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NEW YORK — At just the touch of a button, you, too, can disable a major metropolitan transportation system. Officials on Friday said that an outage last month that crippled the subways and … more
NEW YORK — The 9/11 attack 20 years ago touched lives in every corner of the country, according to a new report chronicling victim compensation claims from every state in the nation. Though … more
MINNEAPOLIS — Pregnant women who received COVID-19 vaccines did not experience an increased risk of miscarriage, according to new research on data from Bloomington-based HealthPartners and … more
The richest 1% of Americans cheat by a total of $163 billion on their taxes each year, according to the Treasury Department. “Today’s tax code contains two sets of rules: one for … more
WASHINGTON – The Capitol Police department is preparing for potential violence at a Sept. 18 protest that members of Congress have been invited to attend. The organization Look Ahead America … more
A crowd cheered early Wednesday as a towering statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee was taken down in Virginia. The bronze, 21-foot sculpture depicting the general atop a horse was removed … more
NEW YORK — The work — and the grieving — continue. Nearly 20 years to the day that terrorists slammed hijacked airplanes into New York’s World Trade Center, the … more
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously declared that criminalizing early-term abortion is unconstitutional, a historic decision that loosens limits on the procedure … more
Daily coronavirus cases are four times higher than they were following Labor Day weekend of last year with the number of daily deaths twice as high as they were this time in 2020, according to data … more
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are expected to spend much of September negotiating the size and scope of a proposed $3.5 trillion budget bill that would fund a … more
Ten months after California voters rejected a state law to eliminate cash bail for many offenses, a new fight is brewing in the Legislature over an alternative plan by lawmakers that would slash the … more
WASHINGTON — Three-quarters of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, according to the White House, setting a new milestone in the country’s … more
BOISE, Idaho — For the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho health officials announced Tuesday they have activated crisis standards of care for two health districts — an … more
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to include over $30 billion for hurricane and wildfire relief and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States in a … more
WASHINGTON – House Democrats secured a temporary truce last month in their internal dispute over economic priorities, but the solution to their standoff all but guarantees another clash by the … more
MIAMI — Marine migration attempts from Cuba to the U.S. continue to climb with the number of people willing to make the dangerous trip across the Florida Straits now above 700. The federal … more
REYNOSA, Mexico — When Joe Biden was running for president, he promised to close a squalid border tent camp in Mexico where thousands of migrants had been left to await the outcome of their … more
About 100 Americans are still in Afghanistan, days after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the war-torn country, the White House said Sunday. The U.S. is “in touch with all of them who … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser said U.S. booster shots against COVID-19 are likely to start only with the vaccine by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, while the … more
Gambian President Adama Barrow and former dictator Yahya Jammeh are joining forces ahead of Dec. 4 elections in a political marriage that will test the incumbent’s commitment to seek justice … more
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