(NEW YORK) -- Since the emergence of new COVID-19 variants, experts have worried that the virus may have developed mutations allowing it to outmaneuver existing vaccines. Early laboratory studies proved worrisome, showing vaccines seemed to produce far fewer virus-fighting antibodies against some of the newer... Read More.
(DENVER) -- Nearly 8,000 people in Colorado have applied for a state program that gives up to $1,600 in "incentive" payments to unemployed people who return to work full time. In the less than three weeks since the "Colorado Jumpstart" program was announced, the state's... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As some states end their participation in federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits, others are offering extra cash incentives to get people back to work. Millions are unemployed but hiring has slowed nationwide, and some businesses are putting the blame on unemployment benefits as... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- While police oversight boards have been around for decades, a string of high-profile killings in recent years, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, have focused greater scrutiny on the use of force and need to hold officers accountable. The idea behind the... Read More.
(TULSA, Okla.) -- As Tulsa, Oklahoma, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, work is underway to identify remains found in a mass grave that may be connected to the massacre in an all-Black neighborhood in the city known as "Black Wall... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Maryland drew a winner for its first $40,000 vaccine lottery prize Tuesday, kicking off 40 days of drawings meant to encourage state residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign, called VaxCash, will automatically enter vaccinated Marylanders into daily $40,000 lotteries from... Read More.
Billy Gibbons will release his third solo album, Hardware, next month, but the ZZ Top frontman says he's expecting to turn his attention to working on new music with his famous band in the near future. As previously reported, Gibbons recorded Hardware last year with... Read More.
(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Connecticut announced plans to give thousands of long-term unemployed people $1,000 after two months of working at a new job. Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, unveiled the state's "Back to Work CT" program this week as a means to incentivize those pushed... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In 1971, Congress passed the Comprehensive Child Development Act, legislation that would have established a network of nationally funded, comprehensive child care centers. But President Richard Nixon vetoed the legislation, and Congress has not passed anything similar in the five decades since. Now... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As more states lift mask rules and other restrictions put in place during the pandemic and businesses start to invite employees back to work in person, the federal government also is working on how to make sure employers are protecting workers... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Google has taken a public stand in support of immigration rights via a court filing Friday that seeks to protect the ability to work in the U.S. for some 90,000 immigrants, the vast majority of whom are women. Google led a coalition... Read More.