Cuomo dodges question about whether he’s been subpoenaed in nursing home scandal

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday declined to say whether he or any members of his office had been subpoenaed in connection with ongoing investigations into how the administration handled nursing home care during the pandemic. When asked during a conference call about any potential subpoenas, Cuomo said his office has been complying with […]

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Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Taxes, Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order requiring Mr. Trump’s accountants to turn over his tax and other records to prosecutors in New York. The court’s order was a decisive defeat for Mr. Trump, who […]

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Hospitals confront water shortages in winter storm aftermath

Hospitals across the South grappled with water shortages Sunday as the region carried on with recovery efforts in the wake of a devastating winter storm, and the weather offered a balmy respite — temperatures as high as the mid-60s. At the height of the storm, hospitals were left scrambling to care for patients amid record […]

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What a Texas Plumber Faces Now: A State Full of Burst Pipes

HOUSTON — Randy Calazans is one of the hottest commodities in Texas right now. He’s a plumber. The winter weather nightmare that swept through the state last week cut off power and heat to millions of homes that were never designed for frigid temperatures. Up and down the state, people were driven from their homes, […]

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Calgary volunteers help Sikh seniors accommodate religious wear and masks

A group of young volunteers is helping Sikh seniors in Calgary and Edmonton with proper mask use. Wearing a mask and turban can be a tricky combo when trying to get the strings of a mask behind the ears. “A lot of people are wearing bandanas instead of masks,” said Aarondeep Maan with the Alberta […]

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Texas Power Grid Run by ERCOT Set Up the State for Disaster

But both agencies are nearly unaccountable and toothless compared to regulators in other regions, where many utilities have stronger consumer protections and submit an annual planning report to ensure adequate electricity supply. Texas energy companies are given wide latitude in their planning for catastrophic events. Into a snowstorm with no reserves One example of how […]

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Wisconsin plane crash victims ID’d as National Guard airman, Air Force reservist

A woman serving in the Wisconsin Air National Guard was one of two victims killed in a small plane crash in the state last week, according to reports.  The second victim was an Air Force reservist. Staff Sgt. Remington K. Viney, 26, was flying in a twin-engine Velocity V-Twin plane with Tanner Byholm, 25, when the […]

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A Ripple Effect of Loss: U.S. Covid Deaths Approach 500,000

“I can still see him there,” said Mr. Jones, the pastor. “It never goes away.” There is a street corner in Plano, Texas, that was occupied by Bob Manus, a veteran crossing guard who shepherded children to school for 16 years, until he fell ill in December. In the Twin Cities of Minnesota, LiHong Burdick, […]

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