L.A. County urges indoor masking, even if vaccinated, due to delta variant

A push for more indoor masking is underway in Los Angeles as cases of the COVID-19…

Rand Paul rips delta variant ‘fearmongers,’ cites .08% death rate in unvaccinated group

Sen. Rand Paul says Americans must not let “the fearmongers win” as rhetoric about the dangers…

California moves toward decriminalizing psychedelic drugs, ‘social sharing’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California on Tuesday moved another step closer to decriminalizing psychedelics – amid a…

Supreme Court leaves CDC eviction moratorium in place

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving a pandemic-inspired nationwide ban on evictions in place, over…

House Republicans press for answers to origins of COVID-19

House Republicans took aim at China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology Today in a hearing Tuesday to…

Walmart launches own brand of insulin for diabetes treatment

Walmart announced Tuesday the launch of its first private brand analog insulin to offer a more…

D.C. area church members help cancel $9 million in medical debts

Members of eight United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations in and around the District have enough…

Suicidal crises, mental fatigue: Kids grapple with reentry

After two suicidal crises during pandemic isolation, 16-year-old Zach Sampson feels stronger but worries his social…

North Carolina announces $40M settlement with Juul vaping company

The state of North Carolina said Monday that Juul Labs Inc. will pay $40 million and…

Delta variant of the coronavirus forces new lockdowns, restrictions around globe

The fearsome delta variant of the coronavirus is forcing countries to extend or reimpose lockdowns as…

Hong Kong to ban passenger flights from U.K. to curb virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government says it will ban all passenger flights from the…

U.S. sends 2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses to hard-hit Peru

The U.S. on Monday sent 2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to Peru as the…

Offices after COVID-19: Wider hallways, fewer desks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The coronavirus already changed the way we work. Now it’s changing…

‘Not fun’: Northwest heat wave builds, all-time records fall

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest city broke its all-time heat record on Saturday. It could…

Victims in Miami condo collapse came from around the world

MIAMI (AP) – A Filipino-American who loved to play the piano and her Chilean husband lived…

Study: Parasite devastated Chesapeake Bay oysters in 1980s

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Viruses aren’t the only sources of disease that evolve quickly –…

All Aboard! 1st post-pandemic cruise ship readies to sail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first cruise ship to leave a U.S. port since the…

TSA will resume defense training for airline employees

WASHINGTON (AP) – As reports of disruptive passengers soar, federal officials say they will resume offering…

FDA adds warnings about risk of heart inflammation for Pfizer, Moderna vaccine recipients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added warnings about the rare risk of heart inflammation…

CDC reportedly probing Michigan teen’s death after COVID-19 vaccination

Federal health officials are investigating the case of a Michigan teenager who died days after he…