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Virus shuts many UK theatres but online the show goes on

Virus shuts many UK theatres but online the show goes on

LONDON — When Andrew Lincoln steps onstage at London’s Old Vic Theatre as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” he looks out on an empty auditorium. The spectators are beyond the theatre walls, in houses and apartments, staring at screens.
AP Interview: Flattening curve wasn’t enough for New Zealand

AP Interview: Flattening curve wasn’t enough for New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus.
Biden taps Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy

Biden taps Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden nominated his former rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation on Tuesday and intends to choose former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as his energy secretary.
Israeli court backs extradition in Australia child sex case

Israeli court backs extradition in Australia child sex case

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal challenging the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, clearing the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal saga.
Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition

Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition

A Questlove-directed documentary about the other major music event of the summer of 1969 and documentaries about the creators of Sesame Street and the coronavirus pandemic in China are among the 72 feature films debuting at the 2021 Sundance Film Fes
Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly

Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials on Tuesday declared the monarch butterfly “a candidate” for threatened or endangered status, but said no action would be taken for several years because of the many other species awaiting that designation.
EU unveils plan to toughen rules for tech giants

EU unveils plan to toughen rules for tech giants

LONDON — Big tech companies face hefty fines in the European Union and Britain if they treat rivals unfairly or fail to protect users on their platforms, in proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday by officials in Brussels and London.

Virus resurgence hits H&M sales, cuts promising recovery

STOCKHOLM — Swedish fashion retailer H&M says its sales fell 10% in the fourth quarter as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic stalled consumer spending, cutting short a promising recovery seen in the third quarter.

Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost

WASHINGTON — The Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he had lost.
US agencies, companies secure networks after huge hack

US agencies, companies secure networks after huge hack

WASHINGTON — U.S. government agencies and private companies rushed Monday to secure their computer networks following the disclosure of a sophisticated and long-running cyber-espionage intrusion suspected of being carried out by Russian hackers.
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