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San Francisco voters approve taxes on CEOs, big businesses

San Francisco voters approve taxes on CEOs, big businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — In an effort to address economic disparity laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved several tax measures targeting property owners and big businesses with CEOs paid far higher than their aver
Trump and allies spread falsehoods to cast doubt on election

Trump and allies spread falsehoods to cast doubt on election

While much of America was sleeping Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump’s leads in crucial battleground states began slipping — and that's when online falsehoods about the election started surging.
Retail therapy, last pints: England readies for new lockdown

Retail therapy, last pints: England readies for new lockdown

LONDON — Last-minute shoppers in England came out in force Wednesday and thirsty drinkers enjoyed their final freshly poured pints in a pub for the next month before Britain joins swaths of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to save its health
Did social media actually counter election misinformation?

Did social media actually counter election misinformation?

Ahead of the election, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube promised to clamp down on election misinformation, including unsubstantiated charges of fraud and premature declarations of victory by candidates.
Trump sues in 3 states, laying ground for contesting outcome

Trump sues in 3 states, laying ground for contesting outcome

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's campaign filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, laying the groundwork for contesting battleground states as he slipped behind Democrat Joe Biden in the hunt for the 270 Electoral College
Ivory Coast's Soro calls on military to disobey president

Ivory Coast's Soro calls on military to disobey president

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire — Prominent dissident Guillaume Soro, a former prime minister who was blocked from running in Ivory Coast's presidential election, called Wednesday on the country's military to disobey President Alassane Ouattara after he was a
EXPLAINER: Why AP called Wisconsin for Biden

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Wisconsin for Biden

WHY AP CALLED WISCONSIN FOR BIDEN: Democrat Joe Biden has flipped the state of Wisconsin, a crucial presidential battleground that President Donald Trump carried by less than a percentage point in 2016.
EXPLAINER: Why AP hasn't called Georgia

EXPLAINER: Why AP hasn't called Georgia

WHY AP HASN'T CALLED GEORGIA: The Associated Press has not declared a winner in Georgia’s presidential contest because the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is too early to call, with ballots yet to be counted in co
Trump's Election Day surge powered by small-town America

Trump's Election Day surge powered by small-town America

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign long maintained there were thousands of new supporters tucked into rural, red pockets of the country who would come out and vote for the president when asked. On Election Day, it put up some proof.

Mexico City police stumble on grisly butchering of 2 boys

MEXICO CITY — When Mexico City police stopped a man wheeling bundles down a street on a dolly, they stumbled on a grisly cargo — the hacked-up bodies of two adolescent boys who were apparently killed by people involved in street-level drug dealing.