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United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

By David Koenig | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year.

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

By Leanne Italie | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office.

Watch: With Passion and Fashion, Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful Anthem

By Jocelyn Noveck | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem Wednesday in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

GM Teams Up with Microsoft on Driverless Cars

By Matt Ott | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars.

Thomas to Go On Training Program After Anti-Gay Slur

By Steve Douglas | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to "become a better person" after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month.

No-Go for Joe Exotic: Trump Pardon List Omits 'Tiger King'

Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons is "Tiger King" Joe Exotic.

Music Stars Slam UK's 'Shameful' Failure on EU Touring Rules

By Jill Lawless | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been "shamefully failed" by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Loses 2nd Bid for Early Prison Release

By Michael Rubinkam | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
A federal judge has rejected convicted pharmaceutical executive's Martin Shkreli's second request to be let out of prison early, showing skepticism about his claim in court papers that mental health issues have weakened his immune system.

File Details Investigation into John Mulaney 'SNL' Monologue

By James Laporta | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
The U.S. Secret Service opened an investigation into comedian John Mulaney over jokes believed to be made about President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" last year, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

Trump's Exit: President Leaves Office with Legacy of Chaos

By Jill Colvin | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.

Hollywood Returns: Gaga, J. Lo Headline Biden Inauguration

By Jocelyn Noveck | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Gaga. J. Lo. Hanks. Legend. Miranda. Bruuuuuce.

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

By Zeke Miller | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump's policy legacy.

Netflix's Big 4Q Lifts Video Service Above 200M Subscribers

By Michael Liedtke | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Netflix's video streaming service has surpassed 200 million subscribers for the first time as its expanding line-up of TV series and movies continues to captivate people stuck at home during the ongoing battle against the pandemic.

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

By Jonathan Lemire, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people.

American who Enthused Bali was Queer-Friendly Being Deported

By Firdia Lisnawati | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
An American graphic designer is being deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali over her viral tweets that celebrated it as a low-cost, queer-friendly place for foreigners to live.

Martha Stewart-Backed, High-Tech Indoor Farm AppHarvest Starts Shipping Tomatoes

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
AppHarvest plans to ship 45 million pounds of tomatoes each year from its 60-acre indoor farm in Morehead.

European Car Sales Suffer Worst Plunge Ever in Pandemic

Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
European car sales plunged by nearly a quarter last year as the pandemic provoked the worst crisis ever to hit the capital-intensive industry.

'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

By Adam Geller, Janie Har | Tuesday Jan 19, 2021
As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus "totally under control."

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