.

  First US immunizations for COVID-19 could arrive on Dec. 12

The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12.

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Biden presidency

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended his tour of Gulf Arab states and the Trump administration’s continued efforts to squeeze Iran, even as a new U.S. administration led by Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House in January.

  Carson says he’s ‘out of the woods’ after battling COVID-19

Housing Secretary Ben Carson is crediting unapproved, experimental treatments with saving his life after he became “desperately ill” following his infection with the coronavirus.

Man killed in shark attack in Western Australia state

The 55-year-old man was pulled from the water with serious injuries, reportedly to his upper thigh and hand, and died at the scene.

Macy’s flagship store honors essential workers with holiday window displays

The display for this challenging year - with the theme "Give, Love and Believe" - honors frontline workers who have performed so heroically during the pandemic.

  Wrong text strangers hold mini Thanksgiving to honor loved one who died from COVID-19

An Arizona grandmother and her grandson by choice have celebrated Thanksgiving together since they met through an accidental text message in 2016.

Trump team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote

President Donald Trump’s legal team said Saturday that his campaign has requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race after results showed Democrat Joe Biden winning the state.

  FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.

In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump’s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election.

Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount

Election officials in Wisconsin’s largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count.

Twitter plans to give @POTUS account to Biden on Inauguration Day

Twitter has announced plans to hand over control of its official presidential account to the Biden administration on Inauguration Day.

  Thanksgiving travelers still determined to fly despite CDC recommendations

AAA estimates up to 50 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving. That’s only a ten percent drop compared to last year.

  Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus or where Republican governors have issued statewide mandates.

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

The remains of the two victims, lying next to each other on their backs, were found in a layer of gray ash at least 2 meters (6.5 feet) deep, they said.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man pries open alligator’s mouth to save puppy

He didn’t think twice before he jumped into the water, wrestling the alligator to save his puppy Gunner’s life.

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings poses with ‘Silver Spoons’ actor

Kyle Rittenhouse was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder after being released from custody by posting a $2 million bond.

  Tenn. woman delivers baby while hospitalized with COVID-19

Now she’s sharing her experience with others and hopes they take the warning serious.

In cities across US, voters sanction more police oversight

The measures take aim at a chronic sore point in many communities, particularly among Black residents.

Biden could announce Cabinet picks as soon as next week

President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top Cabinet nominations as early as next week

Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

  Police: 8 injured in Wisconsin mall shooting; suspect sought

A police dispatcher says officers are responding to “a very active situation” at a suburban Milwaukee mall.

  Spokesman: Trump’s son Don Jr. tests positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump’s son Don Jr. has tested positive this week for coronavirus, has been isolating and has no symptoms, a spokesman said.

  Biden wants Congress to pass virus aid in lame-duck session

The incoming Democratic president will host the top Democrats in the House and Senate Friday afternoon at his makeshift transition headquarters in a downtown Wilmington, Delaware, theater.

  Georgia governor certifies presidential electors for Biden

In the end, the hand count affirmed Biden won by more than 12,000 votes out of about 5 million cast, according to data released by Raffensperger’s office Thursday.

  Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.

Police warn of 12-hour wait at new In-N-Out location in Colorado

Apparently people in Aurora are willing to sacrifice half of a day in order to get their hands on a Double-Double.

  Trump objects to counting thousands of Wisconsin ballots

Trump’s three objections attempting to discard the ballots were denied by the three-member Dane County Board of Canvassers, twice on bipartisan votes.

  Midwest health system CEO says he had virus, won’t wear mask

Sanford Health’s president and chief executive, Kelby Krabbenhoft, said in an email Wednesday that he believes he’s now immune to the disease for “at least seven months and perhaps years to come” and that he isn’t a threat to transmit it to anyone, so wearing a mask would be merely for show.

Illinois teen charged in protest slayings posts $2M bail

Kyle Rittenhouse posted a $2 million cash bond in Kenosha on Friday. Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during an Aug. 25 protest against police racism and brutality in Kenosha.

  Mnuchin denies trying to hinder incoming administration by ending emergency loan programs

The decision will end the Fed’s corporate credit, municipal lending and Main Street Lending programs as of Dec. 31.

  What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

During a health crisis, the FDA can loosen its normal scientific standards to allow emergency use of experimental drugs, devices, vaccines and other medical products.

  Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs.

  Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US

Pfizer is set to ask U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting a process that could bring first shots as early as next month.

Raptors denied permission to play in Canada, head to Tampa

An official familiar with the federal government’s decision told The Associated Press on Friday there is too much COVID-19 circulating in the United States to allow for cross-border travel that is not essential.

  Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil to go virtual in 2021

Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, will still make an appearance next year, but it will be virtual.

American passenger recalls trying to kill train attacker

The attack suspect, Ayoub El Khazzani, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is convicted of attempted terrorist murder.

  Student heading home for the holiday? Get a virus test, colleges say

Thousands of cases have been connected to campuses since some colleges reopened this fall, forcing students to quarantine in dorms and shifting classes online.

Majestic albino buck photographed in northern Wisconsin

Tracy Weese saw the regal creature in her backyard.

What to buy (and skip) on Black Friday 2020

Black Friday 2020 won’t be the same experience as before.

  Caught on video: Woman pushed in path of NYC subway train

A surveillance video shows why some New Yorkers fear riding the subway.

Florida’s Sen. Scott has coronavirus, ‘very mild symptoms’

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19.

  Suspect nicknamed ‘Psycho’ arrested after 3 bodies found in Colorado

No trespassing signs, graffiti, and piles of dirt mark the spot where authorities discovered some human remains last week.

  World Chase Tag brings playground game to global stage

Millions of children play tag while growing up, but the playground game has become a competitive spot seen by millions around the world.

NY probes Trump consulting payments that reduced his taxes

New York’s attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president’s business dealings, a law enforcement official said Thursday.