ATLANTA — One of the most prominent defendants in the Fulton County election probe is beset by a slew of legal problems and is struggling to pay attorneys or even comply with a judge’s orders.
In recent months, Rudy Giuliani has been found liable for false statements against two Fulton County election workers, recommended for disbarment and...Read more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cicely Wilson’s work doesn’t end when she leaves her day job as a lactation consultant, doula and child care expert.
Wilson founded a nonprofit called Sunnyside Up Youth Pregnancy Services, which connects girls ages 13 to 19 with resources they need to care for their babies. After-hours, she looks for affordable ...Read more
The federal pandemic-era child tax credit expansion lifted millions of children out of poverty in the second half of 2021. But Congress allowed it to expire at the end of that year, and new U.S. census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled in 2022, erasing the record gains that were made.
“It wasn’t surprising because we knew ...Read more
At 90 years old, Hilda Chavera has found a new purpose in life: tenant organizing.
A Minneapolis resident for 50 years, Chavera said she has seen her city change, with many of her neighbors struggling to stay in their homes.
“People can’t afford their rent. They are getting kicked out of their homes. They feel like they aren’t being ...Read more
The Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is a mosaic of towering trees, lush wetlands and commanding rock formations that are the native habitat for a wealth of plants and animals, including 19 species of oaks.
The forest is also a microcosm of an emergent national debate about how North America should manage public lands as wildfires ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Giant pandas are everywhere at Washington, DC’s National Zoo. Three live in the zoo’s $50 million Asia Trail. T-shirts, trucker hats and refrigerator magnets bear their image. A 24-hour panda-cam broadcasts the trio’s every move. Even the QR code to reserve zoo tickets features a panda silhouette.
Now, after more than 50 ...Read more
For months, hundreds of religious parents have regularly rallied outside a Maryland school board building, aghast at curriculum featuring books that portray LGBTQ+ families to elementary school kids.
Waving American flags, they have chanted against "indoctrination" of children. They've sued to pull their kids from lessons and argued their case ...Read more
Central Florida’s 1-4 dioxane contamination has caught the attention of Yale University researchers.
They want to hear concerns from residents who have been drinking water supplied by public utilities in Lake Mary, Sanford and northwest Seminole County. Groundwater in these areas has been contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, an industrial solvent ...Read more
Chemicals that can make people sick have recently been found in fish, crabs and oysters in South Carolina as concerns grow about the threat the toxins pose to food and water across the Palmetto State.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control documented the pollutants, known as forever chemicals, in freshwater fish caught in 18 ...Read more
When three teenagers died of fentanyl overdoses last year in Larimer County, Colorado, it shocked the community and “flipped families upside down,” said Tom Gonzales, the county’s public health director.
Several schools began stocking naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdoses. Community organizations trained teens to use it. ...Read more
It was a night in which even “the great communicator” himself may have struggled to be heard.
At the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Sept. 27, 2023, seven Republican candidates looking to become the leading challenger to the absent GOP frontrunner Donald Trump interrupted, cross-talked and bickered – often to...Read more
MIAMI — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his state’s new Black history education standards during the second Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, dismissing criticism of the curriculum as a “hoax” — and consequently drawing a rebuke from the only Black candidate on the debate stage, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hours after lawyers for Alex Murdaugh filed a request on Monday for an immediate federal seizure and an accounting of his assets under state control, the lawyers with custody of those assets replied with a request of their own.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, the office of John T. Lay, one of the two receivers who has had ...Read more
The shorts were short-lived.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that requires members to follow a dress code that will include a coat, tie and slacks for men, ending controversy triggered over Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman displaying his casual style on the floor.
“Though we’ve never had an official dress code, the events...Read more
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary announced the addition of 690 new words to its listings on Wednesday, including sports terms beast mode, bracketology and GOATED.
“We’re very excited by this new batch of words,” said Merriam-Webster Editor at Large Peter Sokolowski. “We hope there is as much insight and satisfaction in reading them as we ...Read more
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Employees at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ tourism oversight district will be getting more money in their paychecks to make up for losing their longtime Disney perks that included coveted theme park tickets.
The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District’s board approved a deal Wednesday night that provides a $3,000 annual ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed another round of reproductive health bills into law on Wednesday, including legislation that allows doctors living under "hostile" laws in states where abortion is banned to receive training in California.
The new California law comes as medical professionals in red states could face jail time for...Read more
CHICAGO — Osvalgo Montilla, 57, got off a charter bus in Chicago’s West Loop Wednesday afternoon after trekking thousands of miles from Venezuela, thinking about his wife of 25 years who was in a detention facility in Del Rio, Texas.
Montilla, a pharmacist in his home country with three grown children, had traveled to the United States and ...Read more
SEATTLE — With the Cascadia Subduction Zone parked off the coast and shallow faults lurking under most major cities, the Puget Sound area already faces a daunting array of seismic scenarios. A new study adds another: the possibility of a one-two earthquake punch.
Using state-of-the-art tree ring and radiocarbon dating methods, researchers ...Read more
NEW YORK — He lost the White House. Now he may lose his glitzy towers.
Donald Trump’s New York real estate portfolio could be one painful price he pays after a Manhattan Supreme Court justice found that the former president flagrantly overvalued his net worth and assets.
The decision, issued by Justice Arthur Engoron on Tuesday, is still ...Read more
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