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Nation Oct 18PG&E lacked basic training before California blackouts
When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency personnel managing the blackouts for the nation’s largest utility had learned the fundamentals of managing an emergency in their home…
Nation Jul 24Extra unemployment aid expires as virus threatens new states
As public health officials warned Friday that the coronavirus posed new risks to parts of the Midwest and South, enhanced federal payments that helped avert financial ruin for millions of unemployed Americans were set to expire — leaving threadbare safety…
Nation Jun 07Massive, peaceful protests across U.S. demand police reform
Massive demonstrations against racism and police brutality filled some of the nation’s most famous cityscapes Saturday, with tens of thousands of people marching peacefully in scenes that were more often festive than tense.
Economy Apr 21Publicly traded firms get $300M in small-business loans, AP reports
An Associated Press investigation has found that a relief fund Congress created to protect small businesses amid the coronavirus crisis has helped companies with thousands of employees, past regulatory run-ins and risks of financial failure even before the economy got…
Economy Mar 19$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in U.S.
Chain stores were accused of selling $26 thermometers and face masks at $39.95 a pair, while a convenience store offered toilet paper at $10 a roll next to a sign reading, "This is not a joke."…
Nation May 08Military seeks to limit Congress on addressing child-on-child sexual assaults on bases
With at least three potential legislative fixes being drafted, military officials have had a clear message during briefings with lawmakers and their staffs: We can handle this on our own.
Politics Mar 15Congress demands Pentagon investigate sexual assaults among children on military bases
Senior members of Congress are calling for Pentagon investigations in response to an Associated Press report that details how the U.S. military fails to protect the children of service members when they sexually assault each other on base.
Nation Mar 13U.S. military fails to protect children from sexual abuse on bases, AP reports
A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other children on base, an Associated Press…