The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal to the number of Americans who died of cancer in 2019. Worldwide, the COVID-19 death toll stands at about 3.8 million.
The commissioner’s office, responding to record strikeouts and a league batting average at a more than half-century low, said Tuesday that major and minor league umpires will start regular checks of all pitchers, even if opposing managers don’t request inspections.
The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy to combat domestic terrorism.
Biden plans to confront Putin on everything from Moscow’s cyberattacks to its election interference efforts and human rights abuses. But he’s also said he hopes to look for areas where the two nations can cooperate.
Government records show pistols, machine guns, shotguns and automatic assault rifles have vanished from armories, supply warehouses, firing ranges and other places where they were used, stored or transported.
The White House is expressing growing certainty that July 4 will serve as a breakthrough moment in the nation’s recovery, even though the U.S. is not expected to quite reach its goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated by the holiday.
Apple informed former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife that the Justice Department had subpoenaed information about accounts belonging to them in 2018, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday.
John Demers will leave his position by the end of next week, a Justice Department official told The Associated Press on Monday. The official could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is to meet President Joe Biden at a summit Wednesday, has suggested that the hundreds of people arrested for rioting at the U.S. Capitol are being subjected to “persecution for political opinions.”
At stake during the three-day meeting is a proposal that a doctrine committee draft a statement on the meaning of Communion in the life of the Church that would be submitted for a vote at a future meeting.
A former government contractor who was given the longest federal prison sentence imposed for leaks to the news media has been released from prison to home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.
The justices on Monday put off a decision about whether they will hear an appeal claiming that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants, in a case that could have nationwide repercussions.