The U.S. has millions of “missing” workers, according to a new study. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Lifestyle choices are having more influence on people’s working patterns than any residual effects of COVID-19, a new study has suggested. In a research paper published Wednesday ahead of an annual conference run by the Brookings Institution thinktank, Katharine Abraham, […]

New York City has agreed to pay $21,500 to each of hundreds of demonstrators who were penned in by the police in the Bronx during racial justice protests in 2020, then charged at or beaten with batons, according to a legal settlement. If a judge approves the settlement filed in federal court late Tuesday, the […]

Over five million Ukrainians have been displaced within their country because of the war. The number of those seeking refuge across Europe has reached eight million. Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini In Ukraine, it’s the scale of things that strikes one the most – the scale of the challenge, of the threat, of the country itself. “We […]

A major winter storm will unfold over the northern part of the United States this week, bringing a mixed bag of precipitation that will be “extremely disruptive,” forecasters said.The storm was taking shape in the West by Tuesday morning. More than 30 million people were under winter weather alerts in a nearly continuous stretch from […]

The situation for many in Ukraine remains desperate, amid “relentless” shelling of civilian targets and infrastructure, the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, told journalists in Geneva. Humanitarian funding is needed to continue supporting lifesaving aid convoy deliveries to communities on the front line, “into areas of great danger and difficulty and priority needs”, said […]

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Some of the health impacts of climate change are obvious and already apparent in Florida, such as more cases of heat stress and mosquito-borne tropical diseases. But it may be surprising that as climate conditions intensify, health experts say it also will increase the risk of sickness and death for people with diabetes. That’s significant […]

The advocacy arm of the Heritage Foundation, the powerful conservative thinktank based in Washington, spent more than $5m on lobbying in 2021 as it worked to block federal voting rights legislation and advance an ambitious plan to spread its far-right agenda calling for aggressive voter suppression measures in battleground states.

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Leveraging supercomputing power, researchers have created simulations of millions of computer-generated “universes” to test astrophysical predictions that have eluded astronomical observations. Black holes are surrounded by a mysterious, invisible layer—the event horizon—from which nothing can escape, be it matter, […]

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An estimated $785 million Mega Millions jackpot set for Tuesday night will give lottery players a chance to start the new year with a lucrative bang. The big prize is the sixth-largest jackpot in U.S. history and has grown so large because no one has matched all six of the […]

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