US & World |

Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036

Alexei Druzhinin/AP
| The vote approves constitutional changes, including a reset on presidential terms that will allow Putin to run twice more after his current six-year term expires in 2024.

Pennsylvania Joins The Growing List Of States Mandating Face Masks In Public


Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kansas are among the latest states to require face coverings in public settings as COVID-19 cases surge in much of the country. Health officials say masks can slow the spread.

Missing Soldier's Family Lawyer Says They Believe Discovered Remains Are Hers


Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Fort Hood in April. Now, after the death of a suspect, her family believes her body has been found — and they're demanding that Congress look into her disappearance.

U.N. Security Council Demands Cease-Fire In Conflict Areas, Due To COVID-19


The Security Council has struggled for months to pass a resolution related to COVID-19 because of tussling between the U.S. and China over a reference to the World Health Organization.

In Iraq, Rising Virus Cases And Oxygen Shortages Stoke Outrage, Fears Of 'Chaos'


Crowds have seized supplies for ill relatives, and officials warn the health system could collapse. "This is a war against the coronavirus and we have lost the war," says an Iraqi official.


'It's Really Hard For A Younger Couple': Coronavirus, Policies Keep Families Apart


The Trump administration's move to limit green cards and reduced operations at consulates around the world have added to wait times for families trying to reunite in the United States.

Protester Knocked Down By Buffalo Police Leaves The Hospital Nearly One Month Later


Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.

Mississippi Governor Signs Law Removing Confederate Design From State Flag


The retired flag, which dates to 1894, includes the Confederate battle flag. A commission will propose a new flag, and voters will consider it in November.

Jacksonville Mandates Face Masks, As It Prepares To Host Trump At GOP Convention


The event was recently moved from North Carolina over a dispute about safety precautions such as face coverings and crowd limits.