December 24, 2020

Israeli jets fly over Beirut, explosions reported in Syria

BEIRUT — Israeli jets flew very low over parts of Lebanon early Friday, terrifying residents on Christmas Eve, some of whom reported seeing missiles in […]
December 24, 2020

Trump golfs in Florida as COVID relief hangs in the balance

PALM BEACH — After tossing a grenade that threatens to blow up a massive COVID relief and government funding bill and force a government shutdown […]
December 24, 2020

The Latest: Kansas to determine COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is working through the details of exactly who will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines in exactly what order as it concentrates […]
December 24, 2020

The Latest: New Jersey adds virus measures for UK travelers

TRENTON, N.J. — United Airlines travelers to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport from the United Kingdom will have to show a negative COVID-19 test beginning […]
December 24, 2020

Stocks close higher in holiday shortened week

NEW YORK — Stocks closed slightly higher on Christmas Eve, as investors went into the holiday weekend not bothered by President Donald Trump’s threat not […]
December 24, 2020

The Latest: Over 1M passengers screened for flights in US

NEW YORK — The number of passengers screened for flights in the U.S. topped nearly 1.2 million Wednesday for the first time since the coronavirus […]
December 24, 2020

US stocks tick higher in quiet pre-Christmas trading

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes are closing modestly higher on Thursday after drifting through an abbreviated session. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% before trading […]
December 24, 2020

The Latest: Turkey to receive 3M CoronaVac vaccine doses

ISTANBUL — An infectious disease expert serving on Turkey’s medical board says an experimental vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac showed an efficacy rate […]
December 24, 2020

Stocks slightly higher on shortened trading day

NEW YORK — Stocks were ever-so-slightly higher on Christmas Eve trading, despite President Donald Trump’s threat not to sign a major economic stimulus package approved […]
December 24, 2020

Breakthrough: UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement

BRUSSELS — Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos on New […]