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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...

EXPLAINER: How Indiana evictions could surge post-moratorium

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INDIANAPOLIS — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended...

Sarah Sanders raises $4.2M for Arkansas governor bid

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' campaign on Thursday said she has raised another $4.2 million for her bid...

Pressing German-US issues as Merkel meets with Biden

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WASHINGTON — Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the White House was shadowed Thursday by pressing issues as well as good will, as she prepared...

Surgeon general urges US fight against COVID misinformation

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Thursday called for a national effort to fight misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, urging tech companies, health care...

Over 50 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

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BERLIN — More than 50 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as heavy flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets...

Police defend withholding details in South Carolina killings

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WALTERBORO, S.C. — State police told a judge that they don't want to release more information about the slayings of two members of a...

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...

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...

On farewell visit to US, Merkel brings message of stability

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Thursday for what is likely her last official visit...