By Associated Press
The highly contagious omicron variant has brought new daily COVID-19 case numbers to record highs this month. The magnitude of infections have again left many hospitals under tremendous pressure and on the brink. In Texas, where just 58 percent of…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced an unprecedented effort to reopen classrooms in the capital city of Santa Fe and shore up staffing across the state.
By Morgan Lee, Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant disrupted the job market.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The pandemic has receded as a top priority in many voters' minds to start 2022, with the economy and rising worries about inflation overshadowing coronavirus concerns.
By Will Weissert, Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Chicago school leaders are canceling classes for a fourth day in the nation's third-largest school district, taking the dispute with the teachers union over remote learning and COVID-19 protocols into another week.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the public war-of-words between union leaders and Chicago's mayor showed little sign of easing.
By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press
Governors across the U.S. took sweeping action during earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but are taking a much different approach during the record-setting caseloads caused by the omicron variant.
By Brian Melley, Associated Press
A dramatic surge in coronavirus cases has sidelined more than 800 Los Angeles city police and firefighters and led to slightly longer ambulance and fire response times.
The Recording Academy said Wednesday it made the decision to postpone the ceremony "after careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners."…
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