• careers Apr 6

    Pandemic Is Pushing Some to Consider Changing How They Earn a Living

    When the pandemic hit last year, Andrea Palermo said her sense of stability was suddenly shattered. “It was definitely scary,” she said. Her job as a patient care coordinator at a dental office was in limbo, she said, after the office shut down for two months. “I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do,” she said. That’s...

  • COVID-19 Apr 5

    Woman Changes Career During Pandemic

    If you lost your job or were furloughed during the pandemic, you may have considered changing careers. It’s something one South Florida woman says she decided to do. NBC 6’s Alina Machado reports

  • coronavirus May 1, 2020

    Immigrants, Hard Hit by Economic Fallout, Adapt to New Jobs

    From doing manicures to delivering groceries

  • California Nov 21, 2019

    California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Sending Unwanted Nude Pics

    Exposing yourself on the street is a crime, but the law is less clear when it happens in the digital realm. Earlier this year, Texas outlawed sending unwanted nude photos to people through dating apps or other digital means, making it a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500. Now Chang, who has since been elected to...

  • United States Oct 17, 2019

    Share of Americans With No Religious Affiliation Growing

    The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, Pew said Thursday that 65% of American adults now describe themselves as Christian, down from 77% in 2009....

  • Daniel Macht Oct 17, 2019

    This Viral Photo Reminds Us All How Hard Labor and Delivery Nurses Work

    As a labor and delivery nurse, Caty Nixon cares for families in joy and sorrow. “The good times are so good, and the bad times are heartbreaking,” Nixon, from Forney, Texas, told TODAY. “I’m here for all of it.” Last summer, Nixon ended a 53-hour, four-day workweek by delivering a stillborn baby. The 29-year-old kept it together until she got...

  • Daniel Macht Oct 16, 2019

    Monica Lewinsky Unveils Powerful PSA About a ‘Silent Epidemic'

    Monica Lewinsky unveiled a new interactive public service announcement on Wednesday that powerfully tells the story of a silent epidemic unfolding around the world. The activist and speaker appeared exclusively on TODAY for the release of “The Epidemic,” a video highlighting her latest campaign against online bullying.

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2019

    Social Security: Retiree Checks to Rise 1.6% in 2020

    Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection. The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2019

    Chinese Woman Accused of Mar-a-Lago Trespass Set for Trial

    The upcoming trial of a Chinese national on federal charges that she trespassed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lied to the Secret Service is potentially a circus wrapped in mystery. Rejecting the strong recommendation of U.S. District Judge Roy Altman, Yujing Zhang fired her public defenders in June to act as her own attorney – a longshot move...

  • law enforcement Jun 13, 2019

    Catholic Bishops Approve New Sex-Abuse Reporting Hotline

    U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church’s most tangible steps yet in confronting its sex-abuse crisis. The hotline, which would field allegations that bishops committed abuse or covered it up, would take complaints by telephone and through an online link. It’s supposed...

  • Pennsylvania Jun 11, 2019

    US Catholic Bishops Convene to Confront Sex Abuse Crisis

    The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops convened a high-stakes meeting Tuesday under pressure to defuse the ever-widening child sexual abuse crisis that has weakened the church. The bishops “face the task of rooting the evil of sexual abuse from the church,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in opening the four-day meeting. The deliberations will...

  • finance May 13, 2019

    Survey: 62% of Millennials Say They're Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    Almost two-thirds of millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck and only 38% feel financially stable, according to a new survey from Charles Schwab. Millennials, more than any other generation surveyed by Schwab, feel the most insecure when it comes to their finances. That’s according to roughly 380 millennials (ages 23 to 38) surveyed for Schwab’s 2019 Modern Wealth report....

  • Donald Trump Apr 7, 2019

    Trump: Democrats Would ‘Leave Israel Out There'

    President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could “leave Israel out there,” as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump touted his precedent-shredding actions to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from...

  • President Mar 25, 2019

    Money Woes Force More Couples to Put Marriage on the Back Burner

    These days, being young and in love just isn’t enough....
    Sky-high rents, record-breaking student loan debt and stagnant wages have caused many millennials to delay marriage, children and home buying, studies show....
    “We not seeing 20-somethings getting married, we are seeing 30-somethings and it’s still just as hard to stay married,” said Peter Walzer, the president of the American Academy of Matrimonial...

  • Florida Feb 20, 2019

    Bills Would Prohibit Florida Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

    The “heartbeat bill,” as it is commonly known, seeks to ban abortions at the time when a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected with a vaginal ultrasound.

  • presidential election Jan 30, 2019

    For the First Time, Latinos to Be Largest Non-White Share of Eligible Voters, Says Pew

    Latinos are on track to make up a larger share of eligible voters in the 2020 presidential election, more than the share of eligible voters who are black, according to new data from Pew Research Center. By 2020, 32 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote, just slightly more than the 30 million voters who are black. For Asians, the...

  • Miami Jan 29, 2019

    Tom Brokaw Says He Feels Terrible Commentary Offended Hispanics

    NBC’s Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation “offended some members of that proud culture.” The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the day during a discussion of the proposed border wall....

  • Florida Nov 26, 2019

    Bill Would Ban Abortions in Florida After Heartbeat Is Detected

    A Florida lawmaker has filed a new bill that would ban abortions in the state if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

  • Donald Trump Dec 28, 2018

    Latino Support for GOP Steady Despite Trump Immigration Talk

    Pedro Gonzalez has faith in Donald Trump and his party. The 55-year-old Colombian immigrant is a pastor at an evangelical church in suburban Denver. Initially repelled by Trump in 2016, he’s been heartened by the president’s steps to protect religious groups and appoint judges who oppose abortion rights. More important, Gonzalez sees Trump’s presidency as part of a divine plan....

  • Instagram Dec 14, 2018

    Vitaminwater Is Offering $100,000 if You Can Stay Off Smartphones for a Year

    Could you actually ditch your smartphone for a year? Vitaminwater wants to find out, and it’s willing to part with $100,000 if someone can rise to the challenge.

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