Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 1 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr's comments ...

Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. ...

Kohl's, Micron Technology rise; Zoom, Peloton fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday: Kohl's Corp., up $4.32 to $36.52. Sephora will be replacing cosmetics areas in the reta...

Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secre...

Business Highlights

___ Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online NEW YORK (AP) — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday...

British bike maker pedals on, with Brexit deal up in the air

LONDON (AP) — The team at Brompton Bicycle Ltd. thought they were prepared for Brexit. Bosses at the British firm, which exports hand-made folding bikes to 47 countries, looked at th...

Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs mobile library for kids

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — During his leisure time, Mahinda Dasanayaka packs his motorbike with books and rides his mobile library — across mostly muddy roads running through tea-growing mountain areas...

Oliveira wins pole position at home Portugal grand prix

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira won pole position at the Portugal Grand Prix on Saturday as the season that was disrupted by the coronavirus crisis finally reaches its finis...

John Daly returns to skeleton, wins Day 1 of US team trials

John Daly had not been in a skeleton race for nearly three years. He wasn’t rusty. The two-time U.S. Olympian won the first USA Skeleton team trials race of the season Friday at Moun...

Birthday time: Biden turns 78, will be oldest U.S. president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In exactly two months, he'll take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis in a century, high ...

Ford to revamp Detroit book warehouse into innovation hub

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. revealed plans Tuesday to transform a long-vacant book warehouse into a hub for automobile innovation in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. Corktown, long k...

Venezuelan Olympian delivers food to support family

LODZ, Poland (AP) — Back home in Venezuela, Ruben Limardo Gascon is hailed as a national hero for winning a gold medal in fencing at the 2012 London Olympics. In Poland, where he has...

Lyft's Zimmer talks future of workplace, electric vehicles

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft scored a major victory when California voters passed Proposition 22, allowing app-based companies to treat drivers as contractors instead of employees and saving the company from ...

Trump supporters rally in Washington, echoing spurious claims of election fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters marched through downtown Washington on Saturday, echoing his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and cheering...

Amid virus surge, Paris hospitals begin to see signs of hope

PARIS (AP) — Dry-coughing as he pedals — a hack, hack, hack after-effect of his own personal battle with COVID-19 — the doctor cycles through the dark of pre-dawn Paris, speeding to a crisis meeting a...