For more than two years, shuttered schools and offices, social distancing and masks granted Americans a reprieve from flu and most other respiratory infections. This winter is likely to be different.
EWA BEACH, Oahu — It was rough enough when Ashley Badis and her teammates in girls’ water polo had to practice in the ocean, battling winds and waves because their high school had failed to provide them a pool.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden promised Wednesday to end hunger in the United States by the end of the decade, unveiling an expansive government effort during the first White House conference on health and nutrition in 50 years.
TOKYO — Typhoon Nanmadol brought torrential rain and the risk of destructive landslides to Japan’s southernmost main island Sunday, and more than 8 million people were ordered to evacuate and seek shelter from the powerful storm, which was expected to traverse virtually the entire length of the country.