Northeast and Midwest brace for dangerously hot temperatures and heat dome

Things are about to heat up across much of the United States with dangerously high temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast next week, prompting health officials to urge people to make plans now to stay safe. The heat wave follows an earlier-than-usual heat wave in the Southwest last week, which saw triple-digit temperatures in cities … Read more

Supreme Court unanimously preserves access to widely used abortion medications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court Thursday, access to a drug used in Nearly two-thirds of all abortions In the United States last year, in the first court ruling on abortion since conservative justices overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago. The nine judges ruled that abortion Opponents did not have the legal right to … Read more

Dixon, Illinois: Multiple People Reportedly Shot in ‘Mass-Casualty Incident,’ Officials Say

DIXON, ill. (AP) — Several people were shot Wednesday in northern Illinois, authorities said, calling it a “mass casualty incident.” Ambulances and two medical helicopters went to the community of Lost Lake near Dixon, where there was also a massive police presence, according to a post on the Winnebago Boone & Ogle County Fire/Ems Incidents … Read more

Martha’s Vineyard is about to run out of pot

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) – An 81-year-old Martha’s Vineyard woman went to the Island Time dispensary last week to pick up her usual order of pot. But owner Geoff Rose had to tell him the cupboard was empty – it had been forced to temporarily close three weeks earlier after selling out of every last … Read more

Jurors convict 5 defendants in $40 million Minnesota food fraud scheme

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury convicted five Minnesota residents but acquitted two others Friday for their roles in a scheme to steal more than $40 million which was supposed to feed children during the coronavirus pandemic. The case gained attention after someone tried to bribe a junior with a bag of $120,000 in cash. That … Read more

Southwest heat wave: Phoenix uses ice immersion to treat heat stroke victims

PHOENIX (AP) – The first heatwave of the season The Southwest is already in the grip of triple-digit temperatures as firefighters in Phoenix – America’s hottest big city – employ new tactics in hopes of saving more lives in a county that has seen 645 heat-related deaths last year. Starting this season, Phoenix firefighters are … Read more

Oregon officials close entire coast to mussel harvest due to shellfish poisoning

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials have closed the state’s entire coastline to mussel harvesting because of an “unprecedented” outbreak of seafood poisoning that has sickened at least 20 people. They also banned the harvest of razor clams, clams and oysters in parts of the Oregon Coast. “We had a paralytic seafood poisoning event in … Read more

Malaysian climber who died near summit of Alaska’s Denali, North America’s highest peak, identified

Park officials say a Malaysian climber likely died of cold and altitude-related illness while sheltering in a snow cave atop Denali, North America’s highest mountain in Alaska. June 1, 2024, 3:45 p.m. ET • 2 minutes of reading DENALI PARK, Alaska — A Malaysian climber likely died of exposure and altitude-related illnesses earlier this week … Read more

A Texas Democrat who joined the Republican Party in supporting a ban on gender-affirming care for minors who drop out of elementary school

A Democratic Texas lawmaker who broke with her party by supporting a ban on gender-affirming care for minors was ousted in a primary runoff that galvanized LGBTQ+ groups nationwide, who then campaigned for his opponent in the race for the south Houston seat. Rep. Shawn Thierry’s defeat follows four terms in which the Houston congresswoman … Read more