(WASHINGTON) -- Amid growing calls from health officials across the country, the Biden administration declared the current monkeypox outbreak to be a public health emergency in the U.S. on Thursday afternoon. The declaration, which was made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- New York Gov. Kathy Hochul issued an executive order Friday in response to the growing monekypox outbreak in the state and declared it to be a "disaster emergency." "After reviewing the latest data on the monkeypox outbreak in New York State, I am... Read More.
(LAS VEGAS) -- The city of Las Vegas has declared an emergency over its water supply after the Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in New Mexico history, contaminated the Gallinas River. The city relies solely on water from the river, which has... Read More.
(ALABANY, N.Y.) -- New York state's health commissioner declared monkeypox an "imminent threat to public health" on Thursday amid a rapid increase in cases. The declaration means that "local health departments engaged in response and prevention activities will be able to access additional State reimbursement,... Read More.
(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency Thursday night as torrential rainfall and flooding impacted Southwest Virginia. Heavy rainfall in parts of Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky slammed the region overnight, causing evacuations, damage roadways and people's homes and even... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of monkeypox to be a public health emergency of international concern. "The global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a briefing in Geneva Saturday. At... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Ghana on Sunday declared its first ever outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus disease. Blood samples taken from two patients in the southern Ashanti region were sent for testing to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Ghana's capital, Accra, with preliminary... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Texas Republican Party this weekend formally "rebuked" multiple GOP senators, including one of their own, for helping lead bipartisan negotiations on new gun legislation. The resolution, adopted at the state's convention on Saturday in Houston, dismissed the Senate compromise announced last... Read More.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- As wildfires continue to blaze through central Texas, one particular fire named Das Goat Fire has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster, saying these wildfires pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage. The Das Goat Fire... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.7 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 902,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. About 64.1% of the... Read More.