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Screen Actors Guild may discipline, expel Donald Trump

NEW YORK — After leaving the White House, President Donald Trump may lose his SAG card, too.

Mississippi county to put up marker for lynching victims

OXFORD, Miss. — A Mississippi county will put up a marker to remember Black men who were lynched by white mobs between 1885 and 1935. It will be near a statue that honours Confederate soldiers.
Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

WASHINGTON — In a last-minute slap at President Donald Trump, a federal appeals court struck down one of his administration’s most momentous climate rollbacks on Tuesday, saying officials acted illegally in issuing a new rule that eased federal regul
Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

SAN FRANCISCO — The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday.
GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

GM teams up with Microsoft on driverless cars

SILVER SPRING, Md. — General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars.
US virus death toll tops 400,000 in Trump's final hours

US virus death toll tops 400,000 in Trump's final hours

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 400,000 on Tuesday in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.
Woman investigated for theft of Pelosi computer due in court

Woman investigated for theft of Pelosi computer due in court

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2021 pushed back to October

NEW ORLEANS — The coronavirus pandemic, which forced cancellation of last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, is forcing postponement of the festival this year.
Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

Pompeo says China's policies on Muslims amount to 'genocide'

WASHINGTON — On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out anew at China on Tuesday by declaring that its policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in the western Xinjiang region constitute “crimes against humanity” and a “genoci
Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.