(NEW YORK) -- Nordstrom just made a commitment to Black-owned businesses. The store has become the first major retailer to commit to a 10-year agreement with the 15 Percent Pledge, a nonprofit that holds large corporations accountable for supporting Black-owned brands. "Long-term societal change cannot happen... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Carrie Schweitzer has been a waitress since she was 12. Now 50, she said back then employers didn't check, so she lied and told them she was 17. "I was 13 years old the very first time I had my backside pinched to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In the midst of a historic heatwave creating prime conditions for a historic wildfire season, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he plans to raise the federal firefighter pay to at least $15 an hour and offer new retention incentives amid turnover, as... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- California is entering the COVID-19 vaccination lottery trend with the biggest contest yet. Ten vaccinated residents will have the chance to win $1.5 million each, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. The winners of the $15 million worth of cash prizes will be... Read More.
(LONDON) -- At least 15 people were killed after a volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo erupted on Saturday night for the first time in almost two decades, officials said. Mount Nyiragongo, located in the mountains of Virunga National Park, spewed red... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — An independent panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Wednesday to recommend the Pfizer vaccine for use in children ages 12 to 15. It marks a crucial milestone in the nation's push to tamp down COVID-19, with... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has now been widened for children ages 12 and up. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15, bolstering chances for a safe return to full-time school in... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) — Nine people have been injured after a balcony suddenly collapsed at a beachfront California home, causing the victims to plummet about 15 feet onto the rocky shore below. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at a beachfront home... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Although U.S. President Joe Biden was unable to get a $15 minimum wage provision included in his COVID-19 relief package, he's making good on that campaign promise for one group of people: federal contract workers. Biden will sign an executive order on Tuesday... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — The fate of Derek Chauvin was placed in the hands of a Minnesota jury on Monday after the panel heard about five hours of closing arguments from prosecutors and the former police officer's defense attorney who offered radically different views on... Read More.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California will fully reopen its economy on June 15, as long as its COVID-19 vaccine supply is sufficient and hospitalizations remain low, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday. The state has been loosening or tightening restrictions by county based on metrics including COVID-19... Read More.