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Suit: Agencies fail to protect marine species from oil

January 26, 2022, 10:20am Nation & World

A conservation group says in a lawsuit that the U.S. government failed to protect endangered whales and other animals by underestimating the potential for an oil spill like a recent crude pipeline leak off California's coast. Read story

U.S. Coast Guard Captain Jo-Ann F. Burdian details the search of 38 missing migrants at a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Miami Beach, Fla. One migrant was found clinging to the hull of an overturn vessel and one body was recovered off the coast of Fort Pierce, Fla. The migrants left the Bahamas on Saturday in what the Coast Guard suspects is a human smuggling operation.

Situation ‘dire’ as Coast Guard seeks 38 missing off Florida

U.S. Coast Guard Captain Jo-Ann F. Burdian details the search of 38 missing migrants at a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Miami Beach, Fla. One migrant was found clinging to the hull of an overturn vessel and one body was recovered off the coast of Fort Pierce, Fla. The migrants left the Bahamas on Saturday in what the Coast Guard suspects is a human smuggling operation.

January 26, 2022, 9:30am Nation & World

The Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized in a storm. Read story

Ben Frazier, Jacksonville Northside Coalition founder, is handcuffed by a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office after refusing to leave the room where the press conference with the governor was to be held in Jacksonville, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. The planned press conference with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was relocated from the Department of Children and Families office building to the adjacent FDLE building after protesters, wanting to address the governor refused to leave the initial press conference site.

Charge dropped against man who protested DeSantis briefing

Ben Frazier, Jacksonville Northside Coalition founder, is handcuffed by a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office after refusing to leave the room where the press conference with the governor was to be held in Jacksonville, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. The planned press conference with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was relocated from the Department of Children and Families office building to the adjacent FDLE building after protesters, wanting to address the governor refused to leave the initial press conference site.

January 26, 2022, 9:25am Nation & World

Officials have dropped the trespassing charge filed against a Black community activist who was handcuffed prior to the start of a news conference held by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this month, his attorney said. Read story

A Russian national flag flutters in the wind next to the sign of the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he and other top officials will advise President Vladimir Putin on the next steps after receiving written replies from the United States to the demands. Those answers are expected this week -- even though the U.S. and its allies have already made clear they will reject the top Russian demands.

Ukraine crisis updates: What to know as tensions rise

A Russian national flag flutters in the wind next to the sign of the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he and other top officials will advise President Vladimir Putin on the next steps after receiving written replies from the United States to the demands. Those answers are expected this week -- even though the U.S. and its allies have already made clear they will reject the top Russian demands.

January 26, 2022, 9:24am Nation & World

Russia has placed more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine's border and ratcheted up war games in the region. Read story

FILE - A police officer patrols outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. China on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 expressed "serious concerns and dissatisfaction" with the United States over reports of an internal State Department request to allow the departure of diplomats and their families from China amid tightening anti-pandemic measures.

China blasts U.S. over reports of withdrawing diplomatic staff

FILE - A police officer patrols outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. China on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 expressed "serious concerns and dissatisfaction" with the United States over reports of an internal State Department request to allow the departure of diplomats and their families from China amid tightening anti-pandemic measures.

January 26, 2022, 8:51am Nation & World

China on Wednesday expressed “serious concerns and dissatisfaction” with the United States over reports of an internal State Department request to allow the departure of diplomats and their families from China amid tightening anti-pandemic measures. Read story

Pharmacies are turning away immunocompromised patients seeking 4th COVID shot

January 26, 2022, 8:51am Health

Patients with weakened immune systems — who are at high risk from COVID-19 — say pharmacies are turning them away when they seek additional vaccine doses recommended by federal health officials. Read story

Carter’s dream, almost reached: Guinea worm cases drop to 14

January 26, 2022, 8:49am Health

Guinea worm infections dropped to just over a dozen worldwide last year, getting closer to fulfilling former President Jimmy Carter’s dream of completely eradicating the disease during his lifetime. Read story

FILE - San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo stops to view a makeshift memorial for the rail yard shooting victims in front of City Hall in San Jose, Calif., on May 27, 2021. Gun owners would be required to carry liability insurance and pay a fee under a proposed ordinance in the city of San Jose that officials say would be the first of its kind in the United States. Mayor Liccardo says it would also encourage the 5,500 households with a legally registered gun to have gun safes, trigger locks, and to take gun safety classes.

California city approves 1st U.S. insurance law for gun owners

FILE - San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo stops to view a makeshift memorial for the rail yard shooting victims in front of City Hall in San Jose, Calif., on May 27, 2021. Gun owners would be required to carry liability insurance and pay a fee under a proposed ordinance in the city of San Jose that officials say would be the first of its kind in the United States. Mayor Liccardo says it would also encourage the 5,500 households with a legally registered gun to have gun safes, trigger locks, and to take gun safety classes.

January 26, 2022, 8:49am Nation & World

A California city voted Tuesday night to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. Read story

EU, G5 countries meet amid turmoil in Mali, Burkina Faso

January 26, 2022, 8:48am Nation & World

Officials from the European Union and five countries of the north African Sahel are meeting Wednesday as the bloc readies to impose sanctions on Mali and as political turmoil roils Burkina Faso. The Europeans are also deeply concerned about the activities of Russian mercenaries in the region. Read story

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk on a street Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.