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Fauci says Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause will last days, not months

Fauci reiterated Wednesday that the move was "out of an abundance of caution."
Image: Anthony Fauci
Image: Anthony Fauci

Russia is massing troops near Ukraine border, sending shivers of unease through the West

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that "if Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences."
Image: A member of the Ukrainian armed forces fires in an attempt to shoot down an alleged unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at fighting positions on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk, Ukraine
Image: A member of the Ukrainian armed forces fires in an attempt to shoot down an alleged unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at fighting positions on the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk, Ukraine

How one sentence (and $5 billion) could reshape America's approach to gun violence

For decades, anti-violence crusaders have preached new approaches to curb shootings. Now, the White House is listening.
Illustration of diverse figures disassembling a hand gun.
Illustration of diverse figures disassembling a hand gun.
9h ago

Texas power provider asks residents to conserve energy despite typical spring conditions

ERCOT, which previously came under fire after February's deadly winter storm, issued the watch Tuesday.
Image: Power Lines
Image: Power Lines
12h ago

Texas students disciplined for 'slave-trading game' that auctioned off classmates

Schools officials in Aledo said they discovered that students had engaged in cyberbullying and racial harassment.
Image: Aledo Independent School District parents say the Texas district has not done enough after an online game was discovered, in which 9th-grade students were \"slave-trading\" students of color and labeling the group chat \"Slave Trade,\" \"N\" Farm, and \"
Image: Aledo Independent School District parents say the Texas district has not done enough after an online game was discovered, in which 9th-grade students were \"slave-trading\" students of color and labeling the group chat \"Slave Trade,\" \"N\" Farm, and \"
13h ago

Man who shot, killed elephant seal in California sentenced to prison

Jordan Gerbich, who used to live in California, shot the elephant seal with a handgun on a beach there in 2019.
Image: Northern elephant seals in San Simeon, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2018
Image: Northern elephant seals in San Simeon, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2018
13h ago

'I wish I had more time': Family mourns Daunte Wright's death

"My little brother was someone who could walk into a room and not say anything but still make everyone laugh," Wright's brother said.
Image: The Floyd and Wright families hold a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center
Image: The Floyd and Wright families hold a press conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center
14h ago

Couple goes viral when fiancé proposes with 5 engagement rings

The over-the-top proposal in Atlanta, preceded by a helicopter ride, garnered the attention of thousands on social media.
William Hunn gave his future bride five different ring options when he proposed to her last week.
William Hunn gave his future bride five different ring options when he proposed to her last week.

Former officer testifies Derek Chauvin was 'justified' in pinning down George Floyd

Veteran Minneapolis police officers, including Chief Medaria Arradondo, have testified that Derek Chauvin used excessive force and violated department policies.
Image: Barry Brodd
Image: Barry Brodd

Vaccinations were already leveling off. Experts fear J&J pause is bad news at a crucial time.

The U.S. had been averaging more than 3 million shots a day since early April, but vaccination numbers in some states that had been on the upswing were leveling off.
Image: A U.S. Army soldier prepares to administer Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccination center at the Miami Dade College North Campus in North Miami on March 10, 2021.
Image: A U.S. Army soldier prepares to administer Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccination center at the Miami Dade College North Campus in North Miami on March 10, 2021.
14h ago

Man charged with murder in case of Kristin Smart, college student who disappeared in 1996

Paul Flores, who was with Smart the night she disappeared 25 years ago, was arrested in Southern California.
Image: Kristin Smart
Image: Kristin Smart