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10:49 a.m. Today - By Silvia Ascarelli
I’m done with Illinois! I want to retire in a small town in a neighboring state — so where should I go?"I’m looking for a small-town atmosphere, with open land around it and maybe a body of water nearby. "
11:43 a.m. Dec. 5, 2021 -
College football's playoff is set: Alabama-Cincinnati, Michigan-GeorgiaFourth-seeded Cincinnati is the first team to reach the CFP from a non-Power Five conference.
6:09 a.m. Dec. 4, 2021 - By Bianca Flowers
As Supreme Court signals shift on abortion, 3 women share the true cost of accessing one — or being denied'I was naive and thought it would be easier — I didn’t think I would have to travel to Colorado Springs.'
1:02 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021 -
More than two dozen Republican-led states say Biden workplace vaccine rule violates state rights"The administration clearly has the authority to protect workers, and actions announced by the president are designed to save lives and stop spread of COVID," Karine Jean-Pierre, a spokeswoman for the White House, said during a briefing Thursday.
1:55 p.m. Nov. 1, 2021 -
Supreme Court questions Texas law banning most abortionsA majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation’s second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.
5:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021 -
Where are the workers? Cutoff of U.S. jobless aid spurs no influxEarlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans.
10:03 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Bank of America shuts down bank account of FDA-approved cannabis research firmScottsdale Research Institute receives notification that its decision to close bank account is final and won't be reconsidered. Bank of America declines to comment.
4:20 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021 -
U.S. House to vote on Bannon contempt as Justice Dept decision loomsThe U.S. House is voting Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from a committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
11:17 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021 - By Weston Blasi
Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich fired for not getting COVID vaccineRolovich was the state of Washington's highest paid employee with an annual salary of nearly $3 million.
4:14 p.m. Oct. 18, 2021 -
Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich fired for not getting COVID vaccineRolovich was the state of Washington's highest paid employee with an annual salary of nearly $3 million.
5:11 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021 - By Michael J. Hicks
As Elon Musk moves Tesla to Austin, some surprising lessons about low taxes and economic growth from Texas and CaliforniaThe growth in Texas? In its high-tax areas, like where Elon Musk is going.
8:40 p.m. Oct. 7, 2021 -
After Texas judge temporarily blocks abortion ban, legal fight expected to stretch onU.S. District Judge Robert Pitman temporarily blocked it late Wednesday in a 113-page ruling that found the law violates a woman's right to an abortion.
4:05 p.m. Oct. 3, 2021 -
Abortion, guns and religion among the topics set to be taken up by Supreme Court in new term that opens this weekThe future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion.
1:58 p.m. Oct. 2, 2021 - By Rachel Koning Beals
So long, splendid ivory-billed woodpecker: 23 species from 19 states lost to extinctionThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Wednesday to remove 23 animals and a plant from the endangered species list, reluctantly declaring them all likely extinct due to climate change, exotic pet markets and competition from invasive rivals.
3:21 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Racial equality ‘was never baked in’ to higher education — but HBCUs have always been engines of mobilityAdam Harris's new book, 'The State Must Provide,' highlights the implications of underfunding colleges that serve Black students.
12:19 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021 -
COVID-19 has killed about as many Americans as the 1918–19 flu pandemicCOVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
1:05 p.m. Sept. 16, 2021 -
Florida surpasses 50,000 coronavirus deaths; a quarter have come this summerOverall, about one in every 400 Florida residents who were alive in March 2020 has since died of COVID-19.
11:34 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021 -
Tropical Storm Nicholas slows down and leaves a trail of rain along the Gulf CoastTropical Storm Nicholas slowed to a crawl near Houston on Tuesday after blowing ashore as a hurricane, knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses and dumping more than a foot of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
2:44 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021 -
Nicholas, now tropical storm, dumps rain along U.S. Gulf CoastTropical Storm Nicholas hit the Texas coast early Tuesday as a hurricane and dumped more than a foot (30.5 centimeters) of rain along the the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, drenching storm-battered Louisiana and bringing the potential for life-threatening flash floods across the Deep South.
9:50 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021 -
Texas braces for flooding as Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall The biggest unknown about Nicholas was how much rainfall it would produce in Texas, especially in flood-prone Houston.
6:59 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021 -
Nicholas upgraded to hurricane, expected to soak Texas Gulf CoastNicholas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it headed toward landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast and it was expected to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana.
10:00 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021 -
Since the start of the pandemic, 130 Black morticians have died in the U.S. from COVID-19When the last mourners departed and funeral director Shawn Troy was left among the headstones, he wept alone.
1:22 p.m. Aug. 30, 2021 -
New Orleans levees pass Ida's test, while some suburbs floodThe levees, floodwalls and floodgates that protect New Orleans held up against Hurricane Ida's fury, passing their toughest test since the federal government spent billions of dollars to upgrade a system that catastrophically failed when Hurricane Katrina struck 16 years ago.
3:08 a.m. Aug. 27, 2021 -
Tropical Storm Ida a hurricane menace to New OrleansTropical Storm Ida prompted a hurricane watch for New Orleans and an emergency declaration for the state of Louisiana as it pushed across the Caribbean toward an anticipated strike on Cuba Friday.
6:55 p.m. Aug. 26, 2021 -
Tropical Storm Ida prompts hurricane watch for New OrleansTropical Storm Ida formed in the Caribbean on Thursday and forecasters said its track was aimed at the U.S. Gulf Coast, prompting Louisiana's governor to declare a state of emergency and forecasters to announce a hurricane watch for New Orleans.
1:45 a.m. Aug. 20, 2021 -
Tesla’s Humanoid Robot Is a Sideshow. Here’s What Really Matters. The company’s artificial-intelligence push is worth focusing on, but the bot itself is a theatrical sideshow, at least for now.
11:34 a.m. Aug. 18, 2021 -
Many hospitals are sending patients to far-off cities after running out of available bedsMany overwhelmed hospitals, with no beds to offer, are putting critically ill COVID-19 patients on planes, helicopters and ambulances and sending them hundreds of miles to far-flung states for treatment.
4:04 a.m. Aug. 16, 2021 -
U.S. 'Absolutely Prepared' to Offer Covid-19 Booster, and Surges are 'Entirely Preventable,' Says Fauci Shares in CureVac rose as much as 9.5% in premarket trading after positive trial data, and other coronavirus news.
2:36 a.m. Aug. 16, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 207 million, as U.S.'s daily average rises to 6-month highThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 207.2 million on Monday, while death toll rose to 4,364,409, according to . The U.S. continued to lead the world in cases with 36.68 million and in deaths with 621,635. On a daily basis, the seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases rose to 130,808 as of Sunday, , up 64% from two weeks ago, to mark the 11-straight day above 100,000 and the highest rate since Feb. 3. The 7-day average of deaths was 662 on Sunday, up 113% from two weeks ago and the highest since early May, while the number hospitalized has increased 65% to 76,088. The number of people fully vaccinated in the U.S. was 168.36 million, or 50.7% of the total population as of Sunday, according to , including 61.7% of the adult population. The number of adults receiving at least one dose grew to 185.88 million, or 72%. "We've got to get people vaccinated," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "We have about 90 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated, who are not vaccinated. And that's very highly concentrated in the southern states, including Mississippi and other states in which you have, compared to the general average of vaccinations in the country, an under vaccinated group."
2:00 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021 -
Chinese Port Closure Offers Glimpse of Autumn Headwinds for Markets FDA amends emergency-use authorizations for Covid-19 vaccine boosters, schools open amid soaring infections and political fights, travel industry gets an initial boost, and other news to start your day.
12:54 p.m. Aug. 12, 2021 -
As Schools Open, Leaders Battle Over Mask Rules, Virus Surge Some schools are already moving to virtual learning as a spike in Covid-19 cases is fanning the flames of battles over mask and vaccination rules.
10:12 a.m. Aug. 11, 2021 -
Will COVID-19 have long-term effects on the brain?A roundup of the latest news in dementia research: A rise in younger-onset dementia, the impact of lockdowns, plus other news from a recent conference.
10:29 a.m. Aug. 6, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
More states and companies take a stand on vaccination against COVID-19 in latest push to get unvaccinated to get their shotsA growing number of states, localities and companies are taking a stand on vaccination against the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 or are issuing face-mask requirements, as they step up efforts to persuade unvaccinated people to get their shots and help rein in the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.
3:17 a.m. Aug. 4, 2021 -
More Cities and Companies Move to Require Vaccines New York City and Tyson Foods are the latest to mandate vaccinations to combat the highly contagious Delta variation that is ravaging pockets of the country.
1:36 p.m. July 25, 2021 -
1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses dies at 86Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86.
3:24 a.m. July 23, 2021 -
Vaccinations rise in some U.S. states with soaring infectionsVaccinations are beginning to rise in some U.S. states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients.
2:43 a.m. July 23, 2021 -
William Blair Advisor Carlette McMullan: Why I’m Bullish on Stocks Barron’s 13th-ranked advisor in Illinois talks about inflation as a tailwind for stocks, and points to two especially promising sectors.
9:04 p.m. July 22, 2021 -
In some states with surging infections, vaccination levels begin to pick up, say White House officialsCoronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that several states with the highest proportions of new infections have seen residents get vaccinated at higher rates than the nation as a whole.
11:50 a.m. July 14, 2021 -
Coastal flooding risk has doubled since 2000, putting waterfront economies at riskAs sea level rises, it can be easy to miss the subtlety of higher water. It’s much harder to overlook saltwater more frequently flooding streets, impeding daily life and making existing problems worse.
3:29 p.m. July 13, 2021 -
U.S. COVID-19 cases have doubled in the past 3 weeksConfirmed infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up from 11,300 on June 23, according to Johns Hopkins University data. And all but two states — Maine and South Dakota — reported that case numbers have gone up over the past two weeks.
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