Gap grows between TikTok users, lawmakers on potential ban
On the one side are dozens of lawmakers on Capitol Hill issuing dire warnings about security breaches and possible Chinese surveillance. On the other are some 150 million TikTok users in the U.S. who just want to be able to keep making and watching short, fun videos offering makeup tutorials and cooking lessons, among other things.
Officials: 2 dead, 5 missing in chocolate factory explosion
An explosion at a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania Friday killed two people and left five missing, but authorities said one person was found alive in the rubble.
‘Live free and die’? The sad state of US life expectancy
A decade after a landmark report on Americans' shorter lives, the problem has only gotten worse. Unlike other wealthy nations, U.S. life expectancy has not bounced back from the pandemic.
Mississippi tornadoes kill 23, injure dozens overnight
Emergency officials in Mississippi say 23 people have been killed by tornadoes that tore through the state on Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out power as severe weather produced hail the size of golf balls moved through several southern states.
Kentucky governor vetoes sweeping GOP transgender measure
Kentucky’s Democratic governor has vetoed a sweeping Republican measure aimed at regulating the lives of transgender youths
Appeals court blocks vaccine mandate for US government workers
A federal appeals court has blocked President Joe Biden’s order that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Oregon-based battery parts producer Entek plans $1.5B project in Indiana
Officials have announced Oregon-based battery parts producer Entek plans to invest $1.5 billion in a new manufacturing campus in Terre Haute, Indiana, and create 642 jobs by the end of 2027.
Pro-Moscow voices tried to steer Ohio train disaster debate
Not long after the Ohio train derailment, pro-Russian voices on Twitter began spreading anti-U.S. propaganda about the incident.
Police didn’t get defunded but many large departments are shrinking
A new study finds that some police forces are losing officers at a faster pace since 2020. In New Orleans, there's a grudging acceptance that it's time to offload some duties to civilians.
Audubon national leaders decide to keep name that evokes a racist enslaver
Three board members resigned after the National Audubon Society rejected calls to change its name. Some local groups, including Portland, Oregon, are renaming themselves anyway.