Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers. Postal workers who recall packages and letters piled up in […]

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Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country’s woes

Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free-fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation’s malaise and his own political woes. Finally controlling COVID-19, the White House believes, […]

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Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country’s woes

Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free-fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation’s malaise and his own political woes. Finally controlling COVID-19, the White House believes, […]

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Fresh snow beckons Italian skiers returning after 20 months

After nearly two years of being restricted to watching snow accumulate on distant mountains, Italian skiers are finally returning to the slopes that have been off-limits since the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020. But just as the industry is poised to start its recovery from the lost season and the abrupt closure the previous […]

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Burkina Faso security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Security forces fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as tensions rose across the conflict-riddled nation with the population angry at the government’s inability to stem violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. Several hundred protestors took to the streets, calling for President Roch Marc Christian Kabore […]

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Amid riots, France to consider some autonomy for Guadeloupe

France’s government is offering to discuss some autonomy for the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, which has been wracked by virus-related rioting and strikes that reflect long-running frustrations over inequality with the French mainland. The overnight offer by the government minister for overseas affairs, Sebastien Lecornu, drew sharp criticism Saturday from conservative and far right […]

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Thomas Wells, Former X Factor Star, Dead After Horrifying Accident

The world of reality television is in mourning. Thomas Wells, who competed on The X Factor among other well-known singing competitions back in the day, died on November 13, his wife Jessica has confirmed on Facebook. He was 46 years old. “I feel like it’s not real but I know it is,” Jessica shared in […]

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Opinion: California is going back to nature to confront climate change

California’s bold leadership policies, from its trailblazing vehicle-emission limits to its expansion of solar energy and national-leading electric vehicle programs, are why so many nations and subnational governments at the recent United Nations climate change conference (COP 26) in Glasgow wanted to hear what we are doing next to address our warming climate. One approach […]

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Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loathe to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers. Postal workers who recall packages and letters piled up in […]

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Front Range retailers hope 2021 holiday shopping season is a little brighter

Area businesses that have survived the pandemic are banking on the increase in activity and travel to make this year’s holiday shopping season a bit brighter. Department and big-box stores offered deals on Black Friday while local stores looked forward to Small Business Saturday. The day geared toward independent retailers and other businesses was founded […]

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Opinion: Bayer’s Berkeley agreement would be a boon for the East Bay

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will consider a major amendment to its development agreement with Bayer. As a long-time resident who lives within a block of Bayer’s campus, I’m enthusiastic about their plans for our community and wanted to share why it will be a boon for West Berkeley and the broader East Bay. […]

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Opinion: Bayer’s Berkeley agreement would be a boon for the East Bay

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will consider a major amendment to its development agreement with Bayer. As a long-time resident who lives within a block of Bayer’s campus, I’m enthusiastic about their plans for our community and wanted to share why it will be a boon for West Berkeley and the broader East Bay. […]

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Injury opened door for Irish linebacker JD Bertrand, and now he leads team in tackles

Leonard Taylor #11 of the Cincinnati Bearcats runs the ball after a catch as JD Bertrand #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hangs on for the tackle during the second half at Notre Dame Stadium on October 2, 2021 in South Bend, Indiana. | Michael Hickey/Getty Images His 86 tackles are nearly double Isaiah […]

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Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began in 1962, is considered one of the most prestigious awards for Chinese-language films. This year, the Hong Kong film “Drifting”, which is based on […]

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Martin Keown claims Arsene Wenger would be questioning Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta over Kieran Tierney omission

Arteta has offered Wenger the chance to return to the club (Pictures: BT Sport / Getty) Martin Keown believes Arsene Wenger would be questioning Mikel Arteta’s decision to start Nuno Tavares ahead of Kieran Tierney for Arsenal’s clash with Newcastle on Saturday. The Spanish coach made just one change from the team that were hammered […]

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Jody Morris names the Chelsea star who still isn’t properly appreciated

Jody Morris has overseen the development of many of Chelsea’s young stars (Picture: Getty) Jody Morris has helped oversee the development of many of the youngsters currently starring as part of Thomas Tuchel’s rampant Premier League leaders, but one player still isn’t getting the credit he deserves, according to Frank Lampard’s former assistant. The one-time […]

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Dimitar Berbatov highlights Ralf Rangnick concern ahead of Manchester United appointment

The German is set to take over at United (Picture: Getty Images) Dimitar Berbatov says it will be intriguing to see how Ralf Rangnick copes at Manchester United given he has never coached any ‘really big teams’ in his career. The German has reached an agreement to take over at Old Trafford on an interim […]

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Dear Abby: I’m vying with another woman for an inmate’s love

Woman’s relationship with an incarcerated man was going great until his ex resurfaced. DEAR ABBY: I am a 42-year-old mother of three who has been in a relationship with a man for almost six years. He is incarcerated. We started out as friends. Things were great until this year, when he reconnected with an old […]

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High school football: Friday’s CCS, NCS championship scores, Saturday’s schedule

Schedule Central Coast Section Division I Championship game No. 2 Serra 16, No. 1 St. Francis 12 Division II Championship game No. 4 Menlo School (12-0) vs. No. 3 Wilcox (8-4), Saturday at Westmont HS, 7 p.m.  Division III Championship game No. 4 Christopher (7-5) vs. No. 3 Sacred Heart Cathedral (5-7), Saturday at Sequoia […]

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Pittsburg beats Clayton Valley to win first NCS football championship in 30 years

PITTSBURG — For three decades the frustration mounted. Despite having one of the best football programs among Bay Area high schools, not a single player on Pittsburg’s roster of 70 strong was within a decade of being born when the Pirates last won a North Coast Section title. That streak came to a screeching halt […]

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Whicker: Mater Dei satisfies its hunger for consuming quarterbacks in Division 1 win over Servite

LONG BEACH — It was like the old joke about the two pass rushers who played a Thanksgiving game against an outmatched line. “Let’s meet at the quarterback,” they told each other. “And make a wish.” Mater Dei’s Tanner Williams and David Bailey kept meeting Servite’s Noah Fifita almost as soon as the snapped football […]

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High school football championships: Friday’s scores, Saturday’s schedule

Scores from Friday’s CIF-SS and L.A. City football championship games and the schedule for Saturday’s games. FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Friday’s results CIF-SS Division 1 Mater Dei 27, Servite 7 Division 5 Valencia 28, Oaks Christian 14 Division 9 Colony 49, St. Margaret’s 41 Division 10 Northview 27, St. Anthony 20 Division 11 Northwood 37, Long […]

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Lakers blow multiple leads, fall to short-handed Kings in 3 OTs

Lakers forward LeBron James is defended by Sacramento Kings center Alex Len during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Lakers forward Anthony Davis goes to the basket under pressure from Sacramento Kings guard Terence Davis II during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ringo […]

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Japan PM vows to step up defense amid China, NK threats

By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, at his first troop review Saturday, renewed his pledge to consider “all options,” including acquiring enemy base strike capability, and vowed to create a stronger Self-Defense Force to protect the country amid growing threats from China and North Korea. Kishida said the […]

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No. 24 USC stifles San Diego State in Wooden Legacy championship

USC forward Isaiah Mobley, right, shoots against San Diego State forwards Nathan Mensah, top left, and Keshad Johnson during the first half of the Wooden Legacy title game on Friday night at Anaheim Convention Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) USC guard Boogie Ellis, right, drives past San Diego State guard Lamont Butler during the first half […]

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‘The Witcher’ by Henry Cavill scores high with the public despite reviews

Despite mixed reviews from critics, the Netflix series by Henry Cavill, The Witcher, scores big among the public in the United States. Earlier this month, Henry Cavill’s new Netflix show debuted and generated a mixed reaction from critics. The show currently has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but has a 93% […]

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