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Congress approves bill to crack down on racehorse doping

Congress approves bill to crack down on racehorse doping

WASHINGTON — A bill to ban race-day doping of horses and set national medication and track-safety standards for the horse-racing industry is nearing the finish line.

New trial date set for R Kelly's federal trial in Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday again delayed R.
South Carolina governor tests positive for the coronavirus

South Carolina governor tests positive for the coronavirus

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has tested positive for the coronavirus and was slated to receive outpatient antibody treatment for “mild symptoms,” his office said Tuesday.
Nov. existing home sales fall 2.5%, following record summer

Nov. existing home sales fall 2.5%, following record summer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The market for existing homes cooled slightly in November, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday, after climbing through the late spring, summer and early fall despite the pandemic. Existing home sales fell 2.
Q3 GDP estimate gets a slight upgrade to 33.4% growth

Q3 GDP estimate gets a slight upgrade to 33.4% growth

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a record 33.4% annual pace from July through September, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, delivering the last of three estimates on the economy’s third-quarter performance.
US consumer confidence tumbles in crucial holiday season

US consumer confidence tumbles in crucial holiday season

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A closely-watched gauge for U.S. consumer confidence tumbled to a reading of 88.6 in December as rising coronavirus cases dragged American optimism to its lowest level since summer.
Pedro Pascal dons different armour for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Pedro Pascal dons different armour for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

When Pedro Pascal started to think about his “Wonder Woman 1984” villain Max Lord, one name came to mind: Gordon Gekko.
BioNTech CEO confident vaccine will work on UK variant

BioNTech CEO confident vaccine will work on UK variant

BERLIN — German pharmaceutical company BioNTech is confident that its coronavirus vaccine works against the new UK variant, but further studies are needed to be completely sure, its chief executive said Tuesday.
Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished

Air Force: Black people more often investigated, punished

WASHINGTON — Black service members in the Air Force are far more likely to be investigated, arrested, face disciplinary actions and be discharged for misconduct, according to a new report that looked at racial disparities across the service.
Volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, draws crowds to park

Volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, draws crowds to park

HONOLULU — Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island roared back to life Sunday night as lava went shooting into the air, boiling away a water lake and sending a massive plume of steam, gas and ash soaring into the atmosphere.
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