Nation & World

Saudi officials announce Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

Saudi officials say the coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen will begin a cease-fire starting Thursday.

Nation & World

Veteran Chicago firefighter dies from COVID-19 complications

The Chicago Fire Department says a firefighter with more than 16 years of experience has died from complications of COVID-19.

Nation & World

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

A federal appeals court has sided with Texas and allowed the state to ban most abortions while under an emergency order limiting non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.

National Politics

Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of business shutdowns from the coronavirus.

Texas

US charges 2 with terror crimes over threats to spread virus

The Justice Department has charged two people with federal terrorism offenses for claiming they were intentionally trying to spread the new coronavirus.