January 1, 2021

GOP rebuffs Trump on $2K aid, defense 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 […]
January 1, 2021

Trump vetoes Calif. fishing bill over seafood trade deficit

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vetoed a bill Friday that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gillnets deployed exclusively in federal waters […]
January 1, 2021

The Latest: California hospitals struggle to stay afloat

LOS ANGELES — California hospitals ended the year on “the brink of catastrophe,” a health official said as the pandemic pushed deaths and sickness to […]
January 1, 2021

Qualifying for state aid a headache for Duluth restaurants

But the restaurant, located in the lower level of Fitger’s Brewery Complex, won’t receive any of the state’s $88 million in grants meant for businesses […]
January 1, 2021

Delta CEO sees some recovery from travel slump later in 2021

DETROIT — The leader of Delta Air Lines is telling workers that he expects some recovery from the coronavirus travel downturn by the spring. CEO […]
January 1, 2021

Some Minnesota businesses are booming amid the pandemic

“I feel a little guilty about it,” said Sunny Bowman, owner of Dakota County Lumber in Farmington, Minn. Sales this year have surged 40%, she […]
January 1, 2021

VIRUS TODAY: California struggles to tame COVID-19

Here’s what’s happening Friday with the pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — After months of serving as a role model in […]
January 1, 2021

The Latest: Britain braces for new spike in virus cases

British hospitals around the country face a perilous situation in January, medical workers warned Friday amid surging coronavirus infections blamed on a new virus variant. […]
January 1, 2021

Andre Hill's loved ones mourn loss of 'a chess-playing mind'

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In late May, Andre Hill and his roommate Donyell Bryant watched in shock, along with the nation, the video of a Minneapolis […]
January 1, 2021

Biden's pick to lead Treasury made over $7M in speaking fees

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, collected more than $7 million in speaking fees over the past […]