US & World |

Complaints Soar As Customers Fight Airlines For Refunds From Pandemic Cancellations

Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
| Airlines got billions in federal COVID-19 aid over the last year, but consumer advocates and two senators claim they're sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed to customers for canceled travel.

'An Embarrassing Time': The Challenges For Arab Nations That Made Peace With Israel

|

"This is an embarrassing time for Gulf countries," says political scientist Bessma Momani. "Ultimately, they gave Israel a normalization deal, but didn't really extract anything for the Palestinians."

Audio

Opposition To Olympics In Japan Becomes More Organized, Vehement

|

The Japanese government remains adamant that the games will proceed as planned, even as local governments and protesters express rising concern about hosting the event during the pandemic.

Audio

Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live

|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people still must follow existing state, local, or tribal laws on masks and social distancing.

Here's What Is (And Isn't) Changed By The New CDC Mask Guidance

|

Some parts of public life in the U.S. still operate according to restrictive rules, and that includes planes, trains and buses.

Missouri Will Not Expand Medicaid Despite Voters' Wishes, Governor Says

|

Last year, Missouri voters approved a ballot measure to expand Medicaid. But Republican lawmakers refused to appropriate money to fund it. Now, a legal battle is all but certain.

As More Migrants Arrive, U.S. Streamlines Process To Identify, Admit Most Vulnerable

|

More migrants are granted humanitarian exceptions to a pandemic public health order that effectively closed the Southern border. U.S. officials are working with NGOs to identify the most vulnerable.

Judge Finds Aggravating Factors In Chauvin Case, Paving Way For Longer Sentence

|

The judge found that Chauvin abused a position of trust, treated George Floyd with "particular cruelty," committed the crime as part of a group, and the offense occurred in front of children.

South Carolina Governor Bans Mask Mandates

|

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued a coronavirus mandate preventing schools and local governments from creating mask mandates and requiring proof of vaccination.