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Florida man tried to track his robbery victim by attaching an iPhone to his car, police say

The highly unusual method Derrick Maurice Herlong is said to have used to surveil his alleged victim is bound to raise some concerns for the privacy-conscious.
  • May 7, 2021
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‘Gary walked right through’: Woman’s Facebook posts allegedly placed husband in Capitol riot

Gary Edwards joins a growing list of people charged in the Jan. 6 breach based on things they or their associates said on social media.
  • May 5, 2021

As Biden introduces ‘new phase’ of vaccine campaign, U.S. infections drop to lowest point in 7 months

The Indian government announced more than 357,000 new cases and another 3,449 deaths as the country strains under the growing outbreak.
  • May 4, 2021

CDC relaxes mask guidelines; India’s crisis deepens

Officials said Americans should still mask up in crowded gatherings.
  • Apr 27, 2021

FDA, CDC lift pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine for all adults

More than 569,000 people have died from covid-19 in the United States, out of 31.9 million infections. Cases have dropped 12 percent over the past week, but public health experts worry that the vaccination drive is slowing.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Ma’Khia Bryant’s family remembers her as loving, affectionate: ‘She didn’t even have a chance to live her life’

Relatives and others are mourning the loss of the 16-year-old, killed by police this week.
  • Apr 22, 2021

Fatal police shooting of Black teenager in Columbus sparks new outcry

The death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was shot by Officer Nicholas Reardon on Tuesday during an altercation, comes as the nation is undergoing a broad reckoning over police brutality and racism.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Most Americans who haven’t gotten a vaccine say they don’t plan to, poll shows

Of the unvaccinated adults, 2 in 3 told pollsters they were either “not likely at all” or “not very likely” to get the injections.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Pause of J&J vaccine threatens to slow U.S. pandemic progress amid rising caseload

More than 22 percent of the U.S. population has been vaccinated, and deaths are declining steadily even while new cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. So far, 561,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the country.
  • Apr 13, 2021