The United States' known death toll from COVID-19 will surpass the number of dead from the Spanish Flu within the next day or two, according to the side-by-side numbers — though a direct comparison between the raw numbers doesn’t give the whole story, medical experts and statisticians say.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen renewed her call for Congress to raise or suspend the U.S. debt ceiling, saying the government will otherwise run out of money to pay its bills sometime in October.
Expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines and confronting the rising dangers of climate change will dominate a weeklong United Nations gathering in New York that’s taking place in person after going all-virtual in 2020.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron will speak by phone in the next few days as the French president seeks “clarification” about a deal that saw Paris lose its multibillion-dollar submarine contract with Australia.
House Democrats could initially hold off on sending a $550 billion infrastructure bill to President Joe Biden for signature to help keep the party united and his economic agenda on track, a senior lawmaker said.
President Joe Biden will set a new course for global vaccine allocation this week, hosting a summit on the shortage of shots in poorer countries even as the U.S. moves to give booster doses to millions of fully inoculated Americans.
A few dozen sunrises were enough for the crew of Inspiration4, which returned to Earth nearly three days after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center becoming the first all-civilian crew to launch into orbit.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will land in the U.S. on his first trip outside of Europe since the start of the pandemic with his most critical relationship — with President Joe Biden — at a delicate juncture.
Several hundred supporters of Donald Trump demonstrated in Washington on Saturday amid a heavy police presence, protesting against the prosecutions of people who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
With battles over voting rights being waged across the country, the New York City Council is poised to enter the fray in a potentially big way.
Democratic moderates in the U.S. House are imploring Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move forward with a Sept. 27 vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill despite threats from progressives to block it if a much larger spending package has not also been approved.
A $100 million loan on Donald Trump’s Fifth Avenue tower was moved to a watch list Monday because of “lower average occupancy,” according to information compiled by Wells Fargo & Co.
The COVID-19 vaccine booster shot proposed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE should be given to older Americans and those at high risk, a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday, rejecting a request for broader distribution.
The man the U.S. and its allies hoped would be a moderate voice in Afghanistan’s Taliban government has been sidelined after a dramatic shootout in the presidential palace in Kabul, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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