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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters after a hectic series of amendment votes and final passage on the big debt ceiling and budget cuts package, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 1, 2023. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

Just Days to Spare, US Senate Gives Final Approval to Debt Ceiling Deal, Sending It to Biden

The compromise package leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome. But the result, after weeks of hard-fought budget negotiations, shelves the volatile debt ceiling issue that risked upending the U.S. and global economy until 2025 after the next presidential election.

Women work in a restaurant kitchen in Chicago, Thursday, March 23, 2023. On Friday, the U.S. government issues the May jobs report. The labor market has added jobs at a steady clip in the past year, despite efforts by the Federal Reserve to cool the economy and bring down inflation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

US Employers Added a Surprisingly Strong 339,000 Jobs in May in a Sign of Economic Health

The nation’s employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of enduring strength in an economy that the Federal Reserve is desperately trying to cool.

FILE - The Venmo app is displayed on an iPad on March 20, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, File)

Money Stored in Venmo and Other Payment Apps Could Be Vulnerable, Financial Watchdog Warns

The alert comes several weeks after the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republic Bank, which all experienced bank runs after fearful customers with uninsured deposits pulled their money en masse.

FILE - Former Vice President Mike Pence talks with local residents during a meet and greet on May 23, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. Pence will officially launch his widely expected campaign for the Republican nomination for president in Iowa on June 7. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall)

Mike Pence Set to Launch His Presidential Campaign in Iowa Next Week

Former Vice President Mike Pence will officially launch his campaign for the Republican nomination for president in Iowa on June 7, adding another candidate to the growing GOP field and putting him in direct competition with his former boss.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks with members of the press about debt limit negotiations Saturday, May 27, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Here’s What’s In, What’s Out of The Debt Limit Bill to Avert US Default

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have been working the phones in an intense push to sell Congress on the 99-page bill that would suspend the nation's debt limit through 2025 to avoid a federal default while limiting government spending.

FILE - This undated, colorized electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, indicated in yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, indicated in blue/pink, cultured in a laboratory. (NIAID-RML via AP, File)

Study Finds 1 in 10 Get Long COVID After Omicron, Starts Identifying Key Symptoms

Millions worldwide have had long COVID, with dozens of widely varying symptoms including fatigue and brain fog. Scientists still don’t know what causes it, why it only strikes some people, how to treat it -– or even how to best diagnose it.

A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, places flags in front of each headstone for "Flags-In" at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Thursday, May 25, 2023, to honor the Nation's fallen military heroes ahead of Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

From the Civil War to Today’s Mattress Sales, Memorial Day is Full of Contradiction

Memorial Day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members, but it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and a long weekend of discounts on anything from mattresses to lawn mowers.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is questioned by reporters after the GOP leader spoke privately to his Republican colleagues, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo)

Debt Ceiling Explained: Why It’s a Struggle in Washington and How the Impasse Could End

The White House and House Republicans are working to reach a budget compromise before June 1, when Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the country could run out of cash to pay the nation’s bills. A debt default would be potentially devastating for the U.S. and global economy.

FILE - Tina Turner performs in a concert in Cologne, Germany on Jan. 14, 2009. (AP Photo / Hermann J. Knippertz, file)

Tina Turner, Unstoppable Superstar Whose Hits Included ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’ Dead at 83

Tina Turner was an unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ‘70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Feb. 24, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. DeSantis has filed a declaration of candidacy for president, entering the 2024 race as Donald Trump's top GOP rival (AP Photo / John Raoux, File)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Formally Launches 2024 Presidential Campaign to Challenge Donald Trump

The 44-year-old Republican revealed his decision in a Federal Election Commission filing before an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk.

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8 Tips for Parents and Teens on Social Media Use — From the US Surgeon General

The U.S. surgeon general is calling for tech companies and lawmakers to take “immediate action” to protect kids’ and adolescents’ mental health on social media.

A United Parcel Service driver pilots his truck, in New York, Thursday, May 11, 2023. (AP Photo / Richard Drew)

UPS Strike Looms in a World Grown Reliant on Everything Delivered Everywhere All the Time

The 24 million packages UPS ships on an average day amounts to about a quarter of all U.S. parcel volume, according to the global shipping and logistics firm Pitney Bowes, or as UPS puts it, the equivalent of about 6% of nation’s gross domestic product.

A channel flows through the mud flats along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm in Alaska in this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo. (Bob Hallinen / Anchorage Daily News via AP)

20-Year-Old Lake Bluff Man Drowns After Getting Stuck in Alaska Mud Flats

Zachary Porter, 20, of Lake Bluff, Illinois, was submerged Sunday evening as the tide came in, and his body was recovered Monday morning, Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Austin McDaniel told The Associated Press. A member of Porter’s group called 911 when they couldn’t get him out, but it was too late, authorities said.

Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott delivers his speech announcing his candidacy for president of the United States on the campus of Charleston Southern University in North Charleston, S.C., Monday, May 22, 2023. (AP Photo / Mic Smith)

Tim Scott Launches 2024 Presidential Bid Seeking Optimistic Contrast with Other Top Republican Rivals

The Senate’s only Black Republican, Scott kicked off the campaign in his hometown of North Charleston, on the campus of Charleston Southern University, his alma mater and a private school affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. 

This photo provided by Zenith Auto Care shows damaged car parts that need to be replaced after the car was stolen, on April 20, 2023, in North Las Vegas. A sharp uptick in thefts of Hyundais and Kias over the paast two years has been linked to viral videos posted to TikTok and other social media platforms that teach people how to exploit a security vulnerability to steal the cars. (Zenith Auto Care via AP)

TikTok and Other Social Media Trends are Thrusting Performance Crimes Into the US Spotlight

Unlike some social media-driven trends that seemingly disappear just as police get a handle on them, the car thefts have continued. Hyundai has tried to work with TikTok and other platforms to remove the videos, but as new ones surface fresh waves of thefts occur, illustrating the lingering effects of dangerous content that gains traction with teens looking for ways to go viral.

FILE - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., listen as President Joe Biden speaks before a meeting to discuss the debt limit in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci, File)

Debt Limit Talks Halted Again at Capitol as Republicans, White House Face ‘Real Differences’

The Biden administration is racing to strike a deal with Republicans as the nation careens toward a potentially catastrophic debt default if the government fails to increase the borrowing limit, now at $31 trillion, to keep paying the nation’s bills.

In this image taken from police dash cam video and released by the Carroll County Attorney, Carroll police Officer Patrick McCarty points his pistol at Dennis James Guider Jr. as Guider flees with McCarty on the hood of the vehicle after a traffic stop on March 5, 2021, in Carroll, Iowa. (Carroll County Attorney via AP)

Video Shows Chicago-Area Driver Fleeing Iowa Police With Officer on Hood, Roof of Car

Dennis James Guider Jr., 29, of the Chicago area, was sentenced last week to up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of serious injury by vehicle.

Jim Brown is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Friday, May 2, 2014, at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland. (AP Photo / Mark Duncan, File)

All-Time NFL Great, Social Activist Jim Brown Dead at 87

An unstoppable runner with power, speed and endurance, Brown’s arrival sparked the game’s burgeoning popularity on television. As Black Americans fought for equality, Brown used his platform and voice to advance their cause.

FILE - This electron microscope image provided by the National Institutes of Health shows human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virions, colorized blue, and anti-RSV F protein/gold antibodies, colorized yellow, shedding from the surface of human lung cells. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH via AP)

FDA Advisers Back RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women That Protects Their Newborns

RSV fills hospitals with wheezing babies each fall and winter, and the virus struck earlier than usual and especially hard in the U.S. this past year.

Migrants wait in line adjacent to the border fence under the watch of the Texas National Guard to enter into El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, May 10, 2023. (AP Photo / Andres Leighton, File)

8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Border Patrol Custody in Texas, as Agency Struggles With Overcrowding

The 8-year-old girl and her family were being held in Harlingen, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest corridors for migrant crossings. The girl experienced “a medical emergency” and emergency medical services were called. 

Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, and chairman of Equity International, smiles during an interview by Neil Cavuto, on the Fox Business Network, in New York, on Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo / Richard Drew, File)

Sam Zell, Billionaire Chicago Real Estate Investor and Former Tribune Co. Owner, Dies at 81

Sam Zell, a Chicago real estate magnate who earned a multibillion-dollar fortune and a reputation as “the grave dancer” for his ability to revive moribund properties has died due to complications from a recent illness. He was 81.

First responders work the scene of a crash involving at least 20 vehicles that shut down a highway in Illinois, Monday, May 1, 2023. Illinois State Police say a windstorm that kicked up clouds of dust in south-central Illinois has led to numerous crashes and multiple fatalities on Interstate 55. (WICS TV via AP)

Death Toll From Blinding Dust Storm Crashes on Interstate 55 Rises to 8

More than 70 vehicles, including dozens of commercial vehicles and passenger cars, were involved in crashes May 1 along a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 55 in Montgomery County, 75 miles north of St. Louis.

The BP Whiting refinery in East Chicago, Ind., stands on Sept. 21, 2017. (DroneBase via AP, File)

BP Subsidiary Agrees to Record $40M Penalty and Pollution-Cutting Steps at Lake Michigan Refinery

The 134-year-old refinery, located between Hammond, Indiana, and Chicago, is the biggest in the U.S. Midwest and sixth largest nationally. It processes about 440,000 barrels of crude oil daily, making a variety of liquid fuels and asphalt.

R. Kelly leaves the Daley Center after a hearing in his child support case May 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Matt Marton, File)

Minnesota Prosecutors Drop State Sex Charges Against R&B Singer R. Kelly, Citing Federal Convictions

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said in a statement Tuesday that it believes her and that Kelly would likely be convicted if tried, but prosecuting him on charges that had been dormant since being filed in 2019 wouldn’t make a difference now that Kelly’s federal convictions could keep him in prison for the rest of his life.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and Vice President Kamala Harris listen as President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Debt Ceiling Deal Possible by End of Week, McCarthy Says; Biden Cuts Short Upcoming Foreign Trip

Crucial debt ceiling negotiations are still far from success, but a deal is possible by the end of the week, Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said after a brief meeting Tuesday with President Joe Biden and other congressional leaders.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at his Mar-a-Lago estate Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci, File)

Prosecutor Ends 4-Year Probe of FBI’s Trump-Russia Investigation with No New Charges but Some Harsh Criticism

The report Monday from special counsel John Durham represents the long-awaited culmination of an investigation that Trump and allies had claimed would expose massive wrongdoing by law enforcement and intelligence officials. Instead, Durham’s investigation delivered underwhelming results.