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How will COVID end? Experts look to past epidemics for clues

NEW YORK — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world has seen a dramatic improvement in infections, hospitalizations and death rates… Read more

Is NYC ready to move on from COVID? Depends on who you ask

NEW YORK — From the frightening, grief-filled early days of the pandemic until perhaps even now, a return to normalcy seemed so out of reach in New… Read more

Last Afghan refugees leave NJ base after chaotic evacuation

WASHINGTON  — The last of thousands of Afghan refugees who awaited resettlement at eight U.S. military installations departed Saturday from a base… Read more

Kim Potter sentenced to 2 years in Daunte Wright’s death

MINNEAPOLIS  — Kim Potter, the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she fatally shot Daunte… Read more

Study: Fewer crashes after Utah sets strictest DUI law in US

SALT LAKE CITY — Traffic deaths decreased in Utah after the state enacted the strictest drunken driving laws in the nation five years ago, new research… Read more

Winter storm blows out to sea, but some areas without power

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The winter storm that caused hundreds of thousands of power outages and contributed to hundreds of traffic accidents from Texas to… Read more

Biden dog Commander to make TV debut during ‘Puppy Bowl’

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden’s puppy Commander will make his TV debut on Super Bowl Sunday.

The German shepherd will appear with Biden’s… Read more

As winter storm moves across US, ice becomes bigger concern

CHICAGO  — About 350,000 homes and businesses lost power across the U.S. on Thursday as freezing rain and snow weighed down tree limbs and encrusted… Read more

Pittsburgh bridge collapses, drops city bus into ravine

PITTSBURGH  — A 50-year-old bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, requiring rescuers to rappel down a ravine and form a human chain to reach… Read more