COVID-19 updates: FDA could authorize Moderna, J&J booster shots Wednesday

COVID-19 updates: FDA could authorize Moderna, J&J booster shots Wednesday

(NEW YORK) -- The United States has been facing a COVID-19 surge as the more contagious delta variant continues to spread. More than 728,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.9 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems…
Why is Puerto Rico’s electric grid unstable?

Why is Puerto Rico’s electric grid unstable?

(NEW YORK) -- "Luma out" and "If I can't breathe, Luma shouldn't charge us," read some of the banners held by hundreds of Puerto Rico's residents as they marched on a main highway Friday in protest against Luma Energy, the island's power company. Puerto Rico has had a long history…
Freshman fraternity member at Kentucky dies from ‘presumed alcohol toxicity’

Freshman fraternity member at Kentucky dies from ‘presumed alcohol toxicity’

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- A freshman at the University of Kentucky died from alcohol toxicity Monday night after he was found unresponsive at his fraternity house, officials said. University police officers were called to FarmHouse Fraternity at about 6:22 p.m. Monday where Thomas Lofton Hazlewood, an 18-year-old fraternity member, was unresponsive,…
Would-be Ahmaud Arbery jurors air strong opinions on killing, defendants

Would-be Ahmaud Arbery jurors air strong opinions on killing, defendants

(NEW YORK) -- The second day of jury selection in the high-profile murder case of Ahmaud Arbery commenced Tuesday, with prosecutors and lawyers finding it tough to impanel an impartial jury. "I guess I would call it murder," one potential juror vented on the three white Georgia men accused of…
Family of Elijah McClain reaches settlement with Aurora, Colorado

Family of Elijah McClain reaches settlement with Aurora, Colorado

(NEW YORK) -- The family of Elijah McClain has reached a settlement with the city of Aurora over his violent arrest and subsequent death, city officials said. "The city of Aurora and the family of Elijah McClain reached a settlement agreement in principle over the summer to resolve the lawsuit…
DNA evidence from decades-old unsolved child murders heading to private lab

DNA evidence from decades-old unsolved child murders heading to private lab

(ATLANTA) -- Police are taking DNA evidence from decades-old unsolved child murder cases to a private lab in Utah in the hopes of finding "concrete answers for the families," Atlanta's mayor said. From 1979 to 1981, at least 29 Black people, mostly kids and adolescents, were killed in the Atlanta…