ALASKA BREWPUB OWNER ON HOW HE HOPES TO KEEP HIS BUSINESS OPEN AS WINTER ARRIVES

"Never in my life would I think we'd be serving food in a tent in Alaska in November, December," Matt Tomter says. "But we're just...

Oxford's Defining Words Of 2020: 'Blursday,' 'Systemic Racism' And Yes, 'Pandemic'

OXFORD'S DEFINING WORDS OF 2020: 'BLURSDAY,' 'SYSTEMIC RACISM' AND YES, 'PANDEMIC'

Too much happened in 2020 for Oxford Languages to choose a single word of the year. So they opted for dozens.

 
 
 
President-Elect Biden To Begin Formal Transition Process After Agency OK

PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN TO BEGIN FORMAL TRANSITION PROCESS AFTER AGENCY OK

President Trump, who has still yet to concede, says he's "recommending" the GSA begin "initial protocols" to kickstart the transfer...

AFTER WEEKS OF DELAY, BIDEN'S OFFICIAL TRANSITION WILL FINALLY BEGIN

President Trump has indicated he's clearing the way for the official transition to begin. The General Services Administration sent...

 
 
 
Doomscrolling On A Staycation? Here Are The OED's 'Words Of An Unprecedented Year'

DOOMSCROLLING ON A STAYCATION? HERE ARE THE OED'S 'WORDS OF AN UNPRECEDENTED YEAR'

The lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary couldn't sum up the year in just one word - so they went with a whole list instead.

Avril Haines Nominated As First Female Director Of National Intelligence

AVRIL HAINES NOMINATED AS FIRST FEMALE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

President-elect Joe Biden's appointee was previously the deputy director of the CIA and the White House deputy national security advisor.

 
 
 
More Kids Are Getting COVID-19, Kentucky Pediatrician Says

MORE KIDS ARE GETTING COVID-19, KENTUCKY PEDIATRICIAN SAYS

Elizabeth Hawse, a pediatrician in Lexington, Ky., says she's seen a big increase in the number of children testing positive for the...

John Kerry Tapped For Newly Created Role As Presidential Climate Envoy

JOHN KERRY TAPPED FOR NEWLY CREATED ROLE AS PRESIDENTIAL CLIMATE ENVOY

Environmental groups praise Kerry for his decades of climate work, including negotiating the Paris agreement. He will face challenges...

 
 
 
Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary

BIDEN PICKS JANET YELLEN TO BE TREASURY SECRETARY

Joe Biden plans to nominate the former Federal Reserve chair as his Treasury Secretary. She would play a leading role in helping the...

WHO IS ANTONY BLINKEN, BIDEN'S NOMINEE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE?

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with James Steinberg, former deputy secretary of state, about what to expect from Antony Blinken, President-elect...

 
 
 

YELLEN REPORTEDLY TAPPED TO BECOME TREASURY SECRETARY

President-elect Joe Biden reportedly plans to nominate Janet Yellen to be Treasury secretary. She would be the first woman to hold...

Democrats 'Insist' On Tuesday Briefing By GSA Head On Delayed Transition

DEMOCRATS 'INSIST' ON TUESDAY BRIEFING BY GSA HEAD ON DELAYED TRANSITION

The agency is offering a briefing for Congressional leaders behind closed doors next week.

 
 
 
American Airlines Reverses Policy That Imposed Weight Limit On Wheelchairs

AMERICAN AIRLINES REVERSES POLICY THAT IMPOSED WEIGHT LIMIT ON WHEELCHAIRS

American Airlines reversed a recent policy that banned wheelchairs weighing more than 300 pounds, which includes many power wheelchairs,...

Egypt Defiant As International Criticism Grows Over Arrest Of Human Rights Activists

EGYPT DEFIANT AS INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM GROWS OVER ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

Three prominent figures in the country's embattled human rights movement were arrested after meeting with European ambassadors. The...

 
 
 
Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's Pick For DHS Head, Would Be First Latino In Post

ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS, BIDEN'S PICK FOR DHS HEAD, WOULD BE FIRST LATINO IN POST

Mayorkas, who was born in Havana came to the U.S. with his family as a political refugee. He served as USCIS chief in the Obama administration.

CEOs Urge Trump To Concede: 'Not A Moment To Waste' In Fighting COVID-19

CEOS URGE TRUMP TO CONCEDE: 'NOT A MOMENT TO WASTE' IN FIGHTING COVID-19

More than 150 business leaders released a letter calling on Trump to start the transition process given the urgent need to tackle the...

 
 
 
'Waste' Activist Digs Into The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

'WASTE' ACTIVIST DIGS INTO THE SANITATION CRISIS AFFECTING THE RURAL POOR

In 2017, a study reported one in three people in one rural Alabama county had been exposed to hookworm. Catherine Coleman Flowers says...

'Welcome To The Party, Zoom': Video App's Rules Lead To Accusations Of Censorship

'WELCOME TO THE PARTY, ZOOM': VIDEO APP'S RULES LEAD TO ACCUSATIONS OF CENSORSHIP

The video-conferencing app banned a Palestinian activist who is a member of a U.S.-designated terrorist group. Now, the company's policies...

 
 
 
Court Considers Whether Woman Who Joined ISIS As A Teen Is Allowed To Return To U.K

COURT CONSIDERS WHETHER WOMAN WHO JOINED ISIS AS A TEEN IS ALLOWED TO RETURN TO U.K

Shamima Begum, now 21, left London with two other schoolgirls in 2015 to join the terrorist organization, and is now in a detention...

Michigan, A State Where Biden Leads, to Certify Election Results

MICHIGAN, A STATE WHERE BIDEN LEADS, TO CERTIFY ELECTION RESULTS

The state, in which President-elect Biden is ahead by more than 155,000 votes, is scheduled to certify its election results on Monday...

 
 
 



'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar...

'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar interim host

Longtime host Alex Trebek died earlier this month after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Read more ...

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

She would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton in 1789. Read more ...

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump's attempts to subvert the results of the... Read more ...

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

“Let Us Dream” aims to outline Francis' vision of a more economically and environmentally just post-coronavirus world. But it also offers new personal insights into the pope... Read more ...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of US Treasury - report

Democrat US president-elect Joe Biden has reportedly named former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury, continuing a near-perfect record of... Read more ...

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The Smithsonian National Zoo's newest little miracle finally has a name, and it's as sweet as he is. Read more ...

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Joe Biden is fleshing out his White House. Word leaked Sunday night that he plans to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, while other big picks were unveiled on... Read more ...

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators including 18 in the U.S. Read more ...

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

More than two weeks after clinching electoral victory, President-elect Joe Biden can finally start his formal transition to the White House. The General Services Administration... Read more ...