LONDON—This day, this match, had to come, of course, for Roger Federer, and for tennis, just as it inevitably must for every athlete in every sport.
BOUVINES, France—Emmanuel Lefebvre produces thousands of tonnes of endives on his farm in northern France annually, but this year he may abandon his crop because of the crippling energy costs required to freeze the harvested bulbs.
WASHINGTON—The Biden administration is moving one step closer to developing a central bank digital currency, known as the digital dollar, saying it would help reinforce the U.S. role as a leader in the world financial system.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday criticized New York Attorney General Letitia James, saying her civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and his three adult children was a “political hit job.”
U.S. government agencies must double down on digital asset sector enforcement and identify gaps in cryptocurrency regulation, the Biden administration said on Sept. 16, citing their potential for misuse and harm even as it noted their growing role in global finance.
LONDON—It was quite a collection of tennis luminaries sharing the black indoor hard court for a Laver Cup doubles practice session Thursday, 66 Grand Slam titles among them, a group collectively nicknamed the Big Four: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on one side of the net; Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on the other.
The House of Representatives on Sept. 22 passed a Democrat-sponsored package of policing bills amid intraparty divisions on the issue due to some progressives’ objections.
NEW YORK—Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run Tuesday night, matching Babe Ruth and moving within one of Roger Maris’ American League season record.
ISLAMABAD—Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to one of the worst flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said, as the death toll from months-long deluges rose to 1,559.
ISTANBUL — A firefighting helicopter crashed Wednesday as it headed to the Turkish port of Marmaris to combat a wildfire, killing two Russian crew members, Turkey’s minister of agriculture and forestry said.
Two dozen Republican attorneys general have sent a letter to Visa, Mastercard, and American Express demanding the credit card companies abandon plans to track gun sales in the United States through firearm-specific transaction codes.
The Biden administration on Tuesday released a state-by-state estimate of how its student debt relief plan will impact borrowers in the 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
The U.S. House of Representative committee which is investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol, will be holding its next hearing on the matter on Sept. 28, according to the chairman of the panel.
CHICAGO—Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was sold in a Chicago suburb, opting to take a lump sum payment of $780.5 million, lottery officials said Wednesday.
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday filed (pdf) a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, three of his children, and others over alleged fraud.
MINNEAPOLIS—A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd was sentenced Wednesday to three years.
A Colorado woman was placed in the back of a patrol car before it was hit by a train, leaving her with serious injuries, authorities said Monday.
AMARILLO, Texas—A gunman shot three people, including two first responders, at the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo in Texas before he was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies, authorities said.
CHICAGO—Eight people were rushed to hospitals after being injured when an explosion Tuesday tore through the top floor of a Chicago apartment building, officials said.
NEW YORK—An electric scooter battery sparked a fire that killed an 8-year-old girl in New York City, authorities said. The death of Stephanie Villa Torres on Saturday was at least the third time in a little over a year that a fatal fire in the city has been linked to a scooter battery.
The Democrat-controlled House Oversight Committee on Tuesday voted down a GOP effort to investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, over his foreign business dealings.
CVS Health Corp. and Walmart Inc. have agreed to pay $147.5 million to settle West Virginia’s claims over their alleged roles in the state’s opioid crisis, state attorney general Patrick Morrisey said Tuesday.