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Afghanistan’s neighbors wary as US seeks nearby staging area

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American diplomats are escalating a charm offensive with Central Asian leaders this week as they work to secure a close-by spot to respond to...

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...

Money in the bank: Child tax credit dollars head to parents

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WASHINGTON — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. ...

Biden’s Census nominee promises independence, transparency

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President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S. Census Bureau told a Senate committee on Thursday that he would bring transparency and independence to...

‘Boogaloo’ ex-convict faced 10 years, gets home confinement

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BALTIMORE — A Maryland man who belonged to an anti-government extremist movement was sentenced on Thursday to six months of home confinement for illegally...

Money in the bank: Child tax credit dollars head to parents

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WASHINGTON — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. ...

Child tax credit starts hitting US families’ bank accounts

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WASHINGTON — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. ...

EU court rules employers can limit religious symbols

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BERLIN — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that employers may forbid the wearing of visible symbols of religious or political belief, such...

Uncovering boarding school history makes for monumental task

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They sat inside a dust-covered box that had been stashed away, untouched, for years: black-and-white photographs of Apache students who were...

Syrian government forces hit last rebel enclave, killing 9

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BEIRUT — Syrian government rockets hit two villages in the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria on Thursday, killing at least nine civilians, including...