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Biden administration asks judge to halt strict Texas abortion law
President Joe Biden's administration on Friday urged a judge to block a near-total ban on abortion imposed by Texas - the strictest such law in the... Read more...
Nine big cats in the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo test positive for COVID
After showing signs of coughing, sneezing and a lack of appetite, nine big cats at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in D.C. tested... Read more...
U.S. judge blocks expulsions of migrant families under Trump-era order
A U.S. district judge on Thursday blocked the expulsion of migrant families caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border under an order put in place by... Read more...
Virginia to take down Robert E. Lee statue on Wednesday
A statue of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee that towers six stories over Richmond, Virginia, and was a centerpiece of protests over ... Read more...
Federal Health Officials Want The White House To Slow Its COVID Booster Shot Rollout
The leaders of two federal health agencies are urging the White House to rethink its plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccine boosters starting Sept. 20.... Read more...
Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike was 'tragic mistake' after killing 10 civilians, no terrorists
Ten civilians, including up to seven children, and no terrorists were killed in Kabul by a drone strike that the Pentagon had hailed initially as... Read more...
White House chief of staff commits to evacuating Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008
White House chief of staff Ron Klain committed Tuesday to evacuate from Afghanistan the Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then-Sen. Joe Biden... Read more...
Biden speech: President discusses ‘tough decisions’ after last US troops leave Kabul
The US president warned that the threat of overseas terrorism is “metastasizing” in many parts of the world. But that the US would continue to... Read more...
US finishes withdrawal, meeting Aug. 31 deadline after 20 years of war
The last plane carrying U.S. forces left Afghanistan on Monday, meeting an  Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw U.S. forces from the Taliban-led... Read more...
Biden Warns Of More Attacks As Military Begins Final Pullout
On alert for more terrorist attacks, the U.S. military has begun its final withdrawal from Afghanistan in the closing stages of a frantic airlift of... Read more...
What the 'Pandora Papers' show about how the powerful hide money from public view
A massive investigation from more than 600 journalists across the globe sheds new light into the shadowy world of offshore banking — and the... Read more...
JCPenney closing more stores after bankruptcy. Will your store shutter? See the closure list.
JCPenny has added a pair of stores to its list of permanent store closures. The retailer confirmed to USA TODAY that the Greenwood, Mississippi and ... Read more...
Dow sheds 500 points on fears of contagion from China real estate
Stocks slumped on Wall Street Monday in a broad sell-off that extends an already weak streak for major indexes. Worries about debt-engorged Chinese... Read more...
Yellen triggers alarm bells over debt ceiling cliff
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is setting off alarm bells over a looming brawl about the nation's borrowing limit that could spark a global... Read more...
Millions in U.S. lose jobless benefits as federal aid expires, thrusting families and economy onto uncertain path
More than 7 million out-of-work people across the United States are set to lose all of their jobless benefits this week as three federal programs... Read more...
FBI Releases Declassified File Of Probe Into Possible 9/11 Saudi Government Links
The FBI late Saturday released a newly declassified document related to logistical support given to two of the Saudi hijackers in the run-up to the... Read more...
Biden signs executive order calling for declassification review of 9/11 documents
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday directing the Department of Justice and other government agencies to review documents... Read more...
Cohen took out lines of credit for as much as $774K during campaign
Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen gained access to roughly $774,000 through two financial transactions during the 2016 campaign, The Wall... Read more...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions mulls firing Andrew McCabe
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly considering firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, just days before the bureau’s ... Read more...
13 Russians Indicted For Allegedly Interfering in Elections
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged ... Read more...
Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban
The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to take emergency action that would block Texas’ novel abortion ban from being enforced... Read more...
Trump Sues Jan. 6 Committee To Block Archived Presidential Documents
Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, an attempt to block... Read more...
90 Seconds of Rage Outside the Capitol on Jan 6th
The American flag became a blunt instrument in the bearded man’s hands. Wielding the flagpole like an ax, he swung once, twice, three times, to ... Read more...
Jon Stewart warns more risks to the political system than Trump
Comedian Jon Stewart says political commentators are “making a mistake” focusing on former President Donald Trump’s individual contributions... Read more...
Publix heiress, funder of Jan. 6 rally, gave $150,000 to GOP attorneys general association
A wealthy Trump donor who helped finance the rally in Washington on Jan. 6 also gave $150,000 to the nonprofit arm of the Republican Attorneys ... Read more...
Manchin meets with Sanders, Jayapal amid spending stalemate
Sen, Joe Manchin  (D-W.Va.) met separately Monday with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal... Read more...
House passes bill to raise US debt ceiling through early December
The US House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to a Senate-passed bill temporarily raising the government’s borrowing limit to... Read more...
House Capitol attack panel ready to urge prosecution of Trump aides, says Schiff
The House select committee investigating the deadly assault on the US Capitol on 6 January is prepared to urge federal prosecution of former aides... Read more...
See the 2022 quarters that will feature trailblazing American women
The designs will be on the tails of the coins; George Washington will still be featured on the head side. They were created by the United States... Read more...
Woman formally charged with stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop during Capitol riot
Prosecutors on Thursday formally charged a Pennsylvania woman with stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the Jan. 6 riots at the... Read more...
Microsoft warned Bill Gates over 'inappropriate' emails to female staffer in 2008, report says
Microsoft executives warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee in 2008 but dropped the matter after he told them... Read more...
As a woman was raped on a Philadelphia train, bystanders did nothing to intervene, police say
A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said "should... Read more...
Qualified immunity: Supreme Court sides with police, overturns denial of immunity in two cases
The Supreme Court sided Monday with police in two cases in which plaintiffs claimed officers used excessive force, overturning separate lower court... Read more...
Now 41, man who killed 4-year-old at age 13 granted parole
Eric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in western New York, has been granted parole, corrections officials said on... Read more...
Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers
Some of the defendants charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol are turning away defense lawyers and electing to represent themselves, ... Read more...
The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give... Read more...
Supreme Court wrestles with eroding secrecy around U.S. torture tactics
The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the role of U.S. courts in protecting the last remnants of secrecy around the increasingly well-known... Read more...
Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti in 'outrageous attack'
Anti-Semitic vandalism was discovered at the site of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp on Tuesday, according to staff at the Auschwitz memorial and... Read more...
Biden officials move to protect Dreamers brought to US as children
The Biden administration is moving to protect the 700,000 “Dreamers” who came to the US as children illegally but have been protected under the... Read more...
White House Halts Mounted Patrols By Border Agents In Del Rio, Texas
Border agents in Del Rio, Texas, will no longer patrol the area on horseback after videos and photos of mounted officers charging migrants and... Read more...
What If 2020 Was Just a Rehearsal?
Rick Hasen isn't getting much sleep these days. One of the nation’s foremost experts on the laws that hold together democracy in America, Hasen... Read more...
The Bombs of August : In Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On Monday, August 6, 1945, after six months of intense firebombing of 67 other Japanese cities, the United States  dropped a nuclear weapon... Read more...
The USA Today Editorial Board, independent from newsroom, endorsed Joe Biden. Here's why.
In its 38 years of existence, the USA TODAY Editorial Board has never endorsed a candidate for president. The nonpartisan board hasn’t ... Read more...
The Bombs of August : In Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
When the bombs were dropped I was very happy. The war would be over now, they said, and I was very happy. The boys would be coming home very soon... Read more...
NYT Must Read: Who Killed the Knapp Family?
Chaos reigned daily on the No. 6 school bus, with working-class boys and girls flirting and gossiping and dreaming, brimming with mischief, bravado... Read more...
In-Depth: Can a simple technique during COVID vaccination stop myocarditis?
Some newly published research suggests the rare cases of heart inflammation linked to the COVID-19 vaccines might be caused by an accidental... Read more...
NYC Reports First COVID-19 Death In A Child Since Schools Started
Another New York City child has died of COVID-19, according to data posted this week by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The death... Read more...
Blood Pressure Medication Recall 2021: Hypertension Drug Recalled Over Cancer Risks
In another recall over cancer-causing impurity levels, Lupin Pharmaceutical has recalled several batches of its Irbesartan tablets and Irbesartan... Read more...
Russia breaks record with over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours
Russia hit over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours on Saturday, breaking the record for the most daily deaths from the virus in the country. The ... Read more...
FDA panel supports J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all Americans who got a first dose
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine should be considered a two-dose vaccine rather than the one-and-done shot that had received initial authorization, a... Read more...
La Niña is coming. Here's what that means for winter weather in the U.S.
La Niña will most likely be joining us for the winter again, according to federal forecasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's... Read more...
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 strikes Bali, kills three
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 struck Indonesia's Bali island on Saturday morning, killing at least three people, Indonesia's search and rescue... Read more...
Wildfire in southern California shuts down major highway and forces evacuations
Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for a growing wildfire driven by intense winds that has shut down a key southern California highway for more... Read more...
U.S., EU line up over 20 more countries for global methane pact
Two dozen countries have joined a U.S.- and EU-led effort to slash methane emissions 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels, giving the emerging global... Read more...
85 percent of people could be seeing climate impacts: study
A new study estimates that about 85 percent of the world’s population could be seeing climate impacts. Researchers used machine learning to map out... Read more...
155 More Arrested for 'People Vs. Fossil Fuels' Protest at White House
At least 155 more protesters were arrested outside the White House Tuesday as part of a weeklong action pressuring President Joe Biden to declare a... Read more...
Indigenous protesters urge Biden to stop approving fossil fuel projects
Hundreds of protesters led by Indigenous activists from across the country demonstrated in front of the White House on Monday to demand that Joe... Read more...
Drone strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity, 5 million barrels a day
Drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply, people... Read more...
Wholesale energy prices dip below zero because of California’s solar power
Solar power shines bright in California, and wholesale energy prices prove it. Last winter and early spring’s dependence on solar drove wholesale... Read more...
Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found
One of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been taken offline for the second time in four months after leakage was... Read more...
US missionary group, including children, kidnapped in Haiti, religious group says
A group of U.S. missionaries and their families reportedly was kidnapped by gang members in Haiti on Saturday as they were leaving an orphanage,... Read more...
47 Die as Another Shiite Mosque Is Bombed in Afghanistan
Multiple Islamic State suicide bombers at a mosque in southern Afghanistan killed dozens of people and wounded dozens more during Friday Prayer,... Read more...
Police probe whether MP David Amess specially targeted for killing
Counter-terrorism detectives are investigating whether David Amess was specifically targeted for attack by a man who stabbed the MP multiple times,... Read more...
U.S. offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack
The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched U.S. drone attack in ... Read more...
Agnes Tirop: world record holder found dead at home as Kenya police seek husband
One of Kenya’s leading athletes, Agnes Tirop, has been found stabbed to death at her home in Iten, with police treating her husband as a suspect.... Read more...
At Axel Springer, Politico’s New Owner, Allegations of Sex, Lies and a Secret Payment
A high-level editor at the powerful German tabloid Bild was trying to break things off with a woman who was a junior employee at the paper. He was... Read more...
Eugene Robinson: How dumb can a nation get and still survive?
T.S. Eliot wrote that the world ends "not with a bang but a whimper,” but I fear our great nation is careening toward a third manner of demise:... Read more...
Facebook Whistleblower Testifies About Company’s Harms Amid Leak Fallout
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress on Tuesday, telling a Senate subcommittee that the social media giant is putting... Read more...
Journalists sue U.S. broadcasting arm for wrongful dismissal under Trump
Seven foreign journalists working for the U.S. Agency for Global Media who were fired by the Trump administration have sued the agency for breach... Read more...
‘Rudy is really hurt’: Giuliani reportedly banned from Fox News
Rudy Giuliani has reportedly been banned from Fox News. “Rudy is really hurt,” Politico quoted a source “close to Giuliani” saying. According... Read more...
Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies of Covid-19 complications amid cancer battle
Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died... Read more...
Navy releases guidance to discharge sailors refusing COVID-19 vaccine
All active-duty sailors who refuse to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 28 will face discharge, according to new Navy guidance released... Read more...
Marine officer who criticized US Afghanistan withdrawal pleads guilty
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller pleaded guilty this morning to all six charges and specifications levied against him by the military following his... Read more...
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Pentagon’s first... Read more...
U.S. Navy engineer, wife charged with selling submarine secrets
A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been charged with selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent ... Read more...
Several asteroids bigger than Great Pyramid of Giza will approach Earth in coming weeks
Several asteroids bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza will closely pass by Earth in the upcoming weeks, including one this week. According to... Read more...
How hot peppers helped scientists win the 2021 Nobel prize in medicine
There’s never such thing as a shoo-in at the Nobel Prizes. The scientists who developed the various Covid-19 vaccines saving lives around the... Read more...
Nobel Prize for physics rewards work on modelling complex systems, including climate
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex... Read more...
SpaceX’s 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit
Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. Their SpaceX capsule... Read more...
'Best day ever': Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin rocket touch down after historic spaceflight
Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin rocket crew realized dreams and made history Tuesday, blasting off from the West Texas... Read more...
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1 Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike was 'tragic mistake' after killing 10 civilians, no terrorists Reggie
2 White House chief of staff commits to evacuating Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 Reggie
3 Biden speech: President discusses ‘tough decisions’ after last US troops leave Kabul Reggie
4 US finishes withdrawal, meeting Aug. 31 deadline after 20 years of war Reggie
5 Biden Warns Of More Attacks As Military Begins Final Pullout Reggie
6 U.S. Soldier Loses 1 Afghan Translator, Fights To Save Another Reggie
7 U.S. airstrike targets Islamic State in Afghanistan in retaliation for deadly Kabul airport attack Reggie
8 ‘We will hunt you down and make you pay’: Biden vows retribution for deadly attack on U.S. forces in Kabul Reggie
9 U.S. says two blasts near Kabul airport, with American casualties Reggie
10 Afghanistan War Unpopular Amid Chaotic Pullout Reggie
11 Biden says troops will stay in Afghanistan until all Americans are out Reggie
12 Afghan women’s defiance and despair: ‘I never thought I’d have to wear a burqa. My identity will be lost’ Reggie
13 Historic peace deal in Afghanistan reached with Taliban, allowing withdrawal of US troops Reggie
14 D-Day: 17 stunning photos from 1944 show how hard the Normandy invasion really was Reggie
15 Syria: The End Of The 'Caliphate' Doesn't Mean The End Of ISIS Reggie
16 Commander of US-backed Syrian forces calls for 1,500 troops to stay Reggie
17 Syrian refugees cling to life on Golan Heights as Assad’s net tightens Reggie
18 Deadly mosque blast hits Libya's Benghazi Reggie
19 U.S.-led forces acknowledge killing 50 more civilians in Iraq, Syria Reggie
20 UN: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive Reggie

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