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Treasury Department refunds nearly $4 million to FDNY 9/11 first responders health program

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The US Department of Treasury has refunded nearly $ 4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders who suffer lasting effects from the attack and ensuing cleanup ...

Nearly half of Americans think Black people face a lot of discrimination, survey says

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Most Americans say that people of color in the United States face at least some discrimination, according to a survey published Thursday by the Pew Research Center. A new survey shows that 80% of Americans believe t...

Her late daughter loved to sew, so she taught herself how to make masks and raised nearly $17,000 for the local food pantry

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For Sharon Hebert, the way to overcome the most difficult challenges is to focus on helping others, and she practices what she preaches. A 53-year-old mother of two from Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Hebert exper...

Heiress sentenced to nearly seven years in Nxivm case, more than recommended sentence

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Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, was sentenced to 81 months in prison Wednesday -- more than the 60-month sentence prosecutors had recommended. CNN has reached out to attorneys for Bronfman fo...

Georgia man charged with scamming nearly $1 million from grocery store

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A Georgia man was arrested and charged with scamming almost $ 1 million from a grocery store and using it to buy clothes, guns and cars, police said. Tre Brown, 19, was arrested January 14 after he allegedly creat...

Brian May ‘nearly lost’ his life after heart attack

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Queen guitarist Brian May has said he is "grateful" to be alive after suffering a heart attack, a stomach hemorrhage and other health complications this year. In May, the musician revealed that he suffered from a h...

Nearly 28 tons of cocaine seized after police access encrypted network

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Police in Belgium say they have seized almost 28 tons of cocaine with a street value of 1.4 billion euros ($ 1.65 billion) after gaining access to an encrypted phone network used by criminals. In the six weeks sinc...

Nearly 100 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

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Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand's Department of Conservation said Wednesday. Some 97 whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, which conservation depa...

Political spending in presidential and congressional races projected to hit nearly $11 billion, shattering records

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This year's political spending to elect a president and Congress is on pace to hit nearly $ 11 billion, smashing all previous records, according to a new estimate by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. ...

How lawmakers made it nearly impossible to legalize abortion in Honduras

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This week, lawmakers in Honduras changed the country's constitution to make it virtually impossible to legalize abortion in the future -- an extreme election-year move that critics warn will further endanger women's...

Nearly 70,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders as two new wildfires in Southern California spread rapidly

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Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for approximately 70,000 residents in Orange County, California, as firefighters continue to battle two new wildfires -- the Silverado Fire and Blue Ridge Fire -- which grew t...

Nearly 40,000 kids lost a parent to COVID-19, study suggests

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Researchers from Stony Brook University published findings in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, which suggested 37,300 kids under the age of 17 lost a parent to COVID-19, as of February 2021.  "Unfortunately, there [has] be...

Young people’s anxiety levels nearly doubled during first Covid-19 lockdown, study says

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The early stages of the coronavirus pandemic and the first Covid-19 lockdown caused the number of young people with anxiety to nearly double, according to a study from the University of Bristol. The study, released ...

Notre Dame president tests positive for Covid-19 nearly a week after attending SCOTUS announcement with no mask

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The president of Notre Dame has tested positive for Covid-19 nearly a week after he attended a White House event where he was spotted without a mask. Fr. John Jenkins tested positive and is now isolated with mild sy...

Smuggler caught with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body

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A woman who strapped nearly 1,000 succulents and endangered cacti to her body in an attempt to smuggle them into New Zealand has been sentenced to 100 hours of community work, the country's biosecurity ministry said...

Mnuchin says he was personally involved in securing nearly $4 million for 9/11 first responders health program

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Washington Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Thursday he was "personally engaged" in the move to refund nearly $ 4 million previously withheld from the health care program assisting September 11 first responders...

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