Columbus Day is highlighting the divide between those who treasure the explorer as a representative of Italian Americans’ history and those mortified by annual tributes that ignore the native people whose lives and culture were forever changed by colonialism.
President Joe Biden's signed a proclamation Friday marking Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, as Indigenous Peoples' Day. Biden is the first president to sign such a proclamation.
Merck & Co. said its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected.
New research said Americans check their phones 96 times a day — which is about once every 10 minutes.
Several states say they have been told to expect far fewer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in its second week of distribution, prompting worries about potential delays in shots for health care workers and long-term care residents.
The Justice Department is changing protocols to allow lethal gas, electrocution and firing squad for capital punishment, as five federal prisoners are expected to be executed before Inauguration Day.
Chicago Bulls and NBA legend Michael Jordan donated $2 million to the nationwide hunger-relief charity, Feeding America.