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Updated 1 year, 1 month ago

Stocks jump as Trump promises to 'go big' on aid for economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Tuesday as President Donald Trump promised he's “going big” with plans to blunt th...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company launched a new capsule into space Thursday to test all the astronaut perks before people strap in.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
VIRUS TODAY: Unemployment claims in US rise to 965,000

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Jill Biden names director for military families program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before Joe Biden becomes president, incoming first lady Jill Biden took a step Thursday toward fulfilling a promise to revive a program for military families that she and former first lady ...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Veterans on each side of the divide among Capitol mob dead

The five people who died amid the chaos that erupted on Jan. 6 at the Capitol represented different walks of life.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
SEAL pleads guilty to role in hazing death of Green Beret

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men were stationed in Africa.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Deadly Grand Canyon copter crash likely caused by wind

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon in 2018, killing five British tourists, told investigators that he wasn't able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of w...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Powell signals Fed will keep aiding economy with bond buying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sought Thursday to tamp down any concerns that the Fed might soon withdraw some of its support for the U.S. economy and stressed that any such pullback would ...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Key moments in Flint, Michigan’s lead-tainted water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the city began taking water from the Flint River without treating it properly, contaminating it with lead.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Business as usual for high court, despite riot, impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid insurrection and impeachment, the Supreme Court's big news Thursday was a decision in a bankruptcy case. Wednesday brought arguments over the Federal Trade Commission's ability to recapture...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Oxygen shortage in Amazon city forces mass patient transfer

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scores of COVID-19 patients in the Amazon rainforest's biggest city will be transferred out of state as the local health system collapses and dwindling stocks of oxygen tanks mean Brazilians have...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
US prosecutors: Jailed MS-13 bosses behind wave of violence

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors announced terrorism charges Thursday against top MS-13 leaders imprisoned in El Salvador, accusing them of ordering killings and other crimes by the notorious street gang from beh...

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Siegfried Fischbacher, of illusion duo Siegfried & Roy, dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Siegfried Fischbacher, namesake partner in the iconic entertainment duo Siegfried & Roy, has died in Las Vegas at age 81.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the widest reach of any lotteries in the U.S., Powerball and Mega Millions are designed to produce eyepopping jackpots that generate huge sales. It's safe to say it's working, as thei...