News: National

A Group Of Michigan Lawmakers Used Coronavirus Relief Funds For $65,000 In Bonuses
Joe Hernandez | July 26, 2021
A protester holds an American flag on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol on April 30, 2020. Lawmakers in Shiawassee County are vowing to return $65,000 in bonuses they gave themselves using federal coronavirus relief funds.Paul Sancya | AP Lawmakers in a Michigan county are vowing to return $65,000 in ...
New Vaccine Mandates Are Coming For Government Employees And Health Care Workers
Laurel Wamsley | July 26, 2021
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that city workers will be required to be vaccinated or get tested weekly for COVID-19. De Blasio is seen here in Brooklyn on Sunday at a rally in support of Haiti.Michael Appleton | New York City Mayoral Photography Office Updated July ...
How Some Districts Are Trying To Get Anxious Families Back Into School Buildings
Sneha Dey | July 26, 2021
After losing several family members to COVID-19, Paullette Healy says she isn't ready to send her son back into classrooms this fall.Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR Paullette Healy isn't sure yet where her 13-year-old son, Lucas, will go to school this fall. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and says ...
A Health Care Giant Sold Off Dozens Of Hospitals — But Continued Suing Many Patients
Blake Farmer | July 26, 2021
Vanderbilt University Medical Center bought the hospital in Lebanon, Tenn., from Community Health Systems in 2019, but the latter is still suing former patients over unpaid medical bills.Blake Farmer | WPLN Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon doesn't exist anymore as a hospital. But it still sued Hope Cantwell. A knock came on the ...
Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses Dies At 86
The Associated Press | July 25, 2021
Robert "Bob" Moses, who was an organizer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) questions about Freedom Summer in 1964, during a national youth summit hosted by the Smithsonian in Jackson, Miss.Rogelio V. Solis | AP Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings ...
Montana Wildfire Fight Draws Help From Other States
Dustin Jones, Kat Lonsdorf | July 24, 2021
A peak is shrouded in smoke from regional wildfires on July 14, at Grand Teton National Park, south of Yellowstone.Natalie Behring | Getty Images Updated July 25, 2021 at 12:28 AM ET Out-of-state crews are headed to Montana to help fight massive fires there as the western part of the ...
As An Army Chorus Member, He Didn’t Carry A Weapon. His Job Was To Sing
Eleanor Vassili | July 24, 2021
A U.S. Army photo of Master Sgt. Alvy Powell Jr. released by Master Sgt. Christopher Branagan.U.S. Army Master Sgt. Alvy Powell Jr. didn't enlist in the Army to be a soldier in combat — he was there to sing. With the U.S. Army Chorus, Alvy performed for nine American presidents ...
Viva Las Vegas! The City’s $2 Billion Wedding Industry Is Back
Nate Hegyi | July 24, 2021
Brendan Paul (center) poses in front of newlyweds Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas.Nate Hegyi | Mountain West News Bureau Branden Paul has got the look. The dyed black pompadour. The bedazzled suit. The sunglasses. He's an Elvis impersonator and, on a ...