Some vaccine experts having second thoughts about rushing to inoculate kids
From the earliest days of the pandemic, doctors and public health officials have seen widespread vaccination as the most effective way to stop COVID-19 in its tracks. But a growing contingent of medical experts is now questioning whether that conventional wisdom ought to apply to children.
Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible
The IRS offers no formal guidance on ransomware payments, but multiple tax experts interviewed by The Associated Press said deductions are usually allowed under law and established guidance. It’s a “silver lining” to ransomware victims, as some tax lawyers and accountants put it.
NASA to send mannequin on space mission, wants help naming it
Slated to launch this November, a mannequin will be on board an uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft.
Veterans court program graduate is ‘as tough as they come’
People typically go to court to be judged for the wrongs they’ve committed against society, not to be praised for being superstars. But when a former drug addict and thief uses the programs and resources available to change her old ways and start anew, a court proceeding turns into a celebration.
Former White House doctor for Bush, Obama, Trump urges Biden to take cognitive test
U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, led a group of 14 Republicans who sent Biden a letter on Thursday urging him to take a cognitive test and make the results public.
Native Americans transporting 5,000-pound totem pole to DC
A 5,000-pound totem pole that was hand-carved by Native Americans is coming from Washington state to be on display in the nation's capital this summer after a journey that organizers hope will raise awareness about protecting land that is sacred to tribes.
Major damage to Alabama mobile home park amid tropical storm
Tropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida as it chugged inland Saturday, triggering flash floods and tornado warnings along its soggy course across the Southeast.
Mothers in sister cities: Finding lessons from the pandemic in Germany and Virginia
More than 4,000 miles separate the sister cities of Fredericksburg in Virginia and Schwetzingen in Germany. For two women, their shared experience reflects the different support systems that helped during the shutdowns.
From dance shoes to combat boots: Former cabaret dancer now leads Army recruiting station
Staff Sgt. Oscar Gamboa’s days as a professional cabaret dancer are behind him, but he still occasionally turns on his music in his Florida recruiting office and cuts a rug.
Biden promotes milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days
As Biden marks one milestone, he is in danger of failing to meet another: his target to have 70% of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July Fourth, in a little over two weeks.