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US executes Virginia gang killer despite COVID-19 infection

US executes Virginia gang killer despite COVID-19 infection

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The U.S.

French oil giant Total leaves U.S. energy group, months after exiting CAPP

CALGARY — French oil and gas company Total says it will ditch its membership in the U.S.-based American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate-related policies.
US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December

US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. industrial production rose 1.6% in December, a third straight monthly gain, but remains below its pre-pandemic level. The December gain in industrial output followed a 0.
Michael Cohen writes foreword for Trump impeachment book

Michael Cohen writes foreword for Trump impeachment book

NEW YORK — A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate — former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
Fate of Biden agenda rests with Schumer in 50-50 Senate

Fate of Biden agenda rests with Schumer in 50-50 Senate

WASHINGTON — Chuck Schumer is used to drinking from a firehose.
Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm X

Q&A: Kingsley Ben-Adir breaks out as Malcolm X

British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir may not be a household name yet, but that’s poised to change with his scene-stealing performance as Malcolm X in Regina King’s “One Night in Miami....
Where MLK and Coretta met and studied, a memorial will rise

Where MLK and Coretta met and studied, a memorial will rise

BOSTON — A major memorial honouring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s. King Boston, the privately funded organization co-ordinating the estimated $9.
Pentagon says US has dropped to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan

Pentagon says US has dropped to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by Friday, a drawdown that may have violated a last-minute congressional prohibition.
Russia follows US in withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

Russia follows US in withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

MOSCOW — Russia said on Friday that it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing surveillance flights over military facilities after the U.S.
December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy

December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in December led by a the biggest jump in energy costs since June.