World
June 11

Finland elections test for young PM, Social Democrat leader

Finland holds local elections Sunday in a first litmus test for popular young Social Democratic Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who took office 18 months ago shortly before the pandemic outbreak, and whose party is behind in polls across the country.
Nation
June 11

Wisconsin man criminally responsible for grandparent deaths

A jury has ruled that a 19-year-old Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his grandparents in 2019 is criminally responsible for the deaths.
Nation
June 11

For love of birds: Backyard sleuths boost scientists' work

Georgetown University ecologist Emily Williams first became fascinated with birds not because of their beauty, or their sweet songs. She was riveted by their extraordinary travels.
World
June 11

China's children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines

If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves.
Business
June 11

UK economy edges to pre-pandemic levels as lockdown eased

The easing of lockdown restrictions in April helped the British economy grow at its fastest rate since July 2020 and recoup further ground lost during the coronavirus pandemic, official figures showed Friday.
Business
June 11

For Cornwall, G7 summit brings mix of disruption and hope

Towering steel fences, masses of police, protests on the beach: The Cornish seaside's turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are looking decidedly less idyllic this week as leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies descend for a summit.
World
June 11

Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial

Japan's relations with Taiwan are nongovernmental and practical and are based on Tokyo's recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese official said Friday, following Beijing's protest over a recent reference to the island as a country.
Business
June 11

Asian shares mixed after US inflation jumps 5% in May

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after the S&P 500 index notched another record high despite a surge in U.S. consumer prices in May.
World
June 10

Russia spars with EU and US at meeting on EU-UN cooperation

Russia sparred with the European Union and the United States at a U.N. meeting Thursday that highlighted the strained relations between Moscow, Brussels and Washington.
Nation
June 10

Today in History

Today in History
Variety
June 10
First lady Jill Biden turns around to show the word “love” on the back of her jacket as she speaks with reporters after visiting with Carrie Johns

Message in a jacket: Jill Biden offers 'love' during UK trip

Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of "love" as she accompanies her husband President Joe Biden overseas.
Nation
June 10

Lawmakers remove state legislator over Oregon Capitol breach

Lawmakers in Oregon on Thursday night expelled a Republican legislator who let violent, far-right protesters into the Statehouse.
Business
June 10

The Latest: Illinois lifting capacity limits for businesses

Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues Friday, nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation
June 10

$15M awarded over eggs, embryos ruined at fertility clinic

A jury on Thursday awarded nearly $15 million to five people who lost eggs or embryos when a cryogenic storage tank failed at a fertility clinic.
Business
June 10
This image provided by Biogen on Monday, June 7, 2021 shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm.

Medicare copays for new Alzheimer's drug could reach $11,500

A new $56,000-a-year Alzheimer's drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly, and some patients who are prescribed the medication could face copayments of about $11,500 annually, according to a research report published Thursday.
Sports
June 10

Segura's 2-run single in 10th lifts Phillies over Braves 4-3

Jean Segura slowly jogged around first and watched Odubel Herrera dive headfirst across the plate for the winning run before another walk-off celebration began for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Nation
June 10

Democrats move to cover recall costs, speed up election date

Democratic leaders in the California Legislature announced Thursday the state would cover the estimated $215 million cost to stage an expected recall election that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, potentially allowing the contest to be held at an earlier date this year.
Nation
June 10

California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

California's governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge's upending of the state's restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision.
Business
June 10

Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline's demise

The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil pipeline, yet the fight over Canadian crude rages on as emboldened environmentalists target other projects and pressure President Joe Biden to intervene — all while oil imports from the north keep rising.
Nation
June 10

Legislators, students push for K-12 Asian American studies

When the Asian American Student Union at a Connecticut high school organized a Zoom call following the killing of six Asian women in Atlanta, senior Lily Feng thought maybe 10 or 15 classmates would attend. When she logged on, more than 50 people from her school were online. By the call's end, nearly 100 people had joined.