Affichage des articles du juin, 2021

Gas is above $3 and it will go higher if OPEC doesn't act soon

Image American drivers need OPEC and Russia to come to the rescue.

Seventeen states have enacted 28 new laws making it harder to vote

Image State lawmakers have enacted nearly 30 laws since the 2020 election that restrict ballot access, according to a new tally as of June 21 by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.

Biden signs bill repealing Trump-era EPA rule on methane emissions

Image President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a bill repealing a Trump-era rule that rolled back regulations on methane emissions -- a particularly potent greenhouse gas believed to contribute significantly to the climate crisis -- from the oil and gas industries.

SpaceX launches 88 satellites in rideshare mission

Image A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried 88 satellites into orbit in one fell swoop on Wednesday, marking the company's second dedicated rideshare mission.

Climate scientists say building collapse is a 'wake-up call' about the potential impact of rising seas

Image As rescue and recovery teams dig through the rubble of the collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, scientists and engineers are starting to consider what could have possibly caused the deadly tragedy.

States are so flush with funds, many are cutting taxes

Image While states feared the coronavirus pandemic would wreak havoc on their budgets and force them to slash services, it turns out that many are doing far better than they predicted.

Pelosi stands by infrastructure strategy despite pushback

Image House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated on Wednesday that she stands by her assertion that the House won't take up a bipartisan infrastructure deal until the Senate passes a more sweeping package through budget reconciliation, a position that has drawn criticism from Republicans and caused some anxiety among moderate House Democrats.

There are roughly two dozen lesbian bars in the United States. The ones that are left are evolving to survive

Image It's just about closing time on Thursday in early June and the regulars are catching up and winding down after a busy night of darts league.

Anger over NYC election officials' ineptitude rises as board plans a new ranked-choice count

Image A day after the New York City Board of Elections botched a dry run of its new ranked-choice vote-counting process, the beleaguered office will try again -- this time under intense new pressure from frustrated voters, campaigns and elected officials.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes GOP-backed election overhaul bill

Image Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday vetoed a Republican-backed election overhaul bill that would tighten election deadlines and expand voter identification requirements, among other changes, in the latest battle between Democrats and Republicans over voting rights.

Yes, there's a labor shortage. But hiring is surging. Here's why

Image What labor shortage?

Signs an employee may quit and what managers can do to prevent it

Image Survey after survey suggests many employees are thinking about leaving their jobs.

7-Eleven and Taco Bell franchisee is buying Au Bon Pain

Image Ampex Brands — a franchisee that owns more than 400 Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and 7-Eleven locations — is buying Au Bon Pain.

McDonald's and Popeyes aim to make customers come back more often

Image McDonald's is offering you the chance to earn points for chicken sandwiches or vanilla cones. At Popeyes, you could get a special meal not available to anyone else. And at one point, Chipotle even dangled the possibility of winning a car.

Tensions rise in policing talks as negotiations hit a delicate phase

Image High-stakes talks over a major revamp of policing laws are at a precarious state, with influential law enforcement groups divided, lawmakers struggling to bridge a gap on long-standing sticking points and skepticism among many congressional Republicans about the need for legislation at a time of rising crime in the United States.

The pandemic is making a vicious cycle even worse for low-income students

Image Inequality has worsened across the board during the pandemic. That has proven particularly true for low-income students.

Supreme Court to issue term's final opinions Thursday. Here are the big cases.

Image The Supreme Court on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET will issue the last two opinions of the term in highly anticipated cases involving the Voting Rights Act and political donor disclosures.

Official who created vaccination VIP list cleared of criminal wrongdoing

Image A Manatee County Sheriff's Office investigation has found that its county commissioner's actions did not rise to the "level of a crime" when she created a VIP list for Covid-19 vaccines, and limited a drive to two affluent ZIP codes in her district earlier in 2021.

Jill Biden in talks to attend Olympics Opening Ceremony

Image The East Wing has been in discussions about first lady Jill Biden attending the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics in Tokyo next month, a White House official tells CNN.

Biden takes infrastructure pitch to Wisconsin

Image President Joe Biden will argue the bipartisan infrastructure proposal would benefit working and middle-class families around the country when he travels to Wisconsin on Tuesday, according to a White House official.

Facebook's antitrust win doesn't put Big Tech stocks in the clear

Image The news for Facebook couldn't have been better.

Pelosi introduces resolution to form select committee to investigate Capitol riot

Image House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a resolution that will form a select committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection, a resolution which is expected to get a vote in the chamber later this week.

California bans state-funded travel to five new states over anti-LGBTQ laws

Image California will ban state-funded travel to five new states over their "discriminatory" LGBTQ laws, state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday, citing the importance of "aligning our dollars with our values."

More people looking for -- but not taking -- jobs after benefits end early

Image Jason Smith thought he'd have an easier time filling jobs at his three auto repair shops after Indiana's governor announced that pandemic unemployment benefits would end in mid-June.

First on CNN: US ships first Pfizer vaccine doses abroad, donating 2 million to Peru

Image The United States on Monday will begin shipping its first doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine abroad as part of the Biden administration's pledge to donate millions of vaccine doses to other countries, a White House official told CNN.

How to protect your nest egg from inflation

Image Key inflation readings soared above 5% this spring, with prices rising on everything from food to metals to transportation. No one can say with certainty whether we're in for a prolonged period of high inflation or a short one due to pandemic-induced issues like supply chain problems.

Regulators are keeping a close watch on crypto

Image After dramatically collapsing this spring, the crypto market is attempting a comeback.

Portland and Seattle see record highs soar past 100 degrees as heat wave sweeps the Northwest

Image Canada, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, are all reporting their hottest temperatures on record in a wave that has more heat in store.

Wall Street dealmakers have never been busier

Image There's never been a better time for companies to raise funding from hot markets or make moves to scoop up their competitors.

Meet the short seller who hopes stocks crash and burn

Image It should be no surprise to hear that the founder of an investment firm named after the Hindenburg is looking for stocks that will crash and burn.

4 companies affected by security breaches in June

Image There's been a sharp rise in cyberattacks in recent weeks, often disrupting services and products that are essential to everyday lives.

Man shot in the back in Times Square, NYPD says

Image A 21-year-old man was the unintended victim of a shooting in New York's Times Square on Sunday evening, according to police.

2 earthquakes in 3 days rattle ... Baltimore

Image When we think about earthquakes in the US, they're usually somewhere around Los Angeles, or maybe Alaska, right?

Police identify 5 people killed in a hot-air balloon crash in New Mexico

Image All five victims in Saturday's fatal hot-air balloon wreck have been identified, authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said.

Boy inspires trash cleanup with Litter Rodeo


Money raised for nonprofit w/ obstacle course


Atlanta police foundation damaged, residents upset


10-yo organizes inclusion event for her community


Manufacturer steps up to provide PPE


Antique tools show a nod to a different time


39-yo man bitten by alligator in pond


Air Force vet, local hero celebrates 90th birthday


Long-COVID sufferers beg for answers


DJ opens fire inside nightclub, injuring 3


Cincinnati's first statue of a named woman honors civil rights activist Marian Spencer

Image Historical statues dot the landscape of Cincinnati, Ohio, but the city has been notably lacking any that feature a named woman. Until now.

White House turns to young people for help convincing their peers to get vaccinated

Image Braxton Simpson made a joyous announcement to her 264 YouTube subscribers this spring.

'F9' soars to biggest box office opening since start of pandemic

Image The latest Fast & Furious film has our heroes rocket a Pontiac Fiero into outer space. But that was merely the second most impressive feat the film pulled off this weekend. The first was opening to the biggest box office numbers since the pandemic began.

Man hospitalized in serious condition after shark bite in Northern California

Image A 35-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after being bitten by a shark while swimming near Grey Whale Cove State Beach, authorities said.

Wall Street dealmakers have never been busier

Image There's never been a better time for companies to raise funding from hot markets or make moves to scoop up their competitors.

Census pushes to get LGBTQ+ Americans counted in key pandemic survey

Image Government statistics aren't always inclusive and little data is currently collected on the LGBTQ+ community. But that might change as soon as next month.