November 27, 2020

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier […]
November 27, 2020

Early crowds sparse for Black Friday in Twin Cities

The West St. Paul Walmart had plenty of employees ready for a crowd. But at 6 a.m., the people hadn’t come yet for Black Friday […]
November 27, 2020

For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny

WASHINGTON — The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America’s tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job […]
November 27, 2020

US agency investigating Tesla front suspension failures

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that suspensions can fail on nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles. The National Highway Traffic […]
November 27, 2020

Another week gone, Brexit trade talks remain stuck

BRUSSELS — The European Union said Friday that another week of talks with Britain on a new trade deal has gone with barely any progress. […]
November 27, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz announces immediate relief for Minnesota tourism industry

Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday, Nov. 25, that over $1 million in crisis grants for the Minnesota tourism industry is available starting today through Explore […]
November 27, 2020

In Santa's mailbag, a peek into children's pandemic worries

LIBOURNE, France — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u.” Alina, 5, […]
November 27, 2020

Top California air, climate regulator hopes to run Biden EPA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Over four decades, Mary Nichols has been the regulator behind some of the nation’s most ambitious climate policies and, in recent years, […]
November 27, 2020

The Latest: Australian state marks 28 days with no new case

MELBOURNE, Australia — From nearly 8,000 active cases in August and more than 800 deaths in the Australian state of Victoria to the elimination of […]
November 27, 2020

Black Friday offers beacon of hope to struggling stores

NEW YORK — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope. In normal times, […]