The US ranks at the top of the world's coronavirus death toll of more than 1 million
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The global Covid-19 death toll has crossed one million -- and the United States accounts for more than 20%.
Trump's Supreme Court pick on Capitol Hill for meeting with GOP senators
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President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, will meet Republican senators throughout Tuesday on Capitol Hill, as the party finalizes plans for […]
Senate to take procedural vote to advance stopgap spending bill to avert shutdown
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The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday evening to advance a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown.
Confidential information released after school district refused to pay hackers' ransom demand, report says
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Hackers may have gained access to confidential information about current and former staff and students of the fifth largest school district in the United States, according to a […]
After a child's accidental shooting death, Pennsylvania appeals court rules federal gun industry protection law unconstitutional
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A Pennsylvania state appeals court has decided that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 is unconstitutional, court documents filed on Monday show.
The latest on the coronavirus pandemic
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
Multiple people dead after shots were fired in Oregon hostage situation
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Multiple people died during a hostage situation that unfolded in Salem, Oregon, Monday afternoon, officials said.
US presidential debates: What to know
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Here's what you need to know about the presidential debates this year.
Trump looking for 11th-hour reset but mostly shuns debate prep
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Clubby reinforcements have been summoned. A stack of flashcards -- question on front, response on back -- is at the ready. A binder has been dutifully collated.
Emergency 911 dispatch outages reported at multiple police departments across the country
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Police departments across the United States reported outages of their emergency 911 dispatch services Monday night.
Trump will have to account for failed virus response in debate with Biden
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President Donald Trump heads into Tuesday's first crucial debate with Joe Biden recommitting to the failed strategy that ensured the Covid-19 disaster will be the defining legacy […]
New York City children get to go back to school
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Temperature checks and even some rapid Covid-19 testing machines will join children with backpacks that seem way too large for them as trappings of the first day of school in New […]
Battle-tested debate veteran Joe Biden will be tuned in Tuesday night
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Rick Santorum writes that observers on all sides of the political spectrum have questioned Joe Biden's ability to produce a sound debate performance, but says he expects the […]
'Wouldn't give to a dog to chew': Tennis players complain about new balls at French Open
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It's proving to be a French Open like no other. Played in autumn rather than summer, some players have been complaining about the cold weather and the tournament's switch from […]
Indian health platform wants to nourish mind, body and soul
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Cure.fit has transformed itself from an exercise startup to an all-encompassing health platform.
Resident describes giant chunks of ash falling across the Bay Area
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Residents in northern California are dealing with more than just smoke from deadly wildfires in the area, with pictures showing shockingly large chunks of ash that have fallen.
Chinese kindergarten teacher sentenced to death for poisoning 25 students with nitrite-laced porridge
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A kindergarten teacher who poisoned 25 children, killing one of them, after an argument with a rival staff member has been sentenced to death by a court in central China.
Some countries are eying Sweden's 'light-touch' Covid response. It's a gamble that could backfire
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An expert on the spread of Covid-19 proclaimed the pandemic in Sweden was essentially over, as research suggests Swedes could be building immunity. Such comments have emboldened […]
Governor declares state of emergency as Zogg and Glass wildfires race through California
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday night after wildfires tore through Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties, killing at least three people and forcing […]
Mars might have salty ponds next to its underground lake, raising the possibility of Martian life
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Two years ago, scientists detected what looked like a salty lake under the surface of Mars' southern ice cap.
Amazon wants you to pay with a wave of your hand
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Amazon's latest effort to speed up shopping trips lets you pay with the palm of your hand at some of its stores.
Dentists are seeing more cracked teeth. Pandemic stress is to blame
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During the pandemic, dentists and oral surgeons have been seeing more cracked teeth. They've figured out what's going on.
Puberty in a pandemic? It's not all bad news, experts say
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The pandemic might have a silver lining for kids going through puberty where nearly all schooling is online. For girls getting their first period or for boys whose voices are […]
Source: CDC director concerned Atlas is sharing misleading information with Trump
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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield is concerned that White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas is providing President Trump […]
CDC was pushed to play down the risks of Covid-19 in reopening schools, former Pence staffer says
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was pushed to play down the risks of the coronavirus pandemic in reopening schools for in-person classes, Olivia Troye, a former […]
Japanese airline JAL to use gender-neutral passenger greetings
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Japan Airlines (JAL) will be dropping "ladies and gentlemen" in favor of more inclusive greetings like "attention all passengers" and "welcome, everyone" from October 1 on flights […]
Boston's 'Salt Bae' restaurant fails Covid-19 safety regulations and must close, city says
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A popular Instagram star is catching flak after Boston's Licensing Board ordered his latest restaurant venture to close for failing to meet Covid-19 public safety standards, a […]
Kentucky AG says he will comply with judge's order to release grand jury transcript
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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has refused to release grand jury transcripts related to the Breonna Taylor case despite growing public calls to do so by the Louisville […]