Drought-stricken California doused by major storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A powerful storm barreled toward Southern California after flooding highways, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare byRead More

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America

(CNN) — A member of a scientific coalition advising Puerto Rico’s government on the coronavirus pandemic recently joked about the island’s high COVID-19 vaccination rate,Read More

Pope Francis compares Libyan centers to ‘concentration camps’

(CNN) — Pope Francis has likened migrant detention centers in Libya to “concentration camps” and called on the international community to intervene in a worsening migrantRead More

Giant 4,000-pound sunfish rescued from fishing net off Spanish coast of Ceuta

(CNN) — To the surprise of researchers and sunfish enthusiasts worldwide, a more than 4,000-pound sunfish was found tangled in the nets of a tuna-fishing boat offRead More

COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials saidRead More

Here’s how retailers are pushing you to start holiday shopping early

(CNN) — Black Friday always starts early, but this year, the holiday shopping bonanza is kicking off earlier than ever — more than a month sooner thanRead More

Colombia announces capture of one of most wanted traffickers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials on Saturday announced the capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias “Otoniel,” leader of the violent Clan del Golfo drugRead More

13 Cuban migrants repatriated after rescue off Cancun

NEAR CANCUN, Mexico (WSVN) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew stopped 13 Cuban migrants off the coast of Mexico. The crew on Wednesday rescued theRead More

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young children

(AP) — Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary schoolRead More

White House makes massive change to resettlement program to help Afghan refugees

(CNN) — The Biden administration is taking an unprecedented step to resettle the 55,600 Afghan evacuees from the US military bases where they’ve been living for weeksRead More