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'All my love, Elliot': Actor Page comes out as transgender

'All my love, Elliot': Actor Page comes out as transgender

NEW YORK — Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page, the star of “Juno," “Inception” and “The Umbrella Academy,” came out as transgender Tuesday in an announcement greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood. “I love that I am trans.
Nestle, Cargill at high court in child labour case

Nestle, Cargill at high court in child labour case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed concerned Tuesday about the impact of siding with food giants Nestle and Cargill and ending a lawsuit that claims they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labour .
UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

GENEVA — The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021.
Cosby's sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

Cosby's sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assau
5 dead, many injured after German man drives car into crowd

5 dead, many injured after German man drives car into crowd

BERLIN — A man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozen, officials said.
Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

ROME — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S.

Queen, Prince Philip to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, will spend Christmas at Windsor Castle instead of their Sandringham estate for the first time in decades.
EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

BERLIN — The European Union drug agency said Tuesday it may need four more weeks to approve its first coronavirus vaccine, even as authorities in the United States and Britain continue to aim for a green light before Christmas.

Dozens of bandits seize Brazilian city, loot bank

RIO DE JANEIRO — Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight Tuesday and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank.
US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. construction spending jumped 1.3% in October, again on the strength of single-family home building. The October gain follows a downward revision in September to a 0.5% decline from a previous estimate of a 0.