Covid rips through Mississippi leaving only six free ICU beds

Mississippi health officials have said that hospitals across the southern state are struggling to keep up with the mounting Covid-19 cases as the Delta variant of the virus rips across areas with low vaccination rates. Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical

Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as the country’s new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic. The former judiciary chief

People fleeing Hong Kong crackdown get temporary US haven

The Biden administration on Thursday granted temporary refuge to people fleeing China’s crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong Residents of Hong Kong who are in the U.S. and facing deportation will be allowed to remain for at least 18 more months because

Lawmakers give Cuomo deadline in impeachment probe

State lawmakers told Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday that their ongoing impeachment investigation is almost done and gave him a deadline of Aug. 13 to provide additional evidence. Since March, the Assembly’s judiciary committee has been investigating whether there are grounds to impeach

Biden nominates first LGBT federal appeals court nominee

President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court. The White House announced Thursday

1966 death of heiress' employee under renewed scrutiny

When Doris Duke, a fabulously wealthy tobacco and power company heiress, ran over and killed a longtime employee and confidant at her Newport Rhode Island mansion in 1966, police took her at her word that it was an accident. But the story