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Nation Nov 19White Missouri officer convicted in Black man’s 2019 death
Jackson County Judge Dale Youngs issued the verdict Friday against Officer Eric J. DeValkenaere in the death of 26-year-old Cameron Lamb, who was parking a pickup truck in his backyard when he was shot Dec. 3, 2019.
Nation Nov 11Democrats sell infrastructure bill, push for Biden backup
Congressional Democrats who are facing potentially tough reelection fights next year are crowing about long-neglected public works projects set to spring to life thanks to the new infrastructure package.
Health Oct 02COVID-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in U.S. as delta variant rages
It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen this soon. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston. The last 100,000 deaths occurred during a time…
Nation Sep 29Health workers once saluted as heroes now get threats
Some hospitals are so concerned that they equipped workers with panic buttons, while others have limited the number of public entrance to their facilities.
Health Jul 21COVID-19 cases in U.S. triple over two weeks amid misinformation
Across the U.S., the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases rose over the past two weeks to more than 37,000 on Tuesday, up from less than 13,700 on July 6.
Health Jul 16‘Pandemic of the unvaccinated’ burdens busy U.S. hospitals
With the highly contagious delta variant spreading rapidly across the country, cases in the U.S. are up about 70% over the last week, hospital admissions are up about 36% and deaths rose by 26%, according to the Centers for Disease…
Health Jul 13U.S. COVID-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks
New COVID-19 cases per day in the U.S. have doubled over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings.
Health Mar 04Older adults left behind in desperate dash for vaccine shots
Nonprofits, churches and health care outreach workers are scrambling to to reach older people who are falling through the cracks before the nation's focus moves on and the competition for vaccines stiffens.
Health Mar 01States easing COVID-19 restrictions despite experts’ warnings
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urgently warning state officials and ordinary Americans not to let their guard down.
Health Feb 25As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get some relief
Now the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks, and 17 percent of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of a vaccine, providing some relief to front-line…