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Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by John:

3 dead, 50 injured, many questions after Amtrak train derails in Montana

Amtrak was joining with federal safety officials Sunday to investigate a Montana train derailment that left at least three people dead. → Read More

Gabby Petito's death a 'homicide,' autopsy finds; search intensifies for fiance, Brian Laundrie

Gabby Petito's death was a homicide, a Wyoming coroner determined Tuesday. Her body was found at a campground near Grand Teton National Park. → Read More

New York hospital will stop delivering babies as staffers quit; California parents of 5 die weeks apart: COVID-19 updates

A New York State hospital says it will stop delivering babies after several workers quit rather than receive a vaccination. More COVID-19 updates. → Read More

Dr. Anthony Fauci defends booster shots; New York judge blocks state's vaccination mandate for health care workers: Latest COVID-19 updates

A federal judge temporarily blocked the state of New York from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after several sued. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Nicholas slams Texas coast, could bring 'life-threatening flash floods across the Deep South'

Hundreds of thousands are without power in Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Nicholas made landfall early Tuesday. → Read More

Nicholas strengthens into Category 1 hurricane as Texas braces for heavy rainfall

Hurricane Nicholas was churning along the Texas coast and is forecasted to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday → Read More

New York City public schools return to in-person learning; Alaska senator barred from airline: COVID-19 updates

New York City returns to in-person learning Monday. Alaska state senator will miss session over barred from an airline. More COVID-19 updates → Read More

Biden mandates vaccines for federal executive branch workers; infection rate 10 times what is needed to end pandemic: Live COVID-19 updates

President Joe Biden signed an executive order requiring most federal workers and contractors to be vaccinated. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

US records 40M cases since start of pandemic; unemployment benefits expire for millions: COVID-19 updates

The U.S. hit a bleak milestone: 40 million COVID infections since the pandemic began. There are about 12 cases for every 100 residents. Latest news. → Read More

Hurricane Larry could push severe swells to East Coast; Louisiana braces for more rain

Powerful Hurricane Larry is making big waves in the Atlantic, but small storms brewing in the Gulf of Mexico could bring havoc to the Louisiana coast. → Read More

New infections are up 316% from last Labor Day; first-responders not rushing to get vaccine: Live COVID-19 updates

Daily coronavirus infections are more than four times what the U.S. saw last Labor Day – and daily deaths are almost twice as high. Latest COVID news. → Read More

Hurricane Ida death toll reaches 4; millions remain without power; flooding a threat in Tennessee, Ohio, Mid-Atlantic

The death toll from Hurricane Ida rose to at least four after a highway collapsed in Mississippi, killing two people and injuring at 10 others. → Read More

'A sight no one wants to see': Hurricane Ida nears Category 5 strength, takes aim at Louisiana coast

Hurricane Ida roared closer to the Louisiana coastline, a Category 4 storm driving winds of 150 mph that could strengthen before slamming onto shore. → Read More

Devastating scenes of ruin with at least 22 dead, about 20 missing in Tennessee flooding

At least 22 people were dead and dozens remained missing Sunday after record-shattering downpours triggered flooding across parts of Tennessee. → Read More

Jesse Jackson, wife hospitalized after testing positive; Pfizer vaccine could win FDA approval soon: Live COVID-19 updates

Jesse Jackson was vaccinated against the virus and received his first dose in January during a publicized event. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

'Life-threatening': Tropical Storm Henri could slam parts of Northeast with up to 10 inches of rain

Hurricane Henri weakened to a tropical storm but remained a serious threat to the northeastern U.S. Landfall was expected in southern New England. → Read More

Booming US cases account for one-fifth the world total; NIH to decide whether to offer booster shots this fall: Live COVID updates

The U.S. is once again reporting more than one-fifth of the world's cases for the first time since mid-February. Read more COVID-19 updates here. → Read More

Multiple politicians who opposed vaccine mandates test positive; Texas has requested mortuary trailers: Latest COVID-19 updates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office said the Republican governor had a positive result Tuesday. Here are the latest COVID-19 updates. → Read More

US expected to recommend vaccine boosters for all Americans amid rising death counts in most states: Live COVID-19 updates

Public health, politics and education made for an uncomfortable mix in many parts of the U.S. amid a major surge in COVID infections. Latest updates. → Read More

'Tents ASAP': Earthquake-devastated Haiti rushing to help victims as Tropical Depression Grace closes in

Thousand of Haitian earthquake victims scrambled to find shelter Monday as a tropical depression neared. The earthquake death toll stood at 1,300. → Read More