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Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, according to satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.
Raiders lose QB Carr, fall in overtime to Chargers, Herbert

Raiders lose QB Carr, fall in overtime to Chargers, Herbert

LAS VEGAS — Justin Herbert’s brilliant rookie season keeps rolling along. Herbert scored on 1-yard plunge to give the Los Angeles Chargers a 30-27 overtime victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night.
Hack against US is 'grave' threat, cybersecurity agency says

Hack against US is 'grave' threat, cybersecurity agency says

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities expressed increased alarm Thursday about a long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and other computer systems around the globe that officials suspect was carried out by Russian hackers.

In historic pick, Biden taps Haaland as interior secretary

President-elect Joe Biden selected New Mexico Rep.
Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he had chosen North Carolina regulator Michael S. Regan as his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his pick for interior secretary.
US inmate scheduled to be executed tests positive for virus

US inmate scheduled to be executed tests positive for virus

WASHINGTON — A federal prisoner scheduled to be executed just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office has tested positive for coronavirus, his lawyer said Thursday.

Rarely seen Shirley Jackson story is finally published

NEW YORK — Laurence Hyman, son of the late Shirley Jackson, has been on a quest for more than 20 years. Jackson was just 48 when she died, in 1965, and left behind an extensive backlog of unreleased material.

Turkey that had online fans but real-life haters is killed

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — A wild turkey that had developed an online fan following but also drew complaints about aggressive behaviour was euthanized last week, Massachusetts wildlife officials said.
Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis

Family behind OxyContin attests to its role in opioid crisis

Two owners of the company that makes OxyContin acknowledged to Congress on Thursday that the powerful prescription painkiller played a role in the opioid epidemic but they stopped short of apologizing or admitting wrongdoing.
Hot spot: California hospitals buckle as virus cases surge

Hot spot: California hospitals buckle as virus cases surge

LOS ANGELES — Hospitals across California have all but run out of intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients, ambulances are backing up outside emergency rooms, and tents for triaging the sick are going up as the nation’s most populous state emerges a