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Miami-Dade leaders announce a series of meetings for policy changes after the Surfside condo building collapse. Aerial image shows the collapsed building on June 24.

Miami-Dade leaders announce a series of meetings for policy changes after the Surfside collapse

By Madeline Holcombe and Rebekah Riess, CNN Local and federal officials will convene a series of meetings, dubbed “Sunshine” meetings, to discuss possible changes following the Surfside condo building collapse, Miami-Dade officials announced Wednesday. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz said a group of local,

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Louisiana vaccination sites are seeing increased traffic.

As people of all ages flock to a Louisiana vaccination site, an official says he is optimistic outreach is working

By Madeline Holcombe, Nadia Romero and Jeff Simon, CNN As hospitals in Louisiana fill up with Covid-19 patients, vaccination sites in the state are also seeing increased traffic, leaving at least one hospital official optimistic that all the vaccination outreach is working. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Director of Operations Thomas Dunn

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Dallas firefighter allegedly faked his family’s Covid-19 diagnoses and took paid leave to go to a resort

By Ashley Killough and Amir Vera, CNN A Dallas firefighter was charged with theft after allegedly taking paid leave for nearly a month while lying about testing positive for Covid-19. William Jordan Carter, 38, who’s been with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department for 14 years, was arrested Friday, and bail was set at $1,500, according to

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Staffing shortages are affecting morale to the point that some employees are walking off on the job in the middle of their shifts

This Arkansas hospital is so short on nurses in this newest Covid-19 surge, it’s offering a $25,000 signing bonus

By Amir Vera, Martin Savidge, Maria Cartaya and Jason Hanna, CNN Takela Gardner began her nursing career just two years ago, but her patients already think she’s a seasoned nurse. A registered nurse at a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) facility in Little Rock, Gardner told CNN she’s had to essentially learn nursing

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School boards across the state of Florida were rattled by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order that threatened to pull funding from schools that implement mask mandates.

Florida’s executive order does not actually ban mask mandates in schools, legal experts say

By Rosa Flores, CNN School boards across the state of Florida were rattled by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order that threatened to pull funding from schools that implement mask mandates. Broward County Public Schools reversed its decision to require face coverings, Duval County Public Schools is requiring parents be able to “opt out” of having

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Robert Durst

Real estate tycoon Robert Durst, accused of killing his close friend, now expected to take the stand Monday

By Paul Vercammen, Eric Levenson, Cheri Mossburg and Amir Vera, CNN The sensational murder trial of millionaire Robert Durst was abruptly adjourned on Thursday, as Judge Mark Windham sent jurors home for a “long weekend.” Court is set to resume Monday at 11 a.m. PT, with continued cross-examination of memory expert, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. Durst

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Dr. Ben Abo was on the frontlines of the search and rescue missions at the Surfside

This emergency room physician went from the horrors of the Surfside disaster back into the ER battling Florida’s Covid-19 surge

By Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN Dr. Ben Abo, an EMS physician in south Florida, spent the last month helping on the scene of the Surfside condo collapse. Now that he’s back working in the emergency room, he says the Covid-19 situation is “worst it’s ever been.” “It’s honestly going from one disaster to another,” Abo told

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One World Trade Center Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research Here is some background information about One World Trade Center. It is the tallest building in the United States and second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere. Other Facts One World Trade Center was designed to be the safest commercial structure in the world. The New York Police Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau is responsible for

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Ben Affleck Fast Facts

CNN Editorial Research Here’s a look at the life of actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck. Personal Birth date: August 15, 1972 Birth place: Berkeley, California Birth name: Benjamin Geza Affleck Father: Tim Affleck, a social worker Mother: Chris Affleck, a teacher Marriage: Jennifer Lopez (July 16, 2022 – present); Jennifer Garner (June 29, 2005-November 7,

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