Number of children traveling alone at border eases in April
The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults are coming without families.
Analysis: Violence upends Biden's Israel-Palestinian outlook
The surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence has flummoxed the Biden administration in its first four months as it attempts to craft a Middle East policy it believes will be more durable and fairer than that of its predecessor.
Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill
Americans can begin applying for $50 off their internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic.
Leigh Perkins, who took Orvis beyond fly fishing, dies at 93
The man who transformed the Vermont-based Orvis company from a niche fly-fishing supply company into a global retailer of outdoor supplies, apparel and protector of the environment has died.
Younger adolescents get ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Parents, schools and vaccine clinics are rushing to get younger adolescents inoculated after U.S. regulators endorsed Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12.
Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor's abuse
A report says staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct against hundreds of patients over decades at the school.
Suit: Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years
A lawsuit says workers from marginalized communities in India were lured to New Jersey and forced to work more than 12 hours per day at ultra-low wages to help build a Hindu temple.
Prosecutor plans to seek death penalty in spa shootings
A man accused of killing eight people in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses has been indicted on murder charges in two counties.
US casinos match best quarter ever; post-COVID hopes rise
America’s commercial casinos matched their best quarter ever in the first three months of this year, as customers continued returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and internet and sports betting money helped boost revenue numbers.
‘Monster’: 7 life sentences for ex-hospital worker in deaths
A former nursing assistant has been sentenced to seven consecutive terms of life in prison for injecting seven elderly veterans with fatal doses of insulin.
No charges for principal who paddled 6-year-old girl
A Florida elementary school principal who repeatedly spanked a 6-year-old student with a paddle will not be prosecuted, the Associated Press reports.
Offshore wind project seen as key to clean energy gets OK
An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 400,000 homes, was approved by the federal government.
Idaho governor signs bill to halt Biden moves on gun laws
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed legislation aimed at thwarting a half-dozen executive actions taken by President Joe Biden to combat gun violence.
2 Texas deputies killed, city worker wounded in attack
Authorities say a man shot two West Texas sheriff’s deputies dead and critically wounded a city employee while answering a dog complaint.
AP's Sally Buzbee named exec editor of The Washington Post
Sally Buzbee, senior vice president and executive editor of The Associated Press, has been named executive editor of The Washington Post.
World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research
A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries has won the World Food Prize.
NIH vaccine designer takes coronavirus research to Harvard
The U.S. government scientist who helped design one of the first COVID-19 vaccines and then tackled skepticism of the shots in communities of color is getting a new research home.
Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing, poll suggests
Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some people back.
Signs of optimism as NYC sees rise in tourism, bit by bit
In recent weeks, tourism indicators for New York City like hotel occupancy and museum attendance that had fallen off a pandemic cliff have ticked up slightly.
US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge
U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate.
Iran rejects US claim that speedboats sparked encounter
Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has rejected the United States Navy’s claim that Iranian speedboats maneuvered too close in the Strait of Hormuz and sparked a tense encounter in the already sensitive region.
AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble baby’ disease
Doctors say a gene therapy that makes use of the AIDS virus has given a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one.
Lawyers: Black man didn't drive into deputies who shot him
Lawyers for relatives of a Black man fatally shot by North Carolina deputies say body camera videos show that he didn’t strike them with his car before they opened fire, contradicting a local prosecutor.
Police: Man killed 6, self after he wasn't invited to party
Police say a man who fatally shot six people at a Colorado birthday party before killing himself was upset after not being invited to the weekend gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family.
Across faiths, US volunteers mobilize for India crisis
Volunteers at Hindu temples, Muslim groups and Sikh relief organizations across the U.S. are mobilizing to support India as the world’s second most populous country struggles under a devastating surge of the coronavirus.
2 California police officers fatally shot within 24 hours
Authorities say two California police officers were shot and killed and a third was wounded within 24 hours this week in two separate incidents.
Vatican warns US bishops over get-tough Communion proposals
The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office is warning U.S. bishops to deliberate carefully and minimize divisions before proceeding with a possible plan to rebuke Roman Catholic politicians for receiving Communion even though they support abortion rights.
States push jobless from virus recession to return to work
States are pushing the unemployed to return to work to help businesses large and small find the workers they need to emerge from the COVID-19 recession.
UPDATE: Experts project nearly 1 million coronavirus-related deaths nationwide into September. Here’s how the numbers break down in each state
As the first impacts of coronavirus happened nearly six months ago, several states have drawn back social distancing measures to reopen its economy.
Colorado police seek motive in party shooting that killed 7
Police in Colorado are investigating what led a gunman to open fire at a birthday party inside a trailer park home, killing six adults before he took his own life.
Man arrested in Puerto Rico after killing dog on golf course
Puerto Rico police say they arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a dog that had stolen his ball on a golf course at a well-known resort.
Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive
The memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself slips deeper into the nation’s memory.
‘Last hurrah’: 2020 college grads finally get ceremonies
Scores of college campuses around the U.S. are offering their 2020 graduates a chance to experience the in-person commencements they missed out on because of the pandemic.
Is Epic Games' showdown with Apple turning into a mismatch?
If Epic Games hopes to dismantle the fortress surrounding Apple’s iPhone and its app store, the video game maker probably will need to roll out some heavier artillery heading into the second week of a trial threatening Apple’s $2 trillion empire.