• New England November 13, 2019 11:43 pm

    Maine City Provides Bus Tickets for Homeless During Frigid Weather

    As a sudden cold blast grips New England, one Maine city is reviving a tool to help its homeless. Officials in Bangor say they’re once again buying bus tickets to send people with nowhere to live out of the city so they don’t succumb to the cold.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. November 13, 2019 11:41 pm

    Bus Tickets for Homeless People in Cold Weather

    With a stretch of cold weather, officials in Bangor are reviving a tool to help the homeless.

  • New Jersey August 2, 2019 12:21 pm

    This New Jersey Town Stinks, Literally: Residents Complain About Horrid Stench from Landfill

    The smell in Kearny is so bad it is actually making breathing difficult for some neighbors, and health officials have been forced to close a neighboring soccer field four times within the last 10 days

  • United States June 17, 2019 11:09 pm

    Hundreds of Asylum Seekers Flood Portland, Maine

    Portland, Maine, is now housing more than 200 asylum seekers who are fleeing countries like Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They’ve crossed into the U.S. through the southern border illegally, but they won’t be deported because they’re trying to escape persecution.

  • NBC September 5, 2018 10:56 am

    Space Station Air Leak Caused by Drilled Hole: Russia

    Russia’s top space official says that last week’s air leak at the International Space Station was a drill hole that happened during manufacturing or in orbit. The leak, which was discovered last week, was traced to a small hole in one of the Russian Soyuz capsules docked at the station. The leak was patched over with a sealant that officials...

  • spokesman August 31, 2018 12:44 pm

    Astronauts Patch Small Hole Leaking Air on Space Station

    Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger. The leak was detected Wednesday night — possibly from a micrometeorite strike — when it caused a small drop in cabin pressure. It was...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2018 1:51 pm

    Texas-Mexico Border – ‘The Last Stand' for the United States Border Patrol

    Over the past year, about 40 percent of undocumented immigrants caught crossing the United States’ southern border were apprehended along a 300-mile stretch of the Rio Grande Valley. After President Trump dispatched the National Guard to the RGV, NBC 5 Investigates went along to observe the patrols.

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2018 10:57 am

    House Bill Would Revive Mothballed Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump

    The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say a bill slated for a vote Thursday would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three decades. More than 80,000 metric tons of spent fuel from commercial nuclear...

  • DIRECTOR March 19, 2018 10:17 pm

    Can Gene Therapy Be Harnessed to Fight the AIDS Virus?

    For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell’s HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made this possible. Scientists removed some of his blood cells, disabled a gene to help them resist HIV, and returned these “edited” cells to him in...

  • Governor January 22, 2018 7:43 pm

    Oregonians to Vote on Medicaid Taxes as Costs Soar

    Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America’s lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match that covered those enrollees, the state is calling on voters to decide how to pay for its ballooning Medicaid costs. A special election...

  • Donald Trump December 7, 2017 7:05 pm

    These Are the Five Bills That Will Determine the Future of ‘Dreamers'

    President Donald Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a permanent solution for the immigration program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, when he announced in September that he was ending it. Whatever decision Congress makes will affect approximately 800,000 people commonly referred to as “dreamers,” those who were brought as children to the United States by...

  • Massachusetts August 10, 2017 7:43 pm

    Experimental Defense Unit Funds New Tech but Faces Skeptics

    An Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to come up with solutions to the military’s toughest technological challenges is funding experimental drones, new cybersecurity technology and advanced communications systems for soldiers.

  • Miami April 6, 2017 9:57 pm

    Mission Nearly Impossible This Spring: Finding a Home to Buy

    Anyone eager to buy a home this spring probably has reasons to feel good. Job growth has been solid. Average pay is rising. And mortgage rates, even after edging up of late, are still near historic lows....
    And then there’s the bad news: Just try to find a house....
    The national supply of homes for sale hasn’t been this thin in nearly...

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