Wealthy US hospitals tap disaster relief funds

Fema aid goes to large health systems that have billions in cash reserves and investments

Honduran activist killed in front of family

Felix Vasquez murder is the latest in a string of attacks on land and environmental defenders

Ohio police axe officer after probe into black man’s shooting death

Andre Hill killed after neighbours complained about noise from car

Pro-Trump tabloid, New York Post, tells him to give up on election fraud claims

The paper points out that he paid $3m for a recount in two Wisconsin counties — only to lose by 87 more votes

New security rules give US civilian drone use a lift

Regulations a step towards opening the way to air deliveries and other commercial activities

Georgia run-offs in final push to see who controls the Senate

Donald Trump is heading to Georgia to campaign for the two Republican senators, whose lead seems to be diminishing

Donald Trump signs pandemic aid deal, averting government shutdown

President backs down from earlier threat to veto $2.3-trillion package

US legislators block Trump’s changes to coronavirus aid bill

Republicans blocked higher individual payments; Democrats blocked changes to foreign aid — a partial government shutdown now looms

Soy crushers extend strike, idling 170 tankers off Argentina coast

Shipment delays send prices of oilseed to highest level in six years

US Congress ready to override in days after Trump skewers defence bill

I look forward to overriding the president’s fruitless and ridiculous attempt

Trump pardons Paul Manafort and son-in-law’s father Charles Kushner

‘Rotten to the core’: Latest round of clemency announcements draws sharp criticism from members of both parties

US fears government shutdown after Trump demand for changes to funding bill

President wants $600 stimulus cheque to every American raised to $2,000

California may cut power to 225,000 on Christmas Eve due to wildfire threat

Los Angeles has received no rain in December, keeping the danger high that strong winds could cause live wires to fall and spark fires

TMAC Resources plunges after Canada rejects Arctic gold deal

Trudeau government blocks plan to buy TMAC  by China’s state-backed producer Shandong Gold Mining after national security review

Trump grants 15 more pardons, including aide convicted in Russia probe

Among full pardons granted by outgoing president are Blackwater contractors and son-in-law of Russian billionaire German Khan

Trump urges Congress to change Covid-19 relief bill

Outgoing US president wants ‘wasteful and unnecessary’ items removed and higher stimulus cheques for Americans

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