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Easier healthcare access for Connecticut's 200,000 military veterans

HARTFORD, Connecticut -- There are more than 200,000 military veterans in Connecticut, and a new tool aims to make it ...

Renewable-energy advocates in North Dakota hoping for more federal aid

BELCOURT, North Dakota -- Renewable-energy advocates in North Dakota are hoping for more federal support to advance projects, after a ...

New political maps to be submitted to Iowa Legislature this week

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Going into the current redistricting cycle, Iowa was lauded for its nonpartisan process, but as new ...

4,495 guns confiscated at US airports in 2021, says TSA

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confiscated a record number of guns at airport check-ins in 2021.TSA ...

Covid deaths in Wisconsin nursing homes double in last 4 weeks

MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin is seeing similar COVID-19 patterns in long-term care facilities compared to the fall of last year. ...

Public locked out as Florida lawmakers redraw political boundaries

TALLAHASSEE, Florida - When it comes to Florida's once-a-decade process of redrawing political boundaries, known as redistricting, both House and ...

Northern Connecticut town buys tobacco farm where MLK worked

SIMSBURY, Connecticut - A northern Connecticut town now owns a former tobacco farm where Martin Luther King Jr. spent some ...

Man in 20s with Covid calls on fellow Kentuckians to get vaccinated

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Marshall County resident Ethan Koeler said he was skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine. Then the 29-year-old contracted ...

Massachusetts postal workers oppose restructuring of services

WORCESTER, Massachusetts - Post offices across Massachusetts and the nation are implementing service changes in an effort by the agency ...

Not to be outdone by Covid, Minnesota public urged to get flu shots

ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Parts of Minnesota are still seeing a COVID-19 surge, with the flu season also taking shape. ...

Many in Colorado accessing healthcare by phone and Zoom

DENVER, Colorado - The use of telehealth services - a combination of telephone, video, and other online tools - peaked ...

Pennsylvania supporting groups encouraging vaccination

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania hit a milestone last week with 70% of adults fully vaccinated - but there's still work ...

LGBTQ community in Illinois laments domestic violence victims

BLOOMINGTON, Illinois. - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and advocates want to shed more light on how Lesbian, ...

Most Virginians want better quality nursing home care

RICHMOND, Virginia - With COVID revealing deep-seated problems in the nation's long-term care system, a new report shows most Virginia ...

North Carolina is fifth-largest wood-product manufacturer in U.S

HIGH POINT, N.C. - The National Wildlife Federation and Sustainable Furnishings Council have released the latest list of furniture retailers ...

U.S. Postal Service is not a business, says Michigan postal union

LANSING, Micigan. - Post offices across Michigan and the nation are implementing service changes in an effort by the agency ...

To reduce disease, US seeks reduction in consumer salt use

WASHINGTON D.C.: On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established new guidelines to help cut salt levels contained ...

Rhode Island wants public input into ten year charter for future

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island Following 13 virtual community conversations on key priority areas such as education, workforce, and children and family ...

People on Ohio protest capital punishment

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans across religious traditions have come together as one voice this week to speak out against capital ...

Wildfires have destroyed over 600,000 acres of Utah forestland in 2021

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Few people spend as much time in the wilderness as hunters and anglers, and a ...

New York state gearing up to pass medical aid-in-dying legislation

ALBANY, New York -- A new survey shows most New Yorkers approve of medical aid-in-dying legislation, and advocates for end-of-life ...

Reduced U.S. postal services to mostly impact rural areas, seniors

BISMARCK, North Dakota -- The majority of North Dakota's counties are rural. Opponents of new U.S. Postal Service standards argued ...

Californian students can now access quicker pathway to education

SACRAMENTO, California -- Community college students in California are being encouraged to take a closer look at their education plans, ...

Smaller farms in Arkansas get support to sell products wholesale

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas -- New efforts are underway to help small-scale farms in Arkansas expand their business.The Food Conservancy, a northwest ...

Pistons hope to have Cade Cunningham when they run with Bulls

The Detroit Pistons hit the lottery during the offseason. It's uncertain whether they'll start cashing in that ticket in their ...

US condemns North Korean missile launch, underscores need for diplomacy: White House

Washington [US], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The US condemns North Korea's latest test of a ballistic missile and believes the situation ...

Biden orders establishing commission on advancing educational opportunities for blacks

Washington [US], October 19 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued an executive order to establish an initiative and ...

'Sporadic' Will Zalatoris excited to chase first PGA win in Japan

Japan has long topped the "bucket list" of places Will Zalatoris and his fiancee have wanted to travel to. His ...

Auto Racing Glance

NASCAR CUP SERIES: HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles around a 1.5-mile D-shaped oval), Kansas Speedway; Kansas City, Kan. ...

Miami chases much-needed win vs. eliminated Toronto FC

A desperate Inter Miami will try to keep their postseason hopes alive when they host Toronto FC on Wednesday in ...

Wizards sign C Daniel Gafford to 3-year extension

The Washington Wizards gave center Daniel Gafford a contract extension on Tuesday. The team did not announce terms, but reports ...

Members of Extended Troika on Afghanistan discuss common threats, humanitarian issues: Russia

Moscow [Russia], October 19 (ANI): Members of the Extended Troika format on Afghanistan met in Moscow on Tuesday and discussed ...

Mira Rajput Kapoor's hilarious reaction to Kanya West's change of name to 'Ye'

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 19 (ANI): Netizens went crazy after American rapper Kanya West officially changed his name to 'Ye'. ...

Report: Bills TE Dawson Knox broke hand against Titans

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox suffered a broken bone in his hand during Monday night's game against the Tennessee ...

Pompeo says, China targeted state governors in US to influence their policies

Washington [US], October 19 (ANI): Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged ...

NBA bets pile up on Lakers' title, Luka for MVP

Bets are pouring in on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA title and Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic ...

Jaguars cut veteran K Josh Lambo

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut veteran kicker Josh Lambo on Tuesday morning. The move comes two days after Matt Wright kicked ...

Reports: Wizards sign C Daniel Gafford to 3-year extension

The Washington Wizards agreed to give center Daniel Gafford a three-year, $40.2 million extension, according to multiple reports Tuesday. Gafford, ...

Afghan Resistance calls for probe into Khalilzad's 'backdoor deals' with Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 19 (ANI): The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan urged the United States to probe its former top ...

Who gains from a sectarian war in Afghanistan

Two bombings in as many weeks causing hundreds of casualties at Shia mosques in Afghanistan raises fears of a sectarian ...

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Le Pen says if elected French president she would end energy subsidies

PARIS, France: Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate to run in next year's French presidential election, said if she is ...

Stocks in Asia mostly advance, Australian market finishes flat

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stock markets in Asia rose on Tuesday in line with gains on other world markets overnight.Bourses ...

Electronics giant Foxconn to introduce electric vehicles this week

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that assembles Apple's iPhones, will unveil three of their own electric vehicles this ...

Experts say Chinese demand for natural gas to challenge energy market

BEIJING, China: Amid anoutlook for cold winter temperatures, China's quest for obtaining larger volumes of natural gas is expected to ...

U.S. stocks have mixed day, technology stocks do well

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks were mixed in the United States on Monday as market participants weighed up a ...

New Italian ITA airlines replaces bankrupt Alitalia

ROME, Italy: Following the closing of Italy's bankrupt flag carrier Alitalia and its 74-year history, the country's new national airline, ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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