US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Merck oral Covid treatment cuts risk of hospitalization, death by half for some patients

Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics said Friday they have developed a drug that reduces the risk of hospitalization or death by about 50% for patients with mild or moderate cases of Covid. The companies plan to apply for an emergency license for the Covid antiviral treatment after the drug showed “convincing results” in clinical trials. The … Read more

Navy conducts deep sea search for remains, helicopter

The Navy is conducting a deep-sea search for the remains of five sailors and the wreckage of a Navy helicopter that was thrown off an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego on Aug. 31 and plunged into the Pacific Ocean. ThroughThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 22:21 • 2 minutes reading Share on … Read more

House Republican who voted to impeach Trump will no longer participate

One of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in instigating the January 6 U.S. Capitol uprising announced Thursday night that he will not be re-elected next year Through JILL COLVIN and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press September 17, 2021, 5:07 a.m. • 3 minutes reading Share on … Read more

Air base completely free after closure, report from gunman

Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base went into lockdown for several hours as security officials investigated reports of a gunman on campus ThroughThe Associated Press September 10, 2021, 06:08 • 1 minute reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base went into lockdown for several … Read more

Alabama Drops Lawsuit Challenging Census Privacy Method

The state of Alabama has asked to drop its lawsuit against a controversial statistical method used by the US Census Bureau Through MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press September 9, 2021, 6:42 PM • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article The state of Alabama on Thursday asked to drop its lawsuit challenging the … Read more

Biden to release documents about September 11 attacks

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order ordering the FBI to release documents related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Through ERIC TUCKER Associated Press September 3, 2021, 7:14 PM • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday leading … Read more

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, lake ordered to flee

Fire officials have ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin as crews deal with a two-week-old fire ThroughThe Associated Press August 30, 2021, 1:42 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Fire officials ordered more evacuations around the Tahoe Basin on Sunday night as crews … Read more

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