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88% of children covered by monthly payments starting in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15.The payments are part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 … more

Blinken signals no immediate U.S. press for Mideast cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signaled Monday the U.S. still was not joining calls for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers as fighting entered its second week, … more

House panel reaches agreement on bipartisan Jan. 6 commission

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Democratic and Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee have reached an agreement on legislation to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The measure had … more

The unwitting are the target of COVID-19 falsehoods online

Dr. Michelle Rockwell lost a pregnancy in December and shared her heartache with her 30,000 Instagram followers. Weeks later, she received the COVID-19 vaccine and posted about that, too. By February, Rockwell was getting past the grief and … more

Street racing surges across U.S., with deadly consequences

Jaye Sanford, a 52-year-old mother of two, was driving home in suburban Atlanta on Nov. 21 when a man in a Dodge Challenger muscle car who was allegedly street racing crashed into her head-on, killing her. She is one of the many victims of a … more

Ireland's health service shut down after 'serious' ransomware attack

LONDON (AP) - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called "international criminals." Appointments and elective surgeries were canceled at several hospitals and Deputy … more

Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Serene, stark and seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map - as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself … more

Gas crunch continues across Southeast after pipeline hack

CLEMMONS, N.C. - Gas pumps remained shrouded by plastic bags Thursday at thousands of service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states, but the situation could improve as a pipeline company reported "substantial progress" in resuming operations … more

CDC: Vaccinated people can ditch masks indoors in most situations

WASHINGTON - In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in … more

EXPLAINER: What's next for pipelines after Colonial hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest fuel pipeline is flowing again after the company that runs it it was hit by a gang of hackers. But long lines remain at gas stations throughout the … more

2 planes collide above Denver and land with no one injured

DENVER (AP) — Two small airplanes collided in the air near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the other's pilot to deploy a parachute. Remarkably, both planes landed … more

Judge postpones trial for 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 2022, in part to allow the … more

EXPLAINER: Ohio offers $1M weekly prize as vaccine incentive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has made many newsworthy statements in his long political career, but perhaps none has generated such an immediate and intense response as announcing … more

Gas crunch continues across much of U.S. after pipeline hack

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Gas pumps remained shrouded by plastic bags Thursday at thousands of service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states, but the situation could improve as a pipeline … more

U.S. jobless claims sink to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers … more

Scramble on for new fuel routes after pipeline hack

RALEIGH - State and federal officials are scrambling to find alternate routes to deliver gasoline in the Southeast U.S. after a hack of the nation's largest fuel pipeline led to panic-buying that contributed to more than 1,000 gas stations running … more

Consumer prices surge in April as worries escalate

WASHINGTON - A worrisome bout of inflation struck the economy in April, with U.S. consumer prices for goods and services surging 0.8%, the largest monthly jump in more than a decade, and the year-over-year increase reaching its fastest rate since … more

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for the possibility of a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday. In his ruling … more

U.S. deaths from coronavirus hit lowest level in 10 months

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have tumbled to an average of about 600 per day - the lowest level in 10 months - with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well more than half the states and hitting zero on some days. Confirmed … more

Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans sought to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection during a rancorous congressional hearing Wednesday, painting the Trump supporters who attacked the … more
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