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Haitian gang wants $1 million ransom for each of the 17 kidnapped missionaries

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

17 people with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries remain missing after being kidnapped in Haiti. A gang has claimed responsibility and is reportedly asking for a ransom of $1 million per person.


Black and Latino families are bearing the weight of the pandemic's economic toll

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Even with government assistance and other efforts, more than 55% of Black and Latino households reported serious financial problems, compared with 29% of white households.


Abductions have increased in Haiti, but religious aid groups are still going there

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A gang is demanding millions of dollars in ransom for 17 kidnapped missionaries. Faith-based humanitarian groups say their work demands balancing risk with the need to serve the most vulnerable.


Jon Gruden resigns as Raiders coach after reports of derogatory language in emails

Monday, October 11, 2021

In emails dating back to 2011, Gruden reportedly used racist, misogynistic and homophobic terms. The messages emerged in an investigation of the Washington Football Club.


A small plane crashed in a San Diego suburb, killing at least 2 people

Monday, October 11, 2021

A UPS delivery driver was among those killed in the crash in Santee, Calif. Two others who were injured were transported to a local hospital.


Teens say Facebook's addictive Instagram app makes them anxious

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Instagram and Facebook are under scrutiny after being accused of harmful body-image messages. We hear from teenagers who say Instagram can be a stresser — but it's hard to quit.


Judging 'sincerely held' religious belief is tricky for employers mandating vaccines

Monday, October 04, 2021

As religious exemptions are now being sought in droves, their use raises concerns that they pose a serious public health risk. But some say vaccine mandates are too much, too soon.


Some Players Aren't Convinced By US Soccer's 'Identical' Men's And Women's Contracts

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

US Soccer says it's offering the men's and women's national teams "identical" contracts. The union for the women's team players is calling the announcement a PR stunt.


Poverty Declined In 2020, The Result Of Government Aid, Census Bureau Reports

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Relief payments moved 11.7 million people from poverty in 2020, according to new Census Bureau data.


With The Eviction Ban Over, Here's How One City Is Hustling To Help Those Who Need It

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

There's new urgency to get billions of dollars in federal rental assistance to tenants and landlords. Memphis, without an eviction ban since July, has figured out some things that work.


Rental Assistance Programs Are Swooping In To Help As Evictions Resume

Monday, August 30, 2021

In Memphis, evictions have resumed. But there's a concerted effort to keep people in their homes, using innovative strategies to get federal rental assistance to those who need it.


The Hallway, Not Courtroom, Is Where Things Really Get Done At This Eviction Court

Friday, August 13, 2021

At eviction court in Columbus, Ohio, much of the work happens in the hallway just outside the courtroom. That's where tenants find lawyers to represent them, cases are mediated, and deals are struck.


Here's What You Need To Know About The New Eviction Ban

Friday, August 06, 2021

The CDC's new, more limited eviction moratorium may help it survive legal challenges. President Biden is pushing states to quickly distribute federal aid to the millions of renters who need it.


How The New Eviction Ban Affects Millions Of Renters And Landlords

Thursday, August 05, 2021

COVID-19 has upended many people's lives. The latest federal eviction moratorium issued by the CDC is meant to last 60 days, and also give people better access to nearly $50 billion in aid.


10 Unique Storylines To Follow In The Final Stretch Of The Tokyo Olympics

Monday, August 02, 2021

The swimmers are now leaving Japan and the spotlight moves to the track and field events at Olympic Stadium. We'll walk you through the biggest things to watch for until the closing ceremony.


A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Look-Alikes A Mile Under The Ocean's Surface

Saturday, July 31, 2021

A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. But "the reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest," says the researcher who posted it.


Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Says

Friday, July 30, 2021

In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus.


7 Things To Look For As Track And Field Begins At The Olympics

Thursday, July 29, 2021

For the first time since 2004, there will be no Usain Bolt scorching the track. That means a new generation of speed demons is looking to make its mark.


Tokyo Hits New High For Daily COVID-19 Cases. This Time, No Olympians Are Among Them

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The city surpassed a record that had been set a day earlier, notching more than 3,000 new cases on Tuesday. For the first time in four days, no Olympic athletes tested positive for the coronavirus.


When Simone Biles Pulled Out, Jordan Chiles Stepped In

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Chiles had been slated to compete in just two events in the team final: vault and floor. But with Biles out of the competition, she was suddenly competing on the balance beam and uneven bars too.