Democracy Dies in Darkness
Just after midnight, Israel’s military announced that air and ground forces had joined in an attack on Gaza, but did not immediately detail the number or type of troops that had crossed the border.
The end of the pandemic may not be near, exactly, but it’s no longer rash, impolitic or scientifically dubious to broach the topic. But there is a huge caveat: Infectious-disease experts have said that the coronavirus is unlikely to be eradicated.
Joan Baez at a September 2005 antiwar demonstration on the National Mall. (AP)
Using a searing soprano voice with a trademark vibrato, Kennedy Center honoree Baez redefined folk music and showed up wherever her songs and courage were needed.
Even as the crisis started to abate, the ease with which a critical artery of America’s transportation system was felled by a common online attack prompted a soul-searching among national leaders and cybersecurity experts.
A federal court in Orlando scheduled a “change of plea hearing” in Joel Greenberg’s case, indicating he has reached a deal with prosecutors.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said schools should be open in-person, five days a week in the coming academic year.
Most risk losing their checks entirely after 16 GOP governors announced plans to cut short their participation in federal stimulus programs, part of a campaign to combat what Republican leaders see as a national worker shortage.
Video surveillance shows Stavian Rodriguez, 15, and Oklahoma City police on Nov. 23. Five officers are charged in the teen's killing. (Oklahoma County District Attorney)
A Washington Post database of fatal force incidents finds most children shot by police are minorities and less likely to be armed than adults shot by police.
Even as both sides stressed their commitment to a bipartisan deal, they acknowledged they’re still haggling over what it should include.
The threats — real and imagined — driving a run on gas across the Southeast. And why Peloton decided to recall 125,000 treadmills.
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Since early May, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza and Palestinian militants have fired rocket salvos in the most intense fighting in years.
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The president urged Americans not to rush to stockpile gasoline, seeking to reassure the country that a severe fuel shortage in the Southeast will likely be resolved in coming days.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right. (AP)
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The House GOP leader said Republicans no longer question the legitimacy of President Biden’s victory in November.
Preliminary research suggests that vaccines are still effective in blocking mutated variants.
Arab Israelis at a funeral for a protester killed by police in the Israeli city of Lod on Tuesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
Many of the Arab Israelis taking part in recent mass protests are angered not only by the ongoing airstrikes against Palestinians but also their own sense of being second-class citizens.
The nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline is backed by Angela Merkel, but her time as leader ends later this year.
A direct hit on Mumbai, which would be a 1-in-500-year event, is unlikely. But the cyclone could graze India’s largest city.
Fully vaccinated people riding on buses, trains and planes must continue to wear their masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, even as it said they could do without in almost every other indoor setting.
Summer temperature forecast from the National Weather Service.
The pattern, known to enhance Atlantic hurricane seasons, has returned to neutral levels.
Marine Corps Maj. Christopher Warnagiris was the first person to push through the Capitol's East Rotunda doors, prosecutors said.
Body camera footage from D.C. police Officer Michael Fanone shows him screaming in agony after a pro-Trump mob dragged him down the U.S. Capitol steps, beat him and Tasered him.
A judge on Thursday delayed the planned August trial for the three former Minneapolis police officers accused of aiding and abetting Derek Chauvin in the death of Floyd.
If you’re exploring the bar scene again after vaccination, make sure you check out these dock bars, breweries and wine gardens.
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
The comedy club is again hosting live stand-up in its showroom while continuing to offer online and outdoor performances.
The fact that Boeing and its regulator discovered the new safety problem only last month, and not during a protracted reexamination of the plane’s safety following two Max crashes, underscored questions about safety oversight.
Spencer Silver1941–2021
The 3M chemist accidentally invented the adhesive used in Post-it Notes, an innovation that became a favored modern medium for jotting notes to oneself and others.
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The Epic Games v. Apple court trial is producing a slew of memes. Do they matter to the outcome?
Multiple infectious disease experts are not surprised by the seemingly unusual outbreak, citing close quarters and regular team testing.
For this season and (maybe) this season only, the NBA will use a mini tournament to determine the last two playoff seeds in each conference.