Fatalities Confirmed After Boat Dock Fire in Alabama

Several people have died in a boat dock fire at Jackson County Park on the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Alabama, Jackson County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Rocky Harnen confirmed to The Associated Press. At least 35 boats were destroyed in the fire, the majority of which were reported to be houseboats. The fire, which burnt through the wooden dock and caused …

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Reports: U.S. Military Aircraft Crashes in Taliban-Held Eastern Afghanistan

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, a Taliban spokesman and Afghan journalist affiliated with the militant group said. U.S. Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Central Command, declined to comment when told about the Taliban claim, but video from the crash site circulating on social media appeared to suggest the aircraft …

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How Davos Became a Climate Change Conference

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, informally known as Davos for the Swiss ski town where it’s held, is typically a conference about the economy and geopolitics. It makes sense that in 2020, as Australia burns and activists turn out by the millions, Davos approximated a climate conference. The conversation held over the past few days showed that it’s become …

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At Least 5 Rockets Hit U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Injuring 1 Staffer

(BAGHDAD) — A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday. The two staff members, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, did not specify the injured person’s nationality or the severity of their wounds. They said the rocket slammed …

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Italian Voters Deal Blow to Populist Leader Matteo Salvini in Regional Election

(ROME) — Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power. Nearly complete results Monday of Sunday’s election for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna region had his League party candidate winning only 43.7 % support to the 51.4% garnered by the incumbent …

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The Best and Worst Moments of the 2020 Grammys

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were a teary affair: performers at the Staples Center took the stage below the retired jerseys of Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier in the day. But the night also included triumphs for first-time Grammy winners like Lizzo, who kicked off the show with a jubilant performance, and Billie Eilish, who …

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