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AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo

AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo

NEW YORK — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the albums can be found here ): 1. Toni Braxton, “Spell My Name": I can breathe again, thanks in part to the living legend Toni Braxton.
Kim's sister slams Seoul for questioning zero-virus claim

Kim's sister slams Seoul for questioning zero-virus claim

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's influential sister lambasted South Korea's foreign minister on Wednesday for questioning the North’s claim to be coronavirus free and warned of possible consequences.
Explosion damages Polish store near Amsterdam, 3rd in 2 days

Explosion damages Polish store near Amsterdam, 3rd in 2 days

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An explosion damaged a Polish supermarket in a Dutch town near Amsterdam early Wednesday morning, the third such blast in two days.
Cruise cut short as passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Cruise cut short as passenger tests positive for COVID-19

SINGAPORE — A passenger on board a Royal Caribbean “cruise to nowhere" has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, prompting the vessel to return early to Singapore on Wednesday.
AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA

AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden made two key domestic policy picks Tuesday, selecting Ohio Rep.
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen.
High court rejects GOP bid to halt Biden's Pennsylvania win

High court rejects GOP bid to halt Biden's Pennsylvania win

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Republicans' last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania's certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the electoral battleground.
'First Cow,' 'Nomadland' top AP's best films of 2020

'First Cow,' 'Nomadland' top AP's best films of 2020

Good movies kept coming in 2020, even when everything else stopped. In a year that often felt like its own kind of cataclysmic Hollywood production, the movies — even if relegated to smaller screens — were as necessary as ever.
14 Fort Hood soldiers fired, suspended over violence at base

14 Fort Hood soldiers fired, suspended over violence at base

WASHINGTON — The Army on Tuesday said it has fired or suspended 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, and ordered policy changes to address chronic failures of leadership that contributed to a widespread pattern of violence, includin
Biden makes pitch for retired general to be Pentagon chief

Biden makes pitch for retired general to be Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday made his case for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defence , urging Congress to waive a legal prohibition against a recently serving military officer running the Pentagon.