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Joe Biden giving Presidential Medal of Freedom to Steve Jobs, Simone Biles, more

President Joe Biden has named 17 people he is giving the highest civilian honor in the US to, including the late Steve Jobs, Olympic champion Simone Biles and actor Denzel Washington. Biden on Friday announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is ‘presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the […]

Here’s your Fourth of July forecast, America.

Isabella Grullón Paz Hot dogs. Apple pie. Sweat stains. After a month of intense heat baked much of the United States, the Fourth of July weekend will bring “some typical summertime weather,” in the words of Bob Oraveck, a lead national forecaster with the National Weather Service. That’s code for hot and humid, as it […]

Woman wanted in killing cyclist who dated her boyfriend captured in Costa Rica

The woman suspected of fatally shooting professional cyclist Anna Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson has been captured in Costa Rica after 43 days on the run from authorities. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was arrested Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, in connection with the May 11 shooting death of Wilson, 25, […]

California Wildfire Burns More Than 900 Acres and Prompts Evacuations

Livia Albeck-Ripka A fast-growing fire near South Yuba River State Park in Nevada County, Calif., about 70 miles northeast of Sacramento, has grown to more than 900 acres in two days, prompting evacuation orders for hundreds of residents of nearby communities, the authorities said Thursday. The blaze, named the Rices fire, is one of more […]

Fourteen-year-old tiger dies after catching Covid at Ohio zoo

A 14-year-old tiger has died at a zoo after contracting the coronavirus, which caused him to develop pneumonia. Jupiter the Amur tiger died on Sunday at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. The tiger first began appearing unwell on June 22, when he was not interested in eating and did not want to stand, […]

Four people dead in 'migrant smuggling operation' car crash in Texas

Four people have died and three others are critically injured from a car crash involving an alleged migrant smuggling operation in Texas. The crash occurred on Interstate 35 in Encinal, which is about 40 miles north of the US-Mexico border. ‘The driver suspected of human smuggling evaded law enforcement and crashed into a commercial vehicle,’ […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn into Supreme Court as Justice Breyer retires

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the US Supreme Court on Thursday, making history as the first black woman to serve on the high court. Jackson, 51, was sworn in hours after the court issued its final two opinions for the term. Justice Stephen Breyer notified the White House on Wednesday that his […]

Young mother shot in the head and killed while pushing baby stroller in New York

A young mother was fatally shot while pushing her 3-month-old infant in a stroller Wednesday night in Manhattan, officials said. The 20-year-old mother was shot in the head by a gunman who fired ‘from a very close range’ after approaching her around 8.23pm as she walked on East 95th Street in the Upper East Side, […]

Secret Service agents 'prepared to testify' Donald Trump didn't lunge at them

Secret Service agents are reportedly willing to testify that ex-President Donald Trump did not lunge at them when they refused to take him to the Capitol riot, as a former White House aide has claimed. Reports of two Secret Service agents preparing to testify under oath came hours after Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide […]