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In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, protesters wearing gas masks, attend a hearing over a gas leak at the southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles.

U.S. & World

Natural Gas Explosion Leads To $1.8B Settlement

“These agreements are an important milestone that will help the community and our company work toward putting this difficult chapter behind us"

Photo Credit: Richard Vogel/AP

Bottle of spilled pills

Health

DEA Official Calls Rise In Fake Pills Laced With Fentanyl A ‘National Crisis’

The DEA and its law enforcement partners have seized 9.5 million counterfeit pills so far this year, with fake tablets containing fentanyl making up the majority of that figure

Photo Credit: NBC Philadelphia 10

Source: nbcphiladelphia.com

Ling Ling potstickers

Health

Frozen Potstickers Recalled After Plastic Found In Them

A California-based food manufacturer issued a recall for over 33,000 pounds of frozen potstickers.

Photo Credit: Fox 40

Source: fox40.com

A member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site

U.S. & World

Vaccination Deadline Arrives For NYC Healthcare Employees

“If people are not vaccinated, they’re not going to get paid for today”

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Espresso machine dispensing espresso into a small glass

Fun/Unusual

Here's Where You Can Grab Coffee Deals On National Coffee Day

Wednesday is National Coffee Day, so if you need a free or discounted extra jolt of caffeine, you're in luck!

Photo Credit: Fox 13 Salt Lake City

Source: fox13now.com

Smiling man wearing a helmet and tank top near ocean

Good News

Man Loses 120 Pounds, Becomes Triathlete After Losing Wife: 'I Wanted Something More'

Bill Bowden, 52, from Burbank, California, has lost about 120 pounds since 2019 and is participating in his first triathlon

Photo Credit: Fox 26 Houston

Source: fox26houston.com

In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, two voters cast their ballots at a vote center, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Every registered California voter will get a ballot mailed to them in future elections under a bill signed Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

U.S. & World

Golden State To Send Every Voter Ballots By Mail In Future Elections

“Voters like having options for returning their ballot whether by mail, at a secure drop box, a voting center or at a traditional polling station. And the more people who participate in elections, the stronger our democracy and the more we have assurance that elections reflect the will of the people of California”

Photo Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP

Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace

U.S. & World

Barbers Get 'No-Shave' Order From Taliban

Since being ousted from power following the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, shaved or cleanly trimmed beards have become popular in the country.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Zabi Karimi

Syringe is prepared with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. & World

North Carolina Hospital System Fires 175+ Unvaccinated Employees

The Winston-Salem-based system includes 15 hospitals, 800 clinics and hundreds of outpatient facilities.

Photo Credit: AP/Matt Rourke

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