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Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds

Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds

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Judge sets May sentencing for Michael Avenatti in Nike case

NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti will be sentenced in May for his conviction on charges of trying to extort $25 million from Nike, a judge said Monday. Judge Paul G.
FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week

WASHINGTON — The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week's deadly siege at the U.
Illinois House speaker 'suspends' campaign for retention

Illinois House speaker 'suspends' campaign for retention

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Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” hitting the country with new sanctions that could hamstring President-elect Joe Biden's promise to renew relations with the communist-governed islan

Lehigh University trustees rescind Trump's honorary degree

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Lehigh University's board on Friday stripped President Donald Trump of an honorary degree it granted to him more than three decades ago.
Snow and ice disrupt lives, vaccine rollout in Spain

Snow and ice disrupt lives, vaccine rollout in Spain

MADRID — The Spanish capital of Madrid was still trying to get back on its feet Monday after a 50-year record snowfall that paralyzed large parts of central Spain and hampered the delivery of coronavirus vaccines.
'The most dangerous time': UK sees toughest virus threat yet

'The most dangerous time': UK sees toughest virus threat yet

LONDON — The U.K. opened seven mass vaccination centres Monday as it moved into the most perilous moment of the COVID-19 pandemic, with exhausted medical staff reeling under the pressure of packed hospitals and increasing admissions.
Pope says women can read at Mass, but still can't be priests

Pope says women can read at Mass, but still can't be priests

ROME — Pope Francis changed church law Monday to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, granting them access to the most sacred place on the altar, while continuing to affirm that they cannot be priests.
Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders in Russia for talks

Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders in Russia for talks

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday hosted his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss reopening transport routes in the region that have been paralyzed for nearly three decades amid a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.