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UN agency: Iran uranium stockpile still violates atomic deal

UN agency: Iran uranium stockpile still violates atomic deal

VIENNA — Iran continues to increase its stockpile of low-enriched uranium far beyond the limits set in a landmark nuclear deal with world powers and to enrich it to a greater purity than permitted, the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday.
Biden's agenda at stake, battle for Senate pushes to January

Biden's agenda at stake, battle for Senate pushes to January

WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate won’t be decided until January runoffs in Georgia after neither party Wednesday locked down a majority, launching a mammoth battle to shape President-elect Joe Biden's agenda and determine the balance of power in Wa
Future of business travel unclear as virus upends work life

Future of business travel unclear as virus upends work life

Brian Contreras represents the worst fears of the lucrative business travel industry. A partner account executive at a U.S. tech firm, Contreras was used to travelling frequently for his company.
Biden's plea for co-operation confronts a polarized Congress

Biden's plea for co-operation confronts a polarized Congress

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden feels at home on Capitol Hill, but the place sure has changed since he left. The clubby atmosphere that Biden knew so well during his 36-year Senate career is gone, probably forever.
NYC woman gets ill swan to clinic via foot, car and subway

NYC woman gets ill swan to clinic via foot, car and subway

NEW YORK — Ariel Cordova-Rojas went to New York's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last week to celebrate her 30th birthday.
Officials: Blast at WWI ceremony in Saudi Arabia wounds 3

Officials: Blast at WWI ceremony in Saudi Arabia wounds 3

An explosion at a Saudi cemetery where American and European officials were commemorating the end of World War I wounded three people Wednesday, according to official statements.
Lagarde: Recovery could be stop-and-go despite vaccine news

Lagarde: Recovery could be stop-and-go despite vaccine news

FRANKFURT — European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde warned Wednesday that the economy could face a “bumpy,” “stop-start” recovery despite good news about vaccine development.
Cadillacs probed for suspension failure that led to crashes

Cadillacs probed for suspension failure that led to crashes

DETROIT — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that the rear suspensions on some older Cadillac SUVs can fail, causing drivers to lose control and possibly crash.
TikTok asks court to intervene as Trump order looms

TikTok asks court to intervene as Trump order looms

The popular video-sharing app TikTok, its future in limbo since President Donald Trump tried to shut it down earlier this fall, is asking a federal court to intervene. TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, has until Thursday to sell off its U.S.
A festival hit waylaid by the virus, ‘The Climb’ peddles on

A festival hit waylaid by the virus, ‘The Climb’ peddles on

NEW YORK — “The Climb” is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings — marriage, death, children — in between.