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US services sector grows for seventh consecutive month

US services sector grows for seventh consecutive month

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, grew for the seventh consecutive month in December even as coronavirus cases surged through the holidays.
US trade deficit jumps to $68.1 billion in November

US trade deficit jumps to $68.1 billion in November

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped to $68.1 billion in November, the highest monthly deficit in 14 years, as a surge in imports overwhelmed a smaller increase in exports.
Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans

Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was both stunning and predictable, the result of a Republican Party that has repeatedly enabled President Donald Trump's destructive behaviour .

US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months.
In Kashmir, empty grave for teenager killed by Indian forces

In Kashmir, empty grave for teenager killed by Indian forces

BELLOW, India — On a recent chilly winter day in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmed shovelled the earth, laboriously digging a grave for his teenage son. There was, however, no body to be lowered inside.
Dems' Georgia alliance is diverse and broad. Is it durable?

Dems' Georgia alliance is diverse and broad. Is it durable?

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump came to the north Georgia mountains Monday night to gin up turnout in conservative strongholds and stave off the Democratic challengers who threatened the GOP’s Senate majority in two runoff elections. It didn't work.
Asia Today: Virus restrictions heightened in China province

Asia Today: Virus restrictions heightened in China province

BEIJING — Lockdown measures were being imposed in a northern Chinese province where coronavirus cases more than doubled in the region near Beijing that's due to host some events in next year's Winter Olympics.
Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

KABUL — Attacks in Afghanistan left at least 23 civilians and security forces dead, officials said Thursday, even as Afghan negotiators were in Qatar to resume talks with the Taliban aimed at finding an end to decades of conflict.
Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

WASHINGTON — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S.
The Latest: Trump promises 'orderly transition' on Jan. 20

The Latest: Trump promises 'orderly transition' on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 3:55 a.m.