Pakistan’s military tests guided multi-launch rocket system

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Thursday it successfully conducted a successful test flight of a rocket system capable of carrying a conventional warhead up to a range of 140 kilometers (about 90 miles). In a statement, miliary leaders said the weapon system, called Fatah-1, will give Pakistan’s army “capability of precision target engagement deep […] Give me some more!

Kenya says 1st AstraZeneca vaccine doses to come next month

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s health minister says the country is expected to start receiving 24 million doses next month of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, as countries in sub-Saharan Africa begin to announce progress in obtaining the desperately needed vaccines. Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday said health workers and teachers will […] Give me some more!

US services sector grows for seventh straight month

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, grew for the seventh straight month in December even as coronavirus cases surged through the holidays. The Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday that its index of services activity slowed slightly to a reading of 57.2 last month, from a reading of […] Give me some more!

Retail’s online future grows brighter after pandemic bump

Online shopping has been a lifeline for many as the virus pandemic shuttered stores and kept people at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the change in how people shop in a world growing more comfortable and savvier with technology. E-commerce sales’ strong growth is expected to continue long after the virus subsides. More importantly, […] Give me some more!

Newspaper front pages across the Northwest and the country from the historic day a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol

We won’t soon forget the events of Wednesday, when a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and one woman was shot and killed. Here’s a look at how newspapers across the Northwest and U.S. explained the chaos unfolding in front of us on their front pages. Give me some more!