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EXPLAINER: Are we going to need COVID-19 booster shots?

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Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon -- U.S. and international health authorities...

Miami Beach building evacuated over concrete safety concerns

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A Florida judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the oceanfront property where a collapsed Florida condominium building once stood,...

Afghan man gets life for March stabbing rampage in Sweden

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A 22-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack that injured...

Just in time for Tokyo games, Olympic items up for auction

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BOSTON — When the first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, winners did not get gold medals as they will later this...

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

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COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes...

Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

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The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several...

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from attending soccer matches after three...

Judge delays sentencing after twists in Iowa woman’s killing

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge agreed Wednesday to delay sentencing for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after...

Report: Appalachian states face billions in mining cleanup

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The cleanup and reclaiming of coal mines in seven Appalachian states will cost billions, and Kentucky and West Virginia have the...

After pandemic hunkering, the art of reopening your home

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When COVID put an abrupt halt to social gatherings, many homes were reconfigured to encompass school study areas and home offices. Now that pandemic...