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- Evening Standard
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- Associated Press
Shining a light on key markers for nursing home quality, Medicare said Wednesday it is now posting details on staff turnover and weekend nurse coverage on its “Care Compare” website, where families can research a facility. The move by the Biden administration comes as COVID-19 cases and deaths at nursing homes have risen again, despite extensive efforts to vaccinate residents and staff. Staffing is a critical factor in nursing home quality and safety, but a major upgrade of federal requirements is stuck in Congress, bogged down with the rest of President Joe Biden's sweeping social and climate legislation.
- WCVB - Boston
A new federal study confirms, the current surge of COVID-19 has caused fewer severe cases in the U.S. than previous surges.
- NBC Sports Boston
Tom Brady had some thoughts on the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger, who took quite a different approach to his longevity than the Buccaneers quarterback.
News of Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet's breakup shocked the internet this month, but Momoa and Zoë Kravitz, Bonet's daughter from her previous marriage to Lenny Kravitz, signaled that they remain close on Instagram.
Stamos spoke about his complicated friendship with Saget and some uncharacteristic behavior he saw a month before the comedian died.
- NBC Sports Washington
Charles Mann told the Sports Junkies on Wednesday that he is "not happy" with the new name that Washington settled on.
"This changes everything, this changes everything!" Noah, host of "The Daily Show," mockingly responded to the podcaster's comments on race.
- The Providence Journal
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for a storm Friday into Saturday that could bring 8 to 18 inches of snow.
- In The Know by Yahoo
Black lab breaks TikTok’s heart with her secret home alone behavior: ‘I’m never leaving her alone again’
Sundae the black lab was only alone for 45 minutes...
Fox News panel reacts to Breyer retirement with immediate backlash to Biden picking a Black woman: 'What you're talking about is discrimination'
A law professor on the panel tried to argue it would be unconstitutional for President Biden to pick a Black woman under a pledge for any other job.
- Knox News | The Knoxville News-Sentinel
Tennessee basketball topped Florida 78-71 on Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. The teams had a contentious postgame handshake.
- The Root
The Jacksonville Jaguars Were Finalizing a Deal to Make Bryon Leftwich Their Head Coach—Until They Weren't
As Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has proven time and time again, it’s hard out here for a Black man trying to become an NFL head coach. And even once you miraculously reach the promised land—no thanks to the league’s Rooney Rule, which only serves to taunt and further humiliate qualified Black candidates—it’s still an uphill battle—as evidenced by the unjust dismissals of David Culley (who was recently fired as head coach of the Houston Texans) and Brian Flores (who suff
- Lohud | The Journal News
The National Weather Service is calling for snow to hit parts of New York, and the closer you live to the coast, the more you'll see.
- The Hollywood Reporter
Record-breaking Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider wrapped up her historic 40-game winning streak Wednesday evening. And while her gameplay has come to an end for now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Schneider has signed with CAA. Schneider is the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy! and ranks as No. 2 on Jeopardy!’s all-time consecutive […]
- Kansas City Star
“I was caught up in President Trump telling everybody that this election got stolen and he had kind of everybody enraged,” Zachary Wilson told the judge.
- NBC Sports Washington
Hall of Fame head coach and three-time Super Bowl champion Joe Gibbs threw his support for Washingtons new name and its direction under Ron Rivera.
- Business Insider
Watch as a snowplow driver launches a spray of slush into oncoming highway traffic, leading to a 40-car accident on the Ohio Turnpike
The driver was immediately removed from their shift and placed on administrative leave, the turnpike commission's director said in a statement.
Jen Psaki responds to a question about Democrats' demands for student-debt cancellation by saying 'no one has been required to pay a single dime' in federal loans under Biden
Biden extended the pause on student-loan payments for the third time but continued to stall on the broad debt forgiveness that Democrats called for.
Aaron Rodgers is set to leave the Packers and could shake up the NFL power structure by jumping to the Broncos
Aaron Rodgers is once again the biggest story of the NFL offseason, and his decision will have ramifications that are felt across the NFL.