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Time magazine names BTS its Entertainer of the Year

Time magazine names BTS its Entertainer of the Year

NEW YORK — BTS has had more than just a “Dynamite” year — they've become such a global phenomenon that Time magazine named the South Korean group its 2020 Entertainer of the Year.
Anthony Veasna So, acclaimed fiction writer, dead at age 28

Anthony Veasna So, acclaimed fiction writer, dead at age 28

NEW YORK — The author of a highly anticipated debut story collection has died. Anthony Veasna So was 28. His death was announced Thursday by his publisher, Ecco, which did not immediately provide additional details.
US wholesale prices up 0.1% in November; food and energy up

US wholesale prices up 0.1% in November; food and energy up

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices edged up 0.1% in November as the cost of both food and energy were up. The increase in the producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, followed bigger gains of 0.
Argentina's lower house approves bill legalizing abortion

Argentina's lower house approves bill legalizing abortion

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house on Friday passed a bill that would legalize elective abortions to the 14th week of pregnancy, a proposal from President Alberto Fernández in response to long-sought demands from women's r
Hezbollah member sentenced to life in Hariri assassination

Hezbollah member sentenced to life in Hariri assassination

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — A U.N.-backed tribunal sentenced a member of the Hezbollah militant group to life imprisonment Friday for his involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Mexico's COVID-19 deaths average 55 years vs. 75 in Europe

Mexico's COVID-19 deaths average 55 years vs. 75 in Europe

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s coronavirus spokesman said Thursday the country’s median age of death from COVID-19 was a shockingly young 55, as compared to an average of 75 in many European countries.
Biden, Harris named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Biden, Harris named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

WASHINGTON — Time magazine has named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris its “Person of the Year.
Performers set for TV special replacing cancelled Rose Parade

Performers set for TV special replacing cancelled Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. — There won’t be thousands of people watching flower-laden floats roll through the streets of Pasadena on New Year’s Day, but the show will go on.
US budget deficit up 25.1% in first 2 months of budget year

US budget deficit up 25.1% in first 2 months of budget year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's deficit in the first two months of the budget year ran 25.1% higher than the same period a year ago as spending to deal with the COVID pandemic soared while tax revenues fell.

US budget deficit up 25.1% in first 2 months of budget year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government's deficit in the first two months of the budget year ran 25.1% higher than the same period a year ago as spending to deal with the COVID pandemic soared while tax revenues fell.