GANN VALLEY, S.D. — Rural medics who rescued rancher Jim Lutter after he was gored by a bison didn’t have much experience handling such severe wounds.
But the medics did have a doctor looking over their shoulders inside the ambulance as they rushed Lutter to a hospital.
The emergency medicine physician sat 140 miles away in a Sioux Falls, ...Read more
The global resurgence for nuclear energy starts in the barren, high desert of Idaho.
Almost every nuclear plant in the world today can trace its lineage back to Idaho National Laboratory’s sprawling 890-square-mile complex. Researchers there were the first to generate electricity from splitting the atom back in 1951, and countless scientists...Read more
It’s a good day when Frank Lee, a retired chef, can slip out to the hardware store, fairly confident that his wife, Robin, is in the hands of reliable help. He spends nearly every hour of every day anxiously overseeing her care at their home on the Isle of Palms, a barrier island near Charleston, South Carolina.
Robin Lee, 67, has had ...Read more
Most older Americans want to live at home as long as they can, but finding and affording the help they need often isn’t easy. There are severe shortages of home health aides in many parts of the country. Hiring them is costly. And most middle-class people will have to pay for home care themselves if it’s needed for the long haul.
Here’s ...Read more
Annastacia Palaszczuk is resigning as premier of Australia’s Queensland state after serving in the role since 2015.
“Now is the time for me to find out what life has to offer,” Palaszczuk said at a televised news conference Sunday. “Queensland is in good shape, which is why now it is time for me to leave.”
Palaszczuk, who was sworn ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mayor Quinton Lucas held a “Fentanyl Summit” Friday afternoon at the Kansas City Health Department to raise awareness on the city’s fentanyl and opioid crisis.
Health officials, law enforcement and families had a public discussion to tackle the epidemic of opioid and fentanyl related-deaths.
During a news conference ...Read more
NEW YORK — A flood watch is in effect across the New York City area from Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning, as forecasters say a powerful storm could dump up to 3 inches of rain in the region.
Most of the rain will fall during a 12-hour period starting in the early evening on Sunday, officials with the National Weather Service in New...Read more
Washington state councilman Ryan Roth won his “wild” election by a single ballot after his opponent failed to vote.
It took nearly a month for election officials to figure out who won the Nov. 7 election in Rainier, Washington. But when the votes were officially tallied, Roth, who mailed in his ballot, was declared the victor by a count of ...Read more
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Parts of Kentucky remained under a tornado watch Saturday night after a suspected tornado left damage in at least one Western Kentucky county Saturday afternoon.
Lexington and much of Central Kentucky was included in a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville late Saturday ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania president Liz Magill has resigned amid growing bipartisan backlash against her congressional committee testimony on antisemitism earlier this week and a semester marked by near-weekly protests, complaints by deep-pocketed donors, and widespread accusations of mismanagement since a controversial ...Read more
Shortly before taking office as president of Argentina on Sunday, Javier Milei decided to squeeze in what he called a spiritual journey, flying to New York City to visit the tomb of influential Hasidic Jewish leader Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known simply to his followers as the Rebbe.
Wearing a black kippa and trailed by journalists, Milei ...Read more
NEW YORK — A Jewish man was attacked inside a lower Manhattan Duane Reade store when an innocent bumping erupted into a full-blown hate crime, police said Saturday.
The Tuesday morning beating comes as antisemitic incidents across the city have skyrocketed while the Israeli-Hamas conflict in Gaza continues.
The 66-year-old victim was leaving...Read more
Ventura County firefighters on Saturday were battling a brush fire fueled by Santa Ana winds that has burned about 800 acres and triggered evacuations and road closures in the Somis area near Santa Paula.
The blaze, dubbed the South fire, was first reported at about 9:38 a.m. on South Mountain near the 118 and 126 freeways, with initial reports...Read more
With flu season in full swing, Riverside County public health officials are urging residents to get their vaccines and to take other precautions against respiratory viruses after reporting the county's first two flu-related deaths this winter.
The deaths include a 73-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman from mid- and western Riverside County, ...Read more
The family of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has filed a claim against the Sheriff's Department, alleging that excessive overtime hours he was forced to work in the county jails drove him to suicide.
Deputy Arturo Atilano Valadez was one of four current and former Sheriff's Department employees to die by suicide in a 24-hour span early ...Read more
The U.S. cleared the potential sale of almost 14,000 tank rounds to Israel, citing an emergency that allows for a fast-track notification to lawmakers as foreign military aid remains stalled in Congress.
Israel has requested to buy the 120mm munitions for an estimated cost of $106.5 million, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency ...Read more
Even before their former business professor carried out a mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, old students of Anthony Polito say his classes were not something they would forget.
There were the regular reminders to his students at East Carolina University to leave him flattering reviews on ratemyprofessors.com — and the ...Read more
Inspire, a home school charter network that once served tens of thousands of students statewide, for years lacked records to justify its claims for state funding and tens of millions of dollars in transactions among its schools and related organizations, a new state audit found.
The Inspire network, which included two schools authorized out of ...Read more
Over the course of a decade, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has held tight to power despite mass protests, widespread poverty and despair, tough U.S. sanctions, and an international attempt to recognize an alternate government. His survival instincts are kicking in again.
Maduro’s regime ordered the arrest this week of key aides to his ...Read more
Ventura County firefighters on Saturday were battling a brush fire fueled by Santa Ana winds that has burned about 300 acres and triggered evacuations in the Somis area near Santa Paula.
The fire, dubbed South fire, was first reported at about 9:38 a.m. on South Mountain near the 118 and 126 freeways, with initial reports indicating 3 to 4 aces...Read more
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