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California monolith pops up after finds in Utah, Romania

California monolith pops up after finds in Utah, Romania

LOS ANGELES — Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California.
Senate confirms Christopher Waller to serve on Fed's board

Senate confirms Christopher Waller to serve on Fed's board

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed the nomination of Christopher Waller for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, placing another of President Donald Trump's picks on the Fed's influential board after a string of high-profile
Police: 4 die after explosion at UK wastewater plant

Police: 4 die after explosion at UK wastewater plant

LONDON — Four people died following an explosion in a silo that holds treated biosolids at a wastewater treatment plant near the southwest England city of Bristol, police said Thursday.
US service sector growth slows for 2nd straight month

US service sector growth slows for 2nd straight month

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, registered its sixth consecutive month of expansion in November.

Rapper G Herbo charged in fraud plot to buy trips, puppies

BOSTON — The rapper G Herbo, his promoter and others have been charged in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for trips on private jets, exotic car rentals, luxury vacation rentals and designer puppies.
Justices order review of California virus rules for churches

Justices order review of California virus rules for churches

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a lower federal court to reexamine California restrictions on indoor religious services in areas hard hit by the coronavirus in light of the justices' recent ruling in favour of churches and synagogu
William McRaven's next book is called 'The Hero Code'

William McRaven's next book is called 'The Hero Code'

NEW YORK — The retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has a new book coming out. William McRaven's “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived" is scheduled for April.
Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political party

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political party

NEW DELHI — Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future.

Hayes and Trethewey receive Bobbitt poetry awards

NEW YORK — Poets Terrance Hayes and Natasha Trethewey are receiving honours from the Library of Congress.
Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

NEW YORK — The rapper Casanova has surrendered to law enforcement following his indictment in a gang-related federal racketeering case, authorities said Thursday.