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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...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

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...

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 get COVID-19...

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...

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...

WHO chief says it was ‘premature’ to rule out COVID lab leak

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BERLIN — The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Haiti gets 500K vaccine doses; its first of the pandemic

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti on Wednesday received its first coronavirus vaccine since the pandemic began, welcoming 500,000 doses as the country battles a spike...

Delta strain prompts Spain’s Catalonia to restore curfew

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BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona and the surrounding northeast corner of Spain are curtailing public activity again to stem an outbreak of the delta variant...