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Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:52:24 GMT
Trump accepts US presidency transition to Biden must begin

The president says a key federal agency should "do what needs to be done", but he vows to fight on.
Biden cabinet: John Kerry named climate envoy as inner circle get key posts
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:40:04 GMT
Biden cabinet: John Kerry named climate envoy as inner circle get key posts

Joe Biden is nominating one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement as his climate envoy.
Mexico ambush: Arrest over Mormon massacre
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:47:41 GMT
Mexico ambush: Arrest over Mormon massacre

Three Mormon women and six of their children were killed in the Sonoran desert last year.
Paris police in 'shocking' clash at migrant camp
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:46:35 GMT
Paris police in 'shocking' clash at migrant camp

Police dismantled the makeshift camp, tipped migrants out of their tents, and used tear gas.
Metal monolith found by helicopter crew in Utah desert
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:43:39 GMT
Metal monolith found by helicopter crew in Utah desert

Wildlife officials spotted the "unusual" structure while counting sheep, leaving them baffled.
Latex glove maker shuts factories after infections
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 06:32:07 GMT
Latex glove maker shuts factories after infections

Malaysia's Top Glove will close more than half of its plants after a surge in virus cases.
Nagorno-Karabakh: 'It's too painful to sleep'
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:04:25 GMT
Nagorno-Karabakh: 'It's too painful to sleep'

Whilst most Azerbaijanis are celebrating the end of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, some are struggling to return to normal life.
David Dinkins: New York City's first black mayor dies
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:25:11 GMT
David Dinkins: New York City's first black mayor dies

David Dinkins, who has died aged 93, served as the city's first and only black mayor from 1990-1993.
Ntabo Ntaberi: DR Congo militia leader jailed for crimes against humanity
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:37:07 GMT
Ntabo Ntaberi: DR Congo militia leader jailed for crimes against humanity

A military court jails Ntabo Ntaberi for life after a two-year trial that saw 178 victims testify.
Stephen Ellison: Diplomat who saved drowning woman given banner
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:09:24 GMT
Stephen Ellison: Diplomat who saved drowning woman given banner

The banner, a Chinese gift of gratitude, reads "righteous and courageous, saving people from water".
Qatar 'identifies parents of baby abandoned at Doha airport'
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:56:37 GMT
Qatar 'identifies parents of baby abandoned at Doha airport'

During a search for the mother last month officials ordered invasive exams of women passengers.
Apple's security chief charged with bribery
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:49:29 GMT
Apple's security chief charged with bribery

The company's head of security is charged with planning to swap iPads for gun permits
What Biden's new foreign policy team tells us
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:38:50 GMT
What Biden's new foreign policy team tells us

US foreign policy experts weigh in on what the new slate of top diplomats means for global affairs.
Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:36:19 GMT
Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth

A new report warns Afghanistan is becoming a major methamphetamine producer, leaving addicts in its wake.
A South African village, a murder and a coal mine
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:47:58 GMT
A South African village, a murder and a coal mine

Was the brutal shooting of a woman linked to her campaign against an opencast mine?
The Queen's Gambit: Meet the real life women chess stars
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:19:15 GMT
The Queen's Gambit: Meet the real life women chess stars

Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to two female chess players about the Netflix show and modern chess culture.
Karl Edwards: The 'bronzed Aussie' who knew life was for living
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:30:23 GMT
Karl Edwards: The 'bronzed Aussie' who knew life was for living

The story behind the plaque: the fast life and freakishly unlucky death of Karl Edwards.
The Indian bride who wore a pantsuit to her wedding
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:30:38 GMT
The Indian bride who wore a pantsuit to her wedding

In a country where marriages are steeped in tradition, Sanjana Rishi's wedding outfit drew criticism.
Sanna Marin: The feminist PM who says trans people have a 'right to self-identify'
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:33:09 GMT
Sanna Marin: The feminist PM who says trans people have a 'right to self-identify'

Nearly a year into her job, Finnish PM Sanna Marin says it's 'everyone's job to identify themselves'.
Reunited after the Manchester Arena bombing
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:02:44 GMT
Reunited after the Manchester Arena bombing

Usman and Sharon were connected forever after being caught up in the bombing's aftermath.
The moment a dog was rescued from an alligator's jaws
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:26:17 GMT
The moment a dog was rescued from an alligator's jaws

Gunner was saved by his owner, and thankfully only suffered a small wound.
Cheers and tears as families reunite in Sydney
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:37:20 GMT
Cheers and tears as families reunite in Sydney

Flights between New South Wales and Victoria reopened for the first time since July.
Covid in North Dakota: One day inside a rural US hospital’s fight
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:10:41 GMT
Covid in North Dakota: One day inside a rural US hospital’s fight

Staff at a 14-bed hospital in North Dakota describe their fight to keep friends' family members alive.
Elephant rescued from deep well in a 14-hour operation
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 10:25:16 GMT
Elephant rescued from deep well in a 14-hour operation

It took a team of 50 people to carefully hoist the animal out, upside down.
How 'dark money' helped prop up phantom candidates in three Florida state senate races
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 02:27:37 GMT
5 takeaways from Biden's first wave of nominations and appointments
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:55:44 GMT
5 takeaways from Biden's first wave of nominations and appointments

• Biden prioritizes climate crisis by naming John Kerry special envoy • Biden picks loyal lieutenant to lead mission to restore US reputation on world stage • Mayorkas could bring stability to DHS after years of interim leadership
After weeks of absurd legal claims from Trump, the General Services Administrator finally switched on the administrative machinery to transfer power to Biden
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:32:47 GMT
How Trump's fundraising could benefit his post-White House political life
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:31:52 GMT
How Trump's fundraising could benefit his post-White House political life

One email asks for donations to "Stop the Left from trying to steal the Election." Another offers a "COUNT ALL LEGAL VOTES" T-shirt in exchange for a $30 contribution. A third, signed by Eric Trump, asks for $5 "IMMEDIATELY to support the official Election Defense Fund."
See Trump's response to transition officially beginning
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:40:13 GMT
See Trump's response to transition officially beginning

CNN's Jim Acosta reports that President Trump tweeted about the GSA informing President-elect Joe Biden expressing openness to the transition period going forward.
Read: GSA letter stating that transition can formally begin
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:41:09 GMT
Read: GSA letter stating that transition can formally begin

The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.
Here's what resources Biden's team gets now that the formal transition is underway
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 02:48:19 GMT
Here's what resources Biden's team gets now that the formal transition is underway

When the General Services Administration informed President-elect Joe Biden on Monday that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, it released a slew of resources for his team to access in the coming weeks, including nearly $6.3 million.
Analysis: Trump is leaving minority votes on the table
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:01:52 GMT
Analysis: Trump is leaving minority votes on the table

President Donald Trump appears determined to end this stage of his political career the same way he began it: by promoting a racist conspiracy theory.
Analysis: Trump's effort to steal the election is done
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:42:58 GMT
Analysis: Trump's effort to steal the election is done

President Donald Trump's not-secret attempt to steal the presidential election likely met its end Monday. And it was a group of local officials doing their job in Michigan that ended it.
CNN correspondent: This was tipping point for GSA administrator
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:34:33 GMT
CNN correspondent: This was tipping point for GSA administrator

The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden the administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent and obtained by CNN. CNN's Kristen Holmes reports.
'I'm exaggerating a bit': Giuliani's voter fraud admission
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:48:49 GMT
'I'm exaggerating a bit': Giuliani's voter fraud admission

CNN's John Berman and SE Cupp discuss Rudy Giuliani admitting to "exaggerating a bit" while reviewing the Trump campaign's claims of voter fraud during a Fox Business interview.
San Francisco officer is charged with on-duty homicide. The DA says it's a first
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:03:14 GMT
San Francisco officer is charged with on-duty homicide. The DA says it's a first

A former San Francisco Police officer was charged with homicide Monday in connection with a 2017 on-duty shooting. The city's district attorney's office said in a news release that it believes this is the first time a city law enforcement officer has been charged with an on-duty homicide.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first African American mayor, dies
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:30:35 GMT
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first African American mayor, dies

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first African American mayor, has died at age 93.
Elon Musk is now tied with Bill Gates as world's second richest man
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:22:25 GMT
Elon Musk is now tied with Bill Gates as world's second richest man

Elon Musk's rocket-like climb up the ranking of the world's richest men continues.
Feinstein to step aside as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:10:10 GMT
Feinstein to step aside as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced on Monday that she would step down from the top Democratic spot on the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, following sharp criticism from liberal activists over her handling of the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Apple's global security chief and two members of Sheriff's office indicted for alleged bribery
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:13:31 GMT
Apple's global security chief and two members of Sheriff's office indicted for alleged bribery

Apple's global head of security and two members of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly requesting and offering bribes for concealed weapons licenses.
Qatar identifies mother of newborn girl abandoned at international airport
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:06:49 GMT
Qatar identifies mother of newborn girl abandoned at international airport

Qatar says it has identified the parents of a newborn baby found abandoned at Doha international airport last month, in an incident that sparked widespread anger after more than a dozen women said they were invasively searched during the initial investigation.
Analysis: Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham start to adjust to the reality of a Biden presidency
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 04:58:01 GMT
Analysis: Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham start to adjust to the reality of a Biden presidency

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.
Hear Rush Limbaugh criticize Trump's legal team
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:09:58 GMT
Hear Rush Limbaugh criticize Trump's legal team

While President Trump continues to stay out of the public eye, more Republicans are criticizing his legal team who are trying to upend the 2020 election.
Report of a 'souring' relationship between Trump and Giuliani
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:50:42 GMT
Report of a 'souring' relationship between Trump and Giuliani

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses Rudy Giuliani's failed efforts to challenge final election results in courts and reports of a "souring" relationship between him and the President.
Utah helicopter crew discovers mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:33:09 GMT
Utah helicopter crew discovers mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert

What started as routine wildlife assistance took an extraterrestrial turn for Utah's Department of Public Safety after officers stumbled upon a mysterious monolith in the middle of rural Utah.
'Dancing with the Stars' crowns a new champ
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:31:43 GMT
'Dancing with the Stars' crowns a new champ

One celebrity dancer has a new Mirrorball Trophy headed for their mantel.
A rare species of whale washed ashore dead in North Carolina
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:43:23 GMT
A rare species of whale washed ashore dead in North Carolina

A North Atlantic right whale calf was discovered dead on the shore of a barrier island off North Carolina on Friday, according to officials.
Astronauts on a Mars mission will need to be 'conscientious' to work well together
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:26:37 GMT
Astronauts on a Mars mission will need to be 'conscientious' to work well together

The astronauts selected for the first human mission to Mars will need to have more than "the right stuff." People on this very long mission will need to possess an eagerness for doing the right thing, too.
See what happens when pianist tries to play for monkeys
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:36:00 GMT
See what happens when pianist tries to play for monkeys

Pianist Paul Barton attempts to serenade a pack of monkeys with piano music in the ancient city of Lopburi, Thailand.
Romaine in at least 15 states voluntarily recalled over possible E. coli risk, FDA says
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:11:34 GMT
Romaine in at least 15 states voluntarily recalled over possible E. coli risk, FDA says

A limited number of cases of organic romaine lettuce hearts have been recalled because of a possible risk of E. coli.
Watch iconic WWE wrestler's announcement
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 22:07:33 GMT
Watch iconic WWE wrestler's announcement

Watch WWE chairman Vince McMahon choke up while confirming the news to fans.
People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, study finds
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:22:43 GMT
People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, study finds

Middle-aged adults face a greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections than ever before -- because society is unwilling to talk about older people having sex, a new study has found.
An invasive, snake-like hammerhead worm is popping up in Georgia
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:56:56 GMT
An invasive, snake-like hammerhead worm is popping up in Georgia

Step aside "murder hornets," sightings of an invasive species of a snake-like worm are being reported in Georgia.
Florida man fights alligator to save tiny puppy
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 14:32:50 GMT
Florida man fights alligator to save tiny puppy

A wildlife camera captured how a man in Florida saved his small dog from the mouth of an alligator.
New model projects Covid-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:34:32 GMT
New model projects Covid-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months

Covid-19 is running unabated across almost every American community, and one model projects it will take the country just under two months to reach a staggering 20 million cases.
Navajo Nation faces devastating loss from Covid-19 pandemic
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:22:43 GMT
Navajo Nation faces devastating loss from Covid-19 pandemic

A thick cloud of dust kicks up behind cars as they meander down a rugged dirt road into town. The bone-shaking journey to Pinon, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation is a long one filled with sharp bumps and deep potholes.
Qantas boss says passengers will need to be vaccinated for international flights
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 04:58:06 GMT
Qantas boss says passengers will need to be vaccinated for international flights

Australia's national carrier Qantas will require future international travelers to prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 before flying.
Family files suit over Publix employee's death. It says company failed to protect him from Covid-19
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:08:00 GMT
Family files suit over Publix employee's death. It says company failed to protect him from Covid-19

The family of a Publix employee who died from coronavirus complications has filed a wrongful death lawsuit that claims the grocery store chain refused to allow employees to wear masks at the time he became sick.
Family makes PSA about large family gatherings after 15 members get Covid-19
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:10:22 GMT
Family makes PSA about large family gatherings after 15 members get Covid-19

Although the Aragonez family is still healing after a Covid-19 outbreak, they took the time to make a public service announcement warning against large family gatherings.
Satellite images appear to show China developing area along disputed border with India and Bhutan
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:25:08 GMT
Satellite images appear to show China developing area along disputed border with India and Bhutan

New satellite images appear to show China has built up an area in the Himalayas along a disputed border with India and Bhutan that was the site of a months-long standoff in 2017.
Pope Francis refers to China's Uyghurs as 'persecuted' for the first time
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:01:02 GMT
Pope Francis refers to China's Uyghurs as 'persecuted' for the first time

Pope Francis has for the first time publicly named China's Uyghur minority among a list of the world's persecuted peoples, breaking his silence on allegations of widespread human rights abuses in Beijing's Xinjiang region.
Only two countries have collected rocks from the moon. For China, it's just the beginning
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:05:43 GMT
Only two countries have collected rocks from the moon. For China, it's just the beginning

China successfully launched its Chang'e-5 lunar mission Tuesday to collect rocks from the moon -- the first attempt by any country since the 1970s.
'Jeopardy!' names Ken Jennings as its first interim host after death of Alex Trebek
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:13:38 GMT
'Jeopardy!' names Ken Jennings as its first interim host after death of Alex Trebek

Following the death of longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek earlier this month, the quiz show has now announced it will resume production, with a new interim host in the meantime.
The V&A museum has acquired the Harry Styles cardigan that sparked a TikTok craze
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 04:40:00 GMT
The V&A museum has acquired the Harry Styles cardigan that sparked a TikTok craze

One of the world's leading museums has acquired the patchwork cardigan famously worn by pop star Harry Styles for its permanent collection.
'Aquaman' star surprises young fan after priceless reaction to gift
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 13:15:12 GMT
'Aquaman' star surprises young fan after priceless reaction to gift

"Aquaman" actor Jason Momoa called 7-year-old cancer patient Danny Sheehan after seeing his reaction to unwrapping an Aquaman toy.
253 Supreme T-shirts expected to sell for $2M in Christie's auction
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:37:27 GMT
253 Supreme T-shirts expected to sell for $2M in Christie's auction

In 2014, James Bogart bought his first T-shirt from the cult US streetwear brand Supreme. In the six years since, he has acquired every single retail-released tee sporting the label's iconic box logo -- a collection now expected to sell for around $2 million.
The US economy is about to shrink, JPMorgan warns
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:32:38 GMT
The US economy is about to shrink, JPMorgan warns

The pandemic is intensifying, statewide curfews are back and Washington is asleep at the wheel. This toxic backdrop is derailing the US economic recovery just as Joe Biden prepares to take charge — and JPMorgan is warning the economy is in fact about to shrink.
Reddit will pay workers the same salary no matter where they live
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:06:18 GMT
Reddit will pay workers the same salary no matter where they live

More companies have embraced remote work permanently, and that has spurred some employees to relocate to other parts of the country. But moving to a less expensive area can come with a trade-off: a smaller paycheck.
Here are the major stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 13:59:29 GMT
Here are the major stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving

The pandemic has transformed the holiday shopping season. Another major difference this year: People planning to shop on Thanksgiving will have fewer options than they have had in the past.
13 Black Friday deals you'll want to shop today before they're gone
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:38:27 GMT
13 Black Friday deals you'll want to shop today before they're gone

Though still a few days out, Black Friday deals are already underway at a number of retailers. We have an exhaustive list of more than 150 sales happening now. But we've also been keeping our eyes on some of our favorite products to see if and when their prices dip, either to all time lows or prices we rarely see.
Why the GOP is so rattled by Rev. Warnock's faith-based campaign
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:53:16 GMT
Why the GOP is so rattled by Rev. Warnock's faith-based campaign

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith.
What Biden's new team can do for America
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 02:03:54 GMT
What Biden's new team can do for America

President-elect Joe Biden has allowed the world, or at least the rational, democratic (with a small d) part of it, to breathe a sigh of relief. With the designation of Antony Blinken as Secretary of State and Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, suddenly it seems that order and rationality are on the cusp of being restored to American diplomacy.
Testing alone can't keep you safe for Thanksgiving
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:13:25 GMT
Testing alone can't keep you safe for Thanksgiving

Recently, a friend called me to ask for my advice.
Just let Dolly Parton rule the world already
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:57:24 GMT
Just let Dolly Parton rule the world already

Is this Dolly Parton's world we're living in? Has it been her world all this time?
The only way Republicans can lead again
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 00:48:11 GMT
The only way Republicans can lead again

President Donald Trump is conducting an all-out assault on our democracy. There is no other way to look at this. The President lost the election and his legal team has failed to produce evidence of voter fraud. So now President Trump is attempting to convince state legislatures to overthrow the results. Voters made their decision, and yet he wants to force a different outcome. His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is spewing the kinds of conspiracy theories that even conspiracy theorists shy away from. This is dangerous stuff. When some writers, such as Barton Gellman, writing in the Atlantic, predicted this would happen, too many people shrugged off the warning.
The return of dogs to the White House feels magnificently American
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 20:55:47 GMT
The return of dogs to the White House feels magnificently American

I witnessed a rush of collective pleasure online when the news came, on November 7, that Joe Biden had won the presidential race. Not just because of Biden, but also because of Major and Champ, the new first dogs of the United States.
I love 'The Mandalorian,' but it has this problem
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 23:28:37 GMT
I love 'The Mandalorian,' but it has this problem

To borrow from the Mandalorian's mantra -- is this really the way?
White House Christmas tree arrives, continuing tradition amid Covid-19 and election disputes
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:08:13 GMT
White House Christmas tree arrives, continuing tradition amid Covid-19 and election disputes

First lady Melania Trump welcomed the 2020 White House Christmas tree Monday afternoon, continuing the long-held tradition even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on and as President Donald Trump's longshot election challenges remain unsettled.
Surgeon General Adams: All Americans, even at the White House, should avoid large holiday gatherings
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:55:21 GMT
Surgeon General Adams: All Americans, even at the White House, should avoid large holiday gatherings

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned Monday that all Americans -- even at the White House -- should follow US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and avoid gatherings during what he called a "dire point" in the pandemic.
Here's where things stand as vote certification looms in key states
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 22:02:26 GMT
Here's where things stand as vote certification looms in key states

President Donald Trump faces a critical week in his last-ditch effort to cling to power as key states are on the brink of certifying their election results, officially confirming Joe Biden as the President-elect.
Analysis: The election is still not over
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:24:25 GMT
Analysis: The election is still not over

President Donald Trump's struggle to deny the results of the election is now up against an existential threat: a rapid succession of states due to certify their election results before the critical date of December 8.
Cal Thomas: Election 2020 -- Trump's case unravels
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:00:48 GMT
Cal Thomas: Election 2020 -- Trump's case unravels

The 1960 presidential race between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy was another contest in which voter fraud was alleged.
Rep.-elect Diana Harshbarger says Congress is no match 'for a woman who can multitask'
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:42:21 GMT
Rep.-elect Diana Harshbarger says Congress is no match 'for a woman who can multitask'

Rep.-elect Diana Harshbarger was the first person in her family to graduate high school and she went to become a pharmacist and business owner. 
Trump deemphasizes GSA move to make federal resources available to Biden transition
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:16:23 GMT
Will Smith’s ex-wife Sheree Zampino talks co-parenting after divorce: ‘We made the shift beautifully’
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:00:39 GMT
Will Smith’s ex-wife Sheree Zampino talks co-parenting after divorce: ‘We made the shift beautifully’

Will Smith's ex-wife Sheree Zampino said she and the actor worked better together as parents than as a couple.
R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly compares her marriage to ‘American Horror Story’: ‘You can’t heal in the lie’
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:00:37 GMT
R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly compares her marriage to ‘American Horror Story’: ‘You can’t heal in the lie’

Andrea Kelly will make a special appearance on the VH1 special “Hollywood Exes: Reunited."
Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Judy Trammell, Kelli Finglass explain why the squad isn't outdated in 2020
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:00:13 GMT
Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Judy Trammell, Kelli Finglass explain why the squad isn't outdated in 2020

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders is still recognized as one of the most prestigious squads in the NFL.
Mysterious monolith found in remote part of Utah fuels speculation on how it got there
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:50:03 GMT
Mysterious monolith found in remote part of Utah fuels speculation on how it got there

A mysterious monolith was discovered in the remote parts of Utah Wednesday, fueling speculation on how the object got there, according to reports. 
Newsom's controversial French Laundry meal reignites talk of a recall: report
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:36:44 GMT
Newsom's controversial French Laundry meal reignites talk of a recall: report

Gov. Gavin Newsom highly criticized outing at one of California’s most exclusive fine-dining restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic this month, has reignited talks of a recall, according to reports. 
Stacey Abrams says 750K Georgians have requested ballots for runoff
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:32:23 GMT
Mask-wearing chocolate Santas are huge hit for Hungarian confectioner
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:00:47 GMT
Mask-wearing chocolate Santas are huge hit for Hungarian confectioner

A tiny chocolate Santa wearing a marzipan face mask has a Hungarian confectioner raking in the cash.
Even Trump's fiercest critics say he may have gotten some world affairs right - USA TODAY
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:00:24 GMT
Jupiter and Saturn Will Form a Rare 'Double Planet' in the Sky Before Christmas - Yahoo Finance
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:35:00 GMT
Even Trump's fiercest critics say he may have gotten some world affairs right - USA TODAY
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:00:24 GMT
Jupiter and Saturn Will Form a Rare 'Double Planet' in the Sky Before Christmas - Yahoo Finance
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:35:00 GMT
29-year-old arrested after St. John's University lockdown faces 6 felony charges
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:43:52 +0000
29-year-old arrested after St. John's University lockdown faces 6 felony charges

The trooper Wilson punched required surgery, including the placement of 2 metal plates and 4 screws to help repair the damage, the complaint states
       
COVID-19: Benton, Sherburne residents among 24 new deaths as active cases triple in area
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:29:54 +0000
COVID-19: Benton, Sherburne residents among 24 new deaths as active cases triple in area

The number of active cases in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties has more than tripled in the last month
       
Walz unveils COVIDaware MN app that anonymously alerts users of COVID-19 exposure
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:30:49 +0000
Walz unveils COVIDaware MN app that anonymously alerts users of COVID-19 exposure

The app uses Bluetooth technology to remember nearby devices and compare the list each day with anonymous 'keys' from users who report having COVID-19
       
Manea's helps nonprofit give its consumers some holiday home cooking
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 22:56:03 +0000
Manea's helps nonprofit give its consumers some holiday home cooking

'The meal is fantastic, but it is much more than that. It's an opportunity to connect and to assess well-being and to make sure that they're doing OK'
       
Catholic Community Schools to move to distance learning Nov. 30
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:02:45 +0000
Catholic Community Schools to move to distance learning Nov. 30

Distance learning for the network, including 8 parochial schools and Cathedral High School, is expected to continue through mid-January
       
Why do urban areas vote DFL and rural areas go for Republicans?
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:02:07 +0000
Why do urban areas vote DFL and rural areas go for Republicans?

Experts say It's a long-standing trend and it might become more stark going forward.
       
St. Cloud-area organization aims to empower, support those experiencing homelessness
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 13:50:02 +0000
St. Cloud-area organization aims to empower, support those experiencing homelessness

Homeless Helping Homeless started out of weekly meetings in which those experiencing homelessness shared their problems and looked for solutions.
       
St. Cloud Police Department warns of phone scam with caller asking for overdue fines
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:54:22 +0000
St. Cloud Police Department warns of phone scam with caller asking for overdue fines

The spam callers also have a spoofing app that makes it appear the number is coming from the department, according to Cmdr. Martin Sayre
       
Central MN solutions: Connecting entrepreneurs experiencing homelessness with business backers
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:14:08 +0000
Central MN solutions: Connecting entrepreneurs experiencing homelessness with business backers

St. Cloud Start-Up is a collection of members in the business community who hear business pitches from people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.
       
Give yourself the gift of information - on sale!
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:44:55 +0000
Give yourself the gift of information - on sale!

For a limited time, get full digital access to SCTimes for $3 for 3 months, then $8.99 a month for 6 months. Ready to commit? Get a whole year for $69!
       
COVID-19 is filling MN hospitals. What are the therapies used to help those patients?
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:03:03 +0000
COVID-19 is filling MN hospitals. What are the therapies used to help those patients?

St. Cloud Hospital has as many patients as staff can handle, with 35% COVID-19 patients. At CHI St. Gabriel's Hospital, 75% of patients have COVID-19.
       
Sports pause, playoff football, SCSU hockey, volleyball in latest SC Times sports podcast
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 23:17:03 +0000
Sports pause, playoff football, SCSU hockey, volleyball in latest SC Times sports podcast

In the 13th episode of SC Times Sports Report, Brian Mozey and Zach Dwyer discuss the sports pause, playoff football, SCSU hockey and volleyball
       
Where can you get tested for coronavirus in St. Cloud? Here's a list of testing sites.
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:42:15 +0000
Where can you get tested for coronavirus in St. Cloud? Here's a list of testing sites.

Need to get tested for COVID-19? Whether you're feeling sick, need to travel or want to check before the holidays, here's where you can get one.
       
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:55:41 +0000
Go beyond the Instagram posts with stories, videos, photos and more

Saw a post on the St. Cloud Times Instagram and want to know more? You've come to the right place.
       
ROCORI faces Grand Rapids in section championship
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:30:09 +0000
ROCORI faces Grand Rapids in section championship

Spartans lead 20-6 at the half
       
Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:44:19 +0000
Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.
Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:22:44 +0000
Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy.
Two Republicans join Minnesota House Democrats in urging coronavirus caution
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 11:18:59 +0000
Two Republicans join Minnesota House Democrats in urging coronavirus caution

About one-fifth of legislators vow to take safety steps, urge residents to do the same.
Seniors McKinley Wright, Brad Davison and Nate Reuvers optimistic about final college basketball seasons
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 06:08:40 +0000
Seniors McKinley Wright, Brad Davison and Nate Reuvers optimistic about final college basketball seasons

Brad Davison and Nate Reuvers are trying to help the Badgers get back to the Final Four. McKinley Wright wants to show NBA scouts he can lead Colorado to the Big Dance.
Gophers cancel Tuesday's practice over COVID concerns, with Wisconsin game looming
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 06:08:10 +0000
Gophers cancel Tuesday's practice over COVID concerns, with Wisconsin game looming

The Gophers said they aim to return to practice Wednesday and still play Saturday at Wisconsin.
Newcomers help Gophers stop Ohio State 4-1 in rare Monday-Tuesday series
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 06:07:36 +0000
Newcomers help Gophers stop Ohio State 4-1 in rare Monday-Tuesday series

Two highly recruited defensemen, Brock Faber and Mike Koster, scored their first career college goals.
Trump appointee approves transition in unusually personal letter to Biden
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 06:00:31 +0000
Minnesota community colleges are losing students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:45:51 +0000
World record holder Regan Smith getting ready for her first meet since March
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:40:26 +0000
World record holder Regan Smith getting ready for her first meet since March

With her training schedule back to normal, the U.S. Open will give Smith a chance to check her progress and get back into racing mode.
Vikings can hang loss on Chris Jones' non-attempt at tackle on Dallas touchdown run
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:23:43 +0000
Vikings can hang loss on Chris Jones' non-attempt at tackle on Dallas touchdown run

If the Vikings miss the playoffs by one game, a defining moment will be reserve cornerback Chris Jones playing matador on a long touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Richard Pitino has built strong Gophers roster for this strange basketball season ahead
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:05:33 +0000
Richard Pitino has built strong Gophers roster for this strange basketball season ahead

Add this to the list of unexpected things of 2020: Gophers men's basketball has a deep, stable roster.
Small gatherings spread the virus, but are they causing the surge?
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 04:07:10 +0000
Small gatherings spread the virus, but are they causing the surge?

In most places, the virus is too widespread to claim with any confidence where someone became infected.
Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:50:22 +0000
Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration's "America First" policies that disparaged international alliances and favored deregulation and tax cuts.
Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:45:19 +0000
Army Corps of Engineers issues Enbridge permit for $2.6B pipeline across northern Minnesota
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:17:07 +0000
Army Corps of Engineers issues Enbridge permit for $2.6B pipeline across northern Minnesota

Environmental groups, Indian bands file quick appeal in six-year battle.
Minnesota businesses say more COVID-19 stimulus desperately needed
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:16:15 +0000
Minnesota businesses say more COVID-19 stimulus desperately needed

Small-business owners in Minnesota say federal stimulus programs kept them alive. But with money from the programs spent and COVID-19 raging stronger than ever, more federal help is needed, they say.
Thieves steal 2-ton barbecue smoker from Revival chef Thomas Boemer
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:08:35 +0000
Thieves steal 2-ton barbecue smoker from Revival chef Thomas Boemer

The custom-built smoker is Thomas Boemer's "most prized possession."
Minnesota launches COVID-19 tracking app via mobile devices
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 02:59:21 +0000
Minnesota launches COVID-19 tracking app via mobile devices

"We are in an unrelenting spike," said Gov. Tim Walz, who called the app "another tool in our toolbox to slow the spread of COVID." While the technology has existed for months, Minnesota leaders hesitated to use it because of privacy concerns.
Biden adds Obama administration veterans to top staff
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 02:45:36 +0000
Biden adds Obama administration veterans to top staff

President-elect Joe Biden is adding four Obama-Biden administration veterans to his top ranks as he continues to build out his White House team.
Mpls. retail experts launch online shop for small retailers spurred by COVID-19 economy
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:57:05 +0000
Mpls. retail experts launch online shop for small retailers spurred by COVID-19 economy

Twin Cities retail experts launch Urban Rooster, where shoppers can buy products from local small businesses.
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