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Merkel brings message of stability to US on farewell visit

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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Wednesday for Washington on what is likely to be her last official visit , carrying a bag...

Brazilian leader evaluated for possible emergency surgery

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was being evaluated Wednesday for possible emergency surgery for an intestinal obstruction, his office said. ...

Wells Fargo beats expectations with $6 billion profit in 2Q

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — Wells Fargo had its most profitable quarter in two years, easily beating Wall Street estimates as the global economy continues...

With taxpayers’ help, Delta posts $652 million profit in 2Q

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Delta Air Lines reported its first quarterly profit since the pandemic devastated the airline industry more than a year ago, as hordes of vacation...

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...

‘God opened the door’: Mystery surrounds US asylum picks

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TIJUANA, Mexico — In a packed camp for migrant families on Mexico's side of the busiest U.S. border crossing, Nelson Membreño has lived through...

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...

Sho-case: Shohei Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL, bats, too

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DENVER — A Sho-case for Shohei Ohtani became a grand stage for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., too. ...

Cuba, Haiti stir fresh political pressures for US president

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WASHINGTON — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti and Cuba are suddenly posing...

Powell says inflation will be ‘elevated’ in coming months

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that inflation “will likely remain elevated in coming months" before “moderating,” an apparent acknowledgement that price...