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Georgia hand tally of votes is complete, affirms Biden lead

Georgia hand tally of votes is complete, affirms Biden lead

ATLANTA — A hand tally of ballots cast in Georgia for the presidential race has been completed, and it affirms Democrat Joe Biden's narrow lead over Republican President Donald Trump, according to results released Thursday by the secretary of state's
Judge rejects Chauvin divorce, citing possibility of 'fraud'

Judge rejects Chauvin divorce, citing possibility of 'fraud'

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota judge has rejected a divorce settlement between former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and his wife, citing the possibility of fraud.
Judge halts federal execution after lawyers contract virus

Judge halts federal execution after lawyers contract virus

WASHINGTON — A federal judge is temporarily blocking the federal government’s plan to execute the first female death row inmate in almost six decades after her attorneys contracted the coronavirus visiting her in prison.
Trump summons Michigan GOP leaders for extraordinary meeting

Trump summons Michigan GOP leaders for extraordinary meeting

DETROIT — President Donald Trump summoned Michigan's Republican legislative leaders to the White House for an extraordinary meeting Friday amid a long shot GOP push to subvert the democratic process that handed the battleground state to Democrat Joe
Joe Biden wins Georgia, flipping the state for Democrats

Joe Biden wins Georgia, flipping the state for Democrats

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has won Georgia and its 16 electoral votes, an extraordinary victory for Democrats who pushed to expand their electoral map through the Sun Belt.
Mossimo Giannulli reports to prison in college bribery case

Mossimo Giannulli reports to prison in college bribery case

BOSTON — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into college, officials said.
'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe accused of inhumane treatment

'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe accused of inhumane treatment

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Netflix’s “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe has been accused of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of endangered species of animals, according to a civil complaint filed Thursday. The U.S.
California imposes overnight curfew to curb coronavirus

California imposes overnight curfew to curb coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears could tax its health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
Brexit trade negotiations suspended because of COVID-19 case

Brexit trade negotiations suspended because of COVID-19 case

BRUSSELS — As if the Brexit trade negotiations were not tortuous enough, the coronavirus added a twist at a crucial stage on Thursday when top-level talks had to be suspended because an EU negotiator tested positive for COVID-19.
Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs

Mnuchin rejects renewal of some Fed emergency loan programs

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not to extend several emergency loan programs set up with the Federal Reserve to support the economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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