The former Blackwater guards were serving lengthy sentences for their part in the 2007 shooting that left 14 Iraqi civilians dead and 17 others wounded.
Having failed to prove electoral fraud in 50 lawsuits, as well as having two cases thrown out by the Supreme Court, Donald Trump is making one last-ditch attempt to overturn the election results in Congress.
The bipartisan deal, which will also fund the US government until September next year, was passed in both houses of the US Congress on Monday.
US president-elect urged all Americans to take the vaccine when it becomes available to them
While it is unclear if Donald Trump will have the vaccine, president-elect Joe Biden will be vaccinated live on TV on Monday to help boost the largest vaccination programme in US history.
Millions of Americans hit by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will now receive financial help after Republicans and Democrats agreed on a long-overdue relief package.
The pandemic has been particularly hard on women who work in the service sector, which has been crippled by the economic crisis.
Despite the pandemic, the neighbourhood of Dyker Heights proudly displays its over-the-top Christmas light decorations.
The Food and Drug Administration authorized an emergency rollout of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, adding a second shot to its arsenal.
Vice President Mike Pence was vaccinated for COVID-19 on Friday in a live-television event aimed at reassuring Americans the vaccine is safe.
US federal agencies and “critical infrastructure” were targeted in a sophisticated attack that was hard to detect and will be difficult to undo, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to follow the recommendation and quickly OK the vaccine from Moderna and the National Institutes of Health.
"A voice like mine has never been a Cabinet secretary or at the head of the Department of Interior," Haaland said, vowing to be "fierce".
Officials said they didn't expect the winter blast to disrupt vaccine distribution
A major snowstorm has rolled into the northeast of the United States, just days after the start of a coronavirus vaccine campaign in the country, and amid a continuing surge in cases.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the suit, arguing that "this Goliath of a company is using its power to manipulate the market, destroy competition, and harm you, the consumer."
The 1988 bombing of a New-York-bound Pan Am jet that exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie killed 270 people.
The iconic monarch butterfly will not receive endangered species recognition for several years.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated his former colleague Joe Biden as president-elect, after the Electoral College confirmed the election result.
The process set by law is usually a formality but has gained more attention this year due to Donald Trump’s efforts to subvert the 2020 election results.
Police shot the man dead on the steps of a landmark New York City cathedral on Sunday after he began firing two handguns at the end of a Christmas choral concert, police said.