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Cosby's sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

Cosby's sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assau
5 dead, many injured after German man drives car into crowd

5 dead, many injured after German man drives car into crowd

BERLIN — A man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozen, officials said.
Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

Pope book backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptic

ROME — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S.

Queen, Prince Philip to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, will spend Christmas at Windsor Castle instead of their Sandringham estate for the first time in decades.
EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

BERLIN — The European Union drug agency said Tuesday it may need four more weeks to approve its first coronavirus vaccine, even as authorities in the United States and Britain continue to aim for a green light before Christmas.

Dozens of bandits seize Brazilian city, loot bank

RIO DE JANEIRO — Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight Tuesday and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank.
US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. construction spending jumped 1.3% in October, again on the strength of single-family home building. The October gain follows a downward revision in September to a 0.5% decline from a previous estimate of a 0.

Consumers protest new measure of 'unfair' airline practices

Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly.
Nasdaq seeks mandatory rule on board diversity for companies

Nasdaq seeks mandatory rule on board diversity for companies

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not. It is the first major exchange to pursue such a requirement.
OPEC talks on production hit snag as pandemic clouds outlook

OPEC talks on production hit snag as pandemic clouds outlook

FRANKFURT — The OPEC oil producers' cartel was to push ahead with a new round of discussions Tuesday about how much to pump next year as countries wrestled over whether to extend the production cuts that have been supporting prices depressed by the p