Federal Reserve officials left their benchmark interest rate unchanged near zero as they flagged a moderating U.S. recovery and reiterated a pledge to use all available tools to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A winter storm that has brought as much as 3 feet of snow (.9 meters) to northern California has prompted the Oregon Department of Transportation to turn back Interstate 5 southbound traffic near Ashland, Oregon.
LOS ANGELES — The young mountain lion was in the central Santa Monica Mountains on a Saturday night when he crossed paths with some biologists.
NEW YORK (AP) — Democracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a barrage of misinformation and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to achieve a peaceful transfer of power.
NEW YORK — A New York City resident and right-wing Twitter troll was arrested for spreading disinformation on the social media platform, telling people they could vote by text in the 2016 presidential election in an effort to suppress votes for Hillary Clinton, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
An upstate New York man who bragged in a Facebook video that he was in the “Capitol building smoking with all my people!” has been charged in the Jan. 6 siege, federal court documents show.
AUSTIN, Texas —A beloved Austin pediatrician was slain Tuesday by another doctor who police say had entered her office around closing time and held her hostage before killing her and himself.
ST. LOUIS — Aerial surveillance in Baltimore led to a small improvement in solving serious crimes during its six months of operation last year, researchers said Wednesday.
CHICAGO — The Chicago South Side home of Emmett Till and his mother — where the boy was living when he was tortured and murdered during a 1955 trip to Mississippi — was granted city landmark status by the City Council on Wednesday as a group seeks to turn it into a museum.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Black-and-white pictures of dozens of men and women, some in their 30s and others much older, line the perimeter of a bright yellow building overlooking the Pacific, a two-story-tall black ribbon covering part of the facade and a Peruvian flag at a half-staff near the door.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning that “domestic violent extremists” who object to the outcome of the presidential election still pose a threat following the U.S. Capitol siege on Jan. 6, just three weeks ago.
The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to deliver the long-delayed numbers used for divvying up congressional seats by the end of April, but a holdup on redistricting data could disrupt several states’ abilities to redraw their own legislative maps ahead of upcoming elections, an agency official s…
Whether out of superstition, scorn or steadfast denial, Russian President Vladimir Putin famously avoids saying Alexei Navalny’s name out loud. But across the vast country Putin rules, the leading opposition figure is known to practically everyone.
WASHINGTON — Virus mutations that could accelerate the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine distribution challenges are two of the main issues facing the country as states work to get shots in arms, Biden administration health officials told reporters Wednesday.