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Pandemic prompts cycling surge — and calls for new protections

COVID-19 has sparked a surge in cycling, as Americans have sought alternatives to crowded gyms, buses and trains, and there also has been an uptick in distracted drivers and speeding over the past 18 months, raising the risks for cyclists on the road.... Read more»

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Northeast states slap quarantine on Arizona travelers to stem COVID-19 spread

Arizonans will face a 14-day quarantine if they travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose governors announced the restriction Wednesday to keep people from COVID-19 “hot spots” from bringing the infection with them.... Read more»

Arizona lawyers turned away from immigration detention centers over CV-19 concerns

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is turning away Arizona lawyers from immigration detention centers if they don’t comply with a new agency requirement to bring their own nitrile gloves, surgical mask or N95 respirators, and eye protection.... Read more»

Overwhelmed hospitals may put multiple patients per ventilator as CV-19 continues to spread

Facing a ventilator shortage, doctors are considering using one machine for multiple patients in respiratory failure. But it’s at best a stopgap and can injure the lungs.... Read more»

As coronavirus cases increase, so have clashes between ICE detainees & guards

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so have confrontations between detainees and guards at Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities across the country, the latest in Louisiana and Texas.... Read more»

Precautions against COVID-19 for seniors

Everyone age 60 and older is at high risk of complications from COVID-19 and should adopt measures to limit contact with others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.... Read more»

Feds investing reports of exhaust fumes wafting into Ford Explorers

Federal regulators are investigating a possible defect in Ford Explorers following scores of complaints about exhaust and carbon monoxide pouring into the passenger compartments of the popular SUVs.... Read more»1

At Capital One, easy credit and abundant lawsuits

A ProPublica analysis of state court filings reveals that Capital One sues its customers far more than any other bank. ... Read more»

Federal pot ban leaves states to craft their own MMJ rules

Every state regulates medical marijuana differently. The result is wide disparities across the country, including everything from lab testing to costs. ... Read more»

Graphic: Where America's most-skilled foreign workers come from

Every year, the US lets in 65,000 of the world's top-skilled workers. Here's where they come from and what they do.... Read more»1

Medicaid programs drowning in backlog

With open enrollment over for private health insurance claims, states are struggling to process hundreds of thousands of Medicaid applications. ... Read more»

New Jersey boy, 4, shoots 6-year-old neighbor in head

A 6-year-old boy was shot in the head by another boy, aged four, in New Jersey on Monday evening. The wounded Toms River boy, who was shot by a 4-year-old neighbor wielding a .22-caliber rifle, is in a stable condition, the Star-Ledger reported.... Read more»

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Laying the groundwork for Christie 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is considered a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, if Mitt Romney loses the current presidential election.... Read more»

Wash. governor signs gay marriage bill into law

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law on Monday, making Washington the seventh state to recognize gay and lesbian unions.... Read more»

Perfume vendor with Az ties gets 20 years for aiding cartel

A federal judge Friday sentenced a Texas perfume vendor with Arizona connections to nearly 20 years in prison for his involvement in a money-laundering scheme that prosecutors said aided the Sinaloa cartel.... Read more»

Zombies invade Mexico City

Mexicans claimed they reached a world record number of people dressed as zombies Sunday, when nearly 10,000 people staggered through Mexico City, dripping with fake blood, rotting plastic flesh and smudged mascara. (with videos)... Read more»

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