Washington & Politics

Canadian government rejects virus shots in US border tunnel

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DETROIT — The Canadian government has rejected a creative plan to have Ontario residents line up inside a U.S. border tunnel to tap into...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

Unions connect soccer players with migrant workers in Qatar

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GENEVA — Soccer players have talked with migrant workers in Qatar to learn more about their conditions while building stadiums and other projects for...

Biden ends large-scale logging on huge Alaska rainforest

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday it is ending large-scale, old-growth timber sales on the nation's largest national forest — the Tongass National...

Biden’s Census nominee promises independence, transparency

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President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S....

US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that...

Fired Tennessee vaccine official received dog muzzle in mail

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's former top vaccination official received a dog muzzle in the mail a few days before she was fired this week...

U.S. Passport Agency ends walk-in service at Vermont office

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. — The U.S. Passport Agency ended it’s no appointment walk-in service at its Vermont’s office after it was overwhelmed by people...

Cuba’s leader lays some blame for protests on his government

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HAVANA — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel for the first time is offering some self-criticism while saying that government shortcomings in handling shortages and other...

Canadian government rejects virus shots in US border tunnel

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DETROIT — The Canadian government has rejected a creative plan to have Ontario residents line up inside a U.S. border tunnel to tap into...