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New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall.
GOP increasingly accepts Trump's defeat - but not in public

GOP increasingly accepts Trump's defeat - but not in public

WASHINGTON — When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice-president-elect , her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Sen. Lindsey Graham greeted her with a fist bump.
Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden's abortion stance

Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden's abortion stance

Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they’re sharply divided over a declaration by the head of the U.S.
Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory

Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory

President-elect Joe Biden's winning tally is approaching a record 80 million votes as Democratic bastions continue to count ballots and the 2020 election cracks turnout records.
A rusty Giuliani returns to the courtroom on Trump's behalf

A rusty Giuliani returns to the courtroom on Trump's behalf

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Rudy Giuliani, representing a client inside a courtroom for the first time in nearly three decades, showed some rust as he tried to make the case that President Donald Trump has been robbed of reelection.
Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight.
UK insurance firm RSA agrees to takeover offer from Intact and Tryg

UK insurance firm RSA agrees to takeover offer from Intact and Tryg

TORONTO — One of the U.K.'s oldest insurance companies is getting two new owners and one of them is Canadian.
Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

BOSTON — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
In McQueen's 'Small Axe,' an epic of West Indian heritage

In McQueen's 'Small Axe,' an epic of West Indian heritage

NEW YORK — For Steve McQueen, bringing back the London of his childhood began with remembering the scents of his youth.
FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight.