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Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

A preliminary report on an Amtrak train derailment in north-central Montana last month that killed three people and injured dozens more provides no information on the cause of the accident…

Pace of vaccinations among young people spotlights nation’s stark regional disparities

Whether children receive a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine often depends on where they call home.  About 81 percent of children ages 12-17 in Vermont have received at least one…

Civil rights pioneer seeks expungement of ’55 arrest record

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Months before Rosa Parks became the mother of the modern civil rights movement by refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus, Black teenager…

Bomb cyclone and nor’easter alerts leave millions in New England bracing for severe storms

39 million people across the Northeast and New England were under flood alerts Tuesday, while 9 million people remained under wind alerts. Torrential rain, falling at 1 to 2 inches…

City offers stand-in ‘grandparents’ to new residents

GREENSBURG, Ind. — A rural city in southeastern Indiana has piqued the interest of hundreds of families considering a move there after it offered stand-in ”grandparents” to babysit their children…

Surprising Conflicts and Collaborations Built the Coronavirus Vaccines

It took 11 months to get from the first genetic sequence of the pandemic-causing coronavirus to vaccines that could stop infections. Some of those vaccines used traditional approaches, such as…

‘We’ve got to run’ — Idaho mall shooting leaves 2 dead

Idaho police say they exchanged gunfire with a suspect during a shooting at a shopping mall in Boise that killed two people and injured four, including an officer By REBECCA…

Queen Elizabeth to skip COP26 following hospital stay

Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be attending the COP26 climate conference in Scotland next week after receiving medical advice to rest following a recent hospital stay, Buckingham Palace has…

Mutual aid groups ponder future of community-based help

More than a decade ago, Erin Barnes came across data that drove home the importance of grassroots, volunteer-led groups. The U.S. Forest Service was trying to document all the groups…

U.S. and Europe dismantle international dark web drug operation, arrest 150

WASHINGTON — Counterdrug agents in the U.S. and Europe arrested 150 people and seized more than a quarter ton of illicit drugs in an international operation aimed at disrupting sales…