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New England governors 'very worried' about winter energy prices

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Utility providers are warning customers to expect significant price increases this winter and Gov. Baker said the region is asking the White House for help.
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Pentagon lays out new food, housing programs for troops

Pentagon lays out new food, housing programs for troops

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WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced a number of new programs Thursday that are aimed at helping service members who are struggling with housing shortages and steep food and living expenses as they move from base to base.
Gil Cisneros, undersecretary for personnel, told reporters that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the moves, which also include programs to expand child care and make it easier for spouses to find work.
The new programs, he said, will help “ensure we continue to offer a competitive suite of benefits that makes DOD the employer of choice for those who so selflessly...
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A's help create happy housewarming for new Ronald McDonald House in Oakland

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Several Oakland A's players stopped by the new Ronald McDonald House set to open in 2023 with a truck full of gifts.
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1942: Idea of United Nations, future winner, takes hold

1942: Idea of United Nations, future winner, takes hold

While no Nobel Prizes were awarded, 1942 was the year that the name United Nations was coined by President Franklin Roosevelt in a declaration by 26 nations to stand together... Read more ...

1944: Awarding of Peace Prize resumes

1944: Awarding of Peace Prize resumes

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Committee of the Red Cross for the work it had done "during the war on behalf of humanity." It was the first Peace Prize... Read more ...

1939: Two winners made to decline Nobels

1939: Two winners made to decline Nobels

Germany's Adolf Butenandt won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research into sex hormones that would be used in the development of oral contraception. Like Richard Kuhn in... Read more ...

Uvalde school district suspends police force, puts top officials on leave

Uvalde school district suspends police force, puts top officials on leave

UVALDE, Texas - The Uvalde school district said Friday it will suspend all activities of its police department , and confirmed that two of the department's top officials have... Read more ...

CPD: 11-year-old girl sexually abused in alley after school on South Side

CPD: 11-year-old girl sexually abused in alley after school on South Side

CHICAGO - An 11-year-old girl was sexually abused in an alley while walking home from school Thursday on the South Side. At around 3:30 p.m., the girl was walking home in the... Read more ...

The iconic Easter Island statues have been damaged in a fire, authorities say

The iconic Easter Island statues have been damaged in a fire, authorities say

The sculpted figures on Rapa Nui, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, suffered "irreparable" damage. The municipality's mayor said he believed the fire was not an accident... Read more ...

The 60 women who have won the Nobel Prize

The 60 women who have won the Nobel Prize

Only 60 of the more than 900 people who have won the Nobel Prize have been women. Stacker has curated a gallery of every one. Read more ...

1931: First prize awarded posthumously

1931: First prize awarded posthumously

Erik Axel Karlfeldt was the first Nobel winner to be awarded posthumously. The Swedish poet was alive during the nomination and deliberation process but died six months before... Read more ...

1936: Norway's royal family skips ceremony

1936: Norway's royal family skips ceremony

The Norwegian royal family chose not to attend the Nobel ceremony following the controversial choice of German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky to win the Peace Prize. Critics said... Read more ...

Confiscated baby lemurs find a new home at a Georgia zoo, officials say

Confiscated baby lemurs find a new home at a Georgia zoo, officials say

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Haven Zoo has rescued baby lemurs. Read more ...