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Unchanged from early estimate, US economy grew 33.1% in Q3

Unchanged from early estimate, US economy grew 33.1% in Q3

WASHINGTON — The second of three estimates on U.S. growth for the July-September quarter was unchanged at a record pace of 33.1%.
Consumer spending up a slight 0.5% as virus maintains grip

Consumer spending up a slight 0.5% as virus maintains grip

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers increased their spending by a sluggish 0.

BTS band members, fans welcome its first Grammy nomination

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — K-pop band BTS has earned its first Grammy nomination, a long-awaited feat for the South Korean act that has been reshaping the global pop landscape with record-breaking songs and well-mobilized fans.
Man held for driving into gate outside Merkel offices, again

Man held for driving into gate outside Merkel offices, again

BERLIN — A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said.
Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honour the Black experience

Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honour the Black experience

NEW YORK — With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before.
Barack Obama to be honoured next month by PEN America

Barack Obama to be honoured next month by PEN America

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize-winning author.
Ex-Mexico treasury chief rejects 2nd set of accusations

Ex-Mexico treasury chief rejects 2nd set of accusations

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s former treasury and foreign relations secretary, Luis Videgaray, angrily denied accusations Tuesday by a lawyer for another former Cabinet secretary who claimed he used embezzled government money to help finance election campai
California OK'd aid in name of Scott Peterson, other killers

California OK'd aid in name of Scott Peterson, other killers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
EXPLAINER: China's claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

EXPLAINER: China's claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

BEIJING — China says it has detected the coronavirus on packages of imported frozen food, but how valid are its claims and how serious is the threat to public health? Frozen shrimp imported from an Ecuadorian company was banned for one week on Tuesda

Lawyer: Epstein's ex Maxwell faces onerous jail conditions

NEW YORK — A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite charged with finding girls in the 1990s for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, said Tuesday that her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she's