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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called the new coronavirus variant omicron a cause for concern but “not a cause for panic” Monday and said he was not considering any widespread U.S. lockdown. He urged Americans anew to get fully vaccinated, including booster shots, and return to face masks indoors in public settings to slow any spread.
House January 6 committee to meet on holding Trump ally Jeffrey Clark in contempt
If the committee and full House approve the measure, Jeffrey Clark would be the second Trump ally to be found in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena from the panel.
Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was working...
Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone Monday.
Pentagon denies Oklahoma governor's request and insists National Guard members must be vaccinated | CNN Politics
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin denied a request from Oklahoma's governor to exempt his state's National Guard members from the Pentagon's Covid-19 vaccine mandate.
Dems want Biden to start swinging at Republicans. Allies aren’t sure he can.
Inside the White House a debate rages over how hard the president should attack Republicans heading into the midterms.
U.S. Congress aims to avoid government shutdown with vote this week
The Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress could vote as early as Wednesday to continue funding the federal government, according to congressional aides, avoiding what would be a politically embarrassing partial shutdown.
Jan. 6 panel sets contempt vote for former DOJ official
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will vote Wednesday to hold a former Justice Department official in contempt, demanding criminal charges against a defiant witness for a second time as lawmakers seek answers about the violent attack.
Boebert and Omar have contentious call amid backlash for anti-Muslim remarks
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota spoke on the phone, the two members of Congress confirmed Monday, amid criticism of Boebert's anti-Muslim remarks aimed at Omar.
Kevin McCarthy ad attacks 'one-party rule' of Democrats and rallies support to fire Pelosi
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy unveiled an ad Monday night casting the "one-party rule" of the Democratic Party as a colossal failure and issuing a rallying call for the removal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Chris Cuomo's off-air role: Brother Andrew's strategist
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show.
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell trial begins: Key takeaways from Day 1
The trial of Ghislane Maxwell, a longtime associate of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, began Monday.
Congress faces jampacked end to 2021
Lawmakers are back this week to weigh plans to fund the government, authorize military spending, extend the debt limit and pass Biden's Build Back Better Act.
Senate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo
Senate Republicans on Monday blocked a mammoth defense policy bill, throwing the legislation into limbo as Congress heads into a packed year-end schedule.The Senate voted 45-51 to start winding dow…
Embattled Kansas lawmaker arrested for second time in month
A 21-year-old embattled Kansas lawmaker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving — his second arrest in less than a month — and is facing fresh calls for his resignation or removal from office. A Kansas trooper arrested Aaron Coleman around 1 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 70 near Lawrence...
Walmart CEO says Biden supply chain push is easing bottlenecks
Walmart Inc Chief Executive Doug McMillon on Monday hailed the Biden administration's efforts to ease supply chain bottlenecks as the holiday season gets underway, noting the decision to extend port hours was having a positive impact on the flow of goods. McMillon added that Walmart had noticed...
Congressional failure to raise the debt ceiling could 'eviscerate' pandemic recovery, warns Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
Yellen also advised Congress to pass Biden's social safety net plan, the Build Back Better Act, saying it will lead to a long-term GDP increase.
Biden bill would give amnesty to 6.5 million illegal immigrants, CBO says
More than 6 million illegal immigrants in the United States would be granted amnesty and allowed to obtain government benefits by House Democrats’ Build Back Better Act, according to a review by the Congressional Budget Office.
Conservative group targets Biden court pick ahead of Mississippi abortion case
A conservative group is targeting Dale Ho, President Biden’s judicial nominee to serve on the Southern District Court of New York, with a six-figure ad buy — launching the first TV campaign against a Biden court pick.Why it matters: The Supreme Court is set to hear a Mississippi abortion law...
Scientists say xenobots, world’s first living robots, can reproduce
Scientists who created xenobots, the world’s first living robots, say the life forms are “the first-ever, self-replicating living robots.”The tiny organisms were originally u…
Austin orders investigation of Syria airstrike that killed civilians
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a renewed investigation into a 2019 airstrike in Syria that resulted in the deaths of civilians after the attack was first reported in detail by the New York Times earlier this month.
Omar, Boebert blast one another after tense call
Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) clashed in what both described as a tense phone call on Monday after video surfaced of the far-right lawmaker making Islamophobic remarks abo…
Elizabeth Holmes testifies college rape, partner’s control fueled her drive at Theranos
With tears and emotion, Holmes testified that former partner Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani dictated how she should become "The New Elizabeth."
Analysis: How long can Mitch McConnell ignore Donald Trump?
Mitch McConnell would like everyone in the Republican Party to forget all about Donald Trump -- and the last four years.
Jan. 6 panel plans vote to censure Trump DOJ official Clark
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will vote Wednesday night on whether to censure Jeffrey Clark, a move that would tee up a full House vote on whether to ref…
Labor board calls for new union election at Amazon Alabama warehouse
The order will give the nearly 6,000 workers at that facility a second chance to form a collective bargaining unit with the RWDSU.
Biden meets with retailers and grocers to discuss supply chain as holiday season begins | CNN Politics
President Joe Biden met with the CEOs of a number of major retailers and grocers on Monday to discuss the holiday shopping season, part of the administration's ongoing effort to emphasize the strength of the nation's supply chains amid growing concerns.
Prosecutors give graphic details of abuse during opening statements in Ghislaine Maxwell criminal trial
Opening arguments began Monday afternoon in the high-profile trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and former confidante of Jeffrey Epstein, accused of helping him recruit, groom, and sexually abuse young women.
Right-wingers making McCarthy sweat for future Speaker post
Right-wing elements in the Republican Party are complicating House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's attempts to become the next speaker of the House should the GOP take back the majority in 2022.Why it matters: While McCarthy has worked carefully to build trust among the conservatives who tanked...
Congress hopes to avoid a government shutdown as Friday deadline approaches
Washington and Wall Street were optimistic Monday that Congress can pass a bill to fund the government and avert a partial shutdown before a Friday deadline.
Schumer: ‘Goal’ is to pass Biden spending bill before Christmas
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said that he will bring President Biden’s spending bill to the Senate floor once the parliamentarian finishes reviewing it and t…
POLITICO Playbook: Dems’ dicey decision: Punish Boebert or not?
And the Senate stares down a December pileup.
Cuomo strikes defiant tone in newly released video of his testimony about alleged sexual misconduct
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared defiant in newly released video from his summer testimony relating to the sexual assault allegations that led to his eventual resignation
Red states buck Biden by allowing workers fired over vaccine mandates to collect unemployment
Four states with Republican legislatures have changed their laws to permit those who lose their jobs over vaccine mandates to still collect unemployment benefits.
Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO
Board member and former Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal has been appointed CEO effective immediately.
Noem wants to push anti-abortion argument to Supreme Court
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday sought a leading role in a pair of legal battles over abortion access as the U.S. Supreme Court neared a potentially defining moment on the issue.
OnPolitics: This infrastructure law could prevent drunk-driving deaths
A provision in Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure law requires new technology in cars to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.
Actor charged in riot almost talked way into staying in jail
An actor charged with storming the U.S. Capitol as a member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group nearly talked his way into remaining in jail after a judge heard on Monday that the Florida man was challenging the court's authority over him.
Chris Cuomo coordinated with Andrew Cuomo's top aide as allegations spiraled, text messages show
Chris Cuomo has previously acknowledged involvement in his brother's response to allegations, but the new documents shed light on his day-to-day communications with a top aide to the governor.
Jan. 6 committee to vote this week on holding former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark in criminal contempt
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot announced that it will hold a vote on Wednesday to recommend Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official, be held in criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena. Why it matters: If the panel votes in favor and the...
Loudoun school board to permit spectators at meetings for first time since sex assault uproar
The Loudoun County school board will once again permit spectators at its meetings, lifting a monthslong ban after the board's June meeting resulted in an arrest and national headlines.
DOJ: Bannon attempting ‘frivolous’ effort to turn court case into media spectacle
Prosecutors seek to turn ex-Trump aide’s combative out-of-court statements against him.
Jeffrey Epstein's pilot called as the first witness in Ghislaine Maxwell's sex crime trial
Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein socialized with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and other celebrities years before their sex crime arrests.
'QAnon Shaman' from Capitol riot likely to appeal sentence this week
Jacob Chansley, who wore face paint and horns during the Jan. 6 siege, hired two new lawyers who face a Wednesday deadline to file a notice.
Senate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo
Senate Republicans on Monday blocked a mammoth defense policy bill, throwing the legislation into limbo as Congress heads into a packed year-end schedule.The Senate voted 45-51 to start winding dow…
‘QAnon Shaman’ hires new lawyers, may seek appeal of three year sentence
Jacob Chansley, also known as the “QAnon Shaman,” said he has hired two new attorneys, a possible attempt to seek to appeal his three-year prison sentence for his role in the Jan 6. riot, NBC News …
'Patriots 45 MAGA Gang' planned violence on January 6, prosecutors say | CNN Politics
Federal prosecutors have indicted a trio of alleged US Capitol rioters -- including one who is accused of assaulting DC police officer Michael Fanone -- for planning to be violent together on January 6, according to court records and a Justice Department statement on Monday.
FBI: Black Friday week saw 687,788 gun background checks
The yearlong frenzy of gun buying went into overdrive last week, guaranteeing that 2021 will be the second-best year for sales after last year’s record binge.
Trump is aiming for more a 'personal' VP-selection process in 2024 and will emphasize loyalty and support of debunked election claims, report says
"He is the party, basically. It's so united behind him," the pollster John McLaughlin said of Trump, who can rally the GOP's conservative base.
CNN host Chris Cuomo used his media sources to find out info on brother Andrew's accusers, records show
Chris Cuomo advised a top aide to his brother Andrew Cuomo about reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by the then-NY governor, new records show.
Supreme Court prepares to hear biggest abortion fight in decades
Nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade, the future of abortion rights will face its most consequential test Wednesday.
Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether Mississippi can ban abortions after 15 weeks, the justices will be focused on an issue that has dominated the term. Not only is there Mississippi’s call to overrule Roe v.
'Jesus Christ Superstar' actor, an accused Capitol rioter, claimed 'divine' authority in court hearing | CNN Politics
A court hearing for a January 6 defendant quickly turned contentious Monday after an actor and Oath Keeper tried to reject the United States' authority over him.
Manchin indicates ‘pathway’ to resolve debt ceiling standoff and avoid default
The Treasury Department has said the government might not be able to meet its financial obligations after Dec. 15.
Why billions in broadband money may go to the wrong places
The administration and Congress are devoting tens of billions of dollars to closing the digital divide. But a key ingredient is missing: an accurate picture of Americans' internet access.
Palestine: Femicide highlights need for domestic violence law
The killing of a 30-year-old mother in occupied Ramallah by her husband has caused an uproar among Palestinians.
Dearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized
The Dearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was “broken into and vandalized” on Monday, according to a statement by the lawmaker’s spokeswoman, Mackenzie Smith.Smith…
Video shows man falling and stabbing himself in neck after officer uses Taser
An Arizona man was injured after falling neck first onto a knife after being shocked with a Taser during an altercation with a Glendale police officer on Tuesday.
US Rep. Tom Suozzi says he's running for New York governor
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that he is running for New York governor in next year's election, joining a competitive primary race that became wide open when former Gov.
Lawyer: Jussie Smollett 'a real victim' of attack in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said as the ex-"Empire" actor's trial started Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t take hate mail...
Beto and the Spanish name-game in the Texas governor’s race
Republican Greg Abbott is trying to appeal to Hispanic voters by claiming Beto O’Rourke is appropriating their culture ‘In a border town like El Paso, no one ever made an issue of a gringo using the nickname for the Spanish name Roberto.’ Photograph: Veronica Cardenas/Reuters Within hours of...
How far-right extremist groups face exposure from army of hacktivists
Data leaks and breaches by so-called ‘ethical hackers’ – often assisted by poor security practices – have exposed inner workings of groups and the nature of the movement as a whole Members of Oath Keepers attend a rally at Freedom Plaza on 5 January 2021, in Washington, in support of Donald...
UK spy chief warns China, Russia racing to master AI
MI6 chief Richard Moore says Beijing and Moscow ‘pouring money’ into technological advances that will reshape espionage.
Supreme Court to take up Mississippi challenge to Roe v. Wade
The case is the most important showdown over abortion rights in decades, presenting a direct challenge to the 1973 landmark ruling.
States, cities running out of rental assistance monies
The Treasury Department is projecting that about two-thirds of the $45 billion designated for assistance will be allocated or disbursed by Dec. 31.
Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge | CNN Politics
The Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Guam and Australia to better prepare the US military to counter China, a senior defense official said on Monday.
Congress has several must-give packages to deliver by Christmas
Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress has plenty to do by Christmas. This includes passaging a Band-Aid bill to avert a government shutdown by this weekend and approving the annual defense policy bill.
World Bank is working to free up $500M in Afghanistan aid: Report
Board members on Tuesday will discuss moving $500m from a frozen aid fund to humanitarian agencies, Reuters reports.
The House GOP musical chairs that could keep Stefanik as No. 3
The 37-year-old had privately pledged to serve only through 2022 when she successfully replaced the ousted Rep. Liz Cheney. But things can change.
Democrats Can Save Voting by Bringing Back the Mr. Smith Filibuster
Herbert DorfmanAfter the failure of three historic voting rights bills, Senate Democrats face a critical question: Will they finally do something about the filibuster?For months, much of the press has wrongly covered the issue as a binary choice: end the filibuster or keep it. Elimination has...
Marjorie Taylor Greene says 'never apologize to Islamic terrorist sympathizers' after Lauren Boebert apologized for Islamophobic comments about Ilhan Omar
"Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in Congress," Omar said after calling on House leadership to take action against Boebert.
After Rittenhouse verdict, advocates demand justice for Chrystul Kizer
In Wisconsin, where Kyle Rittenhouse successfully claimed-self defense, supporters want similar treatment for a sex-trafficked minor.
Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal resume; US stays distant
VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks Monday over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with the United States taking part at arm's length as in previous rounds since the Trump administration pulled out of the accord three years ago.
Amazon workers in Alabama get a do-over in union election
A new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, will be held based on objections to the first vote that took place in April
Honduras set for first female president as Castro holds wide lead
With more than half the votes counted, Xiomara Castro had commanding lead over ruling party candidate Asfura.
Elizabeth Holmes accuses ex-lover, business partner of abuse
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Disgraced entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes described herself as the abused puppet of her former lover and business partner Sunny Balwani in tearful testimony Monday, part of her attempt to refute accusations that she lied about a flawed blood-testing technology she had...
Analysis: One thing Biden will not do to fight the Omicron variant
There was a telling moment during President Joe Biden's remarks on the new Omicron coronavirus variant at the White House Monday. He's all in on doing everything he can to get Americans vaccinated and politely asking them to mask up, but he's not likely to go the direction of some European...
Apple says it will notify users whose iPhones were hacked by spyware
“These users are individually targeted because of who they are or what they do,” Apple said in a support document.
Iran and world powers resume Vienna talks to restore nuclear deal
Russia’s representative says talks begin ‘quite successfully’ as Iran’s negotiator says Tehran is seeking a ‘fair’ deal.
New York City chief medical examiner resigning
Dr. Barbara Sampson is the first woman to lead the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
New Twitter CEO steps from behind the scenes to high profile
Newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley's highest-profile and politically volatile jobs. But his prior lack of name recognition coupled with a solid technical background appears to be what some big company backers were looking...
Fed’s Powell warns Omicron could slow job growth, extend supply snarls
“Greater concerns about the virus could reduce people’s willingness to work in person, which would slow progress in the labor market and intensify supply-chain disruptions,” Powell said in his statement.
Barbados becomes a republic, renouncing British queen
Barbados swears in its own president as head of state as Caribbean island distances itself from colonial past.
Nazi’s Nuremberg horrors go to auction
On the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials conclusion that led to the execution of Adolf Hitler’s top henchmen, key trial documents and other artifacts of those convicted of war crimes are headed to auction.
Europe’s border agency under fire for aiding Libya's brutal migrant detentions
The E.U. pays for almost every aspect of Libya's often lethal migrant detention system, an investigation found, including the boats that fire on migrant rafts.
Four-star general to lead Pentagon investigation into Syria airstrike that killed dozens
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered a new investigation into a 2019 U.S. airstrike in Syria that killed dozens of women and children, the Pentagon’s top spokesman said Monday.“The secretary …
Prosecutors portray Ghislaine Maxwell as Jeffrey Epstein's "partner in crime," defense says she is scapegoat as sex-trafficking trial begins
Opening statements began Monday in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell.
Dave Chappelle’s high school moves forward with plans to rename theater after him
“As an art institution, we educate our students on the importance of media literacy and art as a free and open form of expression to both reflect and challenge society,” Duke Ellington School of th…
Twitter’s CEO is leaving. The storms that consumed his company won’t end.
Conservative activists and lawmakers immediately began heaping attacks on Jack Dorsey's chosen successor, Parag Agrawal.
‘They’re all begging me’: Trump’s 2024 veep tryouts get underway
The question of Trump’s prospective choice of running mate is surfacing with increasing frequency.
Ari Lennox says she was racially profiled before being detained in Amsterdam
Investigators were questioning Lennox over possible threats made to the staff member and security officer. They did not share the alleged threats.
Esper says Americans deserve 'unvarnished' look at 'tumultuous' Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions
Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday that the American people deserve an "unvarnished" look at former President Donald Trump's "tumultuous" presidency after he filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon for not clearing his book manuscript for publication.
Buttigieg adviser called Christine Blasey Ford 'looney tunes'
Democratic strategist Lis Smith, who served as the senior communications director for Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's 2020 presidential campaign, believed Christine Blasey Ford was “looney toons," according to recently revealed text messages.
Senior Biden official reassures Colombian Americans after fallout over FARC decision
The administration says removing the former rebel group from the terrorist list after Colombia's historic peace accord allows it to focus on current terrorist groups.
Enes Kanter Freedom: NBA star changes name to celebrate US citizenship
Outspoken Boston Celtics basketball player Enes Kanter will add 'Freedom' to his name.
Islamophobia controversy worsens after Boebert calls Omar
The Minnesota progressive ended her phone conversation with the Colorado conservative after both demanded public apologies — exacerbating already rock-bottom relations in the House.
Lee Elder, first black golfer to play at Masters, dies at 87
Lee Elder, who broke racial barriers after becoming the first black man to compete at the Masters, died Sunday at 87, the PGA Tours announced Monday.
DOJ moves to limit Bannon media circus over January 6 investigation
Prosecutors have accused former President Donald Trump's ex-adviser Steve Bannon of attempting to try his criminal case through the media instead of in court and have asked a judge to limit what Bannon can release publicly throughout the case, according to a new filing in DC District Court.
'No appetite' for a shutdown as Congress readies funding fix
Leaders are mulling mid to late January for the new funding deadline rather than before Christmas as previously discussed.
9 months after the Texas freeze, the power grid remains vulnerable
Energy experts say new regulations allowed too much wiggle room for companies to avoid weatherization improvements.
Tiger Woods says he will 'never' play golf again full time
The 15-time major champ revealed Tuesday that he nearly lost a leg after a crash earlier this year. “I’m lucky to be alive, but also to still have the limb," he said.
LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach
LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport's most storied program to a Southeastern Conference powerhouse.
Biden addresses nation on omicron variant as some travel bans to US take effect
With the omicron variant prompting new travel restrictions this week, President Joe Biden will address the nation on Monday in remarks about the new COVID-19 variant.
White House holiday decor honors COVID-19 frontline workers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday decorations unveiled Monday for Joe and Jill Biden’s first White House Christmas honor frontline workers who persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses, doctors, teachers, grocery store workers and others are recognized in this year's gigantic Gingerbread White...
Omicron: What you need to know about the COVID variant
Officials say boosters are needed to shore up protection against the highly contagious variant.
New York City reinstates mask advisory 'at all times' while indoors ahead of omicron detection
Officials in New York City have reinstated the city's mask advisory while indoors as the omicron variant continues to spread around the globe.
Omicron variant may cause mild symptoms, but experts say there’s still reason to be concerned
With the new variant’s high number of mutations, “what we’re worried more about is the transmissibility and the immune-evasion capabilities,” one infectious disease doctor said.
Cotton swipes at Fauci: ‘These bureaucrats think that they are the science’
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) slammed White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci on Monday, likening the top infectious disease expert to a bureaucrat who thinks “they are the scien…
Infographic: How Omicron compares with other COVID variants
WHO says preliminary evidence indicates an ‘increased risk of reinfection with Omicron’ but information is limited.
Portugal investigating omicron outbreak among players in soccer club
Health authorities said Monday that Belenenses SAD, a professional Portuguese soccer club, has seen more than a dozen confirmed cases of the omicron coronavirus variant.Official…
Biden: We won't fight Omicron with lockdowns
President Biden said on Monday that the expected arrival of the Omicron variant won’t lead to new restrictions, even as he admitted that little is known about this newest strain of the coronavirus, which was first detected in South Africa. He vowed that his administration would fight the new...
WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.”
Just when you thought you had Fed policy figured out, virus resurges
What could the new Omicron variant mean for the economic outlook?
Omicron updates: COVID outbreak reported on cruise ship docking in New Orleans
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 785,000 Americans.
Pfizer expected to seek FDA authorization for boosters for those ages 16 and 17
Pfizer is expected to seek authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine booster shot for those who are ages 16 and 17, a source familiar with the plan told CNN on Monday.
Federal workers who don’t meet vaccine mandate won’t face discipline until January
Federal workers who do not comply with the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine requirement will not face serious penalties such as suspension or removal until January.The White House Of…
Trump’s White House doctor calls omicron a midterm elections trick
“Here comes the MEV – the Midterm Election Variant!” Ronny Jackson tweeted Saturday.
Cosby prosecutors urge Supreme Court to restore conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, complaining in a petition released Monday the verdict was thrown out over a questionable agreement that the comic claimed gave him lifetime immunity.
Vaccine makers optimistic about producing omicron-specific shots if needed
Scientists say the new vaccines using genetic technology can be easily tweaked.
Justice Breyer rejects request to block Massachusetts hospital's vaccine mandate
Justice Stephen Breyer rejected a request on Monday that the Supreme Court block the vaccine mandate being implemented by the large Massachusetts hospital system, Mass General Brigham.
Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement.
Sputnik V maker: Vaccine could be adapted to fight omicron
The developer of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine says it will work on adapting it to the new omicron COVID-19 variant
EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know about omicron variant
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations.