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Russia warned by U.S., NATO as military buildup stokes fear of Ukraine invasion‘This military buildup is unprovoked and unexplained,’ says NATO secretary-general, while Moscow denies that it's planning any invasion and refuses to provide details about troop movements.
12:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 2021
Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal ThanksgivingPresident Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of families — including his own.
8:44 a.m. Nov. 25, 2021
Biden visits Coast Guard station on Nantucket, calls in to Al Roker on Thanksgiving parade route‘After two years,’ the president tells NBC's Roker, ‘we’re back. America is back.’
8:22 a.m. Nov. 25, 2021
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is back, and the spectators are, tooThe Thanksgiving parade is the latest U.S. holiday event to make a comeback as vaccines, familiarity and sheer frustration made officials and some of the public more comfortable with big gatherings amid the ongoing pandemic.
7:25 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021
Putin tests experimental Russian nasal vaccine against COVID-19President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after he received his booster shot.
1:36 p.m. Nov. 23, 2021
Child becomes 6th death from Wisconsin parade crash; homicide charges filedProsecutors in Wisconsin on Tuesday charged a man with intentional homicide in the deaths of five people who were killed when an SUV was driven into a Christmas parade that also left 62 people injured, including many children.
9:08 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Two ways Amazon plans to reduce the waste it createsAmazon.com says it will cut the use of plastic packaging in Germany, and use recyclable insulated protection for refrigerated groceries it delivers in the U.S.
10:08 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021
For minority business owners, it’s been a rough ride. Here’s where things stand now, and how older people of color can launch an idea.Minority entrepreneurs, and specifically minority entrepreneurs over 50, have faced particular challenges, as well as some opportunities.
5:05 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
After record low, monarch butterflies return to CaliforniaAn annual winter count last year by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from tens of thousands tallied in recent years.
12:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Recycling is confusing — how to be smarter about all that takeout plasticAmerica Recycles Day brings new attention on pushing industry and local communities to be clearer on recycling rules, and dumping single-use plastic once and for all.
10:17 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021
Program to kill Grand Canyon bison terminates 4 animals, raises concernsDay three and the shooters were waiting under the cover of pine trees for the rain to let up. Thirty minutes later, a single branch snapped, revealing a small herd of bison in the distance.
1:56 p.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Coalition of states challenge Biden's vaccine mandate for health workersA coalition of 10 states sued the federal government on Wednesday to try to block a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers, marking a new front in the resistance by Republican-led states to the pandemic policies of President Joe Biden's administration.
7:10 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
- By Brett Arends
When planning for retirement, start planning ways to have funRetirement comes with it a lot of free time. But in order to maximize your health and happiness in the golden years, start planning how you want to fill those holes in your schedule.
9:31 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021
European Commission president says Belarus is engaged in hybrid attack against EU as Polish border standoff continuesEuropean Union accuses Belarus President Alexander Lukashenka of using migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere as pawns in an attack against the bloc in retaliation for sanctions imposed on his authoritarian government for a brutal internal crackdown on dissent.
8:51 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021
Another Michigan city struggles as lead levels remain high in tap waterShortly after sunrise on a recent Saturday in Benton Harbor, Michigan, residents began lining up for free bottled water so they could drink and cook without fear of the high levels of lead in the city’s tap water.
6:44 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021
Questions of shortage of critical workers as New York’s City’s vaccine deadline loomsNew York has mandated that all city workers get at least one shot of the vaccine, but it could cause personnel shortages among police, fire departments and prisons.
8:59 a.m. Oct. 27, 2021
Beijing confirms strict isolation is in place for Winter Olympics participantsChinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year’s Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions.
3:40 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021
- By Apu Kapadia
Facebook's smart glasses could invade your privacy in new ways"Lifelogging" means never forgetting where you put your keys -- or what you said in a nasty argument.
5:05 a.m. Oct. 20, 2021
- By Ron Wayne
Why is signing up for Medicare so complicated and potentially expensive?Healthcare for seniors -- or anyone -- shouldn't be so hard to understand
6:16 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021
Artist recruits 300 volunteers for a nude photo near the Dead Sea in IsraelSome 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an art installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea.
9:06 a.m. Oct. 16, 2021
How Volunteering in Retirement Can Help Your Community—and Your Own Health
“Older adults who volunteer find themselves doing more walking, lifting, bending, and stretching. This degree of physical activity is essential for the prevention of disability and physical loss,” says one geriatrician.
12:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021
The World Is Taking a Crucial Step Toward Eliminating Malaria
The new malaria vaccine isn't just the first approved for malaria, writes Christopher Plowe. It's the first vaccine for any human parasitic disease.
2:42 p.m. Oct. 5, 2021
- By Morey Stettner
Looking to volunteer for a nonprofit? Beware of these 4 red flags that may signal a bad matchBeware of letting your enthusiasm overpower your discernment
4:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 2021
Merrick Garland calls for federal response to surging threats of violence against school boards and educatorsGarland said there has been "a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation's public schools."
1:04 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021
New York hospitals and schools fear staff shortages as Monday vaccine deadline loomsSome of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots, leaving hospitals and nursing homes across the state and schools in New York City bracing for possible staff shortages.
12:50 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021
Results of long-running Cyber Ninjas putative audit of 2020 election results in Arizona's Maricopa County to be released FridayThe results of a much-criticized and long-delayed review of 2020 election results in Arizona's most populous county — which a lawyer for the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge late last week would be delivered this week — are set to be publicly unveiled in the Senate at 1 p.m. Friday.
11:10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
MacKenzie Scott dominates donations to education and racial equityShock.
That’s what Ruth Simmons, the president of a historically Black university in Texas, felt in December when she received a call informing her that the school would be gifted $50 million — many times the size of the previous largest contribution it has received.
7:07 p.m. Sept. 14, 2021
California recall effort fails: Gov. Gavin Newsom to remain in officeCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threats from “Trumpism.”
4:02 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021
Biden makes push for California's Newsom as recall nears endCalifornia Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom ended his campaign to retain his job in a recall election with a final push from President Joe Biden, who warned that the outcome of the contest could shape the country's direction on the pandemic, reproductive rights and the battle to slow climate change.
9:57 a.m. Sept. 11, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
This trader walked through the toxic smoke cloud on 9/11 and was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here's what he wants you to know'My surgeon told me, "Thank God you were standing up for yourself to keep going and not take no for an answer"'
6:49 a.m. Sept. 11, 2021
How the U.S. and Wall Street Are Marking the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
The 9/11 attacks left a challenging legacy for many Wall Street firms. Cantor Fitzgerald and Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods were able to rebuild. Here’s how they’re giving back.
9:25 a.m. Sept. 10, 2021
How they first knew 9/11 was so horrible: The patients didn’t comeWhen bad things happen on a large scale, emergency rooms tend to get slammed. On Sept. 11, 2001, it was exactly the opposite for the St. Vincent’s ER.
11:58 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021
This massive untapped force for social good has the energy, skills and wisdom to make a $6.8 trillion contribution to societyImagine all the potential good that could come from 70 million U.S. retirees each volunteering 3.3 hours a week.
5:32 a.m. Sept. 9, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
You can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person again this yearParade staff and volunteers will be vaccinated and wear face coverings
3:54 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021
Harris rallies for Newsom in California, as Elder claims potential election 'shenanigans'Vice President Kamala Harris returned to her home state of California on Wednesday to rally voters against the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose campaign expressed growing confidence the first-term Democrat would survive the attempt to remove him from office a year early.
5:04 a.m. Sept. 4, 2021
- By Charles Passy
How the Supreme Court Texas abortion ruling could spur a wave of 'rage giving'Nonprofits are usually happy to receive a contribution, but 'rage giving' has its drawbacks.
5:15 p.m. Aug. 30, 2021
Thousands flee Lake Tahoe ahead of Caldor Fire's unrelenting advanceA popular vacation haven normally filled with tens of thousands of summer tourists was clogged with fleeing vehicles Monday after the entire resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to leave as a ferocious wildfire raced toward Lake Tahoe, a sparkling gem on the California-Nevada border.
8:23 a.m. Aug. 27, 2021
Old and alone at home in a deadly pandemic: Who you gonna call?People need food to survive, but they also need a break the grinding isolation of the past 18 months. That's where New York's Citymeals on Wheels steps in.
10:36 a.m. Aug. 19, 2021
Alabama Has Run Out of ICU Beds Amid Coronavirus Surge
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3:18 a.m. Aug. 18, 2021
Death toll from Haiti's weekend earthquake rises to 1,941Haitian officials raised the death toll from a deadly weekend earthquake by more than 500 on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt to search and rescue efforts, a delay that fed growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless.