Nation warned to brace for a difficult flu season

46 Views  Â Health experts are warning the nation to brace for what could be an exceptionally severe flu season this fall and winter, as more people who have not built up immunity over the last few years mix and mingle. There are two big reasons why more people could be vulnerable to the flu this […]

TSA extending travel mask mandate for two weeks

326 Views  Â The Biden administration will extend the federal mask mandate for all transportation networks through May 3, 15 days after it had been set to expire amid a new coronavirus surge fueled by the BA.2 variant.

Biden announces new steps on wildfires: US must ‘act fast’

289 Views  Â President Biden announced a series of steps in response to intensifying wildfires in the western U.S. on Wednesday, calling the fires “a problem for all of us” and saying the U.S. must act “fast” during a meeting with western governors.

Supreme Court rules against NCAA in dispute over student-athlete compensation

99 Views  Â The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in a dispute over limits placed on certain compensation that student-athletes can receive. The decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, clears the way for schools to provide more education-related benefits to students like computers, internships and other perks.

FDA unveils plan to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

87 Views  Â Menthol-flavored cigarettes and all flavors of cigars would be banned in the U.S. under a new plan unveiled Thursday by federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will issue a proposal “within the next year” to ban menthol in cigarettes and ban all flavors, including menthol, in cigars.

Senate confirms Haaland to lead Interior

195 Views  Â The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department, making her the nation’s first Native American Cabinet secretary. The Senate voted 51-40 to confirm Haaland. Nine members missed the vote.

Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated ‘by something other than her record’

63 Views  Â  Former Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) called for the Senate to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as Interior secretary in a USA Today op-ed Tuesday, saying accusations of political radicalism “motivated by something other than her record.” The two argued that Haaland’s record on environmental issues is typical of a Democratic member of congress from […]