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In 2020, renewable power was “the only energy source for which demand increased … while consumption of all other fuels declined,” the International Energy Agency says.
Pfizer said in late March that clinical trials found “100% efficacy and robust antibody responses” to the coronavirus in 12- to 15-year-olds.
For the sixth year in a row, the number of U.S. births fell in 2020, reaching the lowest level since 1979. The fertility rate remains “below replacement” — the level needed to compensate for deaths.
Pfizer says it will submit the clinical trial results “as soon as possible” to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is hoping to start vaccinating children before the next school year.
China is predicted to account for more than a third of global economic growth next year, while the U.S. and European countries will lag behind, according to the OECD.
The attorney general’s policy breaks with the Justice Department’s policy of not interfering with elections that has stood for 40 years, Richard Pilger says.
“I’ll be honest, I never could have imagined anything like this,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says. Over the summer, conspirators allegedly began training for a potential attack.
In these binary times, it might not surprise anyone that people can’t even agree on when one period of time ends and another begins.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says the suspect in the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita “is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.”
The PACT Act would be the first national law making severe animal cruelty and torture illegal. An earlier law only banned videos of such acts.
The gap between the richest and the poorest U.S. households is now the largest it’s been in the past 50 years, the U.S. Census Bureau says.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school, on the other side of the ocean,” activist Greta Thunberg tells leaders at a U.N. climate conference.
The change ends an “egregious power grab,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler says.
“Cash is king. For us to rebuild these communities, we need funds,” the president of Rotary International says. The Bahamas’ government has also posted a list of desperately needed items.
Earlier Wednesday, President Trump had congratulated Edward Gallagher and his family on the end of his legal ordeal. In response, they wrote, “Thank you Mr. President for all you have done.”
Anyone selling or owning bump stocks could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. The devices are now classified as machine guns.
The money nearly doubles the $1.3 billion Congress authorized for border wall funding — a move made possible after President Trump declared a national emergency.
“Now we must speak out,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier said after President Trump said he believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not have anything to do with Otto Warmbier’s death.
Federal deficits are now expected to average $1.2 trillion, or 4.4 percent of gross domestic product — far higher than the average over the past 50 years.
Priests who sexually abuse children are like Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ, Pope Francis told a gathering of cardinals on Friday.
“I’m sad to share that Zsa Zsa passed away in her sleep last night,” reads a message from her owner, Megan Brainard, a pet groomer in Minnesota.