U.S.’s Pledge to Fight Terrorists in Afghanistan Will…

WASHINGTON—President Biden and his aides promise that the U.S. can keep terror threats from Afghanistan at bay from afar with “over the horizon” surveillance and strikes now that U.S. troops have departed. Counterterrorism and intelligence…

Hurricane Ida Leaves More Than 1 Million Without…

The powerful storm, which made landfall in southeastern Louisiana Sunday on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as a Category 4 hurricane, was downgraded to a tropical storm by Monday with sustained winds of about…

Ida Makes Landfall Near New Orleans as a…

NEW ORLEANS—Ida made landfall near New Orleans at midday on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing pounding rain, catastrophic winds and dangerous sea surges in the fiercest storm to batter the city since Hurricane…

Hurricane Ida Strengthens to Category 4 Storm as…

NEW ORLEANS—Residents along the Gulf Coast rushed to secure properties and many evacuated as Hurricane Ida strengthened to a Category 4 storm and churned toward Louisiana, where it is projected to strike on Sunday. New…

Taliban Move to Ban Opium Production in Afghanistan

Taliban leaders, seeking international acceptance after seizing power in Afghanistan, have told farmers to stop cultivating opium poppies, residents of some major poppy-growing areas say. This has caused raw opium prices to soar across the…

U.S. Begins Final Stages of Afghan Withdrawal

Evacuation efforts in Kabul began to wind down Saturday as the U.S. and its allies turned their focus toward pulling the last of their armed forces out of Afghanistan in coming days. The U.S. and…

New Orleans Prepares for Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS—Residents along the Gulf Coast are rushing to secure properties and planning evacuations as Hurricane Ida gathered strength on Saturday and churned toward Louisiana, where it is projected to strike on Sunday as a…

Afghan Crowds Return to Kabul Airport After Deadly…

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said it conducted an airstrike against Islamic State in Afghanistan on Saturday, likely killing an extremist leader described as a planner for the organization. The strike was its first known U.S. response…

In its Last Days in Kabul, U.S. Turns…

Twenty years ago, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to get rid of the Taliban. Today, American forces, battered by one of the bloodiest attacks of the war, are relying for their own security on that same…

Taliban Seize Kandahar, Prepare to March on Kabul

KABUL—The Taliban completed the seizure of Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city and the Islamist movement’s birthplace, and took into custody a warlord who organized the failed defenses of the western city of Herat. Combined with other…

Minneapolis Is Testing a New Approach to Public…

MINNEAPOLIS—On a street corner in south Minneapolis, where heroin addicts gathered in the shadow of an abandoned building, Tyrone Allen, a 48-year-old former gang member, dashed across a busy street and ordered 10 tacos from…

Pacific Northwest Faces Another Extreme Heat Wave as…

Sweltering heat gripped swaths of the U.S. as forecasters predicted the potential for record-breaking temperatures in the Pacific Northwest and as cooling stations were set up for residents to find some relief in cities across…

Weak Oversight Plagues Audits of Billions in Private…

Six months before Los Angeles-based Shepherd University collapsed into bankruptcy in 2017, accounting firm BW CPA Group Inc. gave the school’s finances a clean bill of health. State regulators called the audit “grossly deficient,” saying…