Saturday, September 18, 2021

National News

Want to follow the latest in national news? Keep reading below for today's national news headlines!

Updated 1 day, 22 hours ago

Biden angers France, EU with new Australia, UK

President has alienated numerous allies with a go-it-alone approach on key issues

Updated 2 days, 22 hours ago
States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way

California is projected to take more arrivals than any other — more than 5,200 people

Updated 2 days, 23 hours ago
FDA strikes neutral tone ahead of vaccine booster meeting

Earlier this week, two top FDA vaccine regulators joined a group of international scientists in rejecting boosters now for otherwise healthy individuals

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
Religious exemption requests grow as vaccine mandates rise

Roman Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis went so far to call Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot 'morally compromised'

Updated 4 days, 2 hours ago
Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps rain along Gulf Coast

Galveston, Texas, saw nearly 14 inches of rain

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Hiring in August plummeted in industries that require face-to-face contact with the public

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

Despite more than 208 million Americans having at least one dose of the vaccines, the U.S. is seeing about 300% more new COVID-19 infections a day

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
FDA delays decision on e-cigarettes from vaping giant Juul

Parents, politicians and anti-tobacco advocates have pressured the FDA for years to ban Juul's high-nicotine devices

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Justice Dept. sues Texas over state's new abortion law

The Texas law, known as SB8, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
AP source: Biden requiring federal workers to get COVID shot

Biden is also expected to outline plans to increase virus testing in schools

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Gen. Lee statue comes down in former Confederate capital

The removal marked a major victory for civil rights activists

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Ethel Kennedy: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan shouldn't be freed

Two other RFK offspring, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Douglas Kennedy, have said they support the release

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Hurricane Ida power outages, misery persist 9 days later

More than 50% of gas stations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge remained without gasoline Tuesday morning

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Florida gunman killed 4, including mom still holding baby

33-year-old Bryan Riley appeared to be suffering from mental health issues

Updated 2 weeks ago
Searches, sorrow in wake of Ida's destructive, deadly floods

At least 25 people perished in New Jersey