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4h ago

Thousands of outraged Puerto Ricans protest power outages, block main highway traffic

“We’re tired of coming home and discovering that we have no lights,” said Mayra Rivera, 55, who attended the march.
Image: Protesters march along Las Americas Highway to demand the expulsion of power company Luma amid a continued lack of electricity across the island, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Oct. 15, 2021.
Image: Protesters march along Las Americas Highway to demand the expulsion of power company Luma amid a continued lack of electricity across the island, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Oct. 15, 2021.
4h ago

Riders watched as a woman was raped on a SEPTA train but no one called 911, police say.

"It may have been stopped sooner if a rider called 911," authorities said of the sexual assault.
Image: The Market-Frankford Elevated Line runs between Upper Darby and Frankford in Lower Northeast Philadelphia.
Image: The Market-Frankford Elevated Line runs between Upper Darby and Frankford in Lower Northeast Philadelphia.

Map: See if the CDC recommends indoor mask use in your county

Nationwide, more than 9 out of 10 counties are included in the indoor mask guidance.

Tracking coronavirus case surges in the United States

New coronavirus cases are rising across the country. Not all upticks are the same.

Covid-19 cases are falling around the country. See where case counts are falling the most.

NBC News is following Covid-19 case numbers in states and territories in the United States. The data will be updated daily.
5h ago

1 deputy killed, 2 injured in 'ambush shooting' outside Houston bar, police say

One of the wounded deputies was shot in the back and the other was shot in the foot outside of 45 Norte Sports Bar.
Image: Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4, at a press conference in Houston on Oct. 16, 2021.
Image: Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4, at a press conference in Houston on Oct. 16, 2021.
7h ago

She's been tested twice for Covid since March 2020 while incarcerated. Anxiety runs high.

Enclosed spaces and a transient population of incarcerated people and guards make jails particularly susceptible to Covid-19 spread, a virus transmitted through air particles.
Image: The Broward County Judicial Complex on June 5, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Image: The Broward County Judicial Complex on June 5, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
7h ago

Lesbian sues federal government after being rejected by foster agency

A Tennessee woman applied to foster refugee children but was rejected because of her sexual orientation.
Kelly Easter is suing the federal government after a federally funded foster care agency allegedly rejected her because she is a lesbian.
Kelly Easter is suing the federal government after a federally funded foster care agency allegedly rejected her because she is a lesbian.
11h ago

There was $100K in the car when police pulled them over. There was no crime — but they took it.

A Vietnamese immigrant and his business partner are fighting to get back more than $100,000 seized by Oklahoma police who allege that it was drug money.
New Mexico businessman Nang Thai.
New Mexico businessman Nang Thai.
11h ago

Timeline of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting as jury selection begins in murder trial

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the murder trial of three men involved in the February 2020 fatal shooting.
Image: Ahmaud Arbery
Image: Ahmaud Arbery

America has an unprecedented free lunch experiment. But schools can't find food.

The supply chain shortages hitting the entire country are leaving school cafeterias short of items from utensils to syrup packets.
Image: School Lunch
Image: School Lunch