Monday's top stories


Erin Doherty
Sep 19, 2022 - Health

Experts alarmed by COVID vaccination rates among America's youngest kids

Illustration of a CDC Covid vaccine card with a big question mark drawn on in crayon.
Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

U.S. traffic deaths fall but issue "remains a crisis"

Traffic moves through midtown Manhattan on August 31, 2022 in New York City.
Traffic in midtown Manhattan. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Three massive storms slam U.S. and Japan, each with climate change ties

Satellite image showing a massive storm over Alaska in Sept. 2022.
Satellite image showing a massive storm over western Alaska. Image: NOAA

It's time to talk about the LinkedIn Mafia

Illustration of a golden sparkling briefcase.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Erin Doherty
Sep 19, 2022 - World

Ukraine says Russian missile strike came close to nuclear reactor

A Ukrainian woman is seen with a bicycle in front of a demolished building in Izium, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine on September 18
A Ukrainian woman with a bicycle in front of a demolished building in Izium, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, on Sept. 18. Photo: Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Sep 19, 2022 - World

Taliban release American Mark Frerichs in prisoner swap

Bashar Noorzai (C), a warlord and Taliban associate attends press event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on September 19, 2022.
Bashir Noorzai attends a press event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on Sept. 19. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images
Axios
Sep 19, 2022 - World

Britain and world leaders mourn Queen Elizabeth at state funeral

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top of it departs Westminster Abbey during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top of it departs Westminster Abbey during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
Sabrina Moreno
Sep 19, 2022 - Health

Study: Medical debt threatens people's health, housing

Illustration of a close up of a tower of cards made out of money.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Work-life policies are increasingly high-stakes economics

Animated illustration of scales with railroad crossing lights blinking
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios
Ivana Saric
Sep 19, 2022 - Technology

Recycling data centers' heat could be an environmental win-win

Illustration of a recycling symbol on fire.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios
Caitlin Owens
Sep 19, 2022 - Health

Employers' coming health care crunch

Illustration of a briefcase being broken by an oversized medical red cross symbol
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Andrew Freedman
Updated Sep 19, 2022 - Energy & Environment

Hurricane Fiona brings "catastrophic" flooding, power outages to Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona captured from satellite as it approaches Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Fiona is captured by satellite as the eye of the Category 1 storm approaches Puerto Rico on Sept. 18. Photo: CIRA/RAMMB
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Sep 19, 2022 - World

Biden: U.S. forces would defend Taiwan if China's military invaded

Soldiers lower the Taiwanese flag during a ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Soldiers lower the Taiwanese flag during a ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, in August. Photo: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Sep 19, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Biden: "The pandemic is over"

A screenshot of President Biden on CBS' "60 Minutes."
A screenshot of President Biden on CBS News' "60 Minutes." Photo: CBS News