Approval for transition gives Biden team access to resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is set to begin working with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team now that the head of the General Services Administration has “ascertained” that he is ...

After criticism, Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Dem

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday she will step down from her role as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving up the powerful spot after public criticis...

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, ...

Cubans receive last of remittances via Western Union

HAVANA (AP) — Western Union closed its 407 locations across Cuba on Monday, a sanctions-driven move that will leave thousands bereft of remittances on an island that depends heavily on them — or force...

Biden's choice for UN envoy signals return to US engagement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a low-key, veteran foreign service officer, reflects the president-elect's intent to return to a more tradition...

Guatemalan Congress backs down on budget after protests

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress backed down on Monday on a federal budget that drew angry protests, including the burning of part of the Congress building over the weekend. T...

Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator...

Ex-Homeland Security official Mayorkas returns under Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks, but reshaped by President Donald Trump...

Ex-British Airways CEO poised to lead airline trade group

GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of the main trade group for global airlines will step down next March, and organization officials are supporting a former British Airways CEO to replace him. Th...

Coastal harm from invading saltwater ‘happening right now’

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Four Native American tribes on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast requested United Nations assistance this year to force action by the U.S. government on invading salt. Their formal compl...

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

More than 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Tha...

Chicago hires Coyne Schofield as player development coach

The Chicago Blackhawks on Monday hired Kendall Coyne Schofield as a player development coach, making her the first woman to hold that position in the organization's 94-year history. ...

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court placed nearly 30 people, including a leading pro-democracy activist and an Islamist politician, on a terrorism watch list over accusations they joined the banned Muslim ...

Beppe Modenese, creator of Milan fashion system, dies at 90

MILAN (AP) — Beppe Modenese, the force behind the coalescence of Italian ready-to-wear fashion in the northern city of Milan, has died. He was 90. Modenese died Saturday in the fash...

The Latest: Biden names 2 aides to legislative affairs team

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 11:35 a.m. President-elect Joe Biden has named two longtime Capitol Hill aides to his l...