(NEW YORK) -- Heating costs for the upcoming winter season are expected to increase by 17%, mainly impacting lower-income families, according to a new report from National Energy Assistance Directors Association. Costs are expected to reach above $1,200 in 2022-2023, up from $1,025 in 2021-2022,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- American railway companies and unions have reached a tentative labor agreement amid the threat of strikes. U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh announced the news on Twitter early Thursday, "following more than 20 consecutive hours of negotiations at" his office in Washington,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Labor unions reached their highest level of approval in the U.S. since 1965, according to a new Gallup poll. Seventy-one percent of poll respondents said they approve of such organizations, up from 68% last year. Prior to the pandemic, 64% of poll... Read More.
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The Columbus teachers union has reached a "conceptual agreement" with its school board after three days of picketing. The Columbus Board of Education and the Columbus Education Association did not disclose terms of the deal. The CEA began its strike after a vote... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults has reached a new high. Use of marijuana and hallucinogens by 19- to 30-year-olds reached their highest levels since tracking began in 1988, according to a new Monitoring the Future panel study supported by the... Read More.
Hollywood is usually better known for cutthroat competition between, rather than words of support from, those within the industry. However, Warner Bros. Discovery's canceling of its Batgirl movie has brought out the latter for directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi. The directing duo whose... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As the House committee probing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol continues to reveal how it says then-President Donald Trump and his allies worked to overturn the 2020 election, a bipartisan group of senators has quietly reached agreement on a sweeping... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Dangerous heat is enveloping a large swath of the U.S., with temperatures forecast to climb above 100 degrees Monday from California to Arizona to Texas to Missouri. Temperatures on Monday could reach a scorching 111 degrees in Redding, California; 114 in Palm... Read More.
We may have reached an ‘uh-oh’ moment. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that last month (May), its longtime monitoring station atop Mauna Loa on the big island of Hawaii, averaged 421 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide. Hawaii of course... Read More.
Multitalented star Jennifer Hudson has already earned an Emmy, a Grammy and an Oscar for her work in entertainment over the course of the last two decades. The 40-year-old actress is one step closer to achieving EGOT status: she just has to win a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Although COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations rates have been steadily on the rise across the United States, nowhere have the increases been more significant than in the Northeast. Across the New England and greater New York and New Jersey regions, infection rates are nearing... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A new report diving into the data on vital measures of health and social determinants of health finds that women, and particularly women of color, continue to experience steep pay gaps, that many Americans cannot afford child care and many school... Read More.