In this Feb. 9, 2021 file photo, a passer-by walks past an employment hiring sign while entering a Target store location, in Westwood, Mass. The Federal Reserve says there’s evidence that hiring has picked up in recent weeks, though the job market remains badly damaged by the pandemic. In its semi-annual monetary policy report released Friday, Feb. 19, the Fed says job data compiled by payroll processor ADP indicate that employment improved modestly through early February.

US jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high


Manhattan prosecutor gets Trump tax records after long fight
In this file photo, former president Donald Trump listens during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former football coach Lou Holtz, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Washington.

New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze US auto buyers
In this image made from video, cars drive through the used vehicle lot at a LaFontaine auto dealership in Fenton Township, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. A chain reaction touched off by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed new-vehicle prices to record highs and dramatically driven up the cost of used ones.

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait
In this July 13, 2020, file photo, a black lives matter mural is visible in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which grew out of the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement, is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched in February 2021, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020
FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, crews attach straps to the statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. At least 160 Confederate symbols were taken down or moved from public spaces in 2020. That's according to a new count the Southern Poverty Law Center shared with The Associated Press.

Reinterment plan of possible Tulsa massacre victims delayed
In this July 21, 2020, file photo, forensic anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield carries a tray of items found at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla.

 In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a GameStop store is seen in St. Louis.

GameStop shares double after tumbling for much of February


Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big 'real world' test
Capitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breach
Biden to order a review of US supply chains for vital goods
Tiger Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in car crash
Astra Zeneca vaccine waits for injection at the homeless accommodation YMCA in Romford, east London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The British health service NHS England have started to vaccinate homeless 'vulnerable' people. In a study carried out but the Oxford University, the Astra Zeneca vaccine has been shown to stop also the transmission of the virus.

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines


Biden moves to reengage with Palestinians after Israel focus
Lawsuits filed against auto insurers over rates in pandemic
Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages
Tiger Woods seriously injured in crash on steep LA-area road

Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary

Biden administration to send millions of masks

HHS pick says pandemic is top job, but agenda is broader

Judge needs more time for thorny issues in Flint water case


Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections


Judge says wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' to stay in jail


Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
Stocks fall as yields continue to climb; GameStop surges
Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry” over the next three years ...

Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic


DNR reminds anglers deadlines to remove ice shelters are quickly approaching

Como Zoo welcomes new polar bear Nan to the family

Apple partners with Target for new online, in-store shopping experience

Minneapolis rent control proposal moves forward