‘As Long as it Takes': FEMA, Other Agencies Respond to Ida
President Joe Biden has spoken with officials in states pounded by Hurricane Ida, detailing the federal effort to survey the damage and ensure access to electricity, water, and cell phone service.
US Regulators Give Full Approval to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
It's a milestone that may help lift public confidence in the shots as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet.
Chaos as Thousands Flee Afghanistan after Taliban Takeover
The Taliban swept into Kabul on Sunday after the president fled the country.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns
The resignation will be effective in fourteen days.
Senators Struggle to Amend, Finish $1T Infrastructure Bill
One of the amendments generating the most attention Thursday involved cryptocurrency.
Biden to Allow Eviction Moratorium to Expire Saturday
Biden called on “Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay.”
CDC Reverses Course on Indoor Masks in Some Parts of US
The CDC is also recommending masks in K-12 schools for the upcoming academic year.
Robert E. Lee Statue Removed in Charlottesville
Its threatened removal became a rallying point for white supremacists and inspired their violent 2017 rally that left a woman dead and dozens injured.
Tragedy on Lake Bistineau; One Dead After Accident in Arcadia
A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with this tragedy.
Demolition Crews Move in at Condo Tower Amid Storm Fears
The confirmed death toll stands at 24, but 121 people are still unaccounted for.
Report Showed “Major Damage” Before Florida Condo Collapsed
The report said there were systemic issues that needed to be fixed.
Lawyer: Family Surprised After Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison
John McAfee, creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide.
Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Pause on New Oil, Gas Leases
A Lafayette federal judge ordered that plans for lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska be resumed.
Many Websites Disrupted; Outage at Cloud Company Fastly
Many users got error messages.
Suspect Surrenders; Man Killed, 2nd Man Wounded in Gunfire at Graduation Party in Eunice
Authorities say that someone opened fire at a graduation party in Eunice, killing one man and wounding another.
Louisiana Lawmakers Vote to End Jail Time for Marijuana Use, In Some Cases
Louisiana lawmakers have agreed that people caught with small amounts of marijuana for recreational use shouldn’t go to jail, sending the bill to the governor's desk.
Seacor Power Oil Boat to be Pulled From Sea After Capsizing
Authorities say they're preparing to move a capsized oil industry boat from the site of the deadly April accident.
Biden’s $6T Budget: Social Spending, Taxes on Business
President Joe Biden is proposing a $6 trillion budget for next year that’s piled high with new safety net programs for the poor and middle class.
8 Dead in Shooting at Railyard Serving Silicon Valley (UPDATED)
The suspect was killed.
Preliminary Report: Seacor Power Boat Flipped While Lowering Legs, Turning
A preliminary federal report says an offshore oil industry boat had begun to lower its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month.