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At least 227 people were killed and more than 1,500 injured in the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti Saturday morning, Haiti’s civil protection agency confirmed to ABC News
Taliban at presidential palace to negotiate transfer of power
Taliban advances closer to Kabul, taking all of Logar province, and captures Mazar-e-Sharif, as President Ashraf Ghani addresses the nation.
Taliban capture key northern city, approach Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday captured a large, heavily defended city in northern Afghanistan in a major setback for the government, and were approaching the capital of Kabul, less than three weeks before the U.S.
Judge orders U.S. to reinstate Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy
The Trump-era policy required 70,000 non-Mexican asylum applicants to wait for their U.S. court hearings in Mexico, often in squalid tent camps and dangerous border towns.
The surprising interests desperate for spending on roads and bridges
‘People not only use roads for business purposes but also for pleasure.’
Biden sending 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan
President Biden announced on Saturday that the U.S. would send 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan to assist with evacuating U.S. personnel amid a rapidly deteriorating situation as the Taliban c…
McCarthy slams Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal as 'embarrassment to our nation'
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., slammed President Biden's "complete mismanagement" of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and called for the U.S. military to continue to provide "close air support" to combat the surging Taliban forces.
Amid Extreme Weather, a Shift Among Republicans on Climate Change
WASHINGTON — After a decade of disputing the existence of climate change, many leading Republicans are shifting their posture amid deadly heat waves, devastating drought and ferocious wildfires that have bludgeoned their districts and unnerved their constituents back home. Members of Congress...
Longest war: Were America's decades in Afghanistan worth it?
Here's what 19-year-old Lance Cpl. William Bee felt flying into southern Afghanistan on Christmas Day 2001: purely lucky. The U.S. was hitting back at the al-Qaida plotters who had brought down the World Trade Center, and Bee found himself among the first Marines on the ground.
On The Trail: Census kicks off a wild redistricting cycle
The U.S. Census Bureau has fired the starting gun on a chaotic sprint to draw new district boundary lines.
Here's Why Biden Is Sticking With The U.S. Exit From Afghanistan
U.S. troops are on a temporary mission to help evacuate American civilians as the Taliban encircles the capital of Kabul, but President Biden says he does "not regret" pulling the U.S. out by Aug. 31.
U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be mostly evacuated within next 36 hours
President Biden ordered another 1,000 troops from Fort Bragg to join the operation, bringing the total to 5,000.
US risks faltering on world stage amid chaotic Afghanistan exit
The Biden administration is under scrutiny from international allies and adversaries over Afghanistan’s fast and furious descent into chaos ahead of the full exit of U.S. troops.The Taliban’s quick…
Hope fades for Congress to strike police reform deal, but negotiations continue
Bipartisan negotiators have begun talking about slimmed-down legislation that wouldn't address the most contentious issues, which could imperil support from progressives.
Biden authorizes US response to Haiti after earthquake
President Biden has authorized U.S. support for Haiti in the aftermath of a massive earthquake Saturday that caused extensive damage and killed dozens of people, with the number of fatali…
New York Republicans face uphill battle without ‘boogeyman’ Cuomo
The implosion of Andrew Cuomo could be jarring for the state’s Republicans, who had an unlikely but conceivable path to victory with Cuomo facing a bruising primary in 2022.
Calls for violence online similar to before January 6 Capitol attack, DHS Intel chief says
Online extremist rhetoric is strikingly similar to the buildup to the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, with increasing calls for violence linked to conspiracy theories and false narratives, Homeland Security Intelligence chief John Cohen said in an interview with CNN.
Afghan president appeals for help as Taliban close in on capital
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is calling on the international community to aid in the country’s fight against the Taliban, which have closed in on Kabul as fears grow that the capital&nbs…
Taliban Forces Continue Their Offensive As They Approach Kabul
As Taliban forces continue a sweeping offensive and are nearing the capital, trust in Afghanistan's government is dwindling despite the Afghan president's vow to prevent further instability.
South Carolina county GOP censures Sen. Lindsey Graham after he voted for $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
The Aiken County GOP said Graham "consciously violated the platform of the South Carolina Republican Party" by backing the infrastructure bill.
Biden sends 5,000 troops to Afghanistan, blames Trump for Taliban resurgence
President Joe Biden released a statement Saturday from the White House blaming his decision to surge U.S. troops to Afghanistan to combat the Taliban's surging land acquisition on the policies of former President Donald Trump.
A Gallery Sells Hunter Bidens. The White House Says It Won't Know Who's Buying.
NEW YORK — The Georges Bergès Gallery has sat on a chic stretch of SoHo for six years now, a relatively little-known newcomer in a New York art world that has long been dominated by name-brand power brokers like Pace Gallery and Gagosian. This summer, however, it has unexpectedly become one of...
9/11 anniversary, COVID-19 measures could spark terrorist attacks in the US: DHS
The 9/11 anniversary, more pandemic measures and religious holidays could spark terrorist attacks in in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security warned.
Embassies close, diplomats evacuated as Taliban advances on Kabul
"We have decided to temporarily close our embassy in Kabul," said Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.
Biden’s gambit to lock in the youth vote for Democrats
He’s not an obvious champion of America’s youth, but he wants his presidency to be “transformational” not “transitional.”
Suffering landlords are Washington’s new eviction problem
Landlords are unsympathetic figures in the eyes of many struggling tenants, but they’re emerging as a new economic problem for Congress and the White House.
Meghan McCain hammers Biden over Afghan withdrawal: ‘Absolutely shameful’
Meghan McCain took to Twitter on Friday to blast President Biden for his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, calling the rapid territorial gains by the Taliban in recent days “absolu…
Sarah Rainsford on Russia: 'I've been told I can't come back - ever'
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford, devastated after being told she could not return to Russia, ever.
Biden in an impossible bind as Afghanistan blame game begins
The president has been condemned by Republicans as the Taliban advance – but the roots of the crisis date back years Biden is only the latest president to stumble into a hall of mirrors where no escape route is offered and the only guarantee is that Afghan civilians will lose. Photograph: Evelyn...
As Taliban tighten their grip, Kabul airport only way out
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As a Taliban offensive encircles the Afghan capital, there's increasingly only one way out for those fleeing the war, and only one way in for U.S. troops sent to protect American diplomats still on the ground: Kabul's international airport.
California city councilman among six charged with election fraud in contest decided by one vote
A city councilman in suburban Los Angeles and five other people were charged for securing fraudulent votes in a runoff election that was ultimately decided by a single vote, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
Federal judge orders Biden administration to revive Trump-era border policy | CNN Politics
A federal judge in Texas has ordered the Biden administration to revive a Trump-era border policy that required migrants to stay in Mexico until their US immigration court date.
Biden restates commitment to Afghan drawdown amid Taliban offensive
The president orders the deployment of 5,000 troops to assist drawdown efforts as U.S. Embassy staff are rushed to Kabul airport.
Israel furious as Poland signs law to limit property claims
Israel recalls its top diplomat to Poland after president approves bill curbing World War II-era restitution claims.
Texas border town seeing 'record-breaking' numbers of stash houses of migrants evading Border Patrol
AUSTIN, Texas — More than 5,000 illegal immigrants have been discovered inside stash houses around Laredo, Texas, since last fall, according to local authorities, an indication of how many are evading Border Patrol agents at the United States-Mexico border and getting away.
Census data puts target on rural, Rust Belt House districts
While suburban congressional districts are swelling with new residents, lawmakers in large swaths of rural America and some Rust Belt cities are in need of more people to represent. In rural Illinois, Republican Rep. Mary Miller's district is short 73,000 people. In northeastern Ohio...
Tim Scott’s inside track
The shrewd move would be to stay out of the presidential primaries and carefully position himself for the number two spot.
Huge blow for Afghan gov’t as Taliban seizes northern stronghold
Capture of Mazar-i-Sharif gives the Taliban control over all of northern Afghanistan, as it also draws closer to Kabul.
'Still people are having fear.' What life is like in some of the cities captured by the Taliban | CNN
Over the last week, the Taliban has made significant gains across Afghanistan and now control over half of the country's provincial capitals. Here's what life is like in these newly captured areas.
4 Reasons A Taliban Takeover In Afghanistan Matters To The World
The prospect of the Taliban once again in control of Afghanistan has many worried about a return to a harsh brand of Islamic justice seen during the five years the group was previously in power.
Death toll from northern Turkey floods hits 57
The devastation came just as the disaster-hit country was gaining control over hundreds of wildfires.
Costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars
At just short of 20 years, the now-ending U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan was America's longest war. Ordinary Americans tended to forget about it, and it received measurably less oversight from Congress than the Vietnam War did.
‘Nobody is running Lebanon’, central bank boss says
Bank chief slams gov’t criticism over ending fuel subsidies, as Lebanese army deploys at gas pumps to curb hoarding.
Tropical Storm Grace strengthens as it approaches the Caribbean
Heavy rainfall from Grace could impact Florida next week after Tropical Storm Fred weakened near the Florida Keys on Saturday.
Japan rain: Nearly two million residents told to seek shelter
Some provinces are under evacuation alerts as experts warn of "unprecedented" rainfall.
Democratic lawmakers are demanding support for survivors of Indian boarding schools
"The Indian Boarding School era is a stain in America's history," Democratic lawmakers Sharice Davids and Elizabeth Warren wrote.
The most political garden in America is still sowing controversy one year later
Since leaving Washington last January, there have been only a handful of things that have drawn former first lady Melania Trump out of her social media silence: holidays, the anniversary of Be Best, thanks for birthday wishes.
Dozens of Rohingya refugees missing as boat sinks off Bangladesh
At least 27 missing after boat sinks during attempt to escape Bangladeshi island camp criticised by rights groups.
Biden holds video conference with security team to discuss Afghanistan drawdown
President Biden on Saturday held a video conference with his security team to discuss the administration’s ongoing efforts to draw down the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, which is facing a worsening…
Teen arrested in connection with GOP strategist’s alleged sex trafficking scheme
A 19-year-old college student has been arrested in connection with an alleged trafficking scheme involving a Minneapolis-based GOP strategist and PAC founder.
Vietnam veteran who earned the Medal of Honor says Afghanistan now looks 'just like' Saigon in 1975
Biden in July was adamant that the situation in Afghanistan was nothing like Vietnam and the US wouldn't see anything there like the fall of Saigon.
As Colombian protests dissipate, activists hit by wave of arrests
Colombia’s Primera Linea protesters accuse authorities of using arrests, prosecutions to weaken push for change.
Anger over reopening and masks leads to new interest in school board races
Like many parents, Paul Martino never paid his school board much attention before the coronavirus pandemic. But last summer, when his kids' district in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, suddenly reversed course and went virtual, Martino decided it was time to get involved.
High heat: Spain clocks prelim record of 47.2 C (116.96 F)
MADRID (AP) — Spain set a new provisional heat record of 47.2 degrees Celsius (116.96 Fahrenheit) on Saturday as Southern Europe sweltered under a relentless summer sun. Italy put 16 cities on red alert for health risks and Portugal warned 75% of its regions that they faced a “significantly...
Fred likely to strengthen into tropical storm as it hits the Gulf Coast
Fred will likely strengthen into a tropical storm as it hits the Gulf Coast.
China's wandering elephants appear to be going home
“Whenever people and elephants share the same landscape, elephants are a big deal for people and people are a big deal for elephants,” one expert said.
Police: School shooting victim went to aid boy being bullied
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's only a few days into the new school year, but New Mexico’s largest district is reeling from a shooting that left one student dead and another in custody after, according to police, the victim tried to protect another boy who was being bullied.
At least 44 killed by severe flooding and mudslides in Turkey
About 2,250 people were evacuated across the region before, during and after the floods.
Rights groups slam Spain over child deportations to Morocco
Spain urged to halt repatriation of hundreds of unaccompanied minors who crossed into Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
Biden admin backs Texas, Florida districts on mask mandates
President Joe Biden’s administration is offering its full-throated support for local cities and school boards in Texas and Florida that are defying orders by their Republican governors that prohibit mask-wearing mandates in schools
McConnell pushes Biden to 'hammer' Taliban with airstrikes as Afghanistan spirals
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pressed President Biden to order airstrikes against Taliban forces on Friday following what he described as an “urgent conversation” with Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, Adela Raz.
Afghanistan: Diplomats hasten exit as Taliban near Kabul
US troops arrive to help with evacuation efforts as militants seize a city an hour's drive from Kabul.
Moderates revolt on infrastructure in new challenge for Pelosi
The Democrats’ strategy for enacting President Biden’s agenda hit a major snag Friday when nine House moderates bucked party leaders with threats of tanking a $3.5 trillion budget bill …
Forest Service maxed out as wildfires break across US West
WESTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service said Friday it's operating in crisis mode, fully deploying firefighters and maxing out its support system as wildfires continue to break out across the U.S.
New York Assembly members push back on decision to suspend Cuomo impeachment proceedings
Assembly members from New York’s leading body investigating the allegations of sexual harassment levied at Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed back on the decision to suspend impeachment proceedings Friday.
Census data puts target on rural, Rust Belt House districts
While suburban congressional districts are swelling with new residents, lawmakers in large swaths of rural America and some Rust Belt cities are in need of more people to represent. In rural Illinois, Republican Rep.
Remain-in-Mexico court ruling a win for Texas, Missouri over Biden admin
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Biden administration to "enforce and implement" the Trump-era Remain-in-Mexico policy in response to a lawsuit from Texas and Missouri, which claimed that the administration’s attempt to terminate the policy was illegal and harmful.
Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to dismiss sex trafficking indictment, despite Cosby claim
A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to dismiss her sex-trafficking indictment, which the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein claimed was justified by the recent overturning of Bill Cosby's 2018 sexual assault conviction.
The $88 billion gamble on the Afghan army that's going up in smoke
The Pentagon hasn't given up on its trainees but it can no longer hide the reality they're still largely a hollow force.
Andrew Cuomo brags about saving New York lawmakers from looking like 'ship of fools' with impeachment
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would have triumphed over an impeachment investigation.
Taliban at presidential palace to negotiate transfer of power
Taliban advances closer to Kabul, taking all of Logar province, and captures Mazar-e-Sharif, as President Ashraf Ghani addresses the nation.
Mike Lindell suspects 'setup' by man who sought photo at South Dakota hotel near cyber symposium
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell described the alleged assault he says took place at his hotel Wednesday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he is hosting a cyber symposium on 2020 election fraud claims this week.
U.S. immigration advocates blast 'cruel' Biden policies on asylum
Immigration advocates criticized President Joe Biden's asylum policies on Friday, saying expulsions of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and other deterrent measures were "cruel, unlawful and ineffective."
Texas companies: Culture wars bad for business
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is pushing his conservative agenda in hopes of riling up the state's Republican base ahead of the 2022 gubernatorial election, but major corporations are not having it.What's happening: Companies with large footprints in the Lone Star State like Dell Technologies...
1 month in and Dixie Fire shows little signs of slowing down
“Crews worked all night, but there’s just a lot of fire,” Jake Cagle of the U.S. Forest Service said.
Vegas grocery storefront collapses at opening time, 4 hurt
A storefront collapsed into rubble at a Las Vegas supermarket at opening time, injuring four people, but authorities said none seriously
Howard Dean: Ron DeSantis is 'an embarrassment to every governor'
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean said Wednesday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is an "embarrassment to every governor."
We asked Republican senators about Tucker Carlson's favorite authoritarian leader. Their praise and dodges underscore the danger to the US.
"There's obviously a lot of sympathy in the Republican party for authoritarianism," Sen. Chris Murphy said of the GOP's affinity for Viktor Orbán.
Durham probe of what sparked Russia investigation examines FBI tipsters
Special Counsel John Durham, appointed during the Trump administration to examine the origins of the FBI’s 2016 Russia probe, is presenting evidence to a grand jury and preparing a lengthy report expected to be completed in the coming months, according to people familiar with the matter.
Venezuela government, opposition launch talks in Mexico
Representatives of the two sides sign an agreement in Mexico City to start talks mediated by Norway.
Will Taliban surge in Afghanistan hurt Biden politically? Or are Americans done with the war?
Americans support the U.S. withdrawal, polls have shown, but the U.S. exit is proving ugly.
Las Vegas hotel that defied coronavirus restrictions loses legal battle
A Las Vegas hotel that defied coronavirus restrictions in 2020 and was fined by the state lost its legal battle on Friday.
A Quarter-Million People Have Fled Their Homes As Violence In Afghanistan Escalates
About 80% of those affected by the Taliban offensive are women and children, according to the U.N. The situation has "all the hallmarks of a humanitarian catastrophe," one official said.
Middle schooler fatally shot by fellow student in Albuquerque
The two students were believed to be 13 years old, police said.
Pelosi spokesperson calls out Trump for threatening Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbit
The spokesperson for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to a statement from former President Donald Trump in which he claimed that Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who was shot while trying to climb through a broken window in the Capitol on Jan. 6, was “murdered” by U.S. Capitol Police.
Judge dismisses Avenatti case against Fox
A Delaware judge on Friday granted a motion to dismiss a case against Fox News brought by Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for adult-film star Stormy Daniels. Judge Stephanos Bibas, o…
'I feel like I did the right thing,' Cuomo tells mag in first interview since resignation
“I’m not disappearing. I have a voice, I have a perspective and that’s not gonna change,” Cuomo said.
California company will not be charged for 2018 wildfire
The California Department of Justice announced on Friday it will not be charging Southern California Edison for the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
In desperation, U.S. scours for countries willing to house Afghan refugees
President Joe Biden's administration has been holding secret talks with more countries than previously known in a desperate attempt to secure deals to temporarily house at-risk Afghans who worked for the U.S. government, four U.S. officials told Reuters.
Texas murder suspect granted bond after police data loss
A Texas man who was scheduled for trial on murder charges this week has instead been granted release on bond
Florida Gov. DeSantis Expands Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Amid COVID-19 Spike
Monoclonal antibodies can be used to treat people with mild to moderate COVID-19, but the treatment doesn't work for those who've already developed more severe symptoms or are hospitalized.
Former PA judge, Pitt alum calls for investigation into university's fetal tissue research
A former judge on the Pennyslvania Superior Court is calling for an investigation into her alma mater's fetal tissue practices, saying she felt "horror" at recent reports.
Apple applies limits to new system scanning for child sex abuse
Apple announced limits to a new system they are using to scan for child sex abuse on Friday after facing backlash on the system due to privacy concerns.
Canada plans to take in 20,000 Afghans to protect them from Taliban
Canada says it will take in more than 20,000 Afghans who have been put in danger and forced to flee as the Taliban continues its military offensive in the country.Canada’s Immigrati…
Biden administration faces lawsuit over ‘shockingly deplorable’ child migrant conditions in Texas
Lawyers representing children in U.S. immigration custody sued the Biden administration over "shockingly deplorable" conditions in two Texas facilities.
Menendez, Rubio ask Yellen to probe meatpacker JBS
The chairman and ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to investigate if the owners of meatpacker JBS SA used proceeds from a bribery sc…
Holder encourages Democrats to protest in the streets, get arrested for voting rights
Former United States Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Democrats to protest in favor of voting rights by taking to the streets and getting arrested.
James Hormel, first openly gay U.S. ambassador, dies at 88
The philanthropist also funded organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights.
7-year-old dies from rare brain-eating amoeba tied to California lake
The infection is extremely rare, and there have only been 10 cases reported in California since 1971, the Tehama County Health Services Agency said.
California Gov. Newsom confirms Biden, Harris will campaign for him in a 'matter of weeks'
Embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed Friday that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris would campaign on his behalf in the coming weeks as he attempts to stave off a recall vote.
RNC Keeps Echoing Trump’s Election Lies That Led To Jan. 6 Attack On Democracy
To this day, the former president falsely claims that the election was stolen from him – a lie that undergirds the Republican Party’s push for "election integrity."
Virus claims more young victims as deaths climb yet again
MIAMI (AP) — A young mother had just celebrated her first wedding anniversary and was one of six members of a Jacksonville church to die over a 10-day span. Another Florida woman had just given birth to her first child, but was only able to hold the newborn girl for a few moments before dying.
No, the surge in Covid cases across the U.S. is not due to migrants or immigrants
"There is a very long history in the United States, sadly ... trying to blame outsiders for diseases and there isn’t any evidence," medical ethicist Arthur Caplan said.
6 Things To Know If You're Immunocompromised And Considering A 3rd Shot
People with weakened immune systems who already got two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can now get a third shot. But exactly who is eligible? Here's what we know so far.
Rich nations dip into COVAX supply while poor wait for shots
LONDON (AP) — An international system to share coronavirus vaccines was supposed to guarantee that low and middle-income countries could get doses without being last in line and at the mercy of unreliable donations.
Nearly 600 patients wait for hospital beds in Houston as city sees surge in COVID cases
The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads.
'This is starting to look really ominous in the South,' expert says, as US is among nations with highest rate of new Covid-19 cases
The US remains among nations with the highest rate of new Covid-19 cases, driven mostly by a surge in the South, where many states are lagging in getting people vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Fired Tennessee vaccinations director planning to leave state with her family
Brad Fiscus said he and his wife, Dr. Michelle Fiscus, feel they have to move because public health has become more political in Tennessee during the pandemic.
French protests continue into fifth weekend following health pass enforcement
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators came out in France for a fifth weekend in protest of the country’s health passes that took effect Monday.
US sees record number of children in hospital with COVID
More than 1,900 children are hospitalised for COVID-19 across the US, which is being hit hard by the Delta variant.
Thousands of kindergartners no-show, putting their futures at risk, experts say
Hundreds of thousands of kindergartners across the country expected to enroll in traditional schools or attend online classes have been no-shows.
Biden administration plans for vaccine boosters, perhaps by fall - NYT
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is developing a plan to start offering coronavirus booster shots to some Americans as early as this fall, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the effort.
Education Department sends letters to Texas and Florida governors signaling support for states' educators amid school mask mandate fight | CNN Politics
The US Department of Education sent letters Friday to the Republican governors of Texas and Florida, as well as Florida school administrators, amid an escalating battle between the White House and state officials over school mask guidance as the Delta variant surges.
How the delta variant took over the US
The delta variant has overtaken the U.S. in a matter of weeks as it spreads around the world in what President Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci called a “global outbreak” of the strain.T…
Sydney lockdown fines hiked to $3,700 as Australia battles Covid
"We have to accept that this is the worst situation New South Wales has been in since day one," said state Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
As Children's COVID Cases Surge, There's Another Virus On The Rise
Health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic say there is another concerning prospect looming: a surge in children diagnosed with a combination of COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus.
Parent attacks teacher over school mask mandate
A parent allegedly attacked a teacher Friday at a California elementary school over a dispute about wearing masks on the first day, NBC reported.The incident occurred at Sutter Creek…
Iran announces 6-day lockdown amid surge in COVID cases
Anger continues to mount over how the pandemic has been handled in Iran as vaccination efforts progress slowly.
Field hospital opens in parking garage as Mississippi sees 'skyrocketing' crush of COVID patients
On Friday, the University of Mississippi Medical Center will reopen a surge facility in the medical center’s parking lot.
Family speaks out after boy, 12, hospitalized with COVID-19
Brody Barnett, a seventh grader from Chilton County, and his family are speaking out to warn the public of the dangers of the delta variant.
Total vaccinations numbers up as cities announce vaccine mandates
Total vaccination numbers are at the highest they have been in more than a month as more cities have begun mandating them.
Should kids wear masks in school? These states have banned mandates despite experts’ pleas
Do mask mandates work? While some states have banned schools from requiring masks for students, experts say the practice will keep kids safer.
440 students quarantine in one Florida county due to COVID-19, two days after start of school year
A total of 440 students have been quarantined in Palm Beach County, Florida, due to COVID-19, just two days after the start of the school year.
Oregon governor orders National Guard to help frontline workers in Covid-19 battle
Gov. Kate Brown urged residents to get vaccinated: "I know this is not the summer many of us envisioned."
Which states have reimposed mask mandates and which are resisting
Here are a list of states that require mask mandates and where there's lawsuits against current mandate bans.
Live Nation will require vaccines or negative Covid tests from artists, customers
“Vaccines are going to be your ticket back to shows," said Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment