Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First&rdq...

Virus restrictions lead Norwegian champ to drop Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner said Monday that he won’t defend his title at next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race because of restrictions and uncertainty over travel duri...

MATCHDAY: Chelsea, Barcelona, Dortmund look to advance in CL

A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Tuesday: GROUP E Chelsea and Sevilla can advance to the knockout stage with two matches to spare if they win t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2020. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, ...

States certifying results ahead of Electoral College meeting

States have begun certifying their results from the Nov. 3 presidential election in the run-up to the Electoral College meeting in mid-December. Among the states certifying on Monday...

Business Highlights

___ AP source: Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to s...

South Carolina officials eye single drug for execution plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state of South Carolina says an inmate scheduled to be executed next week could be put to death with a lethal dose of just one drug if officials cannot get hold of all three ...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Monday as more encouraging news on coronavirus vaccines and treatments helped temper worries over rising virus cases and the economic impact on businesses. ...

Transgender woman sues Georgia corrections officials again

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequa...

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for December delivery rose 91 cents to $43.06 a barrel Monday. Brent crude oil for January delivery rose $1.10 to $46.06 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for Dec...

Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison system will be among the first government agencies to receive the coronavirus vaccine, though initial allotments of the vaccine will be given to staff and not to i...

Business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday

Business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday. All times are Eastern. WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for...

Analysis: Medvedev, Thiem get tennis set for intriguing 2021

No one thinks it’s time to write off Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal — or even Roger Federer — just yet. Well, they shouldn’t, anyway. Still, the season-ending ATP Finals set the stag...

AP Interview: Lewandowski reflects on award-winning season

ROME (AP) — Put Robert Lewandowski in that shrinking category of people who will look back on 2020 as a year to remember. The year in which the Bayern Munich forward reached the pinn...

Brazil officials struggle to restore power in northern state

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government is still struggling to fully restore power in the Amazonian state of Amapa, where hundreds of thousands of people have had intermittent electrical service for...