Latest from Max Hauptman

Fauci says U.S. is headed in ‘wrong direction’ as coronavirus cases spike among unvaccinated

Although official guidance has not changed, Fauci hinted that a return to indoor mask mandates for vaccinated people and booster shots might be necessary to once again curb the spread of the virus.
  • Jul 25, 2021

DOJ declines to investigate Cuomo’s handling of covid-19 in nursing homes

The Department of Justice has turned down a request from several Republican Congressmen to open a civil investigation into New York and three other states that admitted patients to nursing homes at the start of the pandemic.
  • Jul 25, 2021

A White city official used the n-word during a meeting, and the Black mayor is not surprised

The first Black mayor of Tarrant, Ala., has been in office for less than a year, and he says it's not the first time he's heard “racial language” from a City Council member.
  • Jul 21, 2021

False warnings about solar storms have gone viral. Here’s what the flares actually do to Earth.

Solar weather is a common phenomenon, but the strongest events can have serious consequences for Earth.
  • Jul 19, 2021

Los Angeles County sheriff will not enforce mask mandate, saying it is not backed by science

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that while the Los Angeles County Department of Health could enforce the order, “the underfunded/defunded Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance.”
  • Jul 17, 2021

Alabama military base is first in the U.S. to require vaccination proof amid rising covid-19 rates

The new guidance at Fort Rucker comes amid a rise in coronavirus cases, as the delta variant of the virus continues to drive infection rates and now accounts for a majority of all cases in the United States.
  • Jul 14, 2021

Police officers who said they were harassed by a Black Lives Matter mural are suing their city

Police say the Palo Alto, Calif., mural contained images that created a harmful work environment.
  • Jul 13, 2021

Synagogue shooting victims can sue gunmaker Smith & Wesson, California judge rules

One person died in the 2019 shooting, and three people, including a rabbi and an 8-year-old, were injured.
  • Jul 11, 2021

Condo collapse response shifts from rescue to recovery as official says no chance of additional survivors

With 86 people still unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday they found 18 additional victims, the highest number recorded in a day.
  • Jul 7, 2021

French bulldog puppy worth more than $10,000 may be latest victim of high-profile dognapping

Mario is back in the store with a clean bill of health.
  • Jul 7, 2021