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Technology built the cashless society. Advances are helping the unhoused so they're not left behind

Just as technological shifts created the cashless society, further advances are now helping charitable groups and advocates for the unhoused reach those most in danger of being left behind Learn More


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It's taking longer to schedule abortions in the US. Doctors fear riskier, more complex procedures

Obstacles to obtaining an abortion are more common since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022 More »


Appeals court upholds gag order on Trump in Washington case but narrows restrictions on his speech

A federal appeals court in Washington has upheld a gag order on former President Donald Trump in his 2020 election interference case but has eased the restrictions on his speech More »


Michigan teen gets life in prison for Oxford High School attack

A teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for killing four students, wounding more and terrorizing Michigan’s Oxford High School in 2021 More »


FTC opens inquiry of Chevron-Hess merger, marking second review this week of major oil industry deal

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Chevron’s acquisition of Hess oil company, the second inquiry the independent agency has opened this week of a major oil industry merger More »


Thousands of revelers descend on NYC for annual Santa-themed bar crawl SantaCon

Thousands of people dressed as jolly Old St. Nick have descended on New York City for the annual SantaCon charity pub crawl More »


Maine's congressional delegation calls for Army investigation into Lewiston shooting

The four members of Maine’s congressional delegation are calling for an Army investigation into the events leading up to a mass shooting in the state More »


At COP28, pageantry is over and negotiations get intense; 'It's go time' to save planet in peril

Teams of veteran negotiators fanned out Friday at the United Nations climate conference with orders to get the strongest, most ambitious agreements possible, especially on the central issue of the fading future of fossil fuels in a dangerously warming planet More »


Police still investigating motive of UNLV shooting; school officials cancel classes, finals

Three University of Nevada, Las Vegas, faculty members died this week and another was critically injured when a lone gunman walked onto campus and opened fire in a building housing the business school More »


From urchin crushing to lab-grown kelp, efforts to save California's kelp forests show promise

After purple urchins helped nearly wipe out 96% of California's iconic underwater bull kelp forests over a six-year span, biologists say they are seeing promising signs that efforts to save them may be helping More »


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