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Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

7 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement The federal government significantly expanded unemployment benefits for much of the pandemic as millions of Americans lost their jobs amid lockdowns...
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Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live

Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live

17 minutes ago   |   NPR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people still must follow existing state, local, or tribal laws on masks and social distancing. (Image credit: Apu...
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Carole Baskin offers $5,000 reward for missing tiger in Houston

Carole Baskin offers $5,000 reward for missing tiger in Houston

21 minutes ago   |   WGN TV

HOUSTON - Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin said Thursday she is offering a $5,000 reward for the recovery of a tiger found briefly wandering a Houston neighborhood over the...
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These were the top outer-borough loans last month

23 minutes ago   |   The Real Deal New York

Brooklyn dominated the list of the 10 largest outer-borough commercial real estate loans in April, with seven loans representing nearly 90 percent of the total dollar volume...
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4 things we heard from Chicago Bears defensive coaches, including the competition at cornerback and Eddie Goldman's return from an opt-out year

25 minutes ago   |   Chicago Tribune

New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai and his revamped coaching staff will get their first chance to work with players on the field this weekend at rookie minicamp.
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Walz Will Sign Executive Order Lifting Mask Mandate Friday After New CDC Guidance

25 minutes ago   |   CBS   |   2 articles

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will sign an executive order Friday morning removing the state's mask mandate following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease...
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NBA creates social justice award named after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

39 minutes ago   |   NBC Sports

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appreciates what today's NBA players are doing on social justice issues.
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Star wars: MMA pioneer John Lewis promises zero-gravity madness with 'Galactic Combat'

Star wars: MMA pioneer John Lewis promises zero-gravity madness with 'Galactic Combat'

39 minutes ago   |   MMAjunkie

It may sound like a questionable plot pitch for a sci-fi flick, but MMA pioneer John Lewis says “MMA-Zero G: Galactic Combat” is a very real concept. Space 11 officials, who...
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Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

59 minutes ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said...
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An Olympic hopeful hadn't run a race since the Boulder shooting. Her return was a personal best

1 hour ago   |   The Washington Post

Maggie Montoya, who hopes to qualify for the trials in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, has returned to competition for the first time since March, when she was working at a King...
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Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State

ST. PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota House on Thursday night approved a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, a historic vote for an effort some have been... Read more ...

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said... Read more ...

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Republicans are ready to vault New York Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of the party's House leadership. Read more ...

Jill Biden quipped that she felt 'naked' without a face mask after the CDC...

Jill Biden quipped that she felt 'naked' without a face mask after the CDC dropped its mandate for vaccinated people

Summary List Placement Jill Biden joked that she felt "naked" not wearing a face mask after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its mask mandate for fully... Read more ...

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

A Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing her mother has gone viral on TikTok. Read more ...

Indoor mask mandate remains in effect in Massachusetts despite CDC guidance

Indoor mask mandate remains in effect in Massachusetts despite CDC guidance

The Massachusetts indoor mask mandate remains in effect Friday as state officials evaluate new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that say those fully... Read more ...

Zach Plesac loses no-no in 8th as Cleveland tops Seattle 4-2

Zach Plesac loses no-no in 8th as Cleveland tops Seattle 4-2

SEATTLE - Zach Plesac came within six outs of ending Cleveland's 40-year no-hitter drought, keeping the Seattle Mariners hitless into the eighth inning of the Indians' 4-2 win... Read more ...

How did Mariners' Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert do in their MLB debuts?

How did Mariners' Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert do in their MLB debuts?

Top Mariners prospects Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert made their MLB debuts Thursday night against Cleveland. Here's how they fared in their first action. Read more ...

‘No comment': Biden declines to confirm reports that Colonial Pipeline paid...

‘No comment': Biden declines to confirm reports that Colonial Pipeline paid hackers $4mn+ in ransom to resolve gas supply crisis

US President Joe Biden refused to say whether he was aware Colonial Pipeline paid more than $4 million to hackers after a major cyber attack crippled the company's operations... Read more ...

CDC says fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor...

CDC says fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor settings

Metro infectious disease experts, businesses respond to the news Read more ...