Smoke from western wildfires reaches New York area

The New York Department of Environmental Protection issued air quality health advisories for New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and other parts of the state because of the hazy conditions caused by western wildfires.

Many more court rulings on vaccine mandates expected

A federal court declined to block Indiana University's requirement that all students be fully vaccinated upon returning to campus. This is the first of what are expected to be many more federal rulings on vaccine mandates.