Sun, 24 Oct 2021

EPA soon to release nationwide methane rules for oil and gas industry

CASPER, Wyoming - A strong majority of voters across party lines say they want national rules similar to those passed ...

200,000 sexual assaults occur in U.S. prisons each year

BALTIMORE, Maryland - This month marks the four-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement, and an art project aims to help ...

Call to accelerate establishment of Missouri Cybersecurity Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Gov. Mike Parson is facing calls to get the Missouri Cybersecurity Commission off the ground after ...

Californians processed 14 million prescriptions for opioids last year

SACRAMENTO, California. - Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when the Drug Enforcement Administration encourages everyone to clean out ...

Virginia in push to ramp up vaccinations in Hispanic community

ARLINGTON, Virginia - Although COVID-19 rates have gone down, the virus continues to hit the Hispanic community especially hard. Now, ...

Pennsylvania gov. reviewing worker safety standards, minimum wage

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania - As businesses across the country deal with a massive labor shortage, Pennsylvania aims to entice people back ...

Call for New York state to be proactive in protecting drinking water

ALBANY, New Yoprk - Environmental groups want Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that mandates monitoring the state's drinking ...

Washington: states can order Covid vaccines for kids over 5 years

WASHINGTON D.C.: US health officials have notified states that they can now order doses of COVID-19 vaccines for younger children, ...

Wildlife preservation group says poaching of gray wolves should stop

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has six months to develop new language in its Mexican ...

Minnesota has deadliest summer on lakes since 2005, 17 fatalities

BRAINERD, Minnesota - Minnesota boat owners are storing their watercraft for the winter. But that isn't stopping the conversation about ...

Thousands of U.S. Native American women and kids go mossing each year

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- On Thursday, a

Increasing conduct of relations online leading to increase in conflict

SEATTLE, Washington - Constructive conversations online can seem few and far between. Research from the University of Washington explores how ...

Colorado to make education more accessible for adult students

DENVER, Colorado - On Wednesday, leaders from Colorado's 13 community colleges joined a national effort to help more of the ...

U.S. needs to make better connections between education and work

RICHMOND, Virginia -- The pathway to a career has become more difficult for some in recent years, with many young ...

Idaho joins global observation of International Credit Union Day

BOISE, Idaho - Millions of members around the world, including some Idahoans, are observing International Credit Union Day On Thursday. ...

Main Street making comeback across Texas

HOUSTON, Texas -- Many U.S. communities with bustling downtowns were better prepared to weather economic fallout from the pandemic, thanks ...

Disabled in Iowa struggling due to shortage of caregivers

WATERLOO, Iowa -- Advocates for Iowans with disabilities are sounding the alarm over what they describe as a caregiver crisis, ...

Wisconsin group wants accountability of outsourcing legislation

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- A Wisconsin group that advocates for working families is launching a new campaign, which connects federal policy ...

Federal guaranteed income policy would help U.S. recover from pandemic

COVID-19 and the unprecedented economic crisis it caused made 2020 one of the most economically challenging years for communities across ...

Toyota to build $13.6 billion American battery plant, employ 1,750

TOKYO, Japan: Toyota has announced that it will invest $13.6 billion in manufacturing electric automobile batteries in the United States ...

Scores of condos go up in smoke in affluent Colorado city

DENVER, Colorado -- Some 83 high-end condominium units were torched in a massive blaze early Tuesday morning in the affluent ...

New York State Department of Health reviewing upstate hospitals merger

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- A proposed merger between two hospital systems in upstate New York has some residents and healthcare advocates ...

Nevada and 19 other states protesting new federal banking guidelines

CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Twenty state Attorneys General, including Aaron Ford from Nevada, are slamming proposed new federal banking guidelines ...

South Dakota families learn abuse of kids leading to shorter lifespans

PIERRE, South Dakota -- A new study links premature deaths in adulthood with people who experience abuse as children, and ...

Advocate group in Maine presses Congress on domestic abuse legislation

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Advocates for ending domestic violence are urging Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act and other ...

Vulnerable communities in Montana could be hit by voting restrictions

HELENA, Montana -- A new law in Montana, which its backers say was designed to cut down on fraud, could ...

EPA and Congress working to combat PFAS air pollution

SACRAMENTO, California -- This week, both Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are taking action to combat a class ...

Colorado labor organizers concerned about U.S. Postal Service changes

BOULDER, Colorado -- Ahead of the busiest season of the year for the U.S. Postal Service, some Colorado labor organizers ...

Public redistricting and hearing rally to be staged in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Demands for fair maps and a transparent congressional redistricting process are getting louder in Ohio.Despite a looming ...

Hearings on Michigan political maps to get underway

DETROIT, Michigan -- The first of five public hearings on the latest drafts of Michigan's new voting district maps takes ...

Minnesota health experts warn of complacency towards flu

ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Parts of Minnesota are still seeing a COVID-19 surge, with the flu season also taking shape. ...

Isles, Golden Knights meet amid uneven starts to season

As the two NHL teams who fell in the semifinals in June, the New York Islanders and Vegas Golden Knights ...

Blackhawks eye first win as Red Wings come to town

The losses keep mounting and so does the frustration. Despite the rough start, the Chicago Blackhawks know things can change ...

Unbeaten Grizzlies ready for winless Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will try to avoid starting 0-3 for the second time in their LeBron James-era. Los Angeles ...

NBA roundup: Bulls off to first 3-0 start since 2016

An overwhelming defensive effort powered the host Chicago Bulls to their first 3-0 start in five years after a 97-82 ...

US administration wants to resettle over 55,000 Afghan refugees

Washington [US], October 24 (ANI): The Biden administration wants to permanently resettle 55,600 Afghan evacuees from the military bases of ...

US still ready for dialogue with North Korea without preconditions: Special Envoy

Tokyo [Japan], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): US Special Representative for North Korea Sung Kim has held talks with South Korean Special ...

NHL roundup: Blues blast Kings behind David Perron's hat trick

David Perron scored his sixth career hat trick and added an assist as the St. Louis Blues won their home ...

Xi Jinping -- Committed to advancing UN cause for better world

© Provided by Xinhua by Xinhua writer Shi XiaomengBEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- "It falls on each and every responsible ...

CJ McCollum, Blazers get jump on Suns in rout

CJ McCollum scored 28 points, including knocking hitting six 3-pointers, and the host Portland Trail Blazers cruised past the Phoenix ...

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US government warns Americans to avoid travel to Singapore

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department have warned Americans to avoid travel ...

In response to threats, Japan PM calls for greater military spending

TOKYO, Japan: During a televised debate with eight political leaders prior to the national elections on 31st October, Prime Minister ...

Eruption of Canary Island volcano sets new record

LA PALMA, Canary Islands: Officials in the Canary Islands said there are no signs that the eruption of a volcano, ...

British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses appeal in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND: A British-Iranian woman arrested and jailed in 2016, has had her court appeal rejected by Iranian authorities.Aid worker ...

China law would hold parents responsible for children's behaviorconduc

BEIJING, China: China will consider draft legislation, entitled the Family Education Promotion Law, to punish parents if their children exhibit ...

Nations in South Pacific shifting allegiance from Australia to China

In the wake of the AUKUS deal, Beijing's hosting of a summit involving many tiny Pacific countries is significant. It ...

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