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100,000 more COVID-19 deaths predicted by Dec. 1 unless U.S. changes ways

The U.S. is projected to see nearly 100,000 more COVID-19 deaths between now and Dec. 1, according to the nation's most closely watched forecasting model. But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public … more

Virus surge breaks hospital records amid rising toll on kids

Kentucky and Texas joined a growing list of states that are seeing record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming doctors and nurses and afflicting more children. Intensive care units across the nation are packed … more

Biden vows to avenge U.S. deaths in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. The … more

U.S. officials: Attack in Afghanistan kills 11 Marines, 1 Navy medic, toll could grow

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning … more

Biden monitors Afghan violence, delays new Israel PM meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House hurriedly put off President Joe Biden's first in-person meeting with Israel's new prime minister Thursday and canceled a video conference with governors on … more

UPDATE: At least 12 U.S. service members, including 11 Marines, 1 Navy medic, killed in Kabul airport attack

UPDATE: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in a phone call after the attacks in Kabul on Thursday that also killed at least 12 U.S. service members, … more

U.S.: 1,500 Americans may still await Kabul evacuation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that as many as 1,500 Americans may be awaiting evacuation from Afghanistan, a figure that suggests the U.S. may accomplish its highest priority for the Kabul airlift - rescuing U.S. … more

Trip to Kabul by 2 U.S. lawmakers prompts Biden administration fury

WASHINGTON - Two members of Congress flew unannounced into Kabul airport in the middle of the chaotic evacuation, stunning State Department and U.S. military personnel who had to divert resources to provide security and information to the lawmakers, … more

Delta Air Lines will make unvaccinated employees pay charge on health plan

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on the company health plan $200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the airline's top executive says is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline … more

Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead, U.S. official says members of the U.S. military among the wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen targeted crowds massing near the Kabul airport Thursday, in the waning days of a massive airlift that has drawn thousands of people seeking … more

EXPLAINER: What's happening with Afghanistan evacuations?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Taliban seized the Afghan capital on Aug. 14, more than 82,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan in one of the largest U.S. airlifts in history. While the … more

U.S. to evacuate until deadline, but it's brutal at airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials pledged Wednesday that the military airlift of Americans and others from Kabul will continue until the final hours before President Joe Biden's Tuesday night … more

Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in … more

New N.Y. governor adds 12,000 deaths to publicized COVID tally

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Delivering another blow to what's left of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's legacy, New York's new governor acknowledged on her first day in office that the state has had nearly … more

2 U.S. lawmakers' Kabul trip prompts Biden administration fury

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress flew unannounced into Kabul airport in the middle of the chaotic evacuation stunning State Department and U.S. military personnel who had to divert … more

Poland halts Afghan airlift over safety as U.S. deadline looms

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has ended its evacuations from Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday, as the clock ticks down on dramatic Western efforts to help people flee the Taliban takeover … more

Pentagon: U.S. troops must get their COVID-19 vaccines ASAP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Wednesday, ordering service leaders to "impose ambitious … more

U.S. WWII veteran reunites with Italians he saved as children

BOLOGNA, Italy - For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated … more

School mask, vaccine mandates supported in U.S.: AP-NORC poll

BOSTON - As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, a majority of Americans say they support mask mandates for students and teachers in K-12 schools, according to a new poll, but their views are sharply divided along political lines. About 6 in … more

CIA head meets Taliban leader as fears for Afghanistan grow

The director of the CIA met with the Taliban's top political leader in Kabul, an official said Tuesday, as more reports emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling concerns about … more
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