Queen Elizabeth reflects on ‘deep’ affection for Scotland

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday…

U.S. hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall

MINNEAPOLIS — The United States reached its latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone Friday, eclipsing 700,000 deaths from…

Havana Syndrome continues to baffle U.S. officials

U.S. officials remain determined to get to the bottom of mysterious, neurological “anomalous health incidents” which…

Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court won’t block New York City’s school vaccine mandate

Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined to block a vaccine mandate for New York City public school employees…

California pushes 1st US vaccine mandate for schoolchildren

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the nation’s first coronavirus vaccination…

Trains packed with commuters as Japan fully ends emergency

TOKYO (AP) – Japan fully came out of a coronavirus state of emergency for the first…

Court temporarily blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for NY health workers seeking religious exemption

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily granted a partial injunction forcing the state of…

Texas man who refused mask at restaurant arrested for stabbing

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas have arrested a man who was accused of…

Judge upholds Univ. of California vaccine mandate against a professor who cited natural immunity

A federal judge upheld the University of California’s decision to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine instead of…

Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19, has no symptoms

The Supreme Court announced Friday that Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 despite being…

Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merck & Co. said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and…

Scarlett Johansson, Disney settle lawsuit over ‘Black Widow’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson and the Walt Disney Co. on Thursday settled her lawsuit…

Nation’s most restrictive abortion law back in Texas court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Friday will consider whether Texas can leave in…

Military suicide rates increasing, new Pentagon survey finds

Suicide rates in the U.S. military increased from 2015 to 2020 and the trend shows no…

S&P 500 fell 4.8% in September, worst month since March 2020

Stocks on Wall Street fell broadly Thursday, closing out September with their worst monthly loss since…

Big drop in US teen vaping seen with COVID school closures

WASHINGTON (AP) – Teen vaping plummeted this year as many U.S. students were forced to learn…

Biden vaccine mandate splits US on party lines

A survey of Americans on President Joe Biden’s plan to require most workers to get either…

It’s flu vaccine time, even if you’ve had your COVID-19 shots

Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your…

Activists dump a pile of fake bones at home of Ron Klain, Biden chief of staff

Activists dumped a pile of fake human bones near the home of President Biden’s chief of…

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections upend ‘Aladdin’ reopening, Harvard classes

Breakthrough coronavirus infections canceled a midweek Broadway performance of Disney’s “Aladdin” just one night after it…