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Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signalling a stark shift from the Trump administration's “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances and fa
Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

WASHINGTON — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov.
Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump

Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump

NEW YORK — Former Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to list the names of 21 Republican senators who he says have “repeatedly expressed contempt” for Donald Trump and his fitness to be president.
US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov.
China launches mission to bring back material from moon

China launches mission to bring back material from moon

WENCHANG, China — China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system
Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

NEW YORK — “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

Biden's choice for UN envoy signals return to US engagement

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s pick to be the next U.S.
Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

Georgia counties set to start recount requested by Trump

ATLANTA — After the Trump campaign requested a recount of the presidential ballots in Georgia, county election workers have just over a week to complete the new tally, a top elections official said Monday.
Photojournalist detained at Poland's latest abortion protest

Photojournalist detained at Poland's latest abortion protest

WARSAW, Poland — Police detained several people and charged a female photojournalist with assaulting a police officer as women-led protests over abortion rights flared up again on Monday in Poland.

Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy fo