Andy Sullivan

Cities' plea to Biden: Help us lower speed limits

Jun 30 2021

PITTSBURGH President Joe Biden frequently promises to get America moving again with new spending on roads and other infrastructure. Pittsburgh city council member Erika Strassburger hopes he can slow things down. 

Death toll in Florida condo collapse climbs to 9, with 150 still missing

Jun 28 2021

SURFSIDE, Fla. (Reuters) -The official death toll from the partial collapse of a high-rise condominium complex near Miami rose to nine on Sunday, with more than 150 people still missing, as rescue teams picked through the rubble for a fourth day without detecting further signs of life. | Video

Victims of Florida condominium collapse remembered

Jun 27 2021

MIAMI A couple married for nearly 60 years. A devoted father who spent his days on the baseball field with his young son. A mother whose teenage son was one of the few known survivors.

Death toll climbs to five, 156 still missing at collapsed Florida building

Jun 26 2021

SURFSIDE, Fla. (Reuters) -The death toll rose to five on Saturday at the site of the Florida building collapse where rescue workers methodically searched for more than 150 missing residents while firefighters made progress in battling a smoldering fire in the mountain of debris. | Video

After Florida building collapse, authorities evacuate similar tower

Jun 26 2021

SURFSIDE, Fla. Two days after the collapse of a seaside Florida building, authorities said they would help residents of a similar tower nearby evacuate as they examine it for structural flaws that might indicate a similar risk.

U.S. attorney general vows to aggressively defend voting rights

Jun 11 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Friday his Justice Department will aggressively enforce voting rights at a time when many Republican-led states are tightening election laws and supporters of former President Donald Trump continue to baselessly question his 2020 defeat. | Video

Nevada aims to shake up U.S. presidential nominating calendar

Jun 01 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Nevada is poised to challenge Iowa and New Hampshire to become the first state to vote in the 2024 U.S. presidential nominating contests, a move that if successful would shake up a political system that has been in place for decades.

U.S. freeways flattened Black neighborhoods nationwide

May 25 2021

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Syracuse wasn't the only city where Black residents were displaced by the U.S. freeway-building boom of the 1950s and 1960s.

Can this U.S. city heal racial wounds by busting up its freeway?

May 25 2021

SYRACUSE, N.Y. For more than 50 years, Interstate 81 has cut through the heart of hard-luck Syracuse, New York, raining vehicle exhaust on its Southside neighborhood, where most residents are Black and poor.

U.S. seizes $90,000 from man who sold footage of U.S. Capitol riot

May 21 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities have confiscated roughly $90,000 from a Utah man who sold footage of a woman being fatally shot during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, according to court filings.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.