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Gender-Neutral Toy Sections To Be Required in California Stores

(FOX 9) - Large stores in California will be required to create a section for gender-neutral children's toys. Gov. Newsom signed a bill into law Saturday that orders stores with at least 500 employees to maintain gender-neutral sections. The requirement…

Texas Clinics Cancel Abortions after Court Reinstates Ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas abortion clinics are canceling appointments they had booked during a 48-hour reprieve from the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. The White House on Saturday had no immediate comment after a federal appeals court reinstated the…

US Employers Add a Weak 194,000 Jobs as Delta Maintains Hold

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip on the economy with many companies struggling to fill millions of open jobs. Friday’s report…

US Jobless Claims Fall to 326,000, First Drop In Four Weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year’s coronavirus recession. The Labor Department said Thursday that unemployment claims…

Los Angeles OKs One of Strictest Us Vaccination Mandates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles leaders have voted to enact one of the nation’s strictest vaccine mandates. The sweeping measure requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms, and even a Lakers game. The City Council…

Texas High School on Lockdown Amid Reports of Shooting

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area school district said Wednesday that law enforcement was responding to reports of an “active shooter situation” at a high school. The Mansfield Independent School District said in a news release that Timberview High School…

Volvo Recalls Older Cars; Air Bag Inflators Can Explode

DETROIT (AP) - Volvo is recalling nearly 260,000 older cars in the U.S. because the front driver’s airbag can explode and send shrapnel into the cabin. The recall is in addition to one from November of 2020, which was done…

J&J Seeks US Clearance for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses

WASHINGTON (AP) - Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans. J&J said Tuesday it filed data with the Food…

$699.8M Powerball Jackpot Won, Ticket Sold in California

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, a single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers and was the lucky winner of the nearly $700 million jackpot prize, officials said. The winning numbers…

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