Forest fires continued to burn across Canada on Thursday as the country endured its worst-ever start to wildfire season, forcing thousands of people from their homes and sending a smoky haze billowing across U.S. cities.
- WorldHundreds plucked from flooded Ukraine homes amid report Ukraine offensive has begun
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited the flood-stricken southern region of Kherson on Thursday where hundreds of people were being rescued from rooftops after the destruction of a huge dam submerged homes, fields and roads.
- MarketsWall St inches up as yields slip on jobless claims data
U.S. stock indexes edged higher on Thursday as a dip in bond yields supported megacap stocks, although investors remained cautious ahead of key inflation data and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week.
- LegalUS Supreme Court backs Black voters in challenge to Alabama electoral map
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed a major victory to Black voters who challenged a Republican-drawn electoral map in Alabama, finding that the state violated a landmark federal law prohibiting racial discrimination in voting.