An exhausted Senate has narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
March 6, 2021, 4:32 PM
Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric have delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence, urging Muslims to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting.
March 6, 2021, 12:41 PM
Senate leaders and moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin have struck a deal over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
March 5, 2021, 11:04 PM
California lifted some coronavirus restrictions on outdoor sports and entertainment venues, clearing the way for fans to attend games on Major League Baseball’s opening day and for theme parks like Disneyland to reopen for the first time in more than a year.
March 5, 2021, 8:12 PM
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will issue an executive order mandating that all public schools provide universal access to in-person learning by the month’s end for students up to fifth grade and by mid-April for older students.
March 5, 2021, 5:41 PM
Canada is getting a fourth vaccine to prevent COVID-19 as the country’s health regulator has cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.
March 5, 2021, 4:42 PM
U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 379,000 jobs last month, a sign the economy is strengthening as virus cases drop, vaccinations ramp up, Americans spend more and states ease business restrictions.
March 5, 2021, 3:41 PM
Pope Francis has urged Iraqis to treat their Christian brothers as a precious resource to protect, not an “obstacle” to eliminate as he opens the first-ever papal visit to Iraq.
March 5, 2021, 11:21 AM
China’s No. 2 leader has set a healthy economic growth target and vowed to make the nation self-reliant in technology amid tension with Washington and Europe over trade and human rights.
March 5, 2021, 7:56 AM
One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate.
March 4, 2021, 11:37 PM
The Senate has voted by the slimmest of margins to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
March 4, 2021, 9:32 PM
The California Legislature has approved a $6.6 billion plan aimed at returning students to the classroom.
March 4, 2021, 7:44 PM
Harry and his wife Meghan expect to reveal more about their very difficult task of separating from royal life.
March 6, 2021, 11:32 PM
The weekend commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honor four giants of the civil rights movement who died in 2020.
March 6, 2021, 11:28 PM
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March 6, 2021, 11:04 PM
The South Korean and U.S. militaries are scaling back their annual exercises this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support diplomacy on North Korea’s nuclear program.
March 6, 2021, 10:15 PM
The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the February 1 coup is adding to pressure for more sanctions against the junta.
March 6, 2021, 10:09 PM