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  • Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden’s in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years. The Nielsen company said that 33.8 million people watched Biden’s inauguration over 17 television networks between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Wednesday. […]
  • Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden’s in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years. The Nielsen company said that 33.8 million people watched Biden’s inauguration over 17 television networks between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Wednesday. […]
  • Protestors supporting Indian farmers demonstrate in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators showing solidarity with protesting farmers in India rallied Tuesday outside the Indian consulate in New York, some honking their car horns while others stood in the snowy weather, yelling slogans and waving flags. The crowd gathered on Manhattan’s east side on India’s Republic Day, a national holiday that honors the […]
  • Protestors supporting Indian farmers demonstrate in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators showing solidarity with protesting farmers in India rallied Tuesday outside the Indian consulate in New York, some honking their car horns while others stood in the snowy weather, yelling slogans and waving flags. The crowd gathered on Manhattan’s east side on India’s Republic Day, a national holiday that honors the […]
  • Pharmacist charged in COVID-19 vaccine case to plead guilty

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin pharmacist accused of trying to defrost and spoil dozens of vials of COVID-19 vaccine is facing 20 years in prison after he agreed Tuesday to plead guilty in federal court, prosecutors said. Steven Brandenburg, 46, of Grafton, is charged with two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products, which […]
  • Department store chain Belk filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Belk, the North Carolina-based department store chain which has catered to generations of shoppers for nearly 190 years, announced Tuesday that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The chain’s owner, private equity firm Sycamore Partners, said in a news release that Belk will continue with “normal operations” as it goes […]
  • Elliot Page and Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Elliot Page and Emma Portner said Tuesday that they are divorcing after three years of marriage. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,” the Canadian couple said in a joint statement. “We have the utmost respect for each […]
  • Judge: Floyd’s past arrest details can’t be used at trial

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Information about George Floyd’s prior arrests can’t be used at the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death, but jurors will be allowed to hear details about two previous incidents involving the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck, a judge ruled. In an order dated Monday and made […]
  • Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail color

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave. Army leaders announced Tuesday that they are loosening restrictions on various grooming and hairstyle rules, as service leaders try to address longstanding complaints, […]
  • Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail color

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave. Army leaders announced Tuesday that they are loosening restrictions on various grooming and hairstyle rules, as service leaders try to address longstanding complaints, […]