The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Joe Biden rolled out new enticements today to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 — ranging from free beer to cash giveaways. There's word that a ring of Venezuelans stole U.S. pandemic stimulus checks…
According to one large hospital system in Colorado, the pandemic's emotional toll on kids has become a “state of emergency," with adolescents experiencing high rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for children…
By Kara St. Cyr, Louisiana Public Broadcasting
As President Joe Biden pushes for 70% of Americans to receive at least one vaccine dose by Independence Day, some parts of the country have a ways to go to meet that goal compared to others. Kara St. Cyr of…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
President Joe Biden met for nearly an hour with the top Republican negotiator on infrastructure, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. Time is running out to strike a bipartisan deal.
College basketball legend, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski — often called "Coach K" — will end his four-decade-plus coaching career after next season. He is the winner of five national titles and the winningest coach in division one men's basketball history.
By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of "race-norming" — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive functioning — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race…
By Tali Arbel, Associated Press
A federal election watchdog fined the publisher of the National Enquirer $187,500 for a payment it made to keep under wraps a story about former President Donald Trump's alleged affair with a former Playboy model.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
The space agency's new administrator, Bill Nelson, announced two new robotic missions to the solar system's hottest planet, during his first major address to employees Wednesday.
By Associated Press
JBS, which has not stated publicly that the attack was ransomware, said the cyberattack affected servers supporting its operations in North America and Australia.
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