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“Star Trek” actor William Shatner became the oldest person to go to space when he lifted off Wednesday morning on Blue Origin’s second crewed flight. Shatner, 90, was part of a four-person crew who rode…

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday at midnight after “the company failed to present an agreement that met our members’ demands and needs,” The United Auto…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a short-term increase to the nation’s debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices rose 0.4% last month, slightly higher than August’s gain and pushing annual inflation back to the highest increase in 13 years.  The consumer price index rose 5.4% in September from…

TAMPA, Fla. — With the debate over school masks waning in much of Florida, conservative activists have  again turned their attention to rooting out “critical race theory” in classrooms. Many have changed their approach from…

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden touted the Biden administration’s interest in the concerns of the Hispanic community during a visit Tuesday to a school in Kansas City, Kansas. Biden’s visit to…

WASHINGTON — The White House late Tuesday announced it will open U.S. land borders to fully vaccinated travelers in early November, ending more than a year of pandemic-related travel restrictions. The requirements will apply to…

(TNS) — Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson said that data they’ve gathered supports the need for booster shots for their COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of a key regulatory meeting later this week. A panel of…

RALEIGH, N.C. — With Pfizer officially requesting emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, the process has started for the company’s COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for children ages 5 to 11. Currently,…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington today to approve a short-term lift of the nation’s debt limit and ensure the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into…