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Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

WASHINGTON — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump over the Capitol riot will begin the week of Feb. 8, the first time a former president will face such charges after leaving office.

Lawsuit: NRA's rhetoric spurred deadly synagogue shooting

PITTSBURGH — The son of a couple killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 worshippers is suing the National Rifle Association, arguing the group’s inflammatory rhetoric led to the violence.

Italy takes action against TikTok following girl's death

MILAN — Italy’s data protection authority said Friday it was imposing an immediate block on TikTok’s access to data for any user whose age has not been verified.
'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

Last week Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Hudson went to a movie premiere together. They posed for photos and made remarks from a stage while an audience watched quietly. Or, more accurately, their avatars did.
Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86

Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Sure, he's remembered mostly for dethroning the Babe to become baseball's home run king on the way to 755, but don't forget about the .
A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis

A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis

Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S.
'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

NEW YORK — If his new movie, “ Our Friend, ” makes audiences cry, Jason Segel can sympathize. He recalls being on an airplane and watching a movie that made him break down so uncontrollably that it got the attention of a woman seated next to him.
Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge

Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge

SAN DIEGO — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol o
Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty

Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Friday welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less than two weeks.
Existing home sales rise in 2020 to highest in 14 years

Existing home sales rise in 2020 to highest in 14 years

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes rose 0.7% in December, pushing the entirety of 2020 to a pace not seen in 14 years and providing one of the few bright spots for a U.S. economy mired in a global pandemic.