Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

New York officials, anti-hunger advocates and community organizations are forming a panel to find ways of addressing child poverty in the state with the goal of cutting in half over the next decade, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office on Friday announced.  The advisory council, formed as part of a law approved by Hochul earlier this year, … Read more

NY issues flu warning as cases spike

NY issues flu warning as cases spike

U.S. could have a bad flu season The CDC is sounding the alarm about this flu season and is urging everyone eligible to get a flu shot. NEW YORK – The New York State Department of Health is warning that flu cases are widespread across the state.  There have already been 596 laboratory-confirmed cases of … Read more

Fatal overdoses rise on Rikers Island

Fatal overdoses rise on Rikers Island

Dozens of correction officers were lined up and waiting for orders, filling an otherwise empty gym with drug-sniffing dogs and anticipation. “You’re all professional,” Executive Officer Julio Colon tells them, his voice ringing out above the din. “I know you’re going to do a great job like you do all the time.” These officers, more … Read more

Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' Team Reach Settlement In Halyna Hutchins Suit – TODAY

Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' Team Reach Settlement In Halyna Hutchins Suit – TODAY

Alec Baldwin, ‘Rust’ Team Reach Settlement In Halyna Hutchins Suit  TODAY ‘Rust’ movie shooting: Alec Baldwin, family of cinematographer killed on set agree to settle lawsuit  CP24 Alec Baldwin settles lawsuit with family of ‘Rust’ cinematographer’s death, could still face crimina  LiveNOW from FOX Alec Baldwin speaks out after reaching settlement with ‘Rust’ cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’s family  Yahoo Canada … Read more

Make Flu Shot Appointment, Get COVID Vaccine, NY State of Health Warns as Cases Soar – NBC New York

Make Flu Shot Appointment, Get COVID Vaccine, NY State of Health Warns as Cases Soar – NBC New York

New York state health officials sounded a new alarm Thursday, warning that flu is already widespread across the Big Apple and saying it likely will only intensify, thanks to the compounding factor of the COVID pandemic. That “widespread” determination comes when more than half of the state’s 62 counties report lab-confirmed cases — and New … Read more

Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

By CARA ANNA October 6, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-world-news-droughts-animals-africa-1c16ab8f57268ee2043861326a65d09d DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the … Read more

10 more COVID-related deaths in LA County reported

10 more COVID-related deaths in LA County reported

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Ten more COVID-19-related deaths were reported by Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday, along with more than 1,000 new infections. The new fatalities gave the county an overall death toll from throughout the pandemic of 33,719. On Tuesday, the county reported the virus- related death of a person under age 18 — the … Read more

Flint water crisis charges dropped for 7 former officials

Flint water crisis charges dropped for 7 former officials

A Michigan judge threw out felony charges Tuesday against seven people in the Flint water scandal, including two former state health officials blamed for deaths from Legionnaires’ disease. The dismissal was significant but not a complete surprise after the Michigan Supreme Court in June said a different judge acting as a one-person grand jury had … Read more

Coldplay Pauses Tour While Chris Martin Battles Lung Infection | E! News – E! News

Coldplay Pauses Tour While Chris Martin Battles Lung Infection | E! News – E! News

Coldplay Pauses Tour While Chris Martin Battles Lung Infection | E! News  E! News Coldplay Postpones Upcoming Tour Shows as Chris Martin Battles ‘Serious Lung Infection’: We ‘Need to Prioritize’ His Health  Us Weekly Coldplay Postpone Shows Due to Chris Martin’s “Serious Lung Infection”  Exclaim! Chris Martin Suffers ‘Serious Lung Infection,’ Coldplay Postpones Tour Dates In Brazil  ETCanada.com View … Read more