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HHS declares public health emergency in Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 16:34
The Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Wednesday after severe flooding from Hurricane Fiona.

Taco Bell to test meatless carne asada steak at several locations next month

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 15:52
Taco Bell is the newest mega restaurant chain to go for a meatless option for health-conscious customers, and will test that option at several Ohio locations next month.

2 in Illinois 'over the moon' after winning $1.3 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 15:30
The winners of a lottery jackpot worth more than $1.3 billion have finally come forward, nearly two months after the winning numbers were drawn.

Partisan pulpit: Pastor’s defiance spurs debate on Johnson Amendment's prohibitions

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 15:02
As the 2022 midterm election approaches, a controversial Tennessee pastor is defying a federal law that prohibits nonprofits -- including houses of worship -- from supporting candidates.

Ex-Minneapolis cop Thomas Lane gets 3 years in prison for George Floyd's death

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 14:30
A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter relating to his role in the death of George Floyd was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.

Washington Monument closed after it was splashed with red paint, graffiti

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 14:17
The U.S. Park Police temporarily closed the iconic Washington Monument late Tuesday after a man vandalized the popular tourist attraction by writing profanities on it and splashing it with red paint.

Migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard file Florida for violating their rights

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 08:44
Lawyers representing migrants flown last week from Texas to Martha's Vineyard have filed a class action lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration.

Student debt forgiveness could benefit 40 million borrowers across U.S.

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 02:15
The Biden administration has released new state-by-state data showing approximately 40 million federal student loan borrowers will benefit under the president's student loan forgiveness initiative.

Harris urges students to vote in midterms on National Voter Registration Day

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 00:40
Vice President Kamala Harris urged students at two historically black colleges in South Carolina to register to vote in the midterm elections as the Biden administration marked National Voter Registration Day.

Beyond Meat suspends executive accused of biting man's nose

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 23:10
Beyond Meat has suspended its chief operating officer Doug Ramsey after he allegedly punched a man and bit his nose during a road rage incident Saturday after an Arkansas Razorbacks football game.

Markets decline ahead of interest rate announcement

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 21:29
Stocks declined Tuesday as the market braces for the likelihood of a major increase to the benchmark interest rate this week by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

President Joe Biden calls for Republican support to end dark money in elections

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 20:40
President Joe Biden voiced his support on Tuesday, for legislation that would combat so-called dark money groups donating large sums of money to influence the outcome of political campaigns.

Feds accuse 47 people of stealing millions in COVID-19 scheme

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 19:47
Federal prosecutors charged 47 people Tuesday with stealing $250 million from a federal program designed to feed needy children in Minnesota.

GM signs agreement to sell Hertz 175,000 electric vehicles

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 17:55
General Motors and Hertz announced a partnership Tuesday where the car manufacturer will sell 175,000 electric vehicles to the rental car giant over the next five years. 

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns world leaders: 'We cannot go on like this'

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 17:42
In some of his sharpest comments on the state of the global conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday that the status quo cannot continue.

Justice Department appeals for access to Trump's classified Mar-a-Lago documents

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 02:24
The Justice Department late Friday petitioned a federal appeals court to block part of a lower judge's ruling regarding the appointment of a special master to review documents seized from Mar-a-Lago last month.

Appeals court panel upholds Texas law on social media moderation

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 01:57
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that paves the way for lawsuits against social media companies for engaging in content moderation.

NYC man pleads guilty to murder of his mother for his $11K inheritance

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 00:53
A New York City man on Friday pleaded guilty to murdering his own mother for his $11,000 inheritance in January 2019.

Study finds 1 in 5 households has medical debt

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 22:12
More people are increasingly unable to afford groceries or pay their mortgages due to medical debt, according to new research published Friday.

President Joe Biden calls South Africa 'a vital voice' in meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 21:23
President Joe Biden hosted South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the White House on Friday for talks on subjects including the Russian war in Ukraine -- and South Africa's largely neutral stance on it.