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FILE - Wedding dresses are displayed at a bridal shop in East Dundee, Ill., on Feb. 28, 2020. Far fewer Americans were married during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of U.S. marriages in 2020 being the lowest recorded since 1963, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Fewer U.S. couples said ‘I do’ in 2020

FILE - Wedding dresses are displayed at a bridal shop in East Dundee, Ill., on Feb. 28, 2020. Far fewer Americans were married during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of U.S. marriages in 2020 being the lowest recorded since 1963, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

May 19, 2022, 6:03am Life

Far fewer Americans said “I do” during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended, a new report finds. There were 1.7 million weddings in 2020, a drop of 17 percent from the year before and the lowest since 1963, the Centers for… Read story

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

CDC advisers urge Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

May 19, 2022, 3:37pm Health

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. Read story

This 1997 image provided by the CDC  during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, and depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a monkeypox case patient, who was displaying the appearance of the characteristic rash during its recuperative stage. As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America in 2022, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in developed countries.

What to know about the monkeypox outbreak and Washington’s first presumptive case

This 1997 image provided by the CDC  during an investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire, and depicts the dorsal surfaces of the hands of a monkeypox case patient, who was displaying the appearance of the characteristic rash during its recuperative stage. As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America in 2022, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in developed countries.

May 24, 2022, 7:31am Health

Public health officials reported the first presumptive case of monkeypox in Washington state on Monday. Read story

Linda Erb, vice president of animal care and training at Dolphin Research Center, feeds Ranger, a juvenile bottlenose dolphin May 12 in Marathon, Fla.

Rescued dolphin leaves quarantine

Linda Erb, vice president of animal care and training at Dolphin Research Center, feeds Ranger, a juvenile bottlenose dolphin May 12 in Marathon, Fla.

May 18, 2022, 5:01pm Pets & Wildlife

A rescued juvenile bottlenose dolphin, flown from Texas to the Florida Keys-based Dolphin Research Center seven weeks ago, was moved to the facility’s primary dolphin lagoon Thursday. Read story

FILE - Children walk hand-in-hand near the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., May 15, 2022. The shooting rampage at a Buffalo supermarket, carried out by an 18-year-old who was flagged for making a threatening comment at his high school the year before, highlights concerns over whether schools are adequately supporting and screening students.

School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting

FILE - Children walk hand-in-hand near the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., May 15, 2022. The shooting rampage at a Buffalo supermarket, carried out by an 18-year-old who was flagged for making a threatening comment at his high school the year before, highlights concerns over whether schools are adequately supporting and screening students.

May 23, 2022, 8:42am Nation & World

Every school, it seems, has a moment that crystallizes the crisis facing America’s youth and the pressure it is putting on educators. Read story

FILE - Ilana Diener holds her son, Hudson, 3, during an appointment for a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial in Commack, N.Y. on Nov. 30, 2021. Parents hoping to get their youngest children vaccinated against COVID-19 have some encouraging news. Pfizer said Monday, May 23, 2022, that three doses of its vaccines offers strong protection to those under 5. That news comes a month after Moderna said it would ask regulators to OK its two shot regimen for the youngest kids. (AP Photo/Emma H.

What’s next for COVID-19 vaccines for youngest US children

FILE - Ilana Diener holds her son, Hudson, 3, during an appointment for a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial in Commack, N.Y. on Nov. 30, 2021. Parents hoping to get their youngest children vaccinated against COVID-19 have some encouraging news. Pfizer said Monday, May 23, 2022, that three doses of its vaccines offers strong protection to those under 5. That news comes a month after Moderna said it would ask regulators to OK its two shot regimen for the youngest kids. (AP Photo/Emma H.

May 24, 2022, 8:17am Health

Parents hoping to get their youngest children vaccinated against COVID-19 got some encouraging news Monday. Read story

FILE - Kids are silhouetted against a pond at a park in Lenexa, Kan., on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. In May 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they are now looking into 180 possible cases across the U.S. More than 20 other countries have reported hundreds more cases in total, though the largest numbers have been in the U.K. and U.S.

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

FILE - Kids are silhouetted against a pond at a park in Lenexa, Kan., on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. In May 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they are now looking into 180 possible cases across the U.S. More than 20 other countries have reported hundreds more cases in total, though the largest numbers have been in the U.K. and U.S.

May 23, 2022, 8:12am Health

Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. Read story

FILE - White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2022. Speaking to the Associated Press, Jha said Americans' immune protection from the virus is waning and the virus is adapting to be more contagious, and that booster doses for most people will be necessary -- with the potential for enhanced protection from a new generation of shots.

Officials say more areas of U.S. may see mask recommendations

FILE - White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, April 26, 2022. Speaking to the Associated Press, Jha said Americans' immune protection from the virus is waning and the virus is adapting to be more contagious, and that booster doses for most people will be necessary -- with the potential for enhanced protection from a new generation of shots.

May 18, 2022, 9:26am Health

COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States – and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking. Read story

Letter: Stop the war on God

May 20, 2022, 6:00am Letters to the Editor

The great unifier, President Biden, calls Republicans “ultra-MAGA extremists.” That’s OK, but what is extreme about a girls’ right to survive in her mothers’ womb? Is securing our border from drugs, terrorists and sex traffickers extreme, or supporting police and locking up criminals? What of our belief that America is… Read story

Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who is running against Greg Abbott for governor in 2022, interrupts a news conference headed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Uvalde, Texas Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Beto O’Rourke disrupts GOP news conference on shootingvideo icon

Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who is running against Greg Abbott for governor in 2022, interrupts a news conference headed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Uvalde, Texas Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

May 25, 2022, 12:35pm Multimedia

A news conference about the shooting at a Texas elementary school broke into shouting Wednesday as Democratic gunbernatotrial candidate Beto O'Rourke blamed Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for inaction ahead of the latest in a long string of mass shootings in the state. Read story

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FILE - A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, right, and a vial of the vaccine for adults, which has a different colored label, at a vaccination station in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. U.S. regulators authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again are on the rise. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

May 17, 2022, 8:59am Health

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Read story

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn Pebanco displays some of the at-home COVID-19 test kits at CVS Pharmacy.

Timing is important when doing rapid test for COVID-19

Nurse Practitioner Kathryn Pebanco displays some of the at-home COVID-19 test kits at CVS Pharmacy.

May 24, 2022, 6:00am Health

With new COVID cases on the rise, taking an easy-to-get rapid test can give you quick results. Read story

Rep. Pramila Jayapal says she has COVID-19

May 17, 2022, 7:34am Northwest

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she has tested positive for COVID-19. Read story

The Utah State Capitol, rear, is shown behind an oil refinery on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Salt Lake City. A growing number of Republican-led states with economies that rely heavily on fossil fuels are pushing back against shifts in the financial industry to consider new factors such as environmental risk in their investment decisions.

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

The Utah State Capitol, rear, is shown behind an oil refinery on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Salt Lake City. A growing number of Republican-led states with economies that rely heavily on fossil fuels are pushing back against shifts in the financial industry to consider new factors such as environmental risk in their investment decisions.

May 19, 2022, 6:25pm Politics

Republicans are coming out swinging against Wall Street’s growing efforts to consider factors like long-term environmental risk in investment decisions, the latest indication that the GOP is willing to damage its relationship with big business to score culture war points. Read story

A person visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Buffalo families begin to eulogize victims of racist attack

A person visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, Thursday, May 19, 2022.

May 20, 2022, 1:39pm Nation & World

The first of several funerals for 10 Black people massacred at a Buffalo supermarket was planned for Friday, one day after victims' families called on the nation to confront the threat of white supremacist violence. Read story

Signs indicating that protective face masks must be worn in classrooms are displayed outside lecture halls at Columbia University, Thursday, April 21, 2022, in the Manhattan borough of New York.

Sweeping, limited or no powers at all? What’s at stake in the mask mandate appeal

Signs indicating that protective face masks must be worn in classrooms are displayed outside lecture halls at Columbia University, Thursday, April 21, 2022, in the Manhattan borough of New York.

May 15, 2022, 6:00am Health

The definition of “sanitation.” An old court case that involves an underwear manufacturer. Whether people had a fair chance to express their opinions about wearing masks on planes. Read story

FILE - Amy McCoy signs to a baby about food as a toddler finishes lunch behind at her Forever Young Daycare facility, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, U.S. births bumped up in 2021, but the number of babies born was still lower than before the coronavirus pandemic.

US births rose last year but still less than before pandemic

FILE - Amy McCoy signs to a baby about food as a toddler finishes lunch behind at her Forever Young Daycare facility, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, U.S. births bumped up in 2021, but the number of babies born was still lower than before the coronavirus pandemic.

May 24, 2022, 8:13am Health

U.S. births bumped up last year, but the number of babies born was still lower than before the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

FILE - A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection by a pharmacist at a clinic in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.   On Friday, March 11, 2022, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming people who have received COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are at a greater risk of dying from the virus.

Why won’t more older Americans get their COVID booster?

FILE - A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection by a pharmacist at a clinic in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.   On Friday, March 11, 2022, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming people who have received COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are at a greater risk of dying from the virus.

May 15, 2022, 6:00am Health

Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions of older people at serious risk. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

Mask up, Washington: Health officials say it’s time to play it safe as COVID cases rise

Gov. Jay Inslee, background left, listens as Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah speaks to the media during a tour the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

May 26, 2022, 7:22am Clark County Health

With COVID-19’s rise in cases and hospitalizations, Washington state health officials want you to remember your masks. Read story

Texas school shooting invades trial of Parkland murderer

May 25, 2022, 10:50am Nation & World

 The mass shooting at a Texas elementary school invaded the penalty trial of Florida’s campus killer Wednesday as lawyers argued over whether potential jurors should be questioned directly about the nation’s latest gun tragedy and a victim’s father was brought nearly to tears. Read story