WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden traveled to Capitol Hill Friday to meet with lawmakers on their home ground as Democrats strained to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill after days of frantic negotiations resulted in no deal.
Biden vows to 'get it done,' but talks drag on $3.5T plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Friday at the Capitol to “get it done” as Democrats strained to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after days of frantic negotiations .
AP FACT CHECK: GOP claim of broken Biden pledge not so clear
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blasting a $3.5 trillion social spending bill that Democrats hope to salvage , House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy asserted the legislation would break President Joe Biden’s campaign promise not to tax Americans who earn less than $400,000 a year.
Biden heads to Capitol Hill to meet with House Democrats amid infighting
President Joe Biden visited Capitol Hill on Friday, White House officials said, to meet with House Democrats amid infighting over his agenda.
The latest on what's happening with the bipartisan infrastructure bill
If you don't know what's happening on Capitol Hill, you're not alone.
Limiting Medicare benefits deepens rift among Hill Democrats
Critics of Sen. Joe Manchin’s approach argue that imposing more income thresholds adds burdens for the middle class and affects more beneficiaries each year.
Biden leaves meeting saying ‘it doesn’t matter’ when bill is passed
President Biden on Friday told reporters there was no rush to pass his economic agenda after meeting with the House Democratic caucus amid tensions over how to proceed on a Senate-passed infra…
Rand Paul tells HHS secretary he's 'ignoring science,' asks if he has a 'science degree'
Is the Department of Health and Human Services under the Biden administration ignoring what politicians refer to as "the science" when it comes to natural immunity from the coronavirus?
Biden's approval slumps after a slew of crises: AP-NORC poll
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's popularity has slumped after a slew of challenges in recent weeks at home and abroad for the leader who pledged to bring the country together and restore competence in government , according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...
DOJ and Texas face off in court over restrictive abortion law
Lawyers from the Justice Department and the state of Texas faced off in court Friday over a lawsuit challenging the state's restrictive abortion law.
Why October 19 could be a catastrophic day for the US economy
The United States could be just weeks away from defaulting on its debt for the first time ever.
Biden leaves Capitol in defeat after pep talk fails to get warring Dems to compromise on massive spending plans
President Joe Biden left Capitol Hill in defeat Friday night after his dramatic bid to bridge internal party division and save his signature, $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" agenda flopped.
Jayapal says progressives will reduce $3.5T spending demand
Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal acknowledged that the total price tag of the controversial spending bill currently being debated on Capitol Hill will have to be lowered in order to push it through Congress.
In political crosshairs, U.S. Supreme Court weighs abortion and guns
Just before midnight on Sept. 1, the debate over whether the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority will dramatically change life in America took on a new ferocity when the justices let a near-total ban on abortion in Texas take effect.
The Memo: Progressives exult in new-found power
Progressive Democrats are celebrating a moral victory this weekend, even as the outcome of the broader battle to enact a huge social-spending bill remains in doubt.Left-wingers say a dramatic week …
Trump donor files report to police alleging unwanted sexual advances from Corey Lewandowski
Trashelle Odom accused the former Trump adviser of touching her repeatedly and making sexual comments at a Las Vegas dinner.
Analysis: Democratic leaders have lost their mojo
Analysis: In trying to enact President Joe Biden's agenda, party leaders are finding that they don't have the influence they once did on the rank and file.
LIVE COVERAGE: Biden tries to unify divided House
House Democrats are scrambling Friday to break a weeks-long stalemate on a bipartisan infrastructure package — a debate that’s exposed fierce rifts between moderates and progressives that are…
Biden rallies support for social spending deal as House Democrats delay infrastructure vote
The House is delaying a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill as progressives push for a deal on President Joe Biden's larger spending plan.
House delays infrastructure vote after President Biden makes pitch; negotiations continue
Congress is resuming talks Friday on Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion social welfare program, to reach a goal of a House vote on the infrastructure bill.
Infowars host Alex Jones has now lost 3 Sandy Hook school massacre defamation suits
Jones "intentionally disobeyed" court orders to turn over evidence, Texas judge said of Infowars host and conspiracy theorist.
What's happening in Congress right now will have a big impact on the economy and American families
WASHINGTON - What's happening right now in Congress has major implications for the fate of the U.S. economy - and many Americans' pocketbooks. There are four big things happening at once, which is what makes this so complicated and consequential. First of all, Congress needed to approve a budget...
Sinema's critics in Arizona speak out
When Kyrsten Sinema won her US Senate seat in 2018, she was the first Democrat from Arizona elected to the chamber in three decades. It was a triumphant gain for her party -- bolstered further when Democrats took over the White House and the Senate two years later, giving them a trifecta of power.
Judge questions if Capitol rioters are being treated fairly
A Washington, D.C. federal judge during a hearing on Friday questioned whether alleged Capitol rioters are being treated fairly.
Thompson: Jan. 6 panel will issue ‘criminal referrals’ for subpoena defiers
Thompson’s threat to issue criminal referrals to recalcitrant witnesses underscores the select committee’s resolve to seek quick answers from people inside former President Donald Trump’s orbit.
Infowars host Alex Jones is responsible for damages triggered by his false claims on the Sandy Hook shooting, judge rules | CNN
Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist who hosts the right-wing commentary website Infowars, was found legally responsible in two lawsuits for damages caused by his claims surrounding the 2012 Sandy Hook school mass shooting, according to court documents released Thursday.
Mike Tyson gets into political ring: Famed boxer supporting former training partner's career
It'll be more than politics at work for Mike Tyson on Saturday night when the famed boxer is a featured guest a political fundraiser in Beverly Hills.
Pharmacy chains face first trial in U.S. opioid litigation, judge urges settlement
Four large pharmacy chains are set to face their first trial over the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic, creating new pressure to reach settlements with state and local governments who accuse them of contributing to the public health crisis.
Majority of Trump voters believe it's 'time to split the country' in two, new poll finds
The survey also shows that both Democratic and Republican voters are worried about the effects of the other party's policies on them or someone close to them.
US lawyer who sued Chevron sentenced to 6 months in contempt case
Steven Donziger has spent more than two decades battling oil giant over pollution in the Ecuadorian rainforest.
Biden administration urges judge to block Texas abortion law
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday urged a federal judge to block the nation's most restrictive abortion law, which has banned most abortions in Texas since early September and sent women racing to get care beyond the borders of the second-most populous state.
Congress’ punt on infrastructure triggers partial government shutdown
A life raft for surface transportation programs was not included in the continuing resolution for appropriations that Congress approved Thursday.
Fox News Host Rails Against Literal ‘Free Lunch’ for Hungry Kids
Fox NewsWhoever came up with the expression “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” probably wasn’t thinking about small children who might otherwise go hungry.And yet that was Fox News host Martha MacCallum’s deeply cynical take on Thursday afternoon as Democrats in Congress debated how much to...
Mitt Romney blasts House Democrats over infrastructure stalemate
Sen. Mitt Romney on Friday blasted House Democrats for blocking a bipartisan infrastructure bill due to disagreements within the party.
Biden vows 'we're going to get this done' as Democrats attempt to overcome divisions to enact agenda
President Joe Biden vowed on Friday that Democrats will deliver on their agenda as congressional leaders attempt to resolve divisions between moderates and progressives that have put passage of a sweeping economic package and a separate bipartisan infrastructure bill in jeopardy.
EXCLUSIVE White House, top Democrats agree to boost carbon capture credit in budget bill -sources
The White House and top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to boost a tax credit for industrial carbon capture projects in a deal that could help solidify support for the budget reconciliation bill at the heart of President Joe Biden's economic agenda, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Dissension at the Supreme Court as justices take their anger public
Supreme Court justices have revealed a new level of defensiveness and anger in recent weeks, showing irritation with public expectations, the news media and one another.
Disney World prices keep going up, but is it worth it? Here's why die-hard fans keep going back.
High prices can't keep these die-hard Disney World fans away.
White House digs at GOP, says ‘no real courage’ from House members to support infrastructure bill
Psaki suggested that Senate Republicans who voted against the measure were pressured by party leadership and "special interests" to do so.
Global energy crunch, US burnout, and OPEC’s no 1 call
We gather the numbers from the week’s biggest economic and business news stories so you can impress your friends.
Georgia arrests ex-President Saakashvili after return from exile
Arrest comes after Saakashvili returned from eight years in exile and a day before key municipal elections in Georgia.
U.S. deputy atty general orders federal prosecutors to cooperate with local police to protect crime victims
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on Friday ordered federal prosecutors to share tips and better coordinate with local law enforcement about ongoing violent or sex abuse crimes, particularly against minor children, even if they do not intend to pursue federal charges.
Texas Dem seriously considering district swap
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he may run for retiring Rep. Filemon Vela’s House seat next year.
Marines say officer who pulled baby over Kabul airport wall was not Trump rally speaker
The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed that the soldier who pulled a baby over a fence in a viral video of the Afghanistan withdrawal is not Lance Cpl. Hunter Clark, who is under investigation for speaking at a Trump "Save America" rally where both he and the former president said he was the soldier in…
U.S. top diplomat Blinken heads to France after submarine row
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Paris next week after ties between the United States and France were strained when Australia scrapped a French submarine contract in favor of a pact with Washington and London last month. Blinken visits Paris from...
Women’s March holding first post-Trump event this weekend
The Women’s March on Saturday will hold its first rally since former President Trump left office, signaling a new era for the organization that was one of the largest movements to oppose Trump.&nbs…
Sinema in Arizona as Democrats try to get spending-infrastructure deal
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is back in Arizona on Friday as Democrats and the White House try to work out an agreement to unlock a stalled bipartisan infrastructure bill, which she spearheaded, a…
Texas prison officials refused to release migrants a judge ordered freed.
Attorneys chased a prison bus and threatened a lawsuit to find men arrested in Gov. Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star.
Pramila Jayapal Just Called Nancy Pelosi’s Bluff—Now Can She Deliver?
Jose Luis Magana/APThere’s a popular backhanded compliment about progressive lawmakers, that they’re great at messaging but just don’t understand legislating. After Thursday’s successful showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, that idea has been put to rest.Progressives can proudly claim that...
Powerball jackpot rises to $635 million ahead of Saturday night's drawing
The more people who buy tickets, the larger the prize grows.
U.S. college admissions scam tipster's prison sentence reduced to 4 months in stock fraud case
A federal judge on Friday reduced a one-year prison sentence imposed on a California businessman who tipped prosecutors off to a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme to just four months plus another eight of months home confinement.
Oath Keepers Panicked That the Left Would ‘Decapitate’ Them After Failed Capitol Putsch
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyIn the weeks after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the leader of far-right group the Oath Keepers encouraged members to borrow money to hoard fuel, in advance of what the group claimed would be a Biden administration attack on the power grid. All the...
Food stamps set for historic boost in October
The 42 million Americans on food stamps will get a 27% bump on average — the biggest ever for the federal program.
California enacts law to strip badges from bad officers
California has joined the vast majority of states in setting up a way to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias, a change that was among several criminal justice reforms signed into law Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California's reforms also will limit the use of...
Kennedy: Biden on a 'mission from God' to appease 'pink-haired wokers who carry around Ziploc bags of kale'
Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, said the Biden administration seeks to "tax unrealized gains on inherited property" on its divine mission to appease the nation's "wokers."
UK government clears army to begin petrol deliveries from Monday
Almost 200 military personnel, including 100 drivers, will be deployed to distribute fuel, the government said Friday.
Biden failures weigh on markets
Wall Street took a tumble Thursday and futures started out roughly on Friday.
Supreme Court will hear cases on Ted Cruz’s campaign finance challenge, dispute over Christian flag in Boston
The Supreme Court said it will hear a challenge brought by Sen. Ted Cruz to federal campaign finance limits and a dispute over Boston's refusal to let a group fly a Christian-oriented flag on a city pole.
Taliban say they have raided IS hideout north of Kabul
A Taliban spokesman says Taliban fighters have raided a hideout of the Islamic State group north of the capital, Kabul, killing and arresting an unspecified number of militants
Pence plans return trip to Iowa in November
Potential 2024 presidential candidates have been trekking through the caucus state this year. This will be Pence's second trip in 2021.
Apple TV+'s 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Struggles To Find Its Comedic Voice
The show's focus on important subjects makes for compelling viewing. But much from the first two episodes feels like a stitched-together pastiche of items from The Daily Show.
Tennessee Democratic state senator convicted of wire fraud
A Democratic state senator from Tennessee was convicted of wire fraud on Thursday after being accused of paying for personal expenses using grant money reserved for a health care school she ran.
Does This GOP Candidate for Governor Have Momentum—or Is He Just Rich?
Win McNamee/GettyRecent reports in this year’s Virginia governor's race have suggested a “tightening” contest, with the state’s Democratic former governor Terry McAuliffe only holding a slim edge over Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin a month out from the election. The nonpartisan Cook...
Labor, environmental groups in new ad press lawmakers for bigger package
A coalition of labor and environmental groups is placing a six-figure ad buy in five states calling on members of Congress to pass President Biden’s sweeping economic agenda.The ad buys from the Bl…
Kentucky governor files paperwork for reelection run in 2023
Fresh off landing a record-shattering economic development deal with Ford Motor Co. that put Kentucky at the forefront of the green energy movement, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday launched a reelection run that will be tied to his aggressive actions to combat COVID-19 in his rapidly...
Colombia’s ELN rebels warn of ‘reprisals’ after commander killed
Experts say rise in attacks likely after top commander of leftist ELN armed group died after Colombia military bombing.
A ninja with a sword assailed a U.S. Army special operations unit in California
A man "wearing full ninja garb" staged the attack in the middle of the night at a small airport in California, officials say.
Sotomayor denies NYC teachers' plea to block vaccine mandate
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor refused to block a New York City requirement mandating that public school teachers and employees must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
African internet riches threatened by lawsuit and corruption
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Outsiders have long profited from Africa’s riches of gold, diamonds, and even people. Digital resources have proven no different.
30 Years After Her Testimony, Anita Hill Still Wants Something From Joe Biden
When Anita Hill testified about sexual harassment three decades ago, the Senate was skeptical. Now, she has ideas for systemic change.
Pelosi working “hour-by-hour”, desperate to win infrastructure bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding on 'til the end. Driving the news: Pelosi spent Thursday — "hour by hour," she termed it — wheeling and dealing behind the scenes with the different factions of her party. The constant: forging ahead with her promised vote on President Biden's...
Texas moms rally against dozens of state bills targeting transgender children
Texas parents of transgender children are rallying against dozens of bills that limit their kids’ rights and protections. One mother of a transgender girl talks to News NOW about her experience against the state legislature.
Kamala Harris' office doing clean-up after exchange with student on Israel
Vice President Kamala Harris's office is trying to contain the fallout from an exchange earlier this week between the vice president and a student who characterized Israel's actions toward Palestinians as "an ethnic genocide and a displacement of people."
POLITICO-Harvard poll: Drug price negotiation is Americans' top priority in spending bills
Despite the feverish negotiations and the stakes involved, more than half of Americans are not closely watching the debate in Congress, according to the poll.
Women's March focuses on reproductive rights in light of Texas abortion law
The march has taken place annually since 2017, following Donald Trump's election.
Analysis: Beyond Biden, budget tests Dems' power to deliver
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden proposed a massive expansion of federal services for Americans this year, he laid out lofty stakes — not only for his own presidential legacy but far beyond.
‘Living nightmare’: UN says Lebanon faces growing starvation
Amid economic meltdown, Lebanon’s medical crisis is a ‘death sentence’ and starvation a ‘growing reality’, UN says.
Democrats' latest political fear is their very own party: The Note
The Biden agenda has stalled because Democrats don’t think their fellow Democrats have been honest -- but maybe they have.
Court orders FEC to rule on complaints against NRA's alleged campaign coordination scheme
The Federal Election Commission has been ordered to rule on pending complaints that allege the NRA illegally coordinated campaign spending with federal candidates.
More than 17,000 deaths caused by police have been misclassified since 1980
Public health data experts have a new way to calculate the underreporting of people killed by police. Criminologists call the results "interesting" but are reserving judgment on the accuracy.
The Big Lie” is getting bigger, warns Colorado official
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold told Axios on Thursday, "We're seeing this 'Big Lie' get bigger," and as a result, she's receiving more personal threats for trying to protect voting access.Why it matters: Roughly nine months after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and President Biden...
Texas 'heartbeat act' part of wave of red-state laws encouraging vigilantes: Experts
Concern grows over Texas 'heartbeat act' and series of red-state laws creating nation of vigilantes
Ozy Media shutting down
Ozy Media announced on Friday that it was shutting down amid a scandal surrounding a top executive attempting to deceive potential investors.In a statement obtained by The New York Times, Ozy’…
Subpoenas could shed light on how Jan. 6 rally came together
The House committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, with its latest round of subpoenas, may uncover the degree to which former President Donald Trump, his campaign and White House were involved in planning the rally — which had been billed as a grassroots demonstration —...
Kristi Noem relaunching social studies standards process amid controversy
Gov. Kristi Noem is hitting the reset button on South Dakota's proposed social studies curriculum, discarding her administration's previous standards and changing up who crafts the new ones.
More than half of U.S. police killings are misclassified, study says
The study also found that Black Americans were about 3.5 times more likely to die by police violence than White Americans.
Pat Robertson steps down from '700 Club' after hosting the show for over 50 years
Robertson, 91, said in a statement that he hosted Christian Broadcasting Network's flagship program for the last time on Friday.
House delays infrastructure vote as negotiations among Democrats stall
House progressives continue to threaten to sink the bill unless there's an agreement on the other, much larger package that expands the social safety net.
From fire to floods, extreme weather keeping students out of classrooms this school year
Students have been forced out of school due to extreme weather events this school year.
Ecuador to pardon up to 2,000 inmates after deadly prison riot
Move aims to reduce overcrowding in detention centres after 118 inmates died in an Ecuadorian prison riot this week.
Sarah Everard: Boris Johnson urges public to trust the police
Boris Johnson says the police do a "wonderful job" - but must do more to tackle violence against women.
House passes 30-day extension for highway funding | CNN Politics
The House of Representatives on Friday night passed a resolution extending funding for the Highway Trust Fund for 30 days, hours after funding for the program had lapsed at midnight.
Democrats remain deeply divided but also closer than ever to a deal
First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Suspect in custody after Houston school shooting leaves 1 injured
"I don't think anybody, or any kid, should witness this but it's the world that we live in," Houston's police chief said Friday.
US climate action is on the line as negotiations in Congress reach a fever pitch | CNN Politics
President Joe Biden's climate agenda is on the line with just one month until a pivotal UN climate conference in Glasgow.
Former U.S. Soldier Arrested For Breaching Capitol Grounds On Jan. 6 In Full Tactical Gear
The former Special Forces member who joined rioters at the U.S. Capitol was also a Republican candidate for Congress in Florida in 2020.
Many lawmakers' 'leadership PACs' spend more on fundraising than political contributions, report finds
Many leadership PACs are devoting more money to fundraising for the PAC than to the kind of political contributions for which the PACs were designed, says a new report.
Mamady Doumbouya: Guinea coup leader sworn in as president
Former French legionnaire Col Mamady Doumbouya becomes the second-youngest leader in Africa.
Justice Sotomayor tells the truth about the Supreme Court | CNN
Erwin Chemerinsky writes that Sotomayor's comments about the "huge amount" of disappointment coming in the law highlights how difficult it will be to believe that the five staunch conservatives on the court -- despite their public pronouncements -- will not rule based on their personal or...
FBI joins search for missing Florida college student Miya Marcano
More than 60 detectives are working full time to find Marcano, officials said. Searchers are concentrating efforts on Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties.
Venezuela introduces new currency with 6 fewer zeros
A new currency with six fewer zeros is debuting in Venezuela, whose currency has been made nearly worthless by years of the world’s worst inflation
NWSL postpones games after allegations
The NWSL postpones this weekend's games after sexual misconduct allegations against North Carolina head coach Paul Riley.
Anchorage mayor apologizes after saying protesters' use of Star of David to oppose mask mandate is 'credit' to Jews | CNN Politics
The mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, apologized this week after he said that some residents' decisions to wear the Star of David -- à la Jews who suffered under Nazi-occupied Europe -- to protest a proposed city mask mandate is a "credit" to Jewish people.
Where is Kierra Coles? Pregnant postal worker's mysterious disappearance still torture for her mom
Kierra Coles was last seen on Oct. 2, 2018. She was about three months pregnant.
U.S. condemns killing of Rohingya leader, urges full probe
Mohibullah had been an international advocate for Rohingya rights, including traveling to the White House for a meeting on religious freedom in 2019.
French ex-officer's DNA ends 35-year murder hunt
François Vérove took his life before he could be questioned and provide a DNA sample.
U.S. advances plan to protect Nevada flower near lithium project
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a proposed rule on Friday to list the Tiehm's buckwheat flower as an endangered species, the latest blow to ioneer Ltd's plans to build a Nevada lithium mine that would supply the electric vehicle industry.
Strong typhoon near Tokyo disrupts some flights, trains
A powerful typhoon is pounding Japan and some of its eastern islands with gusts and downpours of rain, grounding some domestic flights and halting trains
Truth and Reconciliation: Trudeau slammed for taking vacation
The prime minister's itinerary initially stated he would be attending private meetings in Ottawa.
NBA draws line as stars like Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins balk at Covid vaccine
The NBA cannot force players to get vaccinated. But the league flexed its muscle in another fashion taking aim at the vaccine resisters’ bank accounts.
Judge questions Texas abortion ban's controversial enforcement mechanism | CNN Politics
A federal judge Friday questioned the controversial enforcement mechanism of Texas' six-week abortion ban and asked whether the law made private citizens "a proxy for the state to insulate the state from the sort of judicial oversight that would exist."
U.S. school board group asks Biden for help against growing 'threat'
As schools around the country face growing backlash related to pandemic safety measures and studies of race in America, school board members are asking for federal help from the president to protect teachers and community members from the "immediate threat." The National School Boards...
Newsom signs #FreeBritney bill to reform conservatorship laws
The pop star's case has catapulted the issue of conservatorships into the national spotlight.
Multimillion-dollar beach property taken from Black owners in Jim Crow era is cleared to be returned | CNN
A plan to return stretch of prime Southern California beachfront real estate to the descendants of its rightful Black owners, nearly a century after the parcel was taken by the city of Manhattan Beach, is scheduled for a vote before the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
When one pill kills
Eight parents mourn children poisoned by deadly pills bought on Snapchat.
'There is no perfect victim': Anita Hill refuses to believe a myth that lets perpetrators off the hook | CNN Politics
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'Anti-feminist' vandals in Israel deface images of women
Israel is having a difficult time keeping images of women in public from being defaced
Israeli soccer fans subjected to antisemitic abuse at 1st match in Berlin stadium built by the Nazis
A Jewish youth group says fans at the highly symbolic match at Berlin's Olympic Stadium were "pelted with beer and insulted as '[expletive] Jews,' among other things."
Crowded animal shelters fear crisis when eviction moratorium ends
As many as 8 million pets could flood animal shelters when the CDC’s ban on evictions ends Sunday.
Organizers seek to change Lee County, Florida, to Bruce Lee County
A new petition is hoping to change the narrative behind the county, dropping Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in favor of the iconic martial artist.
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin: Allegations of safety issues at company
Former employees pen an open letter saying the company is rife with sexism and lax on safety.
Natalie Morales is leaving NBC News after 22 years
Morales announced Friday that she was excited to be pursuing "a new adventure."
Former President Jimmy Carter quietly marks 97th birthday
The oldest former U.S. president ever, Jimmy Carter, plans to quietly mark his 97th birthday at home in Georgia on Friday
Portraits of the Las Vegas massacre victims
Among those killed was a nurse who shielded his wife from the bullets.
Ahmaud Arbery’s mental health records can’t be used at trial, judge rules
The decision by Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley further limits defense attorneys’ efforts to portray Arbery as an aggressive young man with a troubled past.
Merck says COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a potential leap forward in the global fight against the pandemic , drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental pill for people sick with COVID-19 reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half.
Justice Sotomayor rejects request to block New York City school vaccine mandate
Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday denied a request from a group of New York City teachers to block the city's vaccine mandate for public school employees.
Vaccinated people are less likely to spread Covid, new research finds
British scientists examined how the Pfizer-BioNTech and the AstraZeneca vaccines affected the spread of the virus if a person had a breakthrough infection.
California pushes 1st US vaccine mandate for schoolchildren
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is poised to impose the nation’s first coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, a move announced Friday that could push other states to follow as many did after Gov.
Justice Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said the 54-year-old justice has no symptoms. It's the first time the court has reported that a sitting justice has tested positive for the virus, although...
FDA announces key panel meetings on Moderna, J&J boosters, vaccines for kids
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled key advisory panel meetings in the coming weeks to discuss booster doses of both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines, mi…
Former football player's mission to get others vaccinated after almost dying of COVID
36-year-old Justin Moon spent nearly 6 weeks on a ventilator.
India imposes quarantine on UK nationals in tit-for-tat move
The move comes after New Delhi called British decision not to recognise Indian vaccine, Covishield, ‘discriminatory’.
Alaska Airlines says it will require all of its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, citing President Biden's vaccine mandate for federal contractors
Alaska Airlines will require COVID-19 vaccines for all employees, saying it falls under President Biden's vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
Joe Rogan Thinks Biden Faked His COVID-19 Booster Shot on Live TV
YouTube/ScreenshotJoe Rogan’s streak of terrible COVID-19 takes continued this week when he baselessly suggested the White House faked President Joe Biden’s booster shot on live TV out of fear that he could have dropped dead in the moment.After Biden took questions from reporters while he...
White House pushes U.S. airlines to mandate vaccines for staff by Dec. 8
The White House is pressing major U.S. airlines to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees by Dec. 8 - the deadline for federal contractors to do so - and is showing no signs of pushing back the date, four sources told Reuters on Friday.
ND governor warns hospitals reaching capacity due to COVID-19 cases
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) and other health officials warned residents in a statement Friday that hospitals are reaching critical capacity due to COVID-19 cases.“The pressure on hospitals an…
How Jared and Ivanka Hijacked the White House’s Covid Response
A new, inside the room account of the chaotic day Trump addressed the nation on the pandemic.
Coronavirus FAQ: I'm vaccinated. Can I give a hug — or a handshake — without risk?
In the vaccine era, people are wondering if it's (relatively) safe to resume hugs, exchange handshakes, kiss on the cheek or air-kiss.
US hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The United States reached its latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone Friday, eclipsing 700,000 deaths from COVID-19 just as the surge from the delta variant is starting to slow down and give overwhelmed hospitals some relief.
Australian border to reopen for first time in pandemic
Vaccinated Australians can start travelling abroad from November, ending an 18-month ban.
U.S. eyes Israeli military data for Pfizer COVID-19 booster safety
U.S. health officials are hoping data on Israeli military personnel can help clarify the risk of heart muscle inflammation in younger people who have received Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots - a potential factor for U.S. regulators as they consider granting full approval of these boosters.
Merck says experimental COVID-19 pill cut deaths, hospitalizations in half when given early
Company says molnupiravir cut hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the virus and it will soon ask authorities to approve the pill's use.
Covid: India withdraws 10-day quarantine for UK nationals
The change in rules came days after UK eased similar travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Indians.
Kyrsten Sinema’s political allies have some free advice
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s political allies have some free advice for anyone trying to bully the wine-drinking triathlete into supporting President Biden's $3.5 trillion budget bill: She doesn’t play by Washington’s rules — and she's prepared to walk away. Why it matters: For all her flash, Sinema —...