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Feds agree to help Biden transition after more Trump defeats

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of fraught delay, the federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday and gave the green light for cooperation on a transition of power. The move came after President Donald Trump suffered yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.11/23/2020 5:31 pm

Australia airline boss wants vaccine passport for travelers

SYDNEY (AP) — The boss of Australia's largest airline said Monday that once a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available, it may require passengers use it before they can travel abroad.11/23/2020 5:19 pm

Execution rescheduled for only woman on federal death row

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government now plans to execute the first female inmate in almost six decades just days before President-elect Joe Biden, an opponent of the death penalty, takes office.11/23/2020 5:18 pm

Virus restrictions lead Norwegian champ to drop Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner said Monday that he won’t defend his title at next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race because of restrictions and uncertainty over travel during the coronavirus pandemic.11/23/2020 5:17 pm

China launches mission to bring back material from moon

WENCHANG, China (AP) — China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally. 11/23/2020 4:50 pm

The Latest: Los Angeles on brink of another stay-home order

LOS ANGELES — The largest county in the United States is on the brink of a stay-home order after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by Los Angeles County public health officials to trigger such an action. 11/23/2020 4:27 pm

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.11/23/2020 4:12 pm

Coronavirus surge has LA on the brink of a stay-home order

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest county was on the brink of a stay-home order after a surge of coronavirus cases Monday surpassed a level set by Los Angeles public health officials to trigger such an action.11/23/2020 3:55 pm

Epstein ex Maxwell isolated after prison staffer gets virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the one-time girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is in quarantine at a New York City federal lockup after a staff member there tested positive for the coronavirus, prosecutors said Monday.11/23/2020 3:53 pm

Police release details on Wisconsin mall shooting arrests

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police in suburban Milwaukee on Monday provided more details about their investigation into a mall shooting last week, including the arrests of two more people.11/23/2020 3:52 pm

Latest World News

Turkey protests German search of Libya-bound Turkish ship

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned top diplomats representing the European Union, Germany and Italy on Monday after a German frigate that is part of a EU mission enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean sea and carried out what a senior Turkish official dismissed as an “illegal" search.11/23/2020 9:51 am

China lashes out at US withdrawal from open skies treaty

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday lashed out at Washington over its withdrawal from the “Open Skies Treaty” with Russia, saying the move undermined military trust and transparency and imperiled future attempts at arms control. 11/23/2020 3:37 am

Bulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia's bid to join EU

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — It's not easy to plan your future in a region like the Balkans, where history often clouds the present. 11/21/2020 4:09 am

China FM to visit Japan to discuss virus, regional concerns

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister announced Friday that his Chinese counterpart will visit Tokyo next week to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China's growing influence.11/20/2020 3:47 am

Ambassador visits Canadians detained in China in Huawei case

BEIJING (AP) — Canada’s ambassador to China has visited two Canadians detained for almost two years amid a dispute over the arrest of an executive of Chinese technology giant Huawei. 11/20/2020 2:39 am

EU leaders fail to solve political fight blocking big budget

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders made no progress Thursday toward resolving a dispute to unlock a 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and pandemic recovery package which is held up by Poland's and Hungary's rejection of a linkage between rule of law standards and budget disbursements.11/19/2020 2:20 pm

Pompeo expected to visit Israeli settlement in parting gift

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top American diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. 11/18/2020 3:34 am

Iraqi military says rocket attack in Baghdad kills child

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets struck Iraq's capital Tuesday with four landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraq’s military said, killing a child and wounding at least five people, signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October.11/17/2020 1:38 pm

Diplomats: Rockets fired at Eritrea amid Ethiopian conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rockets were fired at Eritrea's capital on Saturday, diplomats said, as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region appeared to spill across an international border and bring some of observers' worst fears to life.11/14/2020 1:57 pm

12 killed as India, Pakistan trade fire in disputed Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops clashed anew in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, leaving 12 people dead, including three Indian and one Pakistani soldier, and wounding at least 36 on both sides, officials said Friday. 11/13/2020 8:22 am