Biden Orders Airstrike in Syria Targeting Iran-Backed Militias

President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 3:15 am

With Infections Dipping, Governors Across U.S. Start Easing Restrictions

As the pandemic recedes slowly, governors are relaxing rules meant to curb the spread of the virus, but in a patchwork fashion. Read the latest on Covid-19.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 3:10 am

John Geddert Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

John Geddert died by suicide shortly after he was charged with human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct, Michigan prosecutors said.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 3:07 am

Top Senate Official Disqualifies Minimum Wage From Stimulus Plan

The parliamentarian ruled that the provision, which would gradually increase the wage to $15 an hour, violated the strict budgetary rules that limit what can be included in the package.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 2:57 am

Man Killed 3 After Early Release, Officials Say

An Oklahoma man whose prison sentence had been commuted cut out and cooked a woman’s heart and tried to feed it to his relatives before killing two of them, the authorities said.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 2:21 am

Seven Killed in Haiti Jail Break Attempt

Residents said heavily armed men had shot at prison guards before the inmates began to flee from a prison in Port-au-Prince.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 1:56 am

This Senator Has Got the Math Wrong About a $15 Minimum Wage

John Thune says he earned $6 an hour as a teenager in the 1970s. That would be more than $20 today.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 1:44 am

The Masks of Mexico

A surreal representation of resilience and resignation.

Posted on 26 February 2021 | 1:30 am