Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the Tokyo Games, ending the flame’s journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics. Relive the opening ceremony, in photos.
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Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians, the club announced Friday.
Vaccination rates are rising in some states where new COVID-19 cases are soaring. Get the latest on the delta variant, rare "breakthrough" cases, and find answers to 5 key questions about the persisting pandemic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting two Republicans tapped to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing the "integrity" of the probe.
The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns in their first NBA championship since 1971. See the highlights in photos and video.
Health officials say the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge and accounts for an estimated 83% of U.S. COVID-19 cases. Track the latest numbers here.
Jeff Bezos blasted off Tuesday on the first flight of his space travel company with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own rocket.
A Florida man gets eight months in prison in the first sentencing for a felony charge stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Pacific Gas & Electric has reported to California utility regulators that its equipment may have been involved in the start of the big Dixie Fire burning in Sierra Nevada.
The Biden administration is blaming China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised computers around the world earlier this year.
The decision limits the immediate ability of Biden, who pledged during his campaign to protect DACA, to keep the program or something similar in place.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky says cases in the U.S. are up about 70% over the last week, hospital admissions are up 36% and deaths rose by 26%. See the latest numbers.
The FBI made numerous serious errors in investigating allegations against Larry Nassar and didn't treat the case with the "utmost seriousness," the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday.
The Biden administration is set to begin evacuations of Afghans who aided the U.S. military effort in the nearly 20-year war during the last week of July.
Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday.
American consumers faced a third straight monthly surge in prices in June, the latest evidence that a rapid reopening of the economy is fueling pent-up spending.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan relinquished his command at a ceremony in the Afghan capital Monday, taking the U.S. a step closer to ending its 20-year war.
Novak Djokovic won his sixth Wimbledon title and 20th at a major tournament, putting him tied for first on the all-time list with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Thrill-seeking billionaire Richard Branson has reached space aboard his own winged rocket ship in his boldest adventure yet.
Western states are expected to see triple-digit heat through the weekend as a high-pressure zone blankets the region. Meanwhile, firefighters struggle to contain fast-spreading wildfires. Read the latest, plus see photos and video.
The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 78 on Friday, a number the mayor called "heartbreaking" and "staggering." Here's the latest.
Vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings, the CDC said Friday. Read the new guidelines here.
Zaila Avante-garde described spelling as a hobby, although she routinely practiced for seven hours a day. Find out her winning word and how to spell it.
But Pfizer wants approval for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity, and maybe help ward off the latest Delta coronavirus mutant.