(FOLSOM LAKE, Calif.) -- Folsom Lake, one of California's largest reservoirs, is crucial to providing water to the state's 40 million-plus residents. But this year, relentless heat and dry conditions have evaporated the already below-average snowpack on the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains that supply the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Nearly half of New Hampshire's population has been fully vaccinated and rather than focusing on incentives, the state wants to send excess COVID-19 vaccines to Canada. New Hampshire is "leading the nation in many ways" in vaccine distribution and doesn't need to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- When Rebecca Urie lost her job as a laboratory technician in West Virginia last March, the weekly extra federal unemployment benefits became a lifeline. “There's no way that we could have survived without the federal supplement,” she told ABC News. Urie said the benefits... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A dozen states passed a major vaccine milestone Wednesday as more than 70% of their adult populations have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, according to health data. The situation, however, contrasts with a handful of states, most of which are in... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats repeated calls for Congress to pass sweeping voting rights legislation after efforts to pass election reform in Texas led to a walkout by House Democrats over the holiday weekend. The calls for federal legislation come as restrictive voting bills work their way... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With states across the country rolling back COVID-19 restrictions and vaccinated Americans returning to pre-pandemic activities, life in the United States is looking a lot more normal this summer. Among the states that have eased rules, New York lifted its midnight curfew... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Federal health authorities have paused distribution of Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody cocktail in eight states over COVID-19 variant efficacy concerns. The COVID-19 treatment will halt distribution in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington "until further notice" due to variants'... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A year after George Floyd's murder sparked a national racial reckoning over police brutality, lawmakers in Washington have yet to pass any new policing reforms that might make a difference. But where Washington has failed to act, states and cities have taken... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — As 2024 presidential optics continue to loom over the current political landscape, at least two high-profile Republican governors and potential presidential hopefuls are at the forefront of an unfolding culture war aimed at social media companies. The governors of two Republican strongholds, Florida... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The international community has met its 10-year global target to increase the area of protected land on Earth, according to a new report. "Great progress" has been made since 2010, with more than 42% of the current coverage added in the last... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- If you’re going to Starbucks or Target, bring your mask. But if you swing by Trader Joe’s, you can leave it in the car, assuming you are fully vaccinated of course. That said, if you’re taking public transportation to get there, you’ll... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- At least five states and a string of local leaders are holding off on changing their mask mandates following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance that allows fully vaccinated Americans to go without masks indoors or outdoors. At least... Read More.