Race teaching cut from college course in victory for Ron DeSantis
Academics have been accused of capitulating to political pressure from the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, after purging or playing down parts of a course in Af
US alleges Chinese spy balloon flew over sensitive military site
US official told reporters the military was prepared to shoot the balloon down but was deterred by potential for harm.
Dell is cutting 6,650 jobs amid falling demand for PCs
PC shipments reportedly fell by 37 percent YoY in Q4.
Aid to quake-hit Syria slowed by sanctions, war's divisions
Aid workers say getting aid into Syria after this week’s devastating earthquake has been hampered by the country’s deep fragmentation from years of war
New York to feel like a below-zero Arctic hell amid Northeast cold spell
Temperatures in the New York metro area were already plummeting early Friday
20 attorneys general warn Walgreens, CVS over abortion pills
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 conservative-led states warned CVS and Walgreens on Wednesday that they could face legal consequences if they sell abortion pills by mail in those states. A letter from Republican Missouri Attorney General Andrew
Analysis: Canada's decriminalization experiment no match for toxic drug supply
A Canadian experiment to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs could reduce stigma and police run-ins for addicts but does little to tackle a bigger problem of overdose deaths from drugs adulterated with lethal ingredients.
Yes, I own a wood-burning stove. The shame . . .
A crackdown on stoves will mean £300 fines. I have one — what now, asks Helen Rumbelow
U.S. weekly jobless claims at nine-month low; productivity accelerates
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a nine-month low last week as the labor market remains resilient despite higher borrowing costs and mounting fears of a recession this year.
US job openings increase to five-month high, manufacturing slumps
Gap between job openings and hiring suggests wage growth could remain high, an indicator that interest rates could rise.
Chinese balloon high over US stirs unease far below
The Chinese balloon drifting high above the U.S. and first revealed over Montana has created a buzz down below among residents — and raised a chorus of alarm from elected officials
Sudan said set to salvage elusive normalization with Israel
Reports say Khartoum now ready to sign Abraham Accords pact agreed on two years ago but held up by instability and a coup in Muslim African nation
House prices stabilise after four-month slump
The decline in house prices slowed to a crawl at the start of the year, but a significant correction in the average price of a home is still expected as borrowi
US, Philippines agree on larger American military presence
US forces to be granted access to four more Philippine military camps
Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or pipedream?
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200 percent their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is t
In High-Profile Raids, Zelensky Showcases Will to Tackle Corruption
President Volodymyr Zelensky is eager to highlight his crackdown on corruption, ahead of E.U. accession talks and possible Western investigations of war aid.
North Korean leader Kim brings daughter to visit troops
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought his daughter to visit troops to mark the 75th founding anniversary of the country's army as he lauded the “irresistible might” of his nuclear-armed military, state media said Wednesda
Balloon bursts hopes for end to spiraling US-China tensions
Monday was supposed to be a day of modest hope in the U.S.-China relationship
Sheriff: Toxic gas release likely from Ohio derailment
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were threatening to arrest anyone who doesn't leave an evacuation zone near the smoldering wreckage of an Ohio train derailment near the Pennsylvania state line and warned Monday there was a high probability of a
Spy balloons: what are they and why are they still being used?
The idea emerged during the American civil war, so what is their appeal now, in the age of the satellite?
New bill would force airlines to pay bumped passengers $1,350
Airlines would be forced to pay passengers who are bumped from an oversold flight $1,350 under a new proposal introduced in the Senate in the wake of a Southwest Airlines scheduling fiasco that led…
Covid: Last chance for adults under-50 to get booster
People aged 16-49 in England have until 12 February to take up the offer of a vaccine booster.
Shell profits hit record $40bn as Britons endure inflation
UK firm reports highest annual profits in 115-year history, prompting anger among those struggling to pay energy bills.
US adds a surprisingly strong 517,000 jobs despite Fed hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers added a sizzling 517,000 jobs in January , a surprisingly strong gain in the face of the Federal Reserve’s aggressive drive to slow growth and tame inflation with higher interest rates.
Two Eye Drop Brands Recalled Over Infection Risk
EzriCare and Delsam Pharma artificial tears are being recalled because they're linked to an investigation into dangerous infections, including one death.