The JFK-Manhattan commute is hellish. So we tried a helicopter, the subway and an Uber.

Any New Yorker knows it's a schlep to go from Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Queens. Travelers can opt to take the… Read more

Q&A: America’s new COVID-19 rules for international travel

WASHINGTON  — The Biden administration is rolling out new international travel policies affecting Americans and noncitizens alike who want to fly into… Read more

COVID-19 boosters are coming but who will get them and when?

COVID-19 booster shots may be coming for at least some Americans but already the Biden administration is being forced to scale back expectations —… Read more

Treasured US West trout streams wither amid heat, drought

SARATOGA, Wyo. — The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats… Read more

Rescue groups: US tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO  — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan… Read more

Ida’s toll grows with deaths of nursing home residents

NEW ORLEANS  — Louisiana officials launched an investigation into the deaths of four nursing home residents who had been evacuated to a warehouse ahead… Read more

Around Tahoe, special places await a fire’s fate

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— As the winds returned this week, the Caldor Fire roared over the Sierra crest and bore down on the southern end of Lake Tahoe.… Read more

Qatar emerges as key player in Afghanistan after US pullout

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar played an outsized role in U.S. efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. Now the tiny… Read more

TSA extends into January mask rule for airline passengers

Federal officials are extending into January a requirement that people on airline flights and public transportation wear face masks, a rule intended… Read more