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This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays in space

The holidays may look a little different this year due to the pandemic, but they will still happen — even in space. The International Space Station will host seven crew members throughout the holiday season, the most ever for the orbiting laboratory in its 20 years of having humans living aboard. The international crew includes…MORE

Minneapolis mayor and police chief announce new policy for no-knock warrants

The mayor and police chief of Minneapolis announced Wednesday they’ve issued a new policy regarding the police department’s use of unannounced entry — or no-knock warrants. Officers will now be required to announce their presence and purpose before entering, except in certain circumstances like hostage situations, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo…MORE

Disney is laying off 32,000 employees

Walt Disney Co. is laying off 32,000 employees, about 4,000 more than previously announced, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer its parks and resorts business. The company said in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday that the job cuts will happen in the first half of its fiscal year, which began…MORE

Louisiana nurse dies while rescuing paraplegic patient from a house fire

A home nurse in Louisiana is being hailed a hero for saving her paraplegic patient from a house fire that ultimately killed her, authorities said Wednesday. The Delhi Fire Department responded to a call of people trapped in a house fire Monday just before 6 p.m., the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal said in…MORE

Australia’s Bega Cheese buys Lion Dairy from Kirin

Australia’s Bega Cheese buys Lion Dairy from Kirin

Japanese beverage giant Kirin has finally offloaded its Australian dairy business, months after it was forced to scrap a bigger deal because of geopolitical tensions with China. Kirin is selling Lion Dairy to Australian company Bega Cheese for 560 million Australian dollars ($412 million), the companies said on Thursday. Under the agreement, Bega is acquiring…MORE