United States

'Unprecedented' wildfires rage across western United States

Warnings in place along entire west coast, as high winds fan catastrophic fires in Oregon, Washington and California.

United States

White professor who pretended to be Black resigns from GWU

The George Washington University says professor Jessica Krug has resigned 'effective immediately'.

White professor who pretended to be Black resigns from GWU

US Elections 2020

US elections updates: Biden attacks Trump on coronavirus

The president had reportedly said he intentionally minimised the threat of the coronavirus to the American public.

US elections updates: Biden attacks Trump on coronavirus

United States

Trump knew coronavirus was 'deadly', downplayed it: Woodward book

In recorded conversations with journalist Bob Woodward, Trump says he intentionally downplayed the pandemic risks.

Trump knew coronavirus was 'deadly', downplayed it: Woodward book

AJ Impact

US firms answer The Board Challenge with Black director pledge

Some 17 United States companies promise to add at least one Black director to their boards within 12 months.

US firms answer The Board Challenge with Black director pledge

AJ Impact

US: Charleston sues big oil for 'daunting' cost of climate change

Charleston is the first city in the American South to sue fossil fuel firms in an effort to get climate change funds.

US: Charleston sues big oil for 'daunting' cost of climate change

US Elections 2020

Barr defends Dept of Justice intervening in Trump defamation case

Barr says the case should go to federal court, as it involves rape allegation denials made by Trump while president.

Barr defends Dept of Justice intervening in Trump defamation case

AJ Impact

Can drugmakers deliver a COVID-19 vaccine before the US election?

Experts say there is a slim chance enough evidence will be available before November 3 to prove the vaccine is safe.

Can drugmakers deliver a COVID-19 vaccine before the US election?

AJ Impact

Venezuela nurses struggle to survive as inflation, virus rage

Nurses in Venezuela face higher risk of catching COVID-19 because of shortages of proper gear and even clean water.

Venezuela nurses struggle to survive as inflation, virus rage

United States

Researchers find racial disparities in Massachusetts court system

Report finds Black and Latino defendants receive longer sentences than white defendants imprisoned for similar crimes.

Researchers find racial disparities in Massachusetts court system

AJ Impact

UPS says it will hire 100,000 extra workers for holiday rush

Package delivery giant says it expects a record peak season as pandemic boosts online shopping.

UPS says it will hire 100,000 extra workers for holiday rush

United States

Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

Trump seeks crowds who flout virus controls while Biden sticks to small events in cautious regard for infection risks.

Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

Qatar

Three year Qatar blockade could be over 'in weeks': US

Top US diplomat for Middle East expresses cautious optimism that three-year siege of Qatar by Arab states may soon end.

Three year Qatar blockade could be over 'in weeks': US

Iraq

US cites 'great sacrifice' as it pulls 2,200 troops out of Iraq

American military presence in Iraq will be reduced from 5,200 to 3,000 troops this month, US Central Command announces.

US cites 'great sacrifice' as it pulls 2,200 troops out of Iraq

AJ Impact

Blackstone chief is Wall Street's biggest US campaign contributor

Stephen Schwarzman has spent more than $27m so far this year backing US politicians, including President Donald Trump.

Blackstone chief is Wall Street's biggest US campaign contributor