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Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

ATLANTA — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S.
Fed supported advance notice before changing bond purchases

Fed supported advance notice before changing bond purchases

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials last month supported providing advance notice before the central bank makes changes to its $120 billion in monthly bond purchases.
Stocks rally despite protests on hopes for Senate turnover

Stocks rally despite protests on hopes for Senate turnover

Wall Street rallied Wednesday on expectations of more stimulus for the economy, although the enthusiasm was dampened by chaotic scenes in Washington as pro-Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol. The S&P 500 rose 0.
Arizona border deaths hit 10-year high after record heat

Arizona border deaths hit 10-year high after record heat

PHOENIX — A project that maps the bodies of border-crossers recovered from Arizona’s inhospitable deserts, valleys and mountains said it documented 227 deaths in 2020, the highest in a decade after the hottest, driest summer in state history.
WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

LONDON — A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in a high-security prison while U.K. courts decide whether he will be sent to the United States to face espionage charges.

On the llam: 'Very chill' llama found wandering off highway

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — A passerby spotted a wandering llama in a field off an interstate in Massachusetts and with the help of an animal control officer, brought it to a farm for safekeeping.
Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by participating in unofficial election primaries for the territory's legislature last year.
Some Orthodox Christians ignore COVID warnings on Epiphany

Some Orthodox Christians ignore COVID warnings on Epiphany

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers in Bulgaria on Wednesday ignored warnings issued by health authorities to abstain from mass gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic and kept instead to their centuries-old Epiphany trad
Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital

Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm.
Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs

Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs

NEW YORK — Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 per cent stake in his music to a British investment company in a deal announced on Wednesday.