More US news in brief

Biden approval dips near lowest point, poll shows

President Joe Biden's approval rating has dipped slightly to 38%, nearing the 36% low point recorded in July 2022.


March 24, 2023, 12:04 AM

US anti-Semitic incidents hit record high in 2022, report says

More than 3,600 incidents against Jewish people were recorded in the US last year, more than any year since tracking began in 1979.


March 24, 2023, 12:02 AM

Covid-19 pandemic erased gains in early autism identification

US gains in the early identification of children with autism were largely wiped out by diagnosis disruptions in the early months of the coronavirus crisis.


March 23, 2023, 11:59 PM

Biden marks anniversary of Obamacare law that 'changed America'

The US President celebrated the 13th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, an expansion of government-subsidised health insurance.


March 23, 2023, 11:48 PM

Los Angeles schools shut down as staff strike for better pay

Half a million pupils in the nation's second-largest school system will miss out on a daily education due to the strike, which was called following stalled contract talks.


March 22, 2023, 1:07 AM

House committee threatens State Department over Afghan documents

A Republican representative told Secretary of State Antony Blinken he would subpoena if the department does not produce documents on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.


March 22, 2023, 1:02 AM

US FDA to decide on second Omicron Covid boosters

Health regulators are close to deciding on whether to authorise a second dose of the new Covid vaccine boosters for high-risk people and the elderly, The Wall Street Journal reported.


March 22, 2023, 12:49 AM

Fox News producer says she was pushed to lie about Dominion

A former staffer says she was coerced by company lawyers to give misleading testimony in Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion lawsuit over the network's false claims of election fraud.


March 22, 2023, 12:42 AM

Former Air Force officer gets prison term for Capitol attack

Retired officer Larry Brock, who stormed the US Capitol in combat gear and carried zip-tie handcuffs into the Senate gallery, was sentenced to two years in jail.


March 18, 2023, 2:26 AM

US regulators order states to accept East Palestine toxic waste

The Environmental Protection Agency said states must not block shipments of waste from the Ohio train derailment to hazardous waste storage sites across the nation.


March 18, 2023, 2:20 AM