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Masks can be removed for vaccinated Americans, says CDC

ATLANTA, Georgia: Americans will no longer need to wear face masks if they are fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for ...

Following cyber attack on pipeline, Biden acts to stop online hacking

WASHINGTON D.C.: President Joe Biden has issued an executive order to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity defenses.This follows recent high-profile incidents that ...

Online out-of-state purchases to now be taxed in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: The legislature passed bills on May 12 to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on ...

Some 8 million U.S. jobs unfilled in March, setting new record

WASHINGTON D.C.: U.S. job openings grew to a record high 8 million in March, fueling criticism of the Biden administration's ...

N.Y. university students required to be vaccinated before enrolling

NEW YORK CITY, New York: The 435,000 students enrolled at the State University of New York and the City University ...

U.S. citizens abroad protest embassies not providing Covid vaccines

WASHINGTON D.C.: Overseas Americans are urging U.S. officials to make Covid vaccinations available to them at U.S. embassies. As the ...

New observation deck in New York's 4th tallest building to open

NEW YORK CITY, New York: An observation deck atop a newly built New York skyscraper will provide unmatched views of ...

Gambling public returns as casinos have record breaking quarter

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey: America's casinos announced that they had matched their best-ever earnings during the first quarter of 2021. ...

All U.S. residents age 12 and up to be eligible for Covid vaccinations

WASHINGTON D.C.: As the rate of Covid infections continues to decline in the United States, regulators have approved the use ...

Biden warns unemployed that they will lose benefits if not working

WASHINGTON D.C.: Amid criticism that the generous COVID-19 unemployment benefits rolled out in March are keeping Americans from accepting new ...

New England extends Columbus' historic road drought

Adam Buksa entered in the 83rd minute and scored the winner three minutes later as the New England Revolution defeated ...

Qatari Foreign Minister, US State Secretary discuss

Doha [Qatar], May 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has held phone talks with US State Secretary ...

Rehab assignment put on hold for Mets' Brandon Nimmo (finger)

Outfielder Brandon Nimmo has left his rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse and is rejoining the New York Mets to receive ...

Orioles rally for 10-6 victory over Yankees

Ryan Mountcastle finished with four RBIs, Maikel Franco hit a two-run homer and drove in three, and pitcher Bruce Zimmermann ...

Liberty grab second straight win over Fever

Betnijah Laney's game-high 20 points led four players in double figures Sunday as the New York Liberty used a quick ...

Kyle Palmieri's OT winner lifts Islanders past Penguins

Kyle Palmieri's second goal of the game at 16:30 of overtime lifted the visiting New York Islanders a 4-3 win ...

Josh Fleming helps Rays secure series sweep vs. Mets

Manuel Margot and Willy Adames belted two-run homers, starter Josh Fleming fired five shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ...

Airstrikes kill dozens more in Gaza, and U.N. Security Coun

Gaza [Palestine] May 17 (ANI):United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Sunday that hostilities in Israel ...

Knicks beat Celtics 96-92, wrap up No. 4 seed in East

RJ Barrett scored a game-high 22 points Sunday afternoon as the New York Knicks completed a resurgent regular season and ...

Bradley Beal helps Wizards edge Hornets, claim 8th seed

Bradley Beal made a go-ahead layup with 2:53 remaining as the host Washington Wizards posted a 115-110 win over the ...

Heat F Jimmy Butler (back) ruled out vs. Pistons

Forward Jimmy Butler will miss the Miami Heat's regular-season finale against the host Detroit Pistons on Sunday with lower back ...

Anti-coup rebels say six dead in Myanmar clashes

About half a dozen rebels have been killed after days of clashing in Myanmar.This happened as Britain and the US ...

Israel air strikes kill 42 Palestinians, rockets fired from Gaza

The latest air strike on Gaza by Israel has claimed the lives on 42 Palestinians, including 10 children.The Israeli military ...

UN chief calls for immediate end to Middle East conflict

New York [US], May 16 (ANI/Xinhua): United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for an immediate end to ...

China lodged solemn representation to Japan

Beijing [China], May 16 (ANI): China has lodged a solemn representation to Japan after Tokyo mentioned Taiwan in its draft ...

India expresses apprehension at spread of violence in Gaza

New York [US], May 16 (ANI): Ambassador of India to the UN TS Tirumurti on Sunday (local time) expressed concern ...

Bucs sign former Chiefs CB Antonio Hamilton

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed cornerback Antonio Hamilton to a one-year deal, agent Drew Rosenhaus said Sunday. The veteran free ...

Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto not in Phillies' lineup

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper, catcher J.T. Realmuto and shortstop Didi Gregorius are not in the lineup for Sunday's ...

Another Yankees staffer tests positive for COVID-19

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that another staff member tested positive for COVID-19. That brings the team's ...

Saudi moving from confrontation to dialogue with rivals

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], May 16 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has changed its approach towards rivals Iran and Turkey from confrontation to ...

Giants sign WR/TE Kelvin Benjamin, RB Corey Clement

The New York Giants announced the signings Sunday of former first-round wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and former Philadelphia Eagles running ...

China urges US to create appropriate conditions

Beijing [China], Mat 16 (ANI): China has urged the US to create suitable conditions for normal personnel exchanges between the ...

Yankees CF Aaron Hicks (wrist) placed on 10-day IL

The New York Yankees placed center fielder Aaron Hicks on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left wrist sprain. ...

Bella Hadid joins pro-Palestine march in NYC

Washington [US], May 16 (ANI): American supermodel Bella Hadid, who was recently accused of sharing anti-semitic rhetoric over the Israeli-Palestinian ...

Jill Biden's bag features hand-painted portraits of her dog

Washington [US], May 16 (ANI): First Lady Jill Biden recently stepped off 'Air Force One' toting a one-of-a-kind accessory: a ...

China fears US retreat from Afghanistan amid rise in terror

Beijing [China], May 16 (ANI): China wants Central Asian countries to get involved in its Belt and Road Initiative, but ...

What Joe Biden can learn from Canada's private refugee sponsorship program

Among U.S. President Joe Biden's early executive orders has been a promise to expand the country's refugee resettlement program. But ...

Heat aim to finish strong vs. Pistons

The Miami Heat could be looking at a playoff rematch after they visit the Detroit Pistons in both teams' regular-season ...

Marcus Stroman, Mets aim to avert sweep by Rays

New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman is looking to keep his club from being swept. The right-hander gets the nod ...

Can The West Devise An Alternative To China's Belt And Road?

Since it was announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has channeled hundreds ...

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With 10,000 vacancies, McDonalds boosts pay for food workers

CHICAGO, Illinois: McDonald's Corporation announced on May 12 that it would increase the average hourly pay at its 660 corporate-owned ...

Amazon court win defeats EU drive to tax corporations

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In a setback to competition chief Margrethe Vestager's campaign against preferential deals, Amazon won its fight against an ...

As alternative to electric, BMW hydrogen SUV on sale in 2022

MUNICH, Germany: BMW is introducing a limited series hydrogen fuel-cell powered SUV in 2022 as a zero-emission alternative to electric ...

Alaska Air buys Boeing 737 MAX, Embraer aircraft

SEATTLE, Washington: Alaska Airlines announced on May 12 its purchase of 13 737-9 MAX aircraft from Boeing, as well as ...

Some 8 million U.S. jobs unfilled in March, setting new record

WASHINGTON D.C.: U.S. job openings grew to a record high 8 million in March, fueling criticism of the Biden administration's ...

To lure short features, YouTube to create $100 million fund

SAN BRUNO, California: Alphabet Inc's YouTube has announced it will launch a $100 million fund to pay content creators whose ...

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