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WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, eager to show progress on one of her most high-profile assignments, plans to announce on Monday $540 million in private investments in Central America … more
LOUIS — Enrique, a St. Louis Zoo southern rockhopper penguin who waddled his way to social media fame for a specially made pair of boots he wore to ease his arthritis, has died, zoo officials … more
NEW YORK — Attorneys for accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, echoing prior high-profile sexual abuse cases, launched a legal offensive against prosecution witnesses before presenting … more
Annual vaccine booster shots are a possibility in America’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday. Boosters provide the … more
Chris Wallace, the longtime Washington journalist, announced his departure from Fox News Channel at the end of his weekly program Sunday, and will head to CNN’s upcoming streaming … more
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday the number of people killed by a deadly series of tornadoes that tore through Western Kentucky Friday and Saturday is now above 80 and … more
CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett walked out of the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday evening stone-faced, surrounded by family, followed by a swarm of reporters shouting questions and … more
A two-shot course of Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine has just 22.5% efficacy against symptomatic infection with the omicron variant but can thwart severe disease, according to laboratory experiments in … more
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A tornado that traveled through parts of Western Kentucky and left dozens dead late Friday night and early Saturday morning may have broken a 96-year-old record. According … more
Tornadoes ripped across several U.S. states late Friday, killing more than 70 people in Kentucky, at least two at a nursing home in Arkansas and an undetermined number at an Amazon.com warehouse that … more
WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court refused Friday to block a Texas law that has banned most abortions there, but opened the door narrowly for abortion providers to challenge it before a … more
After months of warnings that vaccinations would ward off a COVID-19 disaster, the U.S. is sailing toward a holiday crisis. Cases and hospital admissions are rising amid a season of family … more
NEW YORK — A woman who says she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell as a teen testified in disturbing detail Friday about how the couple gradually escalated their sick … more
The U.S. government moved a step closer to prosecuting Julian Assange on espionage charges, after London judges accepted that the WikiLeaks chief can be extradited. Assange will now scrutinize … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is preparing a fresh round of sanctions against Iran if it doesn’t soon engage in negotiations to limit its nuclear program, White House press secretary Jen Psaki … more
U.S. consumer prices rose last month at the fastest annual pace in nearly 40 years, magnifying how rapid and persistent inflation is eroding paychecks and increasing pressure on the Federal Reserve … more
CHICAGO — Actor Jussie Smollett was convicted by a Cook County jury Thursday of staging and reporting a hate crime on himself, marking a dramatic end to a case that captivated the nation ever … more
CHICAGO — First, it was the Pie House in Deerfield, then it was Scottie Pippen’s Highland Park home for the Summer Olympics. Now it’s the McCallisters’. An overnight … more
Travis Scott says he had no idea what was happening in the crowd at his deadly Astroworld Festival in Houston last month, and he was told only that the show would be stopped after guest Drake had … more
Former reality television star Josh Duggar was found guilty of child pornography charges Thursday in Arkansas. The eldest child of the Duggar family, whose day-to-day life was featured on the hit … more
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