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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.

Military: Wisconsin fighter pilot died in Michigan crash

STEUBEN, Mich. — A Wisconsin-based fighter pilot died after a plane crashed in a national forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during a training mission, military officials said Thursday.
Israel, Morocco to normalize ties; US shifts W Sahara policy

Israel, Morocco to normalize ties; US shifts W Sahara policy

WASHINGTON — Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations as President Donald Trump, in his final weeks in office, announced the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months on Thursday.
Airbnb shares more than double in price in long-awaited IPO

Airbnb shares more than double in price in long-awaited IPO

Airbnb proved its resilience in a year that has upended global travel. Now it needs to prove to investors that it sees more growth ahead. The San Francisco-based home sharing company made a triumphant debut on the public market Thursday.