Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays.

Minneapolis-based Verata Health bought for $120M

7:11pm
The software business acquired by Olive, a pioneer in AI for health care.

Terry test

December 4
Will we get enough snow for a white Christmas?
Nation
6:31pm

San Francisco Bay Area issues new stay-at-home order

The health officers in five San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a new stay-at-home order Friday requiring some businesses to close and banning all gatherings, as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill.
Politics
6:28pm

Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump's orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad.
Business
6:25pm

The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified.
Politics
6:25pm

Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.
Politics
6:21pm

EXPLAINER: Trump's failing, monthlong fight against election

President Donald Trump's frantic effort in the courts to delegitimize an election he lost has come no closer in a month to reversing any results.
Politics
6:20pm

DeVos suspends student federal loan payments through January

The Trump administration on Friday suspended all federal student loan payments through the end of January and kept interest rates at 0%, extending a moratorium that started early in the pandemic but was set to expire at the end of this month.
Nation
6:20pm

Judge: Trump administration must take new DACA applications

The Trump administration must accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects some young immigrants from deportation, a federal judge ruled Friday, in vacating a memo from the acting Homeland Security secretary that had suspended it.
Politics
6:17pm

Judge calls Trump request in Wisconsin lawsuit 'bizarre'

A judge hearing President Donald Trump's federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin said Friday that the president's request to "remand" the case to the GOP-controlled Legislature to pick new electors was "bizarre."
Nation
6:07pm

Federal judge restores DACA, orders DHS to accept first-time applications from immigrants

Thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children are immediately eligible to apply for an Obama-era program that grants them work permits,…
Business
6:03pm

Sanford Health suspends merger talks with Intermountain

More than a week after Sanford Health parted ways with its longtime CEO, the health system announced that it has indefinitely suspended merger talks with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare.
Business
6:02pm

COVID-19 relief: What's on the table as Congress seeks deal

After numerous fits and starts and months of inaction, optimism is finally building in Washington for a COVID-19 aid bill that would offer relief for businesses, the unemployed, schools, and health care providers, among others struggling as caseloads are spiking.
Business
5:55pm

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever "Kid of the Year."
Nation
5:51pm

Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall.
Politics
5:47pm

Pentagon installs 2 Trump allies on defense advisory board

The Pentagon has appointed two close allies of President Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to a defense advisory board, continuing a post-election purge in the final weeks of the administration.
Nation
5:32pm

Wyoming health official: 'so-called pandemic' communist plot

A Wyoming Department of Health official involved in the state's response to the coronavirus questioned the legitimacy of the pandemic and described a forthcoming vaccine as a biological weapon at a recent event.
Politics
5:14pm

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an administration that looks like the country it governs.
Nation
5:12pm

Surveillance tape breeds false fraud claims in Georgia

Surveillance footage of ballot processing on election night in Atlanta is fueling a false social media narrative of "suitcases filled with ballots" hidden under a cloth-covered table and tallied without supervision, even as top state officials confirm election workers followed standard procedure.
Nation
4:52pm

Families of 34 California boat fire victims grieve, advocate

The snapshots tell the story of a big man with a big, beaming grin.
Business
4:49pm

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital's phone system wasn't working.
Nation
4:47pm

Gala ignites political dispute over COVID-19 restrictions

A New Jersey restaurant that hosted a political gala put on by a New York Republican club was ordered temporarily closed Friday over potential violations of coronavirus guidelines.