Pope Francis arrived in northern Iraq on Sunday, where he planned to pray in the ruins of churches damaged or destroyed by Islamic State extremists and celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of the first-ever papal visit to the country.
A succession of women have come forward to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment since former aide Lindsey Boylan brought allegations against him in February.
Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo was released from the hospital Saturday after spending the night following a head hit from Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson, who was suspended seven games.
Jan Blachowicz defeated Israel Adesanya via unanimous to retain the light heavyweight title at UFC 259 and handed his opponent the first loss of his MMA career.
Meghan Markle has been accused of wearing "blood money" earrings gifted by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
As three more states have begun reopening, Dr. Anthony Fauci said another spike in cases could come. Here’s the latest on the pandemic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s "rage & vindictiveness" have made former staffers "fearful to speak" about him as more accusations of sexual misconduct piled up against the Democrat, a reporter claimed Saturday night.
The 2021 Mid Eastern Athletic men’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The 2021 Mid Eastern Athletic women’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
Democrats agonize over the fate of a falling star.
NASA's Super Guppy is an aircraft built specifically to ferry large cargo.
Notice of a British newspaper's loss in a court case involving Meghan Markle must appear on its front page -- and be posted on its website for a full week, a U.K. judge has ruled, according to a report.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces inquiries into his administration’s handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic and into sexual harassment allegations.
The Port of Los Angeles, the main port of entry for goods from Asia, has seen significant congestion in the pandemic.
With Republicans poised to block Democrats’ top priorities, the party-line vote on the $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package showed the gulf between the parties was too wide to be bridged.
The meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani came as Francis sought to protect his persecuted flock in Iraq by forging closer bonds between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world.
In a push for inclusivity, a proposed bill in California will ban large retail stores from dividing children's items by gender.
Emergent, led by Robert Kramer (bottom right), has long dominated the national stockpile’s budget with its anthrax vaccines. Dr. Nicole Lurie (top right) unsuccessfully tried to scale back the investment during the Obama years. Her successor, Dr. Robert Kadlec (top left), was a Trump appointee focused on bioterrorism. Sales remained high through the pandemic.
The $1.9 trillion package passed by the Senate on Saturday largely resembled the one that President Biden proposed. But several notable changes would affect Americans’ personal finances.
David Brooks, an opinion columnist for The New York Times, shown here in 2015, founded the Weave Project in 2018.
Here are the top stories for Saturday, March 6th: Dems prevail as Senate passes $1.9T virus aid bill; Pope Francis meets Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani in Najaf; Vigil held in Yangon for those killed in protests; Indian farmers protest new laws with road block (March 6).
Meat has more competition — and less justification — than ever before.
Against a backdrop of increasing domestic violence, survivors risk being trapped in a cycle of abuse without federal funding for child care.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, celebrating the package of the stimulus bill on Saturday. The Senate approved the package 50 to 49, with one Republican absent.
An Italian prosecutor asked for the maximum sentence for Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, left, and Finnegan Lee Elder, second from right, during their trial on Saturday.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday hailed the passage of the American Rescue plan by an exhausted Senate. Lawmakers narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday. (March 6)
I turned to Randy Newman to help me through this pandemic.
As Biden pushes for an infrastructure package, let’s fix our scandalous lack of public restrooms.
Theodor Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, with some of the characters he created for his children’s books.
Democrats thrilled after passage of virus aid bill
An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. (March 6)
Syringes being packed for shipment at Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices in Ballabgarh, India.
Volunteers distributing food on Monday in Warren, Mich. President Biden’s economic relief plan overwhelmingly helps low earners and the middle class and is more focused on people than on businesses.
More than 4,000 migrant children were transferred in January to the custody of the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.
The recent attacks on Asian-Americans have unearthed the contradictions and questions beneath America’s impoverished understanding of race. To solve the problem, we must first learn how to talk about it.
Answers are few and far between as Mississippi's capital enters a third week without clean water after the winter storms that tore through the South.
My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.
Candles lit up a solemn gathering in Yangon on Saturday night as around 1-thousand mourners came together to remember those killed in a brutal crackdown by Myanmar security forces on anti-coup protesters. (March 6)
Thousands of Indian farmers blocked a massive expressway on the edges of New Delhi on Saturday to mark the 100th day of protests against controversial agricultural laws. (March 6)
After his historic meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday, Iraq's top Shiite cleric affirmed that religious authorities have a role in protecting Iraq's Christians. (March 6)
Myanmar police and soldiers burned debris in the street in Yangon on Saturday, in an apparent push to destroy barricades thrown up by anti-coup protesters to block roads. (March 6)
The Valdovinos family has been praying for months now. The tight-knit family, rocked by tragedy after tragedy, has leaned on prayer like never before.
As Republicans propose measures to limit access to voting, Democrats are pushing sweeping legislation to expand access to the polls.
The trial of Derek Chauvin, a former police officer charged in George Floyd's death, starts March 8 in Minneapolis. Here's what to know.
Flooding in eastern Kentucky caused severe water damage and even this landslide.
The fight to open San Francisco schools comes down to desk spacing, and charitable donations increased in 2020
Less Americans hesitant about coronavirus vaccine. Reports say Cuomo administration changed nursing home report. Senate debates stimulus. Latest COVID-19 news.
Republicans are taking a page from their opposition to Barack Obama's costly economic recovery package years ago by portraying the COVID-19 relief bill as too big and too bloated. (March 5)