Today: June 19, 2024
Today: June 19, 2024

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Hundreds died during this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia amid intense heat, officials say

Hundreds of people have died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced intense high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom

Hundreds died during this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia amid intense heat, officials say
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Attorneys for Baltimore seek to keep crew members from bridge collapse ship from returning home

Attorneys are asking a federal judge to prevent crew members on the cargo ship Dali from returning to their home countries as investigations continue into the deadly collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge in March

Attorneys for Baltimore seek to keep crew members from bridge collapse ship from returning home
Health|Opinion|Political

The fight for abortion rights gets an unlikely messenger in swing state Pennsylvania: Sen. Bob Casey

Abortion rights have found an unlikely champion in swing state Pennsylvania

The fight for abortion rights gets an unlikely messenger in swing state Pennsylvania: Sen. Bob Casey
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South Korea orders doctors to return to work amid prolonged strike

The South Korean government issued a return-to-work order for private practitioners on Tuesday as more doctors including medical professors join the months-long strike

South Korea orders doctors to return to work amid prolonged strike
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Transgender plaintiffs' challenge to Oklahoma ban on changing birth certificates revived

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit challenging an Oklahoma law prohibiting transgender people from changing their birth certificates to match their gender

Transgender plaintiffs' challenge to Oklahoma ban on changing birth certificates revived
Health|Lifestyle|Sports

Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across the US

A blast of heat and humidity in the Midwest and Northeast days before the official start of summer has put a wet blanket on outdoor activities from festivals to sports camps as officials urge people to take precautions

Early blast of heat and humidity leaves millions sweltering across the US
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With pardons in Maryland, 2.5 million Americans will have marijuana convictions cleared or forgiven

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore is pardoning 175,000 people with cannabis convictions

With pardons in Maryland, 2.5 million Americans will have marijuana convictions cleared or forgiven
Business|Health

BP tightens workplace relationships policy after Looney dismissal

BP employees must disclose any intimate relationships with colleagues or risk losing their jobs, the oil major told staff in a

BP tightens workplace relationships policy after Looney dismissal
Environment|News

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

The New Mexico governor's office says at least one person has died in a wildfire that has forced thousands to evacuate

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says
Business|Economy|Health

Rival pork exporters could benefit from China-EU trade tensions

Pork suppliers from South America and the U.S. could gain market share in China if Beijing restricts imports from the European Union in response to escalating

Rival pork exporters could benefit from China-EU trade tensions
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UN human rights chief: situation in West Bank 'drastically deteriorating'

Palestinians in the Israeli occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are suffering a drastically worsening human rights environment, alongside "unconscionable death and suffering" in

UN human rights chief: situation in West Bank 'drastically deteriorating'
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UN Haiti chief warns of 'catastrophic' impact of gang war displacements

A top executive at the United Nations' migration agency on Tuesday warned of catastrophic humanitarian consequences for the spiraling numbers of Haitians forced to flee

UN Haiti chief warns of 'catastrophic' impact of gang war displacements
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Rate of US uninsured to rise to 8.9% in the next decade, Congressional Budget Office says

The rate of Americans who are uninsured will rise to 8.9% over the next decade from 7.7% in 2024, driven by rising immigration and reduced eligibility for 19-to-24

Rate of US uninsured to rise to 8.9% in the next decade, Congressional Budget Office says
Health|News

Massachusetts suffers brief statewide outage of 911 emergency system

The 911 system for emergency calls in Massachusetts went down for about an hour on Tuesday as the region sweltered under a punishing heat wave.

Massachusetts suffers brief statewide outage of 911 emergency system
Health

J&J hit with new class action over talc seeking medical monitoring for cancer

Johnson & Johnson is facing a new proposed class action seeking damages and medical monitoring on behalf of women who have been diagnosed with cancer, or might develop

J&J hit with new class action over talc seeking medical monitoring for cancer
Health|Travel

Hundreds die of extreme heat on Muslim pilgrimage, reports say

Hundreds of visitors have died during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca amid scorching heat, according to press reports and foreign ministries

Hundreds die of extreme heat on Muslim pilgrimage, reports say
News|Technology

US says 463,000 Kia SUV owners should park outside pending recall fix

Owners of about 463,000 Kia vehicles in the United States should park outside and away from structures until they get a recall repair for fire risks completed

US says 463,000 Kia SUV owners should park outside pending recall fix
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Young and dc? It could cloud your brain by middle age

Feeling down when young may mess with your memory later, a new study suggests. According to research just published in Neurology, experiencing depressive symptoms in your youth could impact your thinking and recall abilities by the time you reach middle age. Scientists followed over 3,000 individuals for 20 years, having them fill out a questionnaire every 5 years about issues like changes in appetite, sleep problems, lack of concentration, and feelings of sadness or low self-worth. According to the New York Post, the participants were placed into four categories based on how their symptoms evolved: consistently low, decreasing medium, constant

Young and dc? It could cloud your brain by middle age
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The shooter who killed 5 at a Colorado LGBTQ+ club pleads guilty to 50 federal hate crimes

The shooter who killed five people and injured 19 others at a nightclub in Colorado Springs has pleaded guilty to 50 federal hate crimes

The shooter who killed 5 at a Colorado LGBTQ+ club pleads guilty to 50 federal hate crimes
Health|News

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Government officials say Dollar Tree stores failed to effectively recall lead-tainted applesauce pouches linked to illness in more than 500 U.S. children

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says
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Vietnam could allow companies to import gold for first time in years, industry official says

(This June 10 story has been officially corrected to fix the source's quote to remove reference to the timeline from the government on

Vietnam could allow companies to import gold for first time in years, industry official says
Environment|Health|Travel

Greece closes more ancient tourist sites as heatwave persists

Greece shut more ancient tourist sites in Athens on Thursday and elderly people took refuge at designated air-conditioned spots as the first heatwave of the summer persisted for a

Greece closes more ancient tourist sites as heatwave persists
Economy|Environment|Health|News

Assault on US avocado inspectors in Mexican state led to suspension of inspections

Two employees of the U.S. Agriculture Department were assaulted and temporarily held by assailants in the Mexican state of Michoacan, prompting the U.S. government to suspend inspections of avocado and mango shipments

Assault on US avocado inspectors in Mexican state led to suspension of inspections
Environment|Health|News|World

Gaza conflict has caused major environmental damage, UN says

The conflict in Gaza has created unprecedented soil, water and air pollution in the region, destroying sanitation systems and leaving tons of debris

Gaza conflict has caused major environmental damage, UN says
Business|Economy|Environment|Health

India's May factory growth slipped to 3-month low but remained sturdy, PMI shows

India's manufacturing growth slowed to a three-month low in May as a heatwave prompted some companies to reduce working hours, but factory activity remained

India's May factory growth slipped to 3-month low but remained sturdy, PMI shows

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