Thousands are expected in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to mobilize for voting rights as Congress and several states consider laws that could change ballot access.
Hurricane Ida forecast to hit Louisiana on Sunday as Category 4 storm
Ida is expected to make landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on the same date Hurricane Katrina hit 16 years ago.
RFK assassin Sirhan B. Sirhan recommended for parole, but decision not final
The governor and parole board staff must still review and approve the proposal.
Service members killed outside Kabul’s airport remembered as heroes
A majority of the fallen were U.S. Marines. Some had been recalled to Afghanistan to assist with the U.S. pullout.
U.S. retaliates against ISIS with drone strike in Afghanistan
“The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan,” said Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for U.S. Central Command, in a statement.
Unvaccinated California Teacher Caused COVID Outbreak That Infected Half Her Class
A single unvaccinated teacher at a Northern California school triggered a COVID-19 outbreak in May that infected 26 others, including a total of 18 students, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. News of the startling, rapid spread in the school and to students’ families emerged as administrators grapple with vaccine and mask regulations […]
Delta variant doubles the risk of hospitalization, study confirms
New research from England adds further evidence that the delta variant poses a greater threat than earlier strains of the coronavirus.
Wisconsin Cow Spotted Going Through McDonald’s Drive-Thru
MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Spotted in a car at a McDonald’s drive-through in Wisconsin: A cow — all of it. Jessica Nelson of Mosinee pulled into the drive-through at a McDonald’s in Marshfield on Thursday and said she looked up to see a cow in the backseat of a Buick sedan three cars ahead of […]
Hurricane Ida Predicted To Hit Louisiana On Katrina Anniversary
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida struck Cuba on Friday and threatened to slam into Louisiana with devastating force over the weekend, prompting evacuations in New Orleans and across the coastal region. Ida intensified rapidly Friday from a tropical storm to a hurricane with top winds of 80 mph (128 kph) as it crossed western […]
California GOP Recall Candidate Larry Elder Wanted To End Medicaid
Larry Elder, the Republican front-runner in the campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), has advocated abolishing Medicaid and has opposed making health insurance companies cover people with preexisting conditions, extreme positions even further to the right of many in the GOP. Elder put forward his views in 2010 when he outlined his vision […]
Robert F. Kennedy Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Granted Parole
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s parole board voted Friday to free Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin after two of RFK’s sons said they supported releasing him and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars. But the governor ultimately will decide if Sirhan Sirhan leaves prison. Douglas Kennedy was a toddler when his father […]
TikTok Bans ‘Milk Crate Challenge’ Videos, Citing Safety Concerns
People attempting to milk whatever viral fame they can get on TikTok will no longer be able to do so with the “milk crate challenge.” The app has banned videos of people attempting the risky trend, citing safety concerns, according to USA Today. “TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove […]
‘No idea who you are’: Oklahoma woman accused of exaggerating role in Afghan girls’ escape
Allyson Reneau of Oklahoma City garnered media attention for saying she aided the group in escaping the Taliban. Now, her claim of helping to orchestrate their exit is under scrutiny.
‘Minor’ Major issues: Emails show Biden dog was nippier than White House said
The 3-year-old pup “is not always predictable,” one Secret Service agent warned in an email. “Be careful.”
Michigan Parents Owe Son $30,441 For Tossing Out Prized Porn Collection
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney’s decision this week came eight months after David Werking, 43, won a lawsuit against his parents. He said they had no right to throw out […]
Biden administration sets up mass Covid vaccination site for Afghan evacuees
The site at the Dulles Expo Center will offer the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to a White House official.
Kanye West Stirs Controversy By Sharing Stage With Marilyn Manson
Givenchy – Arrivals – PFW F/W 2013 PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 03: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend Givenchy Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 3, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Getty Images
Judge Blocks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Order Banning Mask Mandates
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper agreed with a group of parents who claimed in a lawsuit that DeSantis’ order is […]
Lake Tahoe Prepares For Emergency As Wildfire Threatens Region
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Some 14,000 firefighters facing changing weather conditions battled more than a dozen large wildfires across California, including a growing blaze that was slowly pushing toward the Lake Tahoe resort region. Winds and temperatures were expected to pick up in coming days while humidity drops, adding to the challenges endured […]
The cost of the war was staggering. But Afghanistan’s future is more unclear than ever.
The attack underscored concerns that terrorist groups will be among the winners as America ends its longest war.
DNI will no longer brief Congress in-person on election security over leak concerns
The move comes weeks before the presidential election and as President Donald Trump continues to downplay the severity of foreign interference.
Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip
The president is making the trip two days after the Category 4 storm slammed the Gulf Coast, leaving several dead and wreaking havoc with severe winds and flooding.
Weeks Without Power Or Water Lie Ahead As Laura Cleanup Begins
Coronavirus cases at University of Alabama climb to more than 1,000
The dean of the College of Community Health Sciences said there is “no evidence of virus transmission due to in-person class instruction.”
QAnon supporters join thousands at protest against German coronavirus rules
One protester carried a sign that read “End the plandemic immediately,” suggesting that COVID-19 was an artificial event.
Dozens of new coronavirus cases reported at ICE facility in Arizona
ICE spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe said in a statement that the agency recently expanded virus testing at La Palma, testing 1,000 detainees.
The last defense: Resources stretched thin as firefighters test positive for COVID-19
“The reality is you’re going to see positives in camp, that’s just the era we are in globally,” Oregon’s chief deputy fire marshal said.
A university is making a bold coronavirus claim: It prevented an outbreak before it began
The university made a bold claim this week: It stopped a coronavirus outbreak before it started.
Pandemic leads some high school athletes move to other states to play football
Not every family with a talented aspiring athlete has the means to make such a move, raising questions of fairness.
‘Promises kept’? Not entirely. Here are five pocketbook pledges Trump broke.
Candidate Trump’s promises included universal health care, tax hikes for the rich, infrastructure spending and six weeks paid leave for all moms. President Trump hasn’t delivered.