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President Biden to sign baby formula bill into law Friday

President Joe Biden is expected to sign the Access to Baby Formula Act into law Friday, helping ensure access to infant formula amid the ongoing nationwide shortage.

CDC chief signs off on COVID-19 booster shot for children 5-11

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off Thursday on a move to expand eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to include children ages 5 to 11.

Judge considering motion to delay Lori Vallow Daybell’s trial to coincide with husband’s

A judge will issue a written order soon on whether Lori Vallow Daybell’s murder trial should be delayed to coincide with her husband’s.

Utah man pleads guilty to assaulting officers during Jan. 6 Capitol breach

A Southern Utah man pleaded guilty on Thursday to assaulting law enforcement officers during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 of last year.

Senate unanimously confirms Bridget Brink as first ambassador to Ukraine in 3 years

The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late on Wednesday as President Joe Biden's U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filing the diplomatic post for the first time in three years.

Illinois becomes first state in Midwest to ban sale, possession of ‘ghost guns’

Illinois on Wednesday became the first state in the Midwest to enact a ban on ghost guns -- those that are manufactured privately and without serial numbers, which authorities are seeing more often in crimes.

Climber presumed dead after falling into crevasse in Alaska’s Denali National Park

A 43-year-old climber from Japan is presumed dead after he fell into a crevasse in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, officials said.

Vermont teen walks tightrope in high heels for Guinness World Record

A Vermont high school senior unofficially broke a Guinness World Record by walking nearly 640 feet on a tightrope while wearing 4-inch heels.

Despite expensive gas, about 40M in U.S. expected to travel Memorial Day weekend

Even with gas prices at record levels nationwide, nearly 40 million people are expected to travel long distances over the coming Memorial Day weekend -- which traditionally signals the start of the busier summer driving season.

Women wait longer for hospital emergency room care than men, study finds

Women wait longer for care than men in hospital emergency rooms, a study published Wednesday found.