Sports
November 25

Ski star Feuz laments lack of ski buzz in Olympic host China

Two-time Olympic medalist Beat Feuz is not thrilled about heading to Beijing for another Winter Games in a host nation with little ski tradition.
World
November 25

EU warns differing virus measures put free travel at risk

The European Union warned member countries Thursday that they risk undermining the 27-nation bloc's COVID-19 travel and access certificate system with new restrictions that some are putting in place to try to thwart a surge in cases.
Business
November 25

Merkel: 'Sad day' as Germany marks 100,000 deaths from COVID

German Chancellor Angela Merkel labelled Thursday "a very sad day" and backed calls for more restrictions, as her country became the latest to surpass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Business
November 25

Who's a hero? Some states, cities still debating hazard pay

When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible from farm workers and childcare staff to janitors and truck drivers.
Variety
November 25

This worker got jobless benefits; Virginia wants them back

For 26 years, Ernest Ray worked at a company in southwest Virginia that made compressors, in a physically demanding job that involved night shifts on a factory floor. When the plant closed in 2018, Ray applied for and received about $9,000 in unemployment benefits.
World
November 25

Denmark to offer COVID-19 booster jabs to those over 18

Denmark has joined other European nations in offering a third COVID-19 vaccination shot to everyone over the age of 18 amid a rise in coronavirus cases.
Business
November 25

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping across the continent.
Business
November 25

Cambodia promotes shared growth at virtual Asia-Europe meet

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen opened a virtual meeting of Asian and European leaders Thursday with a call for sustainable and shared global growth as the world seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Variety
November 25

Women step up, fill the gaps in Burkina Faso's virus fight

Mariama Sawadogo sits in a small studio, translating notes from French to the local language of Moore and scribbling talking points in the margins. Transmission, prevention, vaccination — Sawadogo hits these topics in her bimonthly radio show on Zama FM, interviewing doctors and nurses about COVID-19 and testing callers on their knowledge.
Business
November 24

On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.
Sports
November 24

Vikings relieved Everson Griffen crisis ends 'peacefully'

The Minnesota Vikings have made mental health support an organizational priority, an investment that only became more important with Everson Griffen's frightening experience three years ago.
Sports
November 24
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his way to the field before a game against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 21 at U.S. Bank Stadium in M

Packers' Rodgers says he's been playing with fractured toe

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says his toe injury is a fracture and added that he doesn't expect the situation to cause him to miss any games.
Business
November 24

Americans are spending but inflation cast pall over economy

Americans are doing the main thing that drives the U.S. economy — spending — but accelerating inflation is casting a pall.
Business
November 24
President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations after touring a Clayco Corp. construction site for a Microsoft data center in Elk Grove Village

White House: 92% of fed workers under mandate are vaccinated

The Biden administration's vaccine mandate for millions of federal workers seems to be working, with no apparent disruption to law enforcement, intelligence-gathering or holiday travel.
Coronavirus
November 24
Occupational health nurse Kit Bielenberg, left, worked with U.S. Air Force Capt. Aimee Clonts during an N95 mask fitting Tuesday at Hennepin County Me

Minnesota confronts another Thanksgiving scarred by COVID

Thousands are newly infected and more health care workers are tending to the sick as families navigate dicey conversations over whether to get vaccinated.
Business
November 24

Italy targets unvaccinated with restrictions as cases rise

The Italian government on Wednesday decided to exclude unvaccinated people from certain leisure activities in a bid to contain rising coronavirus infections and stave off financially crippling lockdowns just as the economy is starting to grow again.
World
November 24

The Base, Hezbollah get terrorist designation in Australia

Australia on Wednesday said it intends to add far-right extremist group The Base and the entirety of the Lebanese group Hezbollah to its list of outlawed terrorist organizations as national security services grapple with a surge in neo-Nazi cells and other ideologically motivated extremists.
Business
November 24
A mature marijuana plant.

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use.
Business
November 24

Slovakia approves 2-week nationwide lockdown as virus surges

Slovakia's government on Wednesday approved a two-week national lockdown amid a record surge of coronavirus infections.
World
November 24

Israel to give Gaza Christians permits for Christmas holiday

Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they would permit 500 members of the Gaza Strip's tiny Christian community to enter Israel and the occupied West Bank to celebrate Christmas.