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French Fashion Icon Pierre Cardin Dies at 98

FILE – In this 2008 file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin stands with models wearing his creations at his villa in Theoule sur Mer, southern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at 98. A licensing…

Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Government, COVID Relief

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed into law a $900 billion pandemic relief package. At stake was long-sought cash for businesses and individuals and funding to avoid a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion for government agencies through September. Trump signed the bill at his private club in Florida…

Nashville Bombing Suspect Died in Blast, Identified as Anthony Quinn Warner

Authorities say the man suspected of setting off a bomb in a recreational vehicle that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas day died in the explosion. U.S. Attorney Don Cochran identified the suspect on Sunday as Anthony Quinn Warner. Investigators said they used DNA to determine the remains were Warner’s. The FBI said it also matched the RV’s vehicle identification number…

U.S. Reaches 19 Million Coronavirus Cases

The U.S. has now topped 19 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows. America exceeded that mark on Sunday, just six days after it reached 18 million. The nation’s case numbers have more than doubled in less than two months. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. also have been rising, and now total more…

Update: Downtown Nashville Explosion Knocks Out Communications

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) A recreational vehicle parked in the deserted streets of downtown Nashville exploded early Christmas morning, causing widespread communications outages that took down police emergency…

NORAD Tracking Santa’s Journey Around the World

From NORAD Santa Claus is already on his journey around the globe, delivering presents to good boys and girls. Once again, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking Santa’s journey, which is in its 65th year. TRACK SANTA CLAUS HERE Officials at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, say Santa began making his preparations to take off from the…

House Republicans Block $2,000 Virus Checks Despite Trump Demand

House Republicans have shot down a Democratic bid to pass President Donald Trump’s longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans. The made-for-TV clash came as the Democratic-controlled chamber convened for a pro forma session Thursday scheduled in anticipation of a smooth Washington landing for the massive, year-end legislative package. COVERAGE FROM CBS NEWS COVERAGE FROM ABC NEWS…

Congress Approves $900B COVID Relief Bill, Sending to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress has easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package. It promises to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other end-of-session business to create a massive bundle…

House Passes $900 Billion Pandemic Relief Package

The House has easily passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package. It would deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers have also tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other end-of-session business to create a massive bundle of…