(NEW YORK) -- The United States government has agreed to purchase $1.2 billion worth of an experimental COVID-19 treatment from Merck if the drug is approved by regulators, the pharmaceutical company announced Wednesday. This purchase would provide enough medication to fully treat 1.7 million... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A slew of high-traffic websites -- ranging from news outlets to social media platforms -- suffered simultaneous global outages early Tuesday morning. Most of the websites impacted were back up and running after the temporary hit, and the issues were linked to... Read More.
(SEATTLE) -- The most populous county in Washington state has become the first in the nation to ban government use of facial recognition software. King County, which comprises the greater Seattle area and is home to some 2.3 million people, announced Tuesday that a proposal... Read More.
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- As gender-based killings continue to grab headlines in Puerto Rico, victims' families on the island are concerned about the government's commitment to handling the ongoing crisis. Rosimar Rodríguez-Gómez was one of those victims. On the night of Sept. 17, 2020,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at modernizing the federal government's response to cyberattacks -- by "improving information-sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector on cyber issues," improving detection of hacks into federal systems, and creating a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., will testify Wednesday that the "federal government was unprepared" for the Jan. 6 insurrection on the United States Capitol, "even though it was planned in plain sight on social media for the world to see," according to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Antony Blinken spent less than 24 hours on the ground in Ukraine's capital, but his day of meetings was meant to send a strong, important signal amid the "twin" threats of Russian aggression and corruption, he said. Ukraine is only... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the Biden administration continues to reach out to Americans who remain unvaccinated, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are launching a text messaging service, website and toll-free hotline to make the search... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As authorities investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to pore over images and video of the riot, they've encountered a distressing trend: A growing number of alleged perpetrators had previously served their country. At least 52 active or retired... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to ban the video-sharing app TikTok from government devices. The GOP senators, led by Josh Hawley, R-Mo., echoed sentiments of the Trump administration and alleged that TikTok poses a threat to data security due to its ties to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The war in Afghanistan is not ending. U.S. forces will no longer be part of it, but that will likely make the fighting worse in the months to come, according to some analysts. A senior U.S. administration official told reporters during a briefing... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the state is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to resume cruising in the U.S. after more than a year of the industry being shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have tens of thousands... Read More.