Coast Guard searching for 39 people off Florida coast after suspected smuggling boat capsizes – The Washington Post

Representatives for the Bahamian government did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association, a voluntary organization that assists the Royal Bahamas Defense Force with its sea rescues, is not involved in this search as …

Gov. Newsom announces legislative deal to restore COVID-19 paid sick leave in California – KCRA Sacramento

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced a deal with legislative leaders to restore up to two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave for those ill with COVID-19, quarantining or experiencing vaccine side effects.The benefit, which expired on Sept. 30, applies …

Covid-19 Deaths in the U.S. Top 2,100 a Day, Highest in Nearly a Year – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. have reached the highest level since early last year, eclipsing daily averages from the recent Delta-fueled surge, after the newer Omicron variant spread wildly through the country and caused record-shattering case counts. The seven-day average …

SAT is going digital: Exam will be online-only, shorter as colleges ditch standardized tests – USA TODAY

Put down the pencils and grab your laptop: The SAT, one of the nation’s most commonly used college-entrance exams, is going digital.  The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT, PSAT and other standardized tests, announced the change Tuesday. The shift …