Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan... (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced he would stick to his predecessor’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republican reaction was mixed and largely muted. Foreign policy had become so contentious that the party’s own leaders had no single position on the end of the nation’s longest war.
Taliban vow to respect women, despite history of oppression
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women's rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population.
US agencies scrub websites to protect Afghans left behind
WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple federal agencies that operated in Afghanistan and worked with Afghan citizens have been hastily purging their websites, removing articles and photos that could endanger the Afghan civilians who interacted with them and now fear retribution from the Taliban.
GOP-led Colorado county board rejects appointment of new official to supervise elections
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Tuesday took the extraordinary step of appointing a new official to supervise elections in rural Mesa County, where federal and local authorities are investigating a security breach that included the leak of voting system passwords.
NATO chief: Afghan leaders responsible for military collapse
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is blaming a failure of Afghan leadership for the swift collapse of the country’s armed forces but says the alliance must also uncover flaws in its military training effort
Fearful calm takes hold in Afghanistan as Taliban promises to live and let live - CBS News
The Islamic extremists say they'll let all Afghans go about their work, but with a history of tyranny and reports of kidnappings, one nervous Afghan says, "none of us believe them."
Taliban encounter Afghan cities remade in their absence
Ezanullah, one of thousands of young Taliban fighters from the countryside who rode into Afghanistan's capital over the weekend, had never seen anything like it. The paved streets of Kabul were lined with towering apartment blocks, glass office buildings and shopping malls.
Taliban spokesman says U.S. will not be harmed from Afghan soil
"We don’t have any grudges," spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a news conference in Kabul.
US commander vows 'overwhelming force' if Taliban interfere with evacuation
The U.S. has warned the Taliban that interference with evacuation efforts out of Afghanistan would be met with “overwhelming force,” Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said on Tuesday.
Some US Capitol rioters stay defiant, even while pleading guilty
Boyd Camper was set to join the ranks of those pleading guilty in the January 6 insurrection when the federal judge overseeing the case abruptly postponed the plea hearing over questions about whether Camper really believed he did anything wrong.
Trump’s deal with the Taliban set the stage for the Afghan collapse
The real date that the Taliban’s victory was assured is Feb. 29, 2020, the day the Trump administration signed what it characterized as a “peace” deal with the Taliban.
State's 'rosy' Afghanistan outlook at odds with grim intelligence before Taliban takeover
The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee pointed to the “rosy picture” the State Department had painted about Afghanistan as opposed to the increasingly “grim” intelligence community assessments in explaining why he believed the Biden administration miscalculated the Taliban…
Afghanistan updates: US, Taliban hold first direct talks since withdrawal
The US and the Taliban held their first direct talks since the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan at the end of August in Doha, Qatar, over the weekend.
Taliban fighters beating Afghans attempting to reach airport, video shows
Shocking video shows Taliban fighters beating Afghans on their way to the Kabul airport, as a former U.S. contractor tells Fox News that fighters are going through neighborhoods looking for those who worked for the U.S. government.
Tropical storm feeds growing anger in quake-stricken Haiti
LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt Tuesday to the Haitian government's response to the deadly weekend earthquake, feeding the growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless.
About 5,000 to 10,000 Americans are still "near Kabul," Pentagon estimates
The Taliban continues to solidify their control of Afghanistan as the US ends its military's combat mission in the country. Follow here for the latest news.
Biden retreats to Camp David leaving unanswered questions on Afghanistan
As Biden withdrew to Camp David, his administration officials were left in Washington to field the lingering questions the president did not address.
Georgia board to tap election review panel for Fulton County
The Georgia State Board of Elections plans to appoint a review panel this week as part of a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county
'Shock and awe,' Taliban style
The staggering speed and manner of the takeover will remain a permanent stain on the administration, leaving Afghans to an uncertain and probably dire fate.
Kabul flights resume as Pentagon warns of swift response to any attack
The Pentagon warned Tuesday of a swift response to any attack carried out by the Taliban against the mission to evacuate U.S. personnel and Afghan allies from Afghanistan as flights out of Kabul's airport resumed for operations Tuesday.
Death Threats And Conspiracy Theories: Why 2020 Won't End For Election Officials
Voting officials, who used to operate in relative anonymity, are facing threats and intense pressure as a large chunk of American voters have no confidence the system is fair.
White House: US will 'hold' Taliban to airport safe passage commitment
President Joe Biden will pressure the Taliban to keep their promise to offer safe passage for people hoping to flee Afghanistan, according to national security adviser Jake Sullivan.
Government watchdog: America's failure in Afghanistan driven by hubris and short-term thinking
A government review of America’s 20 years in Afghanistan has found deep and systemic errors in the U.S. effort to rebuild Afghan society and concluded that the mission was always doomed to fail.
‘Massive wake-up call’: Crypto faces growing legal crackdown
The enforcement actions are fueling debate about how cryptocurrency players fit into financial regulations.
Veterans of Afghan war express frustration, heartbreak watching Taliban seize power
After Sept. 11, 2001, many rushed to recruiting centers. Twenty years later, they wonder if the sacrifices were worth it.
Prosecutors push Biden to prioritize criminal justice reform
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of more than 100 former and current prosecutors and law enforcement officials is calling on President Joe Biden to prioritize criminal justice reform and make good on his campaign promise to form a task force to evaluate how criminal cases are prosecuted in the U.S.
Biden back at White House on Wednesday
President Joe Biden will once again return to Washington as chaos unfolds in Afghanistan, the White House said Tuesday.
The Taliban Claim They'll Respect Women's Rights — With Their Reading Of Islamic Law
The militants' spokesman doubled down on their efforts to convince the world that it has changed and that it will not seek to take revenge.
These 16 Republicans voted against speeding up visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban
Some Republicans now criticizing Biden voted to block legislation that would have expedited visas to help Afghanistan civilians fleeing the Taliban.
Biden yet to speak with world leaders after fall of Kabul
President Biden has yet to speak with his foreign counterparts since the Taliban took the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Tuesday, as the White House faces questions from some allies about the repercussio
Wet and unwelcome, Fred spawns twisters and flooding in US
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Fred weakened to a depression and spawned several apparent tornadoes in Georgia and North Carolina on Tuesday as it dumped heavy rains into the Appalachian mountains along a path that could cause flash floods as far north as upstate New York.
U.S. grapples with fallout from Afghanistan withdrawal with Taliban back in control
The military moved more than 700 people out of Afghanistan in the last 24 hours, Pentagon officials said.
BlackBerry resisted announcing major flaw in software powering cars, hospital equipment
The former smartphone maker turned software firm resisted announcing a major vulnerability until after federal officials stepped in.
U.S. lawmakers to probe Biden administration over Afghanistan
Members of the U.S. Congress, including many of President Joe Biden's fellow Democrats, said on Tuesday they were increasingly frustrated with events in Afghanistan, vowing to investigate what went wrong.
Democrats unveil plan to update landmark voting law
House Democrats on Tuesday put forward a new proposal to update the landmark Voting Rights Act, seeking against long odds to revive the civil rights-era legislation that once served as a barrier against discriminatory voting laws. The bill, introduced by Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama, seeks to...
Psaki dismisses Axelrod's criticism of Biden on Afghanistan
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday brushed aside criticism from David Axelrod, the former White House adviser in the Obama administration who a day earlier had knocked President Biden for his handling of the crisis in Afghanistan.&nb
US commanders interacting with Taliban leaders, 'no threat' by group to airport evacuation: Pentagon
U.S. commanders are interacting with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan amid the mission to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Man records himself clinging to US plane as it takes off from Kabul airport
A man recorded a video of himself clinging to a U.S. plane as it took off from Kabul airport Monday.
Human remains found in wheel well of C-17 military plane that departed from Kabul
The U.S. Air Force confirmed human remains were found inside the wheel well of a C-17 military plane that had been swarmed by hundreds of people at Kabul’s airport.
California's Caldor Fire grows to 30,000 acres, triggering evacuation orders
The Caldor Fire is rapidly expanding through Northern California, prompting mandatory evacuations for residents in El Dorado County.
EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has no immediate plans to recognize the Taliban after their sweeping victory in Afghanistan but will talk with the militants to ensure that European citizens and Afghans who have worked with the EU can leave safely, the bloc’s top diplomat said Tuesday.
GOP congressional committees incorporate Afghanistan into 2022 campaign messaging
Republican groups dedicated to restoring the party’s majority in Congress are wasting no time using President Joe Biden’s much-criticized handling of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan to undercut Democrats running for Congress.
George W. Bush expresses sympathy for Afghan people, US troops, avoids comment on Biden policy
"Our hearts are heavy for both the Afghan people who have suffered so much," former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush said in a statement.
House Democrats introduce John Lewis voting rights bill
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — one the most highly touted Democratic priorities this session — was introduced Tuesday, with the expectation that it will pass through the House when the lower chamber reconvenes next week.
White House says a 'fair amount' of US military equipment provided to Afghans is now in Taliban hands
"Obviously, we don't have a sense that they are going to readily hand it over to us at the airport," National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.
She Is Staying In Afghanistan To Ensure Women's Gains Aren't Lost Under Taliban Rule
Mahbooba Seraj, founder of the Afghan Women's Network, has a message for Americans watching what's happening in Afghanistan.
Analysis: Even Biden allies question execution of Afghanistan exit
Analysis: The president framed endless war as the only alternative to his execution of a withdrawal. Republicans, and some Democrats, don't buy it.
The defining image of Biden's Afghanistan exit
Above, you see hundreds of desperate Afghans running alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it took off from Kabul yesterday.Driving the news: The amateur video played around the world, and this photo is atop front pages across America, making it a defining image of the exit debacle...
George W. Bush expresses "deep sadness" over Taliban takeover of Afghanistan
Former President George W. Bush said late Monday that he and former first lady Laura Bush had "been watching the tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan with deep sadness."Why it matters: Bush ordered the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and deny al-Qaeda of a safe haven to launch...
Biden administration embroiled in internal blame-shifting amid Afghanistan chaos
Factions within the Biden administration are embroiled in a blame game over why the US government didn't act sooner to withdraw American citizens and Afghans who helped the US over two decades of war, leading to a rushed and dangerous evacuation.
Biden says Afghanistan war was a lost cause, vows to continue aid and diplomacy
Biden's remarks came one day after Taliban insurgents pushed into Kabul after a rapid succession of victories over Afghan forces.
Republican Doug Ose drops out of California recall race following heart attack
Former Republican Rep. Doug Ose ended his campaign to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday after having a heart attack over the weekend.
Pete Buttigieg announces he and husband, Chasten, are now parents
"For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family," Buttigieg said. "We’re overjoyed to share that we’ve become parents!"
Taliban takeover leaves Afghan diplomats in Washington limbo
Representatives of the fallen government are still at work — for now.
Biden admin depends on Taliban to give Americans 'safe passage' 6 weeks after Biden said he doesn't trust them
National security adviser Jake Sullivan joined White House press secretary Jen Psaki for a press conference on Tuesday, where they took questions about the bungled troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
White House: 'Premature' to recognize Taliban as legitimate government of Afghanistan
National security adviser Jake Sullivan declined to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan on Tuesday, claiming that it is "premature" to make that assessment.
Lawsuit alleges Wisconsin authorities' conspiracy with racists led to Kyle Rittenhouse killings
The family of a man fatally shot by U.S. teenager Kyle Rittenhouse during racial justice protests in Wisconsin last August filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the city of Kenosha and local law enforcement, citing their alleged relationship with white militia members.
House Democratic leaders press for party unity on passing infrastructure plan
Pelosi faces mounting pressure from both sides of her caucus about how to complete Biden's agenda.
NATO secretary general blames Afghan leadership for the "tragedy we are witnessing today"
"Ultimately, the Afghan political leadership failed to stand up to the Taliban, and to achieve the peaceful solution that Afghans desperately wanted," said Jens Stoltenberg.
Facebook Oversight Board members share disinfo worries
Retailers ask Congress to fight fake vaccination cards — Tech companies pump cash into underwater cable projects
White House pushes back on China amid propaganda in wake of Afghanistan's collapse
The White House Tuesday pushed back against a Chinese propaganda campaign attacking the United States and Taiwan after the collapse of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's youngest female mayor says the Taliban 'will come for people like me'
One of the first and youngest female mayors in Afghanistan, Zarifa Ghafari, said the Taliban "will come for people like me," anticipating the militant group will try to kill her after successfully overtaking the country's government.
Minnesota GOP chair asks party leaders for vote of confidence
The chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party has challenged her fellow party leaders to hold a vote of confidence as she faces calls to resign over her handling of sexual harassment allegations against staffers
Americans rank George W. Bush as the president most responsible for the outcome of the Afghanistan war: Insider poll
Biden ranked second in the Insider poll, with 27% of respondents saying he's most responsible for America's failure in Afghanistan.
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Sues NASA Over A Lunar Lander Contract Given To Rival SpaceX
In April, NASA chose Elon Musk's SpaceX to receive a highly sought-after $2.9 billion contract. It would involve the first spacecraft to land humans on the moon since 1972.
Former Nevada attorney general Adam Laxalt launches Senate campaign
Former Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt launched his campaign for US Senate on Tuesday, comparing his campaign against Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto to the Star Wars' battles between the Rebels and the Empire.
Tracking a trio of tropical systems: Latest forecasts for Fred, Grace and Henri
Fred, now a tropical depression, is delivering more rain to the East Coast.
US vows to stand by Taiwan amid Chinese saber-rattling following Afghanistan withdrawal
After a series of threats from Chinese state-affiliated media, the Biden administration announced Tuesday the United States intends to help Taiwan defend itself from Chinese military activity.
Taliban offers amnesty, promises women’s rights and media freedom
Taliban hold first press conference and pledge to respect women’s rights and media freedom – updates as they happened.
Minorities and women are finally getting a seat at the IPO underwriting table
JPMorgan is working on a database of women and minority-owned firms to help clients diversify their roster of underwriters in IPO and other deals.
Ex-U.S. President Bush says U.S. must quickly aid Afghan refugees
Former U.S. President George W. Bush, who launched a "war on terror" in Afghanistan and elsewhere following the Sept. 11, 2001attacks, urged the U.S. government to expedite help for Afghan refugees following the Taliban's swift takeover in recent days.
Opinion | The photos that prove America learned nothing from Vietnam
Whatever one thinks of Biden or Trump, the road to foreign policy hell is paved with an unending belief in American exceptionalism from history’s teachings.
Californians optimistic about future of state — CBS News poll
But many are unhappy about the traffic and the cost of living.
Biden White House accepts responsibility for 'chaos' in Afghanistan, says it is 'vigilant' on terror threat
President Biden and his national security team are "taking responsibility" for "every decision" the U.S. government took with respect to Afghanistan, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Tuesday.
How the FTC could get another chance to take on Facebook this week
By Thursday, the agency must file an amended complaint if it wishes to continue pursuing its claims against Facebook in federal court.
They worked for America in Afghanistan. Now they are in hiding.
Fawad is one of hundreds and probably thousands of Afghans whose applications for visas to enter the US are somewhere in limbo. Now, unable to reach Kabul airport, he and his family are living in fear -- too scared to venture outside.
New York lawmakers float further punishments for Cuomo
New York lawmakers are eyeing further punishments for Gov. Andrew Cuomo following the announcement of his resignation earlier this month, including potentially reverting the name of the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge back to the Tappan Zee and stripping the governor of his pension.
Why did the Afghan army disintegrate so quickly?
The billions spent by the US and NATO on the Afghan military could not fix major internal flaws.
The way you download and pay for apps may be about to radically change
Congress could strip Apple and Google of their app store dominance and let you download apps from elsewhere in an unprecedented move.
McCaul warns US is engaged in 'dangerous foreign policy,' sending message of 'weakness' to allies, adversaries
House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Michael McCaul warned that there is an "even bigger" terror threat than before the 9/11 attacks in the aftermath of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban.
‘Just Watching With Horror’: A Photographer in Afghanistan on the Eve of Collapse
Photojournalist Paula Bronstein was on assignment in Afghanistan in the final months before the Taliban takeover. Her photos and perspective document the country’s descent into chaos and confusion.
The Taliban have been in charge of Kabul for 48 hours. Women have already disappeared from the streets
The busy Kabul street looks almost as if nothing has changed. People rush by, as shopkeepers arrange their colorful merchandise, and police direct traffic.
FAA declines to punish airline that flew Gretchen Whitmer to Florida amid pandemic
The airline that flew Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Florida last March will not be penalized by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to new reports.
Sackler family won't settle unless freed from opioid suits, heir tells judge
Family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says it won't contribute billions to legal settlement unless they get off the hook for lawsuits.
Biden is hoping Americans focus on overall Afghanistan withdrawal, not messy exit
President Biden hopes to tamp down a political crisis by emphasizing that leaving Afghanistan was the right call, even if the exit is a debacle.
Two former police officers reject plea offers in Jan. 6 case
Two former police officers from Rocky Mount, Virginia, have rejected initial plea deal offers by the U.S. Justice Department to resolve charges stemming from their role in storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.
House Democrat on Afghanistan pullout: 'This is a catastrophe'
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday that the chaotic withdrawal of U.S.
Will Joe Biden pay a political price for Afghanistan?
Uncertainty and fear grips parts of Afghanistan as Taliban returns to power after 20 years.
Haiti earthquake: Tropical Storm Grace hampers rescue
Tropical Storm Grace has dumped heavy rain on Haiti just days after a tremor left at least 1,419 dead.
Firefighters have to blast 40 times more water at burning Tesla than other cars
"Teslas may take up to 30,000-40,000 gallons of water, maybe even more, to extinguish the battery pack once it starts burning and that was the case here."
Home Prices Are Now Higher Than The Peak Of The 2000s Housing Bubble. What Gives?
A new study helps to explain the dynamics of our bonkers housing market.
California recall election of Gov. Newsom gets underway as voters start receiving ballots
Ballots are now being sent to voters for California's gubernatorial recall election of embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. In some counties, ballot drop boxes are already open and some elections offices are available for early voting, ahead of the Sept. 14 contest.
House Democrats face major divisions over infrastructure strategy
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is signaling that she won't be backed into a corner next week by moderates in her caucus who are refusing to back a budget agreement unless the speaker first allows a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Biden urged to cut taxes, like Reagan did, to boost economy
President Joe Biden’s economic team is being advised to shift away from budget-busting spending to cutting taxes like former President Ronald Reagan did 40 years ago to spark an economic and job creation revival.
New York man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Senator Raphael Warnock
The man made his comments on the social media site Parler, posting under the name "LoneWolfWar."
France wildfire: Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near Riviera
Firefighters clear campsites in the Var region as some 5,000 hectares are destroyed by fire.
Reported mastermind behind Taliban takeover released from Guantanamo Bay by Obama in Bergdahl prisoner swap
A Taliban leader who reportedly helped orchestrate the group's takeover of Afghanistan was released by former President Barack Obama in exchange for former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014.
Volunteers solicited from DHS immigration agency for Afghanistan support
The Biden administration asked federal employees from US Citizenship and Immigration Services to volunteer for assignments to support the relocation of Afghans who helped the United States, according to a notification sent to part of the workforce Monday and viewed by CNN.
Governor Newsom recall election in California: Who are the candidates, how does it work — and all your other questions answered
The election will be just the second recall election for governor in state history.
Colorado rescinds 1864 proclamation instructing residents to kill 'hostile' Native Americans
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, rescinded an 1864 proclamation on Tuesday that instructed residents of the state to kill "hostile" Native Americans in the area.
Texas Senator Cornyn deletes erroneous Taiwan tweet blasted by Chinese media
U.S. Republican Senator John Cornyn has deleted a tweet in which he said wrongly that the United States currently has 30,000 troops stationed in Chinese-claimed Taiwan, a claim that spurred Chinese media to call him a "dotard."
Rapper Silento indicted by Georgia grand jury for murder of his cousin
Frederick Rooks, Silento's cousin, was found shot to death in DeKalb County, Georgia, earlier this year.
Bob Dylan denies sexually abusing girl in 1965
A woman says the US singer-songwriter abused her when she was 12 - a claim he says is untrue.
U.S. completes drawdown of Kabul diplomats; remaining staff to aid in evacuation
The United States has completed a drawdown of embassy personnel from Kabul, and the diplomatic staff remaining are assisting the evacuation of American citizens and Afghan allies, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Tuesday.
Taliban takeover: Uganda to take in 2,000 Afghan refugees
Some 2,000 Afghans will be taken in following a request from the US, the refugee minister says.
After years of suspicion, reckoning for high-flying R. Kelly
NEW YORK (AP) — Most people know him for “I Believe I Can Fly,” the 1996 sing-along hit that became an inspirational anthem played at school graduations, weddings and in advertisements. Or possibly for a stinging parody by comedian Dave Chappelle.
Frustrated with Biden, evangelical leaders are tightening the screws, calling resettlement of Afghan refugees a 'moral urgency'
The Biden administration has resettled fewer than 500 Afghan refugees, frustrating religious leaders who argue there is a duty to help the vulnerable.
Uganda scraps controversial anti-pornography ‘miniskirt’ law
Constitutional court throws out anti-porn law whose provisions included a ban on wearing miniskirts in public.
Jacksonville Jaguars cut Tim Tebow, ending his NFL return after one preseason game
Critics opined that the former Florida Gators star and Heisman Trophy winner was given nonstop opportunities that other athletes were not afforded.
White House admits 'fair amount' of US equipment in Afghanistan in Taliban hands
A "fair amount" of US weaponry was left behind and is now in Taliban hands. He is unsure the Taliban will hand over the equipment at the airport.
Analysis: Rick Scott just went there on Joe Biden and the 25th Amendment
Perhaps unhappy with the soaring profile of fellow Floridian Ron DeSantis among the Trumpist base of the Republican Party, Sen. Rick Scott decided to do something about it on Monday.
Oil posts longest run of losses since March as recovery sputters
The rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in many parts of the world has spurred fresh curbs on mobility.
Biden is driving an electric vehicle revolution. Will communities of color be left behind?
While the White House is driving a proposal to accelerate electric vehicle usage to combat carbon emissions, advocacy groups say Black and brown neighborhoods must benefit, too.
Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii
ROME (AP) — Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have discovered a remarkably well-preserved skeleton during excavations of a tomb that also shed light on the cultural life of the city before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD 79.
School districts impose mask mandates, defying GOP governors
School districts at the epicenter of a summer surge in coronavirus cases are ordering students and staff to wear masks to stem the pandemic’s spread, in open defiance of Republican governors who have attempted to bar them from imposing new restric
Amid new virus surge, Florida skeptics reconsider vaccines
CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — In a rural stretch of northeastern Florida where barely half the people have gotten a coronavirus shot, Roger West had no problem telling others he was “adamantly anti-vaccination.”
Jesse Jackson, wife hospitalized with COVID-19
The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads.
School board member says 'mad king' DeSantis has caused 'panic' and 'chaos' in district
A Florida school board member this week blasted Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over how he has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the governor has caused "panic" and "chaos" for school staff and parents.
More protection: US likely to authorize COVID booster shots
WASHINGTON (AP) — After struggling for months to persuade Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials could soon face a fresh challenge: talking vaccinated people into getting booster shots to gain longer-lasting protection as the delta variant sends infections soaring again.
Biden to extend mask mandate for travelers until January
The Biden administration plans to extend the federal mask mandate for all transportation networks through January, Reuters first reported.
Federal government extends coverage of 100% of states' emergency COVID-19 costs
Covered services include emergency medical care and housing at-risk populations. Money can also be used to help schools and for vaccination efforts.
Pfizer sends FDA early Covid booster shot data
CDC backs third dose for some immunocompromised — Merck limits 340B drug discounts
5,000 students isolate or quarantine because of Florida COVID-19 spike
Florida has once again become a coronavirus hot spot.
Troubling CDC vaccine data convinced Biden team to back booster shots
The evidence showed a decline in the initial round of protection against Covid-19 infection that's coincided with a resurgence in cases driven by the more contagious Delta variant.
US to ship first of the 500 million Pfizer doses Biden pledged to donate globally
The Biden administration on Tuesday is shipping the first of the 500 million Covid-19 doses that President Joe Biden pledged to share with countries around the world at the Group of Seven summit earlier this year.
Chicago pharmacist accused of selling COVID-19 vaccination cards online
A pharmacist in Chicago, Illinois, was arrested on Tuesday and accused of selling COVID-19 vaccination cards on eBay.
GOP Senator Railed Against Vax, Caught COVID, Then Hid It From Dem Colleagues
Wisconsin.govA Republican state senator who has proven to be one of Wisconsin’s most virulent critics of mask and vaccine mandates became sick enough to be hospitalized last week after contracting COVID-19, his office confirmed to The Daily Beast.What’s more, a possibly infectious Sen. André...
No shot, no proof, no service: NYC businesses begin checks
NEW YORK (AP) — People dining indoors at New York City's restaurants, browsing its museums or sweating in its gyms had to show proof Tuesday that they were at least partially inoculated against COVID-19 as the city began the nation's largest effort yet to exclude the unvaccinated from public places.
More kids are getting sick from COVID. Is it delta?
Health experts aren't sure if delta makes kids sicker with COVID-19, but doctors say they are seeing otherwise healthy children winding up on ventilators and the ICU.
One of the biggest Texas counties now offering $100 to residents who get vaccinated
Local officials are hoping to incentivize residents in the Houston metro area to get vaccinated.
NFL's Raiders Will Require Fans To Show Vaccine Proof Or Get A Shot At The Gate
When the Las Vegas Raiders start their NFL season, the team wants its home stadium to look as normal as possible, with stands full of fans. Those who been vaccinated won't have to wear masks.