• Art world star gives back by buying work of the undiscovered

    NEW YORK (AP) — Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. Then the pandemic hit, and he feared for all the struggling artists who haven’t been so lucky.

  • Georgia official announces investigations, defends election

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s top elections official on Monday announced investigations into potential violations of election law even as he continued to defend the integrity of the state’s election against what he said are baseless attacks.

  • Asian shares mixed despite record high S&P 500

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are pulling back from their record levels Monday, as Wall Street puts a quiet coda on one of its most rocking months in decades.

    Updated: 11:28 am

  • Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

    Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the greatest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.

    Updated: 11:11 am

  • VIRUS TODAY: Vaccine gains momentum, NFL season in chaos

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  • Hireshield Debuts New Rapid-Process System for Background Checks

    DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the past four years Hireshield, a Dallas firm serving small to medium companies undertake background checks that assure the quality of new hires, has been responsible for undertaking more than 750,000 candidate checks. As of 2021, that number is projected to climb as the result of an innovative new system just put into place that moves background data processing at warp speed, getting information to companies faster and more accurately than ever before.

  • Iran holds funeral for slain military nuclear scientist

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s.

    Updated: 10:55 am

  • The Latest: Germany’s word of the year is ‘corona pandemic’

    WASHINGTON — A government watchdog agency says most states are concerned they won’t have adequate supplies to administer COVID-19 vaccines, which are expected to start becoming available for high-priority groups in the next few weeks.

    Updated: 10:39 am

  • Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill’s main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business.

    Updated: 10:06 am

  • Uproar in France over proposed limits on filming police

    PARIS (AP) — French activists fear that a proposed new security law will deprive them of a potent weapon against abuse — cellphone videos of police activity — threatening their efforts to document possible cases of police brutality, especially in impoverished immigrant neighborhoods.

    Updated: 9:54 am