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Elon Musk said he’s terminating his $44 billion agreement to acquire Twitter Inc. and take it private, saying the company has made “misleading representations” over the number of … more
CHICAGO — Highland Park police were called to the family home of the alleged Independence Day parade sniper at least nine times between 2010 and 2014 in response to domestic disputes, according … more
LONDON — Boris Johnson announced his intention to resign as prime minister of the United Kingdom, bringing the curtain down on a tempestuous three years in office marred by a succession of … more
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — The rhythms of normal life began to sound again in Highland Park Wednesday morning. Two restaurants along the parade route where a gunman killed seven and wounded … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden awarded the Medal of Freedom to two politically active female athletes — soccer star Megan Rapinoe and gymnast Simone Biles — and to the late Apple … more
MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge sentenced Derek Chauvin on Thursday to more than 20 years in prison for violating the civil rights of George Floyd and a Black Minneapolis teen, extending the term … more
Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance last week rose slightly to a level last seen in January, suggesting that labor-market conditions are moderating. Initial unemployment claims … more
CHICAGO — Prosecutors on Tuesday filed murder charges against the man suspected of firing upon crowds gathered for a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park on Monday morning, killing at least … more
WASHINGTON — Even as the House Appropriations Committee is proposing to offer a multimillion-dollar boost for national parks and federal land, the recent catastrophic flooding at Yellowstone … more
A new Yale study has found that COVID-19 will eventually transition to endemic status possibly within two years, according to the university. The researchers used rats, which, like humans, … more
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — More than 75 years after his service in World War II, a 98-year-old Chinese-American veteran in Deerfield Beach received a Congressional Gold Medal to honor his service … more
PAUL, Minn. — Next to the shore of Vadnais Lake, where authorities say a mother drowned her three young children, a memorial of stuffed animals, candles and flowers has been growing. Attached … more
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Police who went to a home in a small eastern Kentucky town to investigate an alleged rape ran into a storm of bullets in which three officers died and several others were … more
People across the U.S. are expected to fly in the highest numbers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for the July 4 holiday weekend, stressing a beleaguered transportation system experiencing … more
The chief security officer for the U.S. Supreme Court demanded that Maryland officials enforce laws against picketing in front of private houses, saying that “threatening activity” has … more
The sun began to set but the temperature hovered around 106 degrees. I was there to document one of the latest objects to emerge from Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, serving … more
ORLANDO, Fla. — The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Friday evening while carrying a missile warning satellite among its … more
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Calls for new gun restrictions inevitably follow most American mass shootings, including the one that killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket six weeks ago. But in the wake of … more
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President Joe Biden’s power to enforce immigration laws, ruling he may repeal the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, which … more
Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance fell, though remained near January levels, suggesting that labor market conditions are moderating. Initial unemployment claims decreased by 2,000 to … more
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