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Video shows Florida man rescue puppy from alligator

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — A 74-year-old man leaped into a Florida pond and wrestled open the jaws of an alligator that lunged from the water to attack his 3-month-old puppy. The rescue last month was captured on video by cameras placed in the area to...

 

Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state. The smooth, tall structure was found during a helicopter survey of bighorn...

 

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming hospitals and dashing...

 

Biden transition OK'd to start as Trump runs out of options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American...

 

VIRUS TODAY: Holiday party defiance, mask wearing in 2021

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — The promising advances with vaccine development do not mean that people can stop wearing masks and socially distancing anytime soon. That's because it will take months...

 

El Paso County to put in place curfew to help stop virus

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The top elected official for El Paso County, Texas, plans to put in place a new curfew to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, which is overrunning the border area's hospitals and funeral homes. County Judge Ricardo...

 

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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" policies that disparaged international alliances...

 

Netflix to expand production hub in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix plans to establish one of the largest production hubs in North America with an expansion of its existing studio complex in New Mexico and a commitment to an additional $1 billion in production spending, government...

 

Taylor Swift 'folklore' concert film coming to Disney+

NEW YORK (AP) — A concert film featuring Taylor Swift performing songs from her new album is coming to Disney+. The singer announced Tuesday that "folklore: the long pond studio sessions" will premiere on the streaming platform on Wednesday. The...

 

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus save Christmas

They may be one of Hollywood's most beloved couples, but Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have never felt the pressure to use that unmatched chemistry for the big screen time and time again. Since 1987's "Overboard," they've received hundreds of...

 

US jobless claims rise to 778,000 as pandemic worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. The Labor De...

 

Analysis: Biden prioritizes experience with Cabinet picks

NEW YORK (AP) — Competence is making a comeback. President-elect Joe Biden has prized staying power over star power when making his first wave of Cabinet picks and choices for White House staff, with a premium placed on government experience and pr...

 

Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — LaTonya Story is every retailer's worst fear. With the viral pandemic re-surging through the country and the economy under threat, Story has decided to slash her holiday shopping budget. She'll spend less than $2,000 this season,...

 

Trump team requests recount of Georgia's presidential race

President Donald Trump's campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state, as his legal team presses forward with attacks...

 

Georgia Cancer Center offers skin cancer screenings on phone

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Loretta Davis takes the device attached to her iPhone and presses it against a sunspot on the wrist of Dr. Jorge Cortes, the director of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. After glancing at the sharp image it...

 

White House Rose Garden adds Japanese American's sculpture

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Rose Garden has a new addition, but it isn't a floral variety. Melania Trump announced Friday that artwork by Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi has been installed on the east terrace of the famous garden,...

 

Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000. Boston-based R.R. Auction said Friday the collection...

 

The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

MADRID (AP) — No one performing onstage in Spain's Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic. And that's even before the second act scene in Antonín Dvořák's "Rusalka" — about a water nymph who...

 

Forest Service allows Christmas tree cutting with permit

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters who want to cut down their own Christmas trees can do so in the Green Mountain National Forest with a $5 permit. Permits will be available to buy online with a $2.50 service fee or in-person at a Green Mountain...

 

In Wisconsin recount, Trump challenges pile up, slow tally

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin recount observer Ardis Cerny stretched her neck as far as she could toward a Plexiglas divider separating her from two vote counters, eagle-eyeing them as they scrutinized ballot papers one by one. When one tabulator...

 

For rookie Thanksgiving cooks, expert tips to avoid disaster

NEW YORK (AP) — After Christopher Hughey tweeted that he's tackling his first Thanksgiving turkey this year, the advice started rolling in. Brine it. Don't bother. Try "spatchcocking" -- grilling the bird split open. Remember to turn on the oven, a...

 

Lessons from COVID-19 pandemic teaching educators too

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Lincoln-Douglas third-graders Emma Smith and Alaina Nichols sat at their table, brainstorming ideas about a Thanksgiving parade float for a writing assignment. Alaina settled on a pumpkin pie theme. "Pumpkin pie goes with...

 

Pickleball popularity continues to grow in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — It might be an unusual name, but the sport of pickleball is gaining interest among people of all ages. The game is a combination of a few sports, including tennis, table tennis and badminton. The activity can be played around t...

 

2020 Art: A hot dog stand that doubles as a COVID test site

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The year 2020 has been a tangle of medical, political, social, economic and ecological trouble. There's no getting around it. But down on Julia Street, the group exhibit "Art in the Time of Empathy" at Arthur Roger Gallery...

 

Walmart Lights Up the Sky with All-New Holiday Drone Light Show

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 23, 2020-- This year's holiday season feels like it needs more than the standard set of lights. Instead, think drones. To help families end the year looking up, Walmart is gifting the "Walmart Holiday Drone...

 

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