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Senate Finance panel OKs Tai as top U.S. trade negotiator

Senate Finance panel OKs Tai as top U.S. trade negotiator

WASHINGTON — The Senate Finance Committee easily approved President Joe Biden's pick to be America's top trade negotiator. The panel on Wednesday confirmed Katherine Tai to be U.S. trade representative on a voice vote.
Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

NEW YORK — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission.
Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland - in fall

Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland - in fall

CLEVELAND — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30.
Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU's conservatives

Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU's conservatives

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s governing party pulled out of its conservative group in the European Union’s legislature on Wednesday following years of conflict over the rule of law and European values.
'Dr. Oz' aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport

'Dr. Oz' aids police in resuscitating man at Newark airport

NEWARK, N.J. — When a traveller became stricken at Newark Liberty International Airport, the police got an assist from a celebrity doctor: Mehmet Oz.
Australian AG Porter denies rape accusation, won't resign

Australian AG Porter denies rape accusation, won't resign

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s attorney-general denied having sexual contact with a 16-year-old who had accused him of raping her 33 years ago and said Wednesday he would not resign as the nation's top law officer.
St. Louis treasurer, alderwoman advance in race for mayor

St. Louis treasurer, alderwoman advance in race for mayor

St. Louis’ first-ever female mayor will be replaced by another woman, after city Treasurer Tishaura Jones and Alderwoman Cara Spencer on Tuesday bested two men in a new primary election format to advance to next month’s general election.
China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June.
California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

HOLTVILLE, Calif. — Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved after a crash Tuesday involving an SUV packed with 25 people and a tractor-trailer that left 13 people dead and bodies strewn across a roadway near the U.S.