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Vatican: OK to get virus vaccines using abortion cell lines

Vatican: OK to get virus vaccines using abortion cell lines

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Monday declared that it is “morally acceptable” for Roman Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines based on research that used cells derived from aborted fetuses, guidance that came after some churchmen in the United State

Illinois woman finds apparent COVID test in Kohl's package

CHICAGO — An Illinois woman who ordered flags for her grandmother's garden got a surprise when the package arrived — someone's apparent COVID-19 test specimen.
Cut off: Britain hit with travel bans over new virus strain

Cut off: Britain hit with travel bans over new virus strain

LONDON — Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded at airports Monday as dozens of countries around the world slapped tough travel restrictions on the U.K.
Judge plans to hear from residents in $641M Flint water deal

Judge plans to hear from residents in $641M Flint water deal

DETROIT — A judge said Monday that she'll wait until January before deciding whether to give preliminary approval to a $641 million settlement in a lawsuit by Flint residents who were exposed to water contaminated with lead and bacteria.
Barr undercuts Trump on election and Hunter Biden inquiries

Barr undercuts Trump on election and Hunter Biden inquiries

WASHINGTON — Undercutting President Donald Trump on multiple fronts, Attorney General William Barr said Monday he saw no reason to appoint a special counsel to look into the president’s claims about the 2020 election or to name one for the tax invest

Federal board investigates crash of small plane in Georgia

MIDWAY, Ga. — The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash of a small plane in Georgia on Monday. The board said on Twitter that the Cessna 210 crashed in the city of Midway, south of Savannah in far eastern Georgia.
EU greenlights COVID-19 vaccine after agency gives safety OK

EU greenlights COVID-19 vaccine after agency gives safety OK

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be used across the 27-nation bloc, raising hopes that countries can begin administering the first shots to their citizens s
Gabriel Bump named 2020 winner of the Ernest Gaines Award

Gabriel Bump named 2020 winner of the Ernest Gaines Award

NEW ORLEANS — Chicago's South Side comes alive through the writings of Gabriel Bump's debut novel, “Everywhere You Don't Belong," which has earned him recognition as the 2020 winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.
Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman

Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman

Walt Disney Co. veteran Alan Bergman has been named chairman of Disney Studios, the company said Monday. Bergman will be succeeding Alan Horn, who will remain chief creative officer. Horn and Bergman have been operating as co-chairs since May 2019.
'A bombshell': Canadians stuck in U.K. face uncertainty after Canada shuts air travel

'A bombshell': Canadians stuck in U.K. face uncertainty after Canada shuts air travel

MONTREAL — Mark Sultana says Canada's decision to halt most air travel from the United Kingdom, where a mutated strain of COVID-19 has been discovered, landed "like a bombshell.