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A police officer and two women were killed late Tuesday night in Clayton County, Ga., during a domestic violence episode, the police said

The second known case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the U.S. was detected on Thursday in Minnesota, health officials said. The infected man had recently traveled to New York City, is vaccinated and is no longer feeling symptoms, officials said.

“The response was executed perfectly, yet four children were killed and multiple injuries occurred,” said the prosecutor whose office is overseeing the Oxford High School shooting criminal case. “We really can’t train ourselves out of this tragedy.”

California performs genetic sequencing on a higher percentage of coronavirus samples — roughly 1 in 5 — compared to the rest of the U.S.

San Francisco, the city that has led the nation in coronavirus caution, is preparing to hunker down. Again. Maybe harder.

Record-high temperatures and powerful winds have sparked a series of unusual December prairie fires in Montana, one of a series of late-season fires across the country amid an unusually warm approach to the winter season.

The Biden administration is fighting to preserve a public health rule that that uses the coronavirus pandemic to justify quickly turning back migrant families at the border with Mexico. But some migrants have been allowed to stay in the U.S. Here's why:

A 22-month-old toddler died after he was given a bottle of formula contaminated with fentanyl, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday. The boy’s body contained enough of the drug to kill an adult.


A Georgia prosecutor plans to bring the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man, before a grand jury

U.S. health insurance premiums could increase as much as 40% next year if the coronavirus pandemic results in millions of Americans needing hospital stays, a new analysis warns

Valentina Blackhorse of the Navajo Nation nurtured political aspirations while raising her one-year-old daughter. Then she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The next day she was dead. She was 28.

The acting chief scientist was removed after he sent some new political appointees a message that asked them to acknowledge the NOAA’s scientific integrity policy, which prohibits manipulating research or presenting ideologically driven findings.

The University of Florida has barred three professors from providing expert testimony in a suit against a restrictive new elections law, arguing that a state employee can't oppose the state's interests.

Thousands of migrants were crowded under a bridge outside Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday, part of a massive surge in migration across the Rio Grande this week that has overwhelmed the authorities and caused significant delays in processing the arrivals.

Ola Mae Spinks, a librarian and a descendent of slaves, helped organize the Library of Congress's archive of slavery-era documents and interviews with former slaves. She has died at 106.

Late prescriptions. Late paychecks. Missing mail-in ballots. Trump's war on the Postal Service could hit his fans as well as his foes.

“It takes your breath away. The amount of knowledge they held, and connection to our past." The virus has killed Native American elders at particularly high rates, robbing tribes of precious bonds of language and tradition.