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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, registered nurses Kyanna Barboza, right, tends to a COVID-19 patient as Kobie Walsh puts on her PPE at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
VIRUS TODAY: More hospital ICUs edge nearer a breaking pointU.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This 2020 photo provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shows the worn, mostly toothless jaw of Grizzly 168. The grizzly was the oldest documented in the Yellowstone region. Bear biologists euthanized the 34-year-old grizzly due to its poor health. (Zach Turnbull/Wyoming Game and Fish Department)
Grizzly, 34, confirmed as Yellowstone region's known oldestWildlife biologists say a 34-year-old grizzly bear captured in southwestern Wyoming has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 file photo, teachers Adrienne Thomas, left, and Irene Barrera, right set up their computers and materials for their virtual classes outside of Suder Montessori Magnet Elementary School in solidarity with pre-K educators forced back into the building in Chicago. The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday, Jan. 24 that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said such a move would amount to an illegal strike.(Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying districtChicago teachers have voted to defy the school district’s order to return to their classrooms for the resumption of in-person instruction despite not being vaccinated against the coronavirus
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - This Friday, Jan. 10, 1997 file photo shows the outside of the Metropolitan Correction Center in New York. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it's cruel and unusual punishment that he's awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed in a vermin-infested cell of a jail unit where inmates are treated like “caged animals." In court papers Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 Schulte maintained he is held in conditions “below that of impoverished persons living in third world countries.”  (AP Photo/Osamu Honda, File)
Ex-CIA engineer tells judge he's incarcerated like an animalA former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says he's held in solitary confinement in an area of a jail where inmates are treated like “caged animals.”
The Associated Press6 hours ago
State Rep. Walt Brooks, R-St. George, sponsor of HB60, speaks to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. HB60 would remove the state's requirement for law-abiding Utahns over the age of 21 to have a permit to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)
States eye allowing concealed carry of guns without a permitRepublican lawmakers in several more states want to loosen gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to get a permit, continuing a trend that gun control advocates call dangerous
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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