Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Immigrants rights groups in Nevada press for changes to BBB bill

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Immigrants' rights groups are rallying all this week to get a path to citizenship into the ...

U.S. states studying how to better treat water to protect salmon

SEATTLE, Washington -- How water flows in cities affects salmon swimming far away. An event this week is exploring how ...

Research underway studying links between COVID-19 and Alzheimer's

SHAKOPEE, Minnesota - Research is evolving to examine links between COVID-19 and Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Alongside ...

'Climate change is barging down the door in the American West'

CARSON CITY, Nevada - As Democrats work feverishly for a deal on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the reconciliation bill, ...

Switching to lower-cost renewable energy will lead to tech revolution

CHEYENNE, Wyoming -- New research shows a rapid energy transition away from fossil fuels would save more than $5 trillion ...

Northwest Natural ramping up defense of gas

VANCOUVER, Washington - As cities work toward decreasing their climate impact, they're running up against some opponents in the gas ...

People's rights under guardianship under scrutiny in Missouri

LIBERTY, Missouri - Advocates for people with disabilities are looking for more accountability in Missouri for enforcing people's rights under ...

Tennessee ranked 32nd in nation for kids physical activity

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Only 20% of kids nationwide are physically active for at least 60 minutes a day, according to ...

Mental health facility for 18-25 year olds in Hartford to close

HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut plans to close a transitional living facility in Hartford next month for people ages 18 to ...

California encouraged to restore and expand natural carbon sinks

SAN DIEGO, California -- Ninety percent of California's wetlands are gone, and the movement to restore them has taken on ...

South Dakota updating social-studies standards in schools

PIERRE, South Dakota -- A new framework is moving forward for updating social-studies standards in South Dakota schools, and as ...

Assaults against Asians in New York City last month increased 368%

NEW YORK, New York -- Police data show New York City saw a 368% increase in assaults against Asian residents ...

Nearly 275,000 kids in Connecticut aged 5-11 to have access to vaccine

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut -- During an interview with ABC on Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said it's likely the Pfizer COVID-19 ...

Senator takes issue with Florida's surgeon-general over mask-wearing

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida's surgeon general Dr. Joseph Ladapo is facing bipartisan rebuke for refusing to wear a mask at ...

Ohio families warned about dangers of lead poisoning

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is a heightened effort this week to inform Ohio families about the dangers of a silent ...

Many in Michigan signing up for solar-energy generation

DETROIT, Michigan -- Utilities in Michigan are raising awareness about the ways consumers can get involved in cleaning up the ...

Controversial Texan abortion law to be considered by Supreme Court

RALEIGH, North Carolina -- The Supreme Court said it will hear oral arguments next Monday related to a controversial Texas ...

West Virginia communities want to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals

CHARLESTON, West Virginia -- The federal government said it soon will begin taking steps to study and restrict the use ...

Lakeland battling for justice in make-up of Maryland redistricting map

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland -- A last-minute change to a Maryland county's redistricting map is throwing a wrench into a restorative ...

Massachusetts Senate expected to vote soon on new election maps

FALL RIVER, Massachusetts -- The redistricting process in Massachusetts is well underway, with the Senate expected to vote soon on ...

Las Vegas hotel sells 11 Picassos for nearly $110m

Las Vegas, Nevada: Eleven Pablo Picasso paintings that have been displayed at a Las Vegas hotel for more than 20 ...

NY groups want faster electrification of buildings to cut emissions

ALBANY, New York - Groups in support of renewable energy are pushing for legislation and other initiatives to accelerate complete ...

88% of Montana Republican lawmakers questioning 2020 election results

HELENA, Montana - Republican lawmakers in Montana want to investigate the 2020 election. Some are concerned this could weaken trust ...

35 percent of farmers in Wisconsin are women

MADISON, Wisconsin - Efforts continue to close the conservation gap for women landowners in Wisconsin. This week, organizers say the ...

Pressure on Congress to address exploding pharmaceutical prices

DENVER, Colorado - The average price for specialty prescription drugs - medicines used to treat complex, chronic conditions - rose ...

Abortion access in Michigan and across U.S. at pivotal point

LANSING, Michigan -- Advocates for reproductive care in Michigan are echoing the Department of Justice's call for the U.S. Supreme ...

Students from Afghanistan get support from Indiana universities

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- Universities in Indiana are working to support Afghan students and scholars; both those still in Afghanistan and ...

In Minnesota, teachers as well as students feeling effects of pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Minnesota students are back in class on Monday after a mid-October break for annual teacher workshops. Not ...

Pressure on biogas plants in North Carolina to report emissions

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina -- After the first settlement of its kind in North Carolina capping limits on emissions from a ...

More progressive Democrats running for office in Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pennsylvania -- The Keystone State is seeing several barrier-breaking progressive candidates running for office in unexpected places: rural Pennsylvania.The ...

Removing U.S. dams may help halt salmon becoming extinct

BOISE, Idaho - Action on behalf of Northwest salmon could be in the works after announcements from the Biden administration, ...

Washington College Grant assisting students education

SEATTLE, Washington - Congress has abandoned plans for two free years of community college in its expansive spending bill. But ...

Greater Washington Region Heart Walk to promote healthier lives

ARLINGTON, Virginia -- COVID-19 has exposed inequities in health care, and this year's Greater Washington Region Heart Walk aims to ...

Owner of escaped zebras in Maryland faces court date

UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland: The owner of several zebras that escaped 26th August and wandered through Prince George's County, Maryland for ...

Woman who turned 115 earlier this month is 5th oldest person in World

OMAHA, Nebraska - The oldest living American on record earlier this month celebrated her 115th birthday. Thelma Sutcliffe who was ...

Prominent US lawmakers pitch sanctions waiver on India's S-400 purchase, deepening India-US ties

By Reena BhardwajWashington [US], October 28 (ANI): US Senator John Cornyn, co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, Congressman Brad Sherman ...

Astros bounce back behind Jose Urquidy, level World Series 1-1

Jose Altuve hit a home run and right-hander Jose Urquidy went five strong innings as the host Houston Astros earned ...

Thunder clap back with historic rally to beat Lakers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points to help the host Oklahoma City Thunder rally from 26 down to beat the Los ...

Peace in Afghanistan will only stem from inclusive government: Iran

Tehran [Iran], October 28 (ANI): Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Wednesday said that peace in Afghanistan will only emanate ...

Leafs rally for OT victory over winless Blackhawks

William Nylander's breakaway goal in overtime gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 comeback win over the host Chicago Blackhawks ...

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Moldova declares emergency as gas jumps from $550 to $790 per thousand

CHIINU, Moldova: To help ease gas shortages caused by rising global energy prices, Moldova's parliament has approved a government-requested state ...

As Covid returns, Austria warns of lockdown for unvaccinated

VIENNA, Austria: Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said unvaccinated people in the country could face new lockdown restrictions, as COVID-19 cases ...

Germany reports 15,145 new infections in one day, highest since May

BERLIN, Germany: On Saturday, Germany recorded the highest number of new coronavirus cases since mid-May, rising from 95 to 100 ...

South African elephant kills poacher, chases off hunters

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa: An elephant has trampled a suspected poacher to death in South Africa's Kruger National Park, ...

As Covid infections, deaths rise, Moscow closing schools, businesses

MOSCOW, Russia: As Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic began in 2020, beginning ...

4,000 pound sunfish is largest ever seen by experts

Autonomous Ceuta, Spain: A 4,000 pound sunfish was released after being caught in a fishing net off of autonomous Ceuta, ...

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