News: National

42% In The U.S. Can’t Name A Single Prominent Asian American, A Survey Finds
Dustin Jones | May 16, 2021
A recent study indicates that approximately 80% of Asian Americans feel a lack of respect and a sense of discrimination from fellow Americans.LAAUNCH A recent survey found that nearly 80% of Asian Americans don't feel respected and say they are discriminated against by their fellow Americans. Additionally, a significant portion ...
Damon Weaver, Student Reporter Who Interviewed Obama, Dies At 23
Wynne Davis | May 16, 2021
At 11, Damon Weaver interviewed then-President Obama in the Diplomatic Room of the White House. The student focused his interview on education in the U.S. and included a suggestion that school lunches consist of French fries and mangoes every day.CanalPointKECTV/YouTube As an 11-year-old, student reporter Damon Weaver landed the interview ...
Pipeline Panic Recalls Perils Of Gas Lines For Past Presidents
Ron Elving | May 16, 2021
Motorists line up at a gas station on New York's Long Island, hoping to fill their tanks during the gasoline shortage of 1973-74. Long lines and fuel restrictions were common across the country.AP Federal safety officials found it necessary this past week to remind Americans not to put gasoline in ...
Houses Of Worship Grapple With The Vaxxed And Unvaxxed Divide
Blake Farmer | May 16, 2021
Pastor J.P. Conway leads the Acklen Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville. When members started telling him they got vaccinated, he began keeping track. Now, he says 99% have been immunized.Blake Farmer | WPLN News Worship online just isn't the same, even after a year of getting used to it. ...
Rombauer Pulls Surprise Win At Preakness Stakes
Emma Bowman | May 15, 2021
Jockey Flavien Prat, #6, riding Rombauer, celebrates as he wins the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in Baltimore.Patrick Smith | Getty Images Updated May 15, 2021 at 8:45 PM ET Rombauer fended off two top contenders to win the 146th Preakness Stakes at ...
After Chauvin Verdict, Black Police Officers Consider What Has Changed
Brianna Scott | May 15, 2021
After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death.Siede Preis | Getty Images After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in ...
When Your Company Is Named Covid, You’ve Heard All The Jokes
Scott Simon, Avie Schneider | May 15, 2021
Covid Inc. in Tempe, Ariz., has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades. CEO Norm Carson says people sometimes come in to the building looking for a COVID-19 test.Kevin Myles In February 2020, Norm Carson was attending a trade show in Amsterdam, when news about the coronavirus hit. "We went in ...
Complaints Soar As Customers Fight Airlines For Refunds From Pandemic Cancellations
David Schaper | May 15, 2021
A screen shows canceled incoming flights at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, R.I., on March 30, 2020. Consumer advocates and two senators say airlines are sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed to customers for canceled travel.Joseph Prezioso | AFP via Getty Images Complaints about airlines refusing to ...
Growing Power Outages Pose Grave Threat To People Who Need Medical Equipment To Live
Charlotte Huff | May 15, 2021
David Taylor, who has muscular dystrophy, relies on a ventilator to live. During the power outages across Texas in February, he had to be transported to a hospital before his ventilator's backup battery ran out.Rodger Mallison | Undark Magazine For four decades, David Taylor has relied on a ventilator to ...
What The New Mask Guidance Means For Unvaccinated Kids — And Their Parents
Laurel Wamsley | May 14, 2021
A girl and her father wear face masks while they push their bikes last summer in Hermosa Beach in the Los Angeles area. There aren't yet coronavirus vaccines approved in the U.S. for kids under 12 — which means they should keep masking, according to the CDC.Apu Gomes | AFP ...