fb-pixel Skip to main content


More national news

Nominees Brendan Hunt, from left, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Jeremy Swift on the red carpet at the 73rd Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Celebration on Friday, September 17, 2021.

‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Crown,’ ‘Hacks’ among Emmy Award winners

The producers’ ultimate goal is an upbeat ceremony that acknowledges how much TV’s importance grew during the pandemic and its lockdowns.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who contracted the virus last year and as recently as this week said publicly that he does not need to be vaccinated because he has naturally acquired antibodies, is scheduled to kick off the 76th United Nations General Assembly’s general debate on Tuesday.

Jair Bolsonaro, defiantly unvaccinated, will test UN General Assembly’s COVID ‘honor system’

The United Nations is demanding that world leaders arriving in New York for its General Assembly adhere to an “honor system” to attest they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. But that mandate will be tested in the general debate’s very first moments.

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

A military training jet crashed Sunday in a Dallas suburb, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes.

Biden administration seeks to expand telehealth in rural America

The roughly 15 percent of the population living in rural America includes some of the oldest and sickest patients in the country — a disparity that has grown more stark during the coronavirus pandemic. The Biden administration is investing more in telemedicine, whose use has grown sharply during the pandemic, as a way to improve their access to care.

The Alabama State Capitol, in Montgomery, Ala.

Alabama begins removing racist language from its constitution

The last time Alabama politicians rewrote their state constitution, back in 1901, their aspirations were explicitly racist: “to establish white supremacy in this state.”

Mondo Donovan, left, Natalia Cifuentes, Hadja Bah, and Jessica Allen administered COVID-19 tests in Marietta, Ga., on Sept. 16, as part of its school system's test-to-stay program. More school districts have embraced 'test-to-stay' protocols that allow uninfected close contacts to remain in the classroom.

A new COVID testing model aims to spare students from quarantine

When the schools in Marietta, Ga., opened their doors on Aug. 3, the highly contagious Delta variant was sweeping across the South, and children were not being spared.

Chris Rock.

Chris Rock says he has COVID-19 and urges vaccination

Comedian Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.”

From left, Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux stand for a photo in Bozeman, Mont., during a "fighter jet training" weekend to familiarize the crew with G-forces on Aug. 8, 2021.

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.