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PHILADELPHIA — While visiting the Tekakwitha Nursing Home to sing for residents, 13-year-old Denise Owen was led away from the rest of her boarding school group by a nun. A special surprise … more
SEOUL, South Korea — Not long after nightfall on New Year's Day, a short, slight man picked a spot along one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world, a quarter-mile from the nearest … more
HANFORD, Calif. – It’s been a year now, but in this Central Valley farm town, like the nation, the divide has only grown. Todd Cotta was working in his gun shop when a customer came in … more
WASHINGTON — After two years of contagion and death, COVID-19 is shifting again. Omicron is spreading faster than any previous variant, but it’s also proving less malevolent. … more
FORT WORTH, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that all hostages are safe and out of a Colleyville synagogue after a loud bang and gunfire were heard. U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne … more
The most familiar indicator of COVID-19’s inexorable nationwide spread — daily state and local case counts — may be on the way out. Instead, public health officials are … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden entered the New Year with his signature economic plan stalled, inflation at 40-year highs and Russia threatening war in Ukraine. Somehow, things have only … more
BEIRUT — In what was seen as a watershed moment in the fight for accountability in Syria's war, a German court convicted a former Syrian intelligence officer on Thursday of carrying out crimes … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An attempt to feed starving manatees appears to have failed so far, as the big marine mammals refuse to recognize floating lettuce as food. State and federal wildlife … more
BALTIMORE — Five years after the Gun Trace Task Force corruption scandal broke, a new report offers the first comprehensive account of how the Baltimore Police Department repeatedly failed to … more
A couple walking on a North Carolina beach made a rare discovery that could help researchers solve mysteries from long ago. Rita and Tom McCabe were used to finding shells during their walks on … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that “we’re all frustrated” with the ongoing pandemic as he announced additional federal support to help Americans … more
U.S. consumer prices soared last year by the most in nearly four decades, illustrating red-hot inflation that sets the stage for the start of Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes as soon as … more
NATO allies and Russia discussed “significant differences” during their first meeting in more than two years as they tried to ease tensions over Moscow’s troop buildup near Ukraine, … more
WASHINGTON — Soon after “Alim” arrived in the U.S. on a travel visa in 2014, he applied for asylum. As a Uyghur Muslim, he faced an uncertain future if returned to his native China, … more
Spain is calling for COVID-19 to be treated as an endemic disease, like the flu, becoming the first major European nation to explicitly suggest that people live with it. The idea has gradually … more
DALLAS — Dallas serial-killing suspect Billy Chemirmir will once again go to trial in the smothering death of an 81-year-old woman. Chemirmir was tried in November on a capital murder charge … more
PHILADELPHIA — A medical helicopter carrying a 2-month-old baby crashed Tuesday in a residential neighborhood in Drexel Hill, leaving the four passengers with non-life-threatening injuries … more
The U.S. Mint recently began shipping out a new series of quarters, including ones featuring writer Maya Angelou, making her the first Black woman to ever appear on a quarter. The new coin is part … more
RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke University and 15 other elite private universities are being sued for alleged antitrust violations because of how they collaborate to determine financial aid. The lawsuit … more
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