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Man charged with wife’s murder illegally cast her ballot for Trump, officials say: ‘I just thought, give him another vote’

Barry Morphew was charged this month with murder in the disappearance of his wife Suzanne. Now he's also accused of illegally voting in her name last fall.
  • May 15, 2021

WHO chief urges wealthy countries to share doses before vaccinating kids

For months, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other officials have warned that the vast global gap in vaccine access is not only a “catastrophic moral failure” but a threat to public health.
  • May 14, 2021

Leaders turn to coronavirus vaccine incentives — Shake Shack, $1 million prizes and more

State and local leaders around the U.S. are hoping freebies and other incentives can boost vaccination rates as demand for a coronavirus shot slows.
  • May 14, 2021

Ransomware attacks could reach ‘pandemic’ proportions. What to know after the pipeline hack.

Ransomware attacks in 2020 were estimated to have cost billions of dollars.
  • May 12, 2021

Prosecutor to seek hate-crime charges against White man accused in Atlanta-area spa killings

Authorities are calling the March rampage across Asian-run spas domestic terrorism. Prosecutors in Fulton County say they will seek the death penalty.
  • May 11, 2021

A Texas bill drew ire for saying it would preserve ‘purity of the ballot box.’ Here’s the phrase’s history.

Grilling a Republican colleague, a Democratic lawmaker said the words fueled all-White primaries during the Jim Crow era and justified the disenfranchisement of people deemed “unfit to vote.”
  • May 9, 2021

Arizona audit postpones voter interview plan that raised Justice Department concerns

The head of the Justice Department's civil rights divisison had raised questions about a contractor’s stated plans to “identify voter registrations that did not make sense” and interview voters via phone and “physical canvassing.”
  • May 8, 2021

A mom panicked when her 4-year-old bought $2,600 in SpongeBob Popsicles. Good Samaritans are paying.

GoFundMe donors raised more than enough to cover Noah Ruiz's Popsicle spree.
  • May 7, 2021

Texas House passes GOP bill tightening voting rules; Democrats vow to fight in court

The bill — which would crack down on unsolicited mail-ballot applications and voter assistance and grant new powers to partisan poll watchers — passed 78-64 Friday afternoon after heated debate.
  • May 7, 2021

Many hurdles remain before effort to ease vaccine patent protections could become international policy

As the vaccination pace wanes, leaders have turned to marketing strategies and audacious incentives to lure those who have not yet received their shots.
  • May 6, 2021