WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden will nominate former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary.
Yellen was the first woman to run the Fed and, if confirmed by the Senate, would make history ...Read more
BEIJING — The biggest emitter of planet-warming pollution managed to take almost the whole world by surprise. In a September speech to the United Nations, Chinese President Xi Jinping put a 2060 end date on his country's...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Last spring was the busiest season Michael K. Donohue can remember for his family's six funeral homes in the Philadelphia suburbs. COVID-19 was the primary reason, of course, with 160 funerals in April ...Read more
Duke University is sometimes referred to as a pretty good knock-off of fancier schools farther north. But while those ivy-clad universities with smart students, prestigious medical schools and big endowments stayed closed ...Read more
Far fewer people are riding buses and trains during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in this month's election voters still approved more than a dozen proposals to increase spending on public transit.
From California to Virginia...Read more
FRESNO, Calif. — More than 54,000 U.S.-born children in California have Salvadoran and Honduran parents who are in the country under Temporary Protected Status, a program in limbo as the Trump administration seeks to end...Read more
ATLANTA — Social networks are banning them and government agencies and watchdog groups have called them domestic terrorists. But extremist groups still have a vibrant internet life thanks to online retailers.
Looking ...Read more
Ghislaine Maxwell regularly took topless photos of girls who visited Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach, Florida, mansion and kept an album of the photos on her desk in Epstein's home.
That's according to excerpts from a June 1...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two people were killed Sunday night in a stabbing at Grace Baptist Church, downtown near the San Jose State University campus.
Other people were wounded in the attack.
A tweet from the San Jose ...Read more
A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc prevented a majority of people from getting the disease in a large trial, another promising development in the quest to end the pandemic, and the...Read more
In the pandemic's first months, the gulf between Republican and Democratic governors was vast. Allied with President Donald Trump, most Republicans refused to impose basic public-health restrictions such as mask-wearing, ...Read more
WASHINGTON — When he takes the presidential oath of office in January at the age of 78, Joe Biden will be the oldest person to hold the office. Fighting off the debilitating "lame-duck" label is already on his advisers' ...Read more
MIAMI — Florida's Department of Health on Monday confirmed 6,331 additional cases of COVID-19 as dozens of Florida counties have hit a "tipping point" of infections just a few days before Thanksgiving, according to ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden intends to name his longtime adviser Antony Blinken as secretary of State, according to three people familiar with the matter, setting out to assemble his Cabinet even before Donald...Read more
NEW YORK — Upper Manhattan and Staten Island are headed for renewed coronavirus restrictions this week as infection numbers continue to increase, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
"We have several communities that are (on)...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County public health officials on Sunday announced they will issue an order suspending outdoor dining at restaurants amid a surge of new coronavirus cases.
The new rule takes effect at 10 p.m. ...Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio marked 8,133 newly reported coronavirus cases on Sunday.
The state has been averaging a positivity rate of 13.5% over the last seven days. Data for the last recorded day was Friday with a rate of ...Read more
Ethiopia's government and Tigrayan authorities have issued contradictory accounts of who's winning a conflict that's been raging in the dissident northern state since Nov. 4 and has triggered a humanitarian crisis in ...Read more
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he's ready to work with any U.S. leader, but still isn't ready to recognize the election victory of Joe Biden.
"We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people,...Read more
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and former Demosisto members Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam plan to plead guilty to all charges related to a siege of police headquarters in June last year.
Immediate detainment could follow, Wong ...Read more
- Why fewer people are dying of COVID-19, even as cases surge
- Duke University schools the country on how to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Secret Service planning for Trump spending lots of his post-presidency in Palm Beach
- CDC advisory committee discusses who should get first vaccine doses
- David Dinkins, New York City's first black mayor, dies at 93