Critical report mandates improved safety on Boston subway

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston-area’s aging subway system has for years neglected safety and maintenance while…

Unvaccinated cadets ordered off Coast Guard Academy campus

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Coast Guard Academy is disenrolling seven cadets for failing to comply…

WHO: New COVID cases, deaths keep falling nearly everywhere

GENEVA — The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported globally continued to fall nearly…

Crist’s resignation leaves Dems with strained House majority as more lawmakers exit office

Rep. Charlie Crist resigned from his House seat on Wednesday, giving Democrats an even narrower majority…

U.S. life expectancy plunged again in 2021, down nearly a year

NEW YORK — U.S. life expectancy dropped for the second consecutive year in 2021, falling by…

UN expert: U.S. progress on LGBT rights but equality lacking

UNITED NATIONS — Enormous progress has been achieved in the last 50 years for lesbian, gay,…

Silent prayer OK outside abortion counseling office, German court rules

A three-year battle over silent prayer near an abortion-counseling facility in Germany took a new turn…

Trump ‘concealed and removed’ documents in violation of grand jury subpoena, Justice Department says

The Justice Department said classified documents were “likely concealed and removed” from former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago…

Times Square posts signs labeling Manhattan hotspot as a ‘sensitive zone’ where guns are off-limits

Visitors to New York City will see signs in Times Square advertising it as a “sensitive…

AG Garland bans DOJ employees from talking to Congress amid flood of whistleblower complaints

Attorney General Merrick Garland has issued a memo blocking Justice Department employees from communicating with members…

FDA clears COVID-19 boosters targeting fast-moving variants

The Food and Drug Administration authorized re-formulated COVID-19 boosters Wednesday that target omicron variants alongside the…

Quantic Dream is the latest studio bought by China’s NetEase

Quantic Dream announced Wednesday in a blog post that the company had been acquired by NetEase.…

U.S. clears updated COVID boosters targeting newest variants

The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today’s…

Newsom’s in-laws donated to DeSantis as high-profile governors feud: Report

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are openly feuding ahead of a potential…

Customs officials find more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine in baby-wipe shipment

Customs and Border Protection officials in Laredo, Texas seized nearly 1,533 pounds of cocaine, worth more…

Republicans lose ground in Senate races, political analysts say

The GOP’s path to flipping the Senate this fall is narrowing. Read more…

Trump hires DeSantis adviser Chris Kise for defense in FBI raid case

Former President Donald Trump has enlisted Chris Kise, a former Florida solicitor general who served on…

Georgia prosecutor plans to call Lin Wood to testify to grand jury in Trump probe

L. Lin Wood, a trial lawyer who played a prominent role in former President Donald Trump’s…

Feds warn of ‘rainbow fentanyl’ that’s targeting American youth

Federal officials are warning the public about what they call “rainbow fentanyl,” a brightly colored version…

Shaky start for Biden’s college debt relief, loan servicers in the dark about the plan

Student loan servicers are still awaiting details on how the Department of Education will implement President…