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NEW YORK — A detainee died on Rikers Island early Monday — the seventh person to die in custody at the jail complex this year. The inmate died in the George R. Vierno Center at about … more
Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, will disband next week after efforts to stabilize the governing coalition failed, according to a spokesperson for the prime minister. Foreign Minister Yair … more
WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warned U.S. drivers against expecting quick relief on gasoline prices amid tight oil supplies worldwide. While the U.S. Energy Information … more
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that “unacceptably high” prices are likely to stick with consumers through 2022, and that the U.S. economy is likely to slow … more
LOS ANGELES — A mountain lion was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday in the Santa Monica Mountains, not far from where her mother was killed in a 2018 crash, the National Park Service … more
Throughout the entire Cold War and in the decades since, Russia was a stable supplier of gas to Europe. That changed this week. Russia slashed gas supplies in apparent retaliation over … more
LOS ANGELES — The rookie and his training officer knocked on the door of an El Monte motel room, where they’d been called to investigate a report of domestic violence. Once they got … more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump knew asking Vice President Mike Pence to unilaterally overturn the 2020 presidential election was illegal but pressured him to do it anyway, the House … more
TORETSK, Ukraine — The leaders of the European Union’s three most influential countries arrived in Ukraine on Thursday in one of the biggest displays of support for the beleaguered nation … more
WASHINGTON — Help is on the way for hundreds of thousands of veterans suffering from 9/11-like toxic exposure illnesses after the U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the most … more
Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance were little changed last week, suggesting the labor market remains exceptionally tight. Initial unemployment claims decreased by 3,000 to 229,000 in … more
SWAT and other specialized units of the Haiti National Police were moving in and out of Port-au-Prince’s main courthouse as they tried to figure out how to carry an oversized safe with … more
Yellowstone National Park has been devastated by a historic flood. Buildings have been destroyed, roads are in pieces and entire nearby towns have been isolated as roaring water rushed through the … more
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 75 basis points — the biggest increase since 1994 — and Chair Jerome Powell said officials could move by that much again next month or make a … more
WASHINGTON — Ahead of a historic Supreme Court decision on the fate of Roe v. Wade, the nation recorded its first significant increase in the abortion rate in more than three decades, according … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and vowed to provide an additional $1 billion in security assistance for the country as it seeks to stave … more
WASHINGTON — Bruna Sollod first applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program weeks after it began in 2012. After she was accepted, the Brazilian-born college student was able … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia in July, where he is expected to break with his campaign-trail rhetoric by holding a face-to-face meeting with the kingdom’s … more
For more than a century, Yosemite National Park was viewed as a refuge where nature prevails unmolested by man-made forces amid picturesque vistas of granite cliffs, waterfalls and giant … more
A 350-pound bear ripped into a sleeping family’s tent inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park before clawing a mother and 3-year-old girl, according to the National Park Service. The two … more
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