Since the United States first began its occupation of Afghanistan in 2001, remaining troops have had to aid the Kabul government in its fight against the Taliban regime. Washington is now prioritising an agreement with the Islamist group in an effort to end ongoing violence.
American opinion writer Bari Weiss, who sees herself as a centrist and a conservative, joined The New York Times in 2017 after working for The Wall Street Journal. The Jerusalem Post named her among the world's 50 most influential Jews in 2019.
A new analysis of the changes in fault stresses in Southern California has shown that there is now an increased chance of a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault - which could possibly impact up to 18 million people in the Los Angeles, California, area.
The Trump administration has walked back a widely panned directive that would have stripped international students studying at US colleges of their visas if their classes were entirely online.
A 15-year-old Michigan girl with a learning disability has been incarcerated at a juvenile detention center amid the pandemic after a judge ruled that she violated her probation by not completing online schoolwork assigned by her teacher.
Maxwell was arrested earlier this month on charges of her alleged involvement in trafficking underage girls for the deceased convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The United States has registered over 3.3 million cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, topping the list of nations most affected, while Mexico, having reported around 300,000 cases, is at seventh place in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 11 March. The biggest number of cases so far have been registered in the United States, Brazil and India.