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New York reports more than 20,000 coronavirus cases

More than 20,000 New Yorkers have been infected by the coronavirus

 

FBI never completes hundreds of thousands of gun checks

The data obtained by CQ Roll Call shows how the FBI still struggles to complete background checks

 

Economic hardship tied to increase in suicide rates, especially in rural areas

Suicides reached a 50-year peak in 2017, the latest year for which reliable statistics are available

 

Why NASA wants to return to the moon

With new directives from President Donald Trump, NASA is in the middle of a new space race.

What we know about the children detained by border protection officers at O’Hare

What happened? Border protection officials said the children arrived on a flight with an adult who was determined to be inadmissible.

Mueller: Investigation did not exonerate Trump

In his first public comments on the Russia investigation, outgoing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III refused Wednesday to clear President Donald Trump.

“Human composting” is about to become legal in Washington

As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil.

New data-sharing rules for EU and US adopted

BRUSSELS — New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday,…

North America leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and…

Trump declares era of ‘Americanism,’ hits Clinton on trade

MONESSEN, Pa. — Donald Trump called for a new era of economic…

The United States and its gun problem

The United States has a gun problem. Will the mass shooting in…

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

HANOI, Vietnam — President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is…

Kim Jong Un says North Korea won’t use nuclear weapons first

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his…

Once unthinkable in US, drug shoot-up rooms get serious look

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in…

AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of…

Obama pushes for global trade deals in face of opposition

HANNOVER, Germany — President Barack Obama mounted a strong defense of international…

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part…

US to join quake relief effort in Japan; 41 dead, 11 missing

MINAMIASO, Japan — Eleven people remained missing Sunday in southern Japan from…

Syrian official rules out Assad departure ahead of talks

DAMASCUS, Syria — A top Syrian official urged the opposition to let…

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords…