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2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two U.S. Navy warships operating in the Mideast have been affected by the coronavirus, authorities said Friday, with one already at port in Bahrain and another heading to port now.
US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

WASHINGTON — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups.
McConnell says he'd support Trump if he wins 2024 nomination

McConnell says he'd support Trump if he wins 2024 nomination

WASHINGTON — Less than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would “absolutely” support the former president again if he secured the Republican nomination in
COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON — The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a $1.
Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.
Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

LANSING, Mich. — A former U.S.
Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.
Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

MEXICO CITY — The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad
Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

WASHINGTON — Former Michigan Gov.
Chief: Police heeded Capitol attack warnings but overwhelmed

Chief: Police heeded Capitol attack warnings but overwhelmed

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers pressed the acting U.S.
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