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Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

By LISA MASCARO, KEVIN FREKING and ALAN FRAM, WASHINGTON (AP):- The Senate has voted to begin work on a nearly

Biden says US combat mission in Iraq to conclude by…

By ROBERT BURNS, AAMER MADHANI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, WASHINGTON (AP):- President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. combat mission in

Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP):- The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and

Schools confront more polarization with mask rules for fall

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, TAMMY WEBBER and TODD RICHMOND, (AP):- Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when

Blue Origin’s Bezos reaches space on 1st passenger flight

By MARCIA DUNN, VAN HORN, Texas (AP):- Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with

Biden to meet with Iraqi prime minister at White House

WASHINGTON, (AP):- President Joe Biden will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi later this month in Washington, the White

Top Senate Dem sets infrastructure vote, pressures lawmakers

By KEVIN FREKING and ALAN FRAM, WASHINGTON (AP):- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pressuring lawmakers to reach agreement by

US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

By PAUL WISEMAN, WASHINGTON (AP):- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

By MIKE STOBBE, NEW YORK (AP):- Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the

Senate Democrats reach $3.5 trillion budget agreement

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP):- Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday that they’d reached a budget agreement envisioning

2 US men, ex-Colombia soldiers held in Haiti assassination

By EVENS SANON, DÁNICA COTO and JOSHUA GOODMAN, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP):- Seventeen suspects have been detained so far in the

Tropical Storm Elsa weakens, spares Florida of major damage

By CURT ANDERSON, ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP):- A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa dumped rain along a long stretch of Florida’s

Galesburg, an American crossroad, tunes out feuding Congress

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, GALESBURG, Ill. (AP):- Pickup trucks and cars rumble north across East Main Street’s railroad tracks into Galesburg,

Explosives set off to bring down rest of collapsed condo

By REBECCA SANTANA and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP):- Demolition crews set off explosives late Sunday to bring down

Massive ransomware attack potentially hit 1,000 businesses

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP):- A ransomware attack on a US IT company potentially targeted 1,000 businesses, researchers said Saturday, with one

Federal executions halted; Garland orders protocols reviewed

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL TARM, WASHINGTON (AP):- The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic

Hundreds of deaths could be linked to Northwest heat wave

By ANDREW SELSKY and JIM MORRIS, SALEM, Ore. (AP):- The grim toll of the historic heat wave in the Pacific

Microsoft exec: Targeting of Americans’ records ‘routine’

By ERIC TUCKER and MATT O'BRIEN, WASHINGTON (AP):- Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands

More deaths reported in intense US Northwest heat wave

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and ANDREW SELSKY, SPOKANE, Wash. (AP):- About a dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be

Crews spend 5th day atop shaky pile of collapsed concrete

By TERRY SPENCER and RUSS BYNUM, SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP):- Rescuers searching for a fifth day for survivors of a Florida