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US to begin evacuation of Afghans who aided US military

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is set to begin evacuations of Afghans who aided the U.S. military effort in the nearly 20-year war during...

Rail officials push 15-year plan to boost Northeast Corridor

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WASHINGTON — As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements...

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

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PELHAM, Ala. — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white...

House Republicans post record fundraising ahead of 2022 race

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WASHINGTON — The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House in 2022 raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a...

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. ...

Senate Democrats’ $3.5T budget deal backs up Biden’s goals

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WASHINGTON — this story is a refire/new doc of last night's story with new material wire embargoed for 6 a.m. EDT Wednesday; lead with...

Norwegian cruises sues Florida over virus vaccination law

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MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line is challenging a new Florida law that prevents cruise companies from requiring passengers to show proof of vaccination against...

Indigenous children’s remains turned over from Army cemetery

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CARLISLE, Pa. — The disinterred remains of nine Native American children who died more than a century ago while attending a government-run school in...

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...

US to begin evacuation of Afghans who aided US military

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is set to begin evacuations of Afghans who aided the U.S. military effort in the nearly 20-year war during...