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Jockeying for jobs: Tensions simmer inside Biden transition as new administration takes shape

,    | USA TODAYWILMINGTON, Del. – President-elect Joe Biden is rapidly assembling a team of Washington hands with deep experience, projecting an image of cohesion in contrast to the savage infighting often at play around President Donald Trump.But below the surface of his tightly scripted events, tensions simmer as factions within Biden’s decades-old orbit jockey…

San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments; pot smoking still allowed

Associated PressShow CaptionHide CaptionOregon decriminalizes illicit drugs, four other states legalize weedPossessing small amounts of illicit drugs will no longer mean jail time in Oregon, and four other states legalized recreational marijuana on Election Day.SAN FRANCISCO – City officials in San Francisco have banned all tobacco smoking inside apartments, citing concerns about secondhand smoke. But…

Pardon me, will you stay home?

  | USA TODAYThere may be a secret scheme to obtain a presidential pardon. The world is far from reaching its climate goals. And we’re answering your COVID-19 vaccine questions.It’s Alex. What’s on your Spotify 2020 Wrapped? My No. 1 is Taylor Swift’s “The 1.”But first, baby just say yes: Miss Swift debuted a snippet of her re-recorded 2008 single “Love Story” thanks to Ryan…