Stephen Sondheim, legendary composer and lyricist, dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, a Broadway giant who has the most Tony Awards as a composer, died early Friday at his home, a spokesperson for Sondheim's...
10-year-old among three shot at mall in Durham, North Carolina
Three people were shot and three others were injured at The Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday, police said.
Chart: Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination gap
Just over 10 percent of people in Africa have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, far below the 64 percent that are vaccinated in North...
U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, seven other nations amid new Covid variant
The new strain, classified by the WHO as a "variant of concern," is blamed for a surge of cases in South Africa and has sparked fears over its high...
Shipping delays vex Americans, but could be a boon for China
China has accumulated an unprecedented stake in global shipping and commerce, and its power and profits present ominous possibilities for the future.
Dow slammed by 1,000 points in worst drop of 2021 on fears about new Covid variant
U.S. stocks dropped sharply on Friday after WHO officials on Thursday warned of a new Covid-19 variant that’s been detected in South Africa.
Rep. Boebert appears in video to suggest Rep. Omar mistaken for a terrorist in Capitol
“Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout," Omar responded on Twitter.
'Put an end to this madness': Retailers ramp up security after wave of robberies
A lingering fear of coordinated large-scale robberies is rattling retailers, not only in major cities but in suburbs not normally targeted.
Merck's Covid pill is effective, FDA says. Experts will now review safety.
Merck’s drug would be the first that patients could take at home to ease symptoms and speed recovery.
New Covid variant triggers sudden global alarm and travel bans
Countries across the world rushed Friday to identify potential cases and halt travel from southern Africa where a new variant of Covid-19,...
Ghislane Maxwell’s trial starts Monday. Epstein victims say she was central to his scheme.
The long-awaited trial of convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant Ghislaine Maxwell gets underway Monday
As new debt limit showdown looms, lawmakers consider long-term solutions
Abolishing the debt ceiling and minting a $1 trillion coin are among the solutions being proposed.