General Motors will temporarily shut down two more plants as automakers continue to struggle with major supply chain disruptions, particularly in computer chips. Continue Reading More Plants At GM Go Dark As Chip Shortage Continues To Bite
Declaring U.S gun violence an “epidemic” and “an international embarrassment,” President Biden outlined actions to regulate certain firearms and to try to prevent gun violence after a spate of mass shootings in recent weeks and pressure from advocates. Continue Reading ‘It Has To Stop’: President Biden Takes Initial Action On Guns, Calls On Congress To Do More
A recent NPR/Marist poll found that one in four Americans said they would refuse a coronavirus vaccine outright if offered. Another 5% are “undecided” about whether they would get the shot. Although the numbers were highest for Republican men and residents of rural areas, there were still a significant number of people across all ages and demographic groups who claim they will say “no.” Continue Reading Vaccine Refusal May Put Herd Immunity At Risk, Researchers Warn
A more easily spread coronavirus variant first identified in England last year has now become the dominant strain in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Continue Reading CDC Says More Virulent British Strain Of Coronavirus Now Dominant In U.S.
Tiger Woods crashed in February because he was driving at an unsafe speed and was unable to negotiate a curve on the road, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Continue Reading Tiger Woods Crash Caused By Unsafe Speed, LA County Sheriff Says
The National Security Agency considers itself the world’s most formidable cyber power, with an army of computer warriors who constantly scan the wired world. Yet by law, the NSA only collects intelligence abroad, and not inside the U.S. Continue Reading After A Major Hack, U.S. Looks To Fix A Cyber ‘Blind Spot’
When President Biden unveiled his major new infrastructure plan last week, the proposal included much more than fixing crumbling bridges. And for those who wish America had a more robust passenger train network, it gave them something new: hope. Continue Reading As President Biden Pushes Major Rail Investments, Amtrak’s Proposed 2035 Map Has People Talking
Major League Baseball’s 2021 All-Star Game will be played in Colorado’s Coors Field, the league says, after it canceled plans for Atlanta to host baseball’s midseason centerpiece. The change came in response to Georgia’s controversial new voting law, which the MLB says is against its values. Continue Reading MLB Moves All-Star Game To Colorado Amid Uproar Over Georgia Voting Law
The U.S. Supreme Court handed Google a major victory Monday in a multi-billion dollar copyright dispute. By a 6-to-2 vote, the court declared that Google did not infringe on Oracle’s copyright when it used a tiny portion of Oracle’s computer code lines to create a new system software for smartphones in the early 2000s. Continue Reading Supreme Court Hands Google A Win Over Oracle In Multibillion-Dollar Case
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified for the prosecution Monday in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing murder charges over the killing of George Floyd. The trial is now in its second week of testimony. Continue Reading Police Chief Says Derek Chauvin Violated Minneapolis Policies On Use Of Force
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, called the Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act, or SAFE Act, “a vast government overreach.” Continue Reading Arkansas Governor Vetoes Ban On Gender-Affirming Care For Trans Youth
In the past seven days, the U.S. reported slightly more than 65,000 new cases per day on average, a jump of 20% from two weeks earlier. Many states have seen even more dramatic growth, as high as 125% in Michigan, according to an NPR analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Continue Reading A 4th COVID-19 Surge May Be Starting. How Bad Could It Get?