In Kabul airport, remnants of US war bear witness to an 'unthinkable' exit
One month after the Islamists' "unimaginable" takeover of Afghanistan's capital, US items left behind in the airport are the remnants of the two-decade American intervention that ended in an "unthinkable" exit.
US: California Governor Gavin Newsom defeats recall attempt
California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has successfully fended off an attempt to topple him in a recall election. Republicans had tried to unseat him over his policies on immigration, COVID-19 and crime.
Los Angeles makes Covid vaccines compulsory for schoolkids in US first
The education board for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second biggest in the US, votes that children aged 12 or over who attend public schools in the city will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of next year. This is the first such requirement by a major education board in the US.
US: Apple delays rollout of iPhone child abuse scanning tool
The feature had been intended to scan for images of child sexual abuse. But it quickly drew concern over potential misuse as a "backdoor" for hacking and surveillance.
George W. Bush denounces US disunity 20 years after 9/11
George W. Bush, who was president during 9/11, says at a service marking 20 years since the attacks that disunity today makes him "worried" about the future of the United States. "In the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, I was proud to lead an amazing, resilient, united people," Bush says in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the fourth hijacked plane came down.
US Justice Department sues Texas over abortion law
The US Justice Department has filed suit against Texas to prevent a state law banning abortions from being enforced.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warns on debt ceiling
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned the US government will run out of money next month. She called on Congress to raise the debt limit in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Afghanistan: Last US troops leave Kabul after two decades of war
The United States has completed its evacuation mission, allowing the Taliban to take full control of Kabul airport. The departure comes almost exactly 20 years after the US and allied troops invaded Afghanistan.
'Flesh scattered all over': witnesses describe aftermath of US air strike in Kabul
The United States is investigating whether civilians may have been killed in an air strike it launched to destroy a car laden with explosives in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses and some media reports say a number of children were among those killed in Sunday's air strike in the crowded capital, where thousands of Afghans are still trying to flee the Taliban. The vehicle was reportedly a threat to Kabul airport and was linked to the regional Islamic State chapter.
Afghans say 10 locals hit after US air strike hit suspected car bomb
Two cars are seen destroyed in Kabul after the United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an IS-prepared car bomb. The US military said it was "aware of reports of civilian casualties" from the strike, which came after an attack outside the airport late last week killed more than 100 people, including 13 American troops.