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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II, who wasn’t expected to ascend to the throne when she was born but went on to become the longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch in British history, has … more
LONDON — By the dozens, then the hundreds, then the thousands, Britons from all walks of life converged on the ornate gates of Buckingham Palace in central London, first in fearful … more
LOS ANGELES — An adult mountain lion that was struck and killed by a car in June was pregnant with four kittens at the time, and all five animals tested positive for rat poison — the … more
LOS ANGELES — As an unprecedented heat wave continues to strain California's power grid, officials have issued a ninth straight "flex alert" — this one slated to last two hours longer … more
WASHINGTON — Nearly 650 geographic features will be renamed to remove a slur after the Board on Geographic Names voted on final replacements, the Interior Department announced on … more
ORLANDO, Fla. — What went wrong with Artemis I was on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, so that’s where NASA has decided to try and fix it. On Tuesday, mission managers announced … more
Librarians and their legislative allies are pushing publishers of electronic books to lower their prices and relax licensing terms, an effort that could make it easier for millions of library users … more
WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Miguel Cardona pushed back Wednesday against Republican criticism of the Biden administration’s new student loan debt forgiveness program, saying it would … more
President Vladimir Putin said Russia will emerge stronger from his invasion of Ukraine as he lashed out at U.S. and European “sanctions fever” in response to the war. “I’m … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hosted former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama for the unveiling of their official portraits at the White House, calling them … more
CHICAGO — Seventy-five migrants who arrived in Texas were dropped off at Chicago’s Union Station on Wednesday night, officials said. Ryan Johnson, a representative for Democratic Mayor … more
WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders are working on a tentative plan to take up a temporary spending bill the week of Sept. 12 that would extend current government funding levels through Dec. … more
LOS ANGELES — Two wildfires have burned more than 5,000 acres in Yosemite National Park, officials said. The Red fire and Rodgers fire, both caused by lightning strikes, have been burning … more
The water crisis in Mississippi’s capital city has become so dire that residents are being told to shower with cold water — and to keep their mouths shut while they do it. The director … more
Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance fell for a third week to a two-month low, suggesting healthy demand for labor even as economic growth moderates.  Initial unemployment claims … more
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are likely to wait until after the November election to announce any charges against Donald Trump, if they determine he broke laws, according to people … more
COVID-19 boosters from Moderna Inc. and the partnership of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE that are tailored to the latest omicron variants got U.S. regulatory clearance, a move toward additional … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two weather systems in the Atlantic are likely to form into tropical depressions this week and a third could join them, according to forecasters with the National … more
AUSTIN, Texas — Continuing to investigate the parents of transgender youth could put Texas’ child protection agency over the brink of collapse, a group of its staffers said in a new court … more
A well-timed jolt of high-frequency electricity to a region of the brain implicated in food cravings appears to tamp down the impulses at the heart of binge eating disorder, researchers … more
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