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Multiple medical authorities believe the population’s vaccination rate may need to approach or exceed 90% in order to reach an optimal level protection against COVID-19. The prominence of … more
A Facebook Inc. whistle-blower who turned over thousands of internal documents to U.S. lawmakers and the Wall Street Journal unveiled herself as a Frances Haugen, a former product manager who has … more
LOS ANGELES — Crews raced Sunday to contain the damage from a major oil spill off the Orange County coast that left crude spoiling beaches, killing fish and birds and threatening local … more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With the Caldor fire raging dangerously close to their Meyers-area home in late August, Justin Child and his girlfriend, Kristina Covey, had just minutes to pack a few … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s sweeping economic agenda faces an uncertain future in Congress after he failed this week to unify his own party around a strategy to pass a bitterly … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court term that starts Monday isn’t entirely about abortion. It only seems that way. The explosive issue promised to top the agenda even before the court … more
MOUNT WHITNEY, Calif. — Five words: Jack Ryan Greener muttered them over and over as he hiked the rocky mess of a trail toward the top of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous … more
DALLAS — With a mountain lion skull tucked safely under his arm, Mike Bodenchuk walked more than a mile across downtown Fort Worth to the medical examiner’s office. A federal wildlife … more
An experimental pill from Merck & Co. and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP slashed the risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19 in a study, findings that could eventually yield a simple … more
Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a routine test Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court said. Kavanaugh, 56, who learned of the test results Thursday night, has no symptoms … more
AUSTIN, Texas — Lawyers with the U.S. Justice Department will be in federal court in Austin on Friday seeking an emergency court order to block the enforcement of a Texas law that bans most … more
ATLANTA — It is rarified air that Jimmy Carter has been in for a while now. On Friday, when Carter turns 97, he further solidifies his standing as the oldest living president in the history … more
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving a La Mesa, California, family's 20-year effort to reclaim a French Impressionist painting looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust and … more
WASHINGTON — Facebook Inc.’s head of global safety faced tough questions from lawmakers who accused the company of prioritizing profit and growth over the health of its youngest … more
TAMPA, Fla. — On a June morning more than a quarter-century ago, a troubled teenage boy shot and killed a man during a botched robbery inside a Tampa home. Not long after, Kyle Moran was … more
SAN DIEGO — Federal drug officials are warning that the country is being flooded with lethal counterfeit pills — many containing fentanyl and methamphetamine — which is leading to a … more
DETROIT — Fifteen years after Juwan Deering was sentenced to life in prison for a fire that killed five children — a crime he maintains he didn't commit — Deering is … more
The federal government is looking into reports of “Havana syndrome,” a mysterious illness that has affected more than 200 American personnel around the world in recent years, including … more
YouTube will begin removing content questioning any approved medical vaccine, not just those for COVID-19, a departure from the video site’s historically hands-off approach.  The … more
WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee launched a new program on Wednesday focused primarily on registering voters of color ahead of next year’s midterm elections. DNC … more
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