Hurricane Ida Strikes Louisiana; New Orleans Hunkers Down
Hurricane Ida has blasted ashore along the Louisiana coast as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., rushing toward New Orleans and one of the nation’s most important industrial corridors.
US Says Drone Kills IS Bombers Targeting Kabul Airport
U.S. officials say a drone strike has blown up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport.
Masks Ordered for Most Florida Students, Defying DeSantis
More districts are defying Gov. Ron DeSantis amid a courtroom battle over the Republican's efforts to leave such decisions to parents.
House Panel Probing 1/6 Riot Seeks Host of Trump-Era Records
The House committee investigating the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding a trove of records from federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
US Health Officials Call for Booster Shots Against COVID-19
U.S. health officials have announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling.
Texas Governor Tests Positive for COVID-19, In ‘Good Health’
Abbott has staunchly opposed mask mandates for public schools and this week saw defiant districts in some of the state’s largest cities — which are run by Democrats — require face coverings anyway.
Planned Parenthood sues Montana over new abortion laws
Planned Parenthood of Montana has filed a lawsuit seeking to block four new laws restricting access to abortion in the state.
EXPLAINER: Western water projects in infrastructure deal
The sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate this week includes funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region.
Man Stabbed, Reporter Attacked at Protest at LA City Hall
The Los Angeles Police Department and local media say a man was stabbed and a reporter was attacked Saturday at a protest against vaccine mandates at Los Angeles’ City Hall after a fight broke out between the protesters and counter-protesters.
Rescuers Racing in Haiti as Storm Threatens to Follow Quake
The death toll from a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has climbed sharply, with at least 724 dead and a minimum of 2,800 injured.