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17% of Food Production Globally Wasted, UN Report Estimates

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy ...
Wind turbines

Biden Faces Steep Challenges to Reach Renewable Energy Goals

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy ...
Assisted by Anthony Burdock, left, Sean de Guzman, chief of snow surveys for the California Department of Water Resources,

California Likely Faces a Critically Dry Year, Officials Say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will likely face a critically dry year with much less runoff ...
a police officer takes pictures of a burned-out coronavirus testing facility

COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Attacks on Health Workers Globally

Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had ...
Jennifer Simon, an elementary school speech language pathologist

Tensions Over Vaccine Equity Pit Rural Against Urban America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down ...
Philadelphia side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Agency Permanently Bans Fracking Near Delaware River

A regulatory agency that's responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in ...
Rep. Debra Haaland, D-N.M.

Native American Nominee’s Grilling Raises Questions on Bias

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her ...
the Delaware River

Agency Permanently Bans Fracking Near Delaware River

A regulatory agency that's responsible for the water supply of more than 13 million people in ...
COVID-19 vaccine

How Would COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? ...
Family making pizza together

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Gender Stereotypes

(THE CONVERSATION) In the last century, significant progress has been made in advancing gender equity in ...
Virginia State Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta

Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Abolish the Death Penalty

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation that will end capital ...
Moderna COVID-19

US Coronavirus Death Toll Approaches Milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the ...
James White

Texas Governor’s Biggest Donors: Energy Industry That Failed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As frozen Texas reels under one of the worst electricity outages in ...
Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox

Governor: Spending Time with Trans Kids ‘Changes Your Heart’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's conservative Republican governor choked up Thursday as he spoke about ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee Not to Put her Statue at Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is asking Tennessee lawmakers to withdraw a bill that would ...
a man uses a blower to clear the sidewalks

US Needs to Brace Itself for More Deadly Storms, Experts Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to ...
workers at Amazon's fulfillment center

NY Sues Amazon, Saying it Didn’t Protect Workers from Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general is suing Amazon over COVID-19 safety protocols, ...
grocery market worker

Vaccine Delays Leave Grocery Workers Feeling Expendable

As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition ...
A young boy waits at the bus stop

CDC: Strong Evidence In-Person Schooling Can Be Done Safely

The nation's top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, ...
Floria Sarai Calix pushes her belongings

Desperation Grows in Battered Honduras, Fueling Migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Nory Yamileth Hernández and her three teenage children have been ...
Roseland Community Hospital RN Rhonda Jones

Black Hospital Faces Vaccine Mistrust From Unlikely Source

CHICAGO (AP) — In a makeshift vaccination center at a safety-net Chicago hospital, a patient services ...
General Motors Toledo Transmission Operations

Autoworkers Face Uncertain Future in an Era of Electric Cars

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — When General Motors boldly announced its goal last month to make only ...
Bessie Burden, center, gets kisses from her daughters Theresa Burrough, left and Lashieka Mitchell

Nursing Home Protections Limit Families Who Want to Sue

In her room at a Georgia nursing home, Bessie Burden was so concerned about the coronavirus ...
President Joe Biden

Analysis: Child Poverty a Hidden Focus of Virus Relief Plan

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tucked inside President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan is a seemingly ...
Cheryl Bost

Maryland House Overrides Veto of Major Education Measure

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates voted Monday to override Gov. Larry Hogan's ...
Amanda Gorman delivers a poem after Joe Biden was sworn in

Amanda Gorman, in a First, Brings Poetry to Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of ...
Scott Sixkiller Sinquah, who is Gila River Pima, Hopi, Cherokee and Choctaw, performs

Celebrated Hoop Dance Contest in Arizona Will Go Virtual

PHOENIX (AP) — Hoop dancing has rarely ever been about competition for Scott Sixkiller Sinquah ...
President Joe Biden

Biden’s Dilemma in Virus Aid Fight: Go Big or Go Bipartisan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is forcing ...
Vice President Kamala Harris

Administration Pledges More Support for Minority Businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration promised Black business executives on Friday that it planned to ...
National Guard

Pentagon Deploys Troops to Fuel COVID-19 Vaccine Drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in ...
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn

Biden Officials Considering Action on Student Debt Relief

The Biden administration is reviewing whether it can take steps to provide student debt relief through ...
Marathon Petroleum refinery

Pledge Drive Urges Funding Racially Diverse Climate Efforts

DETROIT (AP) — Ashindi Maxton was distraught as she toured neighborhoods in Detroit's 48217 ZIP code ...
person leads a prayer outside the federal courthouse

Apaches’ Fight Over Arizona Copper Mine Goes Before US Court

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday from a group of Apaches ...
AstraZeneca vaccine

Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine May Reduce Virus Transmission

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine does more than prevent people from falling seriously ill — it appears to ...
Construction workers

Why US Hiring Could Rebound Faster Than You Might Expect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring has weakened for six straight months. Nearly 10 million jobs remain lost ...
teachers set up their computers and materials for their virtual classes outside

Chicago Schools Extend Talks with Union Over In-Person Class

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools leaders extended remote learning Monday for two more days and ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl Commercial and COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working "9 to ...
NFL football game

Super Bowl Week Helps ‘Shine a Light’ on Human Trafficking

One night when Kirk Cousins was 16, as he listened to a presentation at his family's ...
COVID-19 vaccine

Report: Many US Nursing Home Staff Decline First COVID Shots

A little more than a third of nursing home workers have been getting COVID-19 vaccines when ...
Eileen Grubba

NBCUniversal Vows Auditions for Actors with Disabilities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film ...