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Gothams give virtual start to Oscar season, 'Nomadland' wins

Gothams give virtual start to Oscar season, 'Nomadland' wins

NEW YORK — Streaming from an empty banquet hall and with acceptance speeches made from living rooms, the 30th Gotham Awards gave a very strange Oscar season a virtual start Monday in a largely digital ceremony that crowned Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” th

Officials: Manatee in Florida had 'Trump' drawn on back

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla. — State and federal wildlife officials are investigating reports of a manatee found with “Trump” drawn on its back in a Florida river.
Virus deaths surging in California, now top 30,000

Virus deaths surging in California, now top 30,000

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday, another staggering milestone as the nation's most populous state endures the worst surge of the nearly yearlong pandemic.
UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

UN chief Antonio Guterres declares he will seek second term

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres officially declared Monday he is seeking a second five-year term at the helm of the United Nations. Guterres, whose current term ends next Dec.
Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

WASHINGTON — This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week.
US terror designation for Yemen rebels raises famine fears

US terror designation for Yemen rebels raises famine fears

CAIRO — The Trump administration’s out-the-door decision to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed rebels as a terror organization sparked confusion in aid agencies and warnings from the United Nations and senior Republicans on Monday that it could have a
Bar association seeks Giuliani ban over 'combat' remarks

Bar association seeks Giuliani ban over 'combat' remarks

NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani is facing possible expulsion from the New York State Bar Association over incendiary remarks he made to President Donald Trump’s supporters last week before they violently stormed the U.S. Capitol.
House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol 'insurrection'

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol 'insurrection'

WASHINGTON — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice-president and Cabinet to act even more quickly in an extraordinary effort to r
Right-wing app Parler booted off internet over ties to siege

Right-wing app Parler booted off internet over ties to siege

The conservative-friendly social network Parler was booted off the internet Monday over ties to last week’s siege on the U.S.
Michigan bans open carry of guns inside state capitol

Michigan bans open carry of guns inside state capitol

LANSING, Mich. — A state panel on Monday banned the open carry of guns in Michigan’s Capitol, a week after an armed mob rioted in the U.S. Capitol and following a plot last year to storm the statehouse.