President Trump to order troop reductions in Afghanistan, Iraq

President Trump to order troop reductions in Afghanistan, Iraq

The Trump administration is expected to cut the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan almost in half to 2,500 by Jan. 15, a U.S. official said Monday. The order would stop short of outgoing President Donald Trump’s goal to have all troops withdrawn by the end of the…
Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas surpassed 20,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday, as COVID-19 continues to surge in the United States. That is the second-highest death count overall in the U.S., trailing only New York, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University. It’s the 22nd-highest per capita at 69.7 deaths…
President-elect Joe Biden to address plans for economy

President-elect Joe Biden to address plans for economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – President-elect Joe Biden is set to outline his plans to revive the nation’s economy in the midst of a global health crisis on Monday as he pushes forward with his transition to the White House despite President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the election…
Texas man sentenced for death of 2 Kansas carnival vendors

Texas man sentenced for death of 2 Kansas carnival vendors

GREAT BEND, Kan. – A Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the slayings of a Kansas couple who were killed after a carnival worker ordered their deaths as part of a fictitious carnival mafia. Rusty Frasier, 37, of Aransas Pass, Texas,…
Hollywood stars complete takeover of Welsh club Wrexham

Hollywood stars complete takeover of Welsh club Wrexham

WREXHAM – Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought one of the world’s oldest soccer teams on Monday and plan to document their first foray into the sport in a fly-on-the-wall TV show. In a pinch-yourself moment for success-starved fans of Welsh club Wrexham, Reynolds and McElhenney…
65 WHO staff have virus, 1 cluster, according to email obtained by AP

65 WHO staff have virus, 1 cluster, according to email obtained by AP

GENEVA – The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including at least one cluster of infections, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows, despite the agency’s public assertions that there has been no transmission at the…
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