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Joe Biden says ‘no time to waste’ as climate team unveiled

Joe Biden says ‘no time to waste’ as climate team unveiled

Science
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B-1B bomber carries, launches missile externally for first time, Air Force says

B-1B bomber carries, launches missile externally for first time, Air Force says

Business
Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A test of a B-1B Lancer bomber demonstrated the plane's ability to carry and launch missiles externally, the U.S. Air Force said on Monday. The "external weapon release demonstration" at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Dec. 4 followed a similar test in November. That demonstration included an inert Joint Air-to-Air Standoff Missile being carried, but not fired, beneath the fuselage of the aircraft. Advertisement The December test suggests that all manner of heavy missiles, notably hypersonic missiles currently under development, could be fired from B-1Bs, Air Force officials have said. "The Air Force Test Center is enthusiastically teaming with the Air Force Global Strike Command to enable greater flexibility in bomber payloads," Maj. Gen. Christopher Azzano, Air Force ...
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

World
President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. The incoming US leaders won the honour for "changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than the furies of division, and for sharing a vision of healing in a grieving world", Time's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said. It is not unusual for presidents to be elected Person of the Year - in fact, every elected president since Franklin D Roosevelt has been chosen for the honour at some point during their term. Other nominees included Mr Biden's rival President Donald Trump, frontline healthcare workers, top infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci, and the movement for racial justice.Korean boyband BTS won Time's Entertainer of t...

Congress stalled on stimulus talks and time is running out as millions face a ‘benefits cliff’

Finance
Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesMillions of jobless Americans are likely eyeing ongoing negotiations in Congress around a new coronavirus relief package with intense interest.Unemployment benefits — namely, the size of a weekly subsidy to benefits — are among the thorny issues that have delayed a deal for months.Congress gave an extra $ 600 a week to the unemployed as part of the CARES Act relief law signed in March. That aid expired in July.More from Personal Finance:Delayed unemployment benefits cost her $ 20,000 in debtLong food lines signal need for more coronavirus stimulus aidYou can get unemployment benefits if you're laid off againA new weekly subsidy is almost certain to be part of any upcoming federal relief package, according to unemployment and policy experts.Th
R number for UK below 1 for first time since August

R number for UK below 1 for first time since August

Health
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