December 3, 2020

School closings threaten gains of students with disabilities

Without any in-school special education services for months, 14-year-old Joshua Nazzaro’s normally sweet demeanor has sometimes given way to aggressive meltdowns that had been under […]
December 3, 2020

Mastercard SpendingPulse: November holiday sales up 5.1%

NEW YORK — Retail sales rose 5.1% in November, as spending on home furnishings and consumer electronics helped offset a drop in sales of clothing […]
December 3, 2020

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

BOSTON — IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World […]
December 3, 2020

Northern Pines donates computers, tablets for telehealth

“When the coronavirus thing first hit, we just had like the perfect matchup because we had a large stack of equipment that we had phased […]
December 3, 2020

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance […]
December 3, 2020

Ho, ho — Whoa! Virus keeping most Santas at a distance

MIAMI — Brad Six becomes Santa Claus, pulling his black boots over his red pants in the office of a Miami outdoor supply company. It’s […]
December 3, 2020

Asian shares advance on optimism over vaccines, stimulus

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday, helped by progress toward rolling out coronavirus vaccines and talk of reaching a compromise on new help […]
December 3, 2020

Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan virus aid bill

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus […]
December 3, 2020

Ivanka Trump deposed as part of inauguration fund lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump has been deposed by attorneys alleging that President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds, a new court filing reveals. […]
December 2, 2020

Doctors ask governor to halt Enbridge pipeline construction because of COVID-19 concerns

Health professionals and northern Minnesota residents pleaded with Gov. Tim Walz to halt construction of Enbridge’s controversial $2.6 billion oil pipeline, saying the project will […]