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WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden’s approval rating has fallen. Pollsters say there’s one way to bounce back.
“Voters are looking for a return on what they were promised,” said Jeff Horwitt, a Democratic pollster who co-conducts the NBC News poll.
Analysis: Pressure on January 6 panel ratchets up amid new explosion of Trump election lies
The House's US Capitol insurrection probe is fast turning into a race against time, up against Republican efforts to delay an accounting on ex-President Donald Trump's coup attempt after losing the 2020 election even as he preemptively begins undermining the next one.
Congressional approval slips to 27 percent in new poll
Congress’s approval rating has slipped to 27 percent, according to a new poll, as lawmakers feud over government funding, the debt limit and two massive spending bills.The poll, conducted by CNN an…
Rosen, former acting AG under Trump, appears before Jan. 6 committee
Another top Trump Justice Department official, Jeffrey Clark, also got subpoenaed on Wednesday by the panel probing the Capitol attack.
McConnell gets GOP wake-up call
The backlash Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) received from fellow Republican senators last week is a wake-up call to the GOP leader that he doesn’t have any more political capital to s…
William Shatner, TV's Capt. Kirk, blasts into space
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company.
White House to host virtual ransomware summit with 30 countries — but not Russia
One major topic of conversation will be how countries can cooperatively trace and disrupt criminal use of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Judge dismisses Georgia lawsuit alleging fraud in 2020 election
A state judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by Georgia voters and self-described election integrity activists who alleged that officials in Atlanta's Fulton County had counted fraudulent ballots in the November 2020 election.
Democrats struggle to gain steam on Biden spending plan
Democrats are struggling to break through on their sweeping social spending bill amid a laser-like focus on the price tag and high-profile squabbles.
US exploring 'other options' to keep Iran from acquiring nuclear weapon as diplomatic talks stall, Blinken says
President Biden's advisers have been trying to revive the Iran nuclear deal, which was abandoned by ex-President Trump. But that effort has stalled.
Investigators: No evidence of Fulton County ballot fraud
ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators in Georgia haven't found any evidence to substantiate claims that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in Fulton County during the 2020 general election, according to a court filing.
Texas governor moves state sharply to the right ahead of 2022 election
Texas Governor Greg Abbott's decision to bar private companies from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates is the latest sign he is betting the state's electorate remains solidly Republican ahead of his re-election bid next year.
Why some US officials see new indications Russia could be behind Havana Syndrome
U.S. suspicions are rising that a Russian GRU-led attack cell is conducting pulsed radio frequency or microwave attacks against U.S. personnel, which is resulting in the so-called Havana Syndrome.
POLITICO Playbook PM: New polling on Biden, Trump, McConnell and Pelosi
And inflation remained high in September.
Russia denies weaponising energy amid Europe gas crisis
The Russian president says his country is not to blame for high gas prices elsewhere in Europe.
Tim Scott rakes in $8.3M for reelection, possible 2024 bid
The South Carolina senator has become one of the Republican Party's most prolific fundraisers.
Ex-Giuliani associate Parnas used Russian funds to 'grease the wheels,' prosecutor says
Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of former Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, used $100,000 from a wealthy Russian businessman to make illegal donations to U.S. politicians, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Trump takes legal action against 'free speech' app for creating fake account for him
Former President Donald Trump has reportedly hit a social media company with a cease-and-desist letter for misleading its users into thinking he is using its platform.
Israel ‘reserves the right’ to act against Iran: Yair Lapid
Speaking alongside Israeli FM, Antony Blinken says US will look at every option to address Iran’s nuclear programme.
Hairdresser linked to QAnon to be jailed for Capitol rioting
Like many Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Dona Sue Bissey has promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory on social media. But the judge sentencing her Tuesday to 14 days in jail said it was for her actions, not her beliefs.
Biden, despite flagging poll numbers, returning to Virginia campaign trail ahead of Election Day
With former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe holding an razor thin edge over GOP nominee Glenn Younkin with less than weeks until Election Day in the state’s gubernatorial showdown, McAuliffe’s bringing out some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party to help him energize Democrats to vote.
Liberal advocacy groups launch ‘How to Stop Facebook’ campaign
Over 40 leading human rights and tech advocacy groups launched a major campaign Wednesday to stop Facebook from unfairly harvesting user data and using surveillance-driven algorithms, the first coordinated grassroots push to do so in the wake of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's revelations…
The global elites are headed to Scotland. Call it climate FOMO.
Many governments are afraid to lock in climate commitments, but CEOs and celebrities are going big on Glasgow this November.
White House: Walmart, FedEx, UPS to go 24/7 to address supply bottlenecks
Major goods carriers Walmart, FedEx and UPS will move to working 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to address the global supply chain bottlenecks, the White House announced on Wednesday.&n…
CNN Poll: Most Democrats favor a bigger bill on social safety net and climate
As congressional Democrats negotiate the size and scope of a budget bill that could significantly remake the social safety net in the United States, a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS finds 75% of the party's rank-and-file prefer a bill that goes further to expand the social safety net and combat...
Blue Origin sends William Shatner to edge of space
The mission was delayed by nearly an hour as crews at the launch pad worked to ensure that the rocket was ready for flight.
Biden tries to tame inflation by having LA port open 24/7
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to reassure Americans on Wednesday that he can tame high inflation , announcing a deal to expand operations at the Port of Los Angeles as prices keep climbing and container ships wait to dock in a traffic jam threatening the U.S.
Walmart, FedEx, UPS will increase operations to ease supply chain bottlenecks, Biden says
Backups at key U.S. ports in California have doubled the time it takes for some products to arrive from Asia. The Biden administration promises a "90-day sprint."
Biden asks food makers to crack down on salt
The guidance sets voluntary sodium limits for more than 160 categories of processed foods to reduce the risk of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease.
Amateur hour: Pete Buttigieg’s inexperience exposed as supply chain breaks down
Mayor Pete may be a presidential candidate again one day. That is, if he somehow navigates a crisis in which he’s clearly in over his head.
Mexico cheers U.S. decision to open borders in Nov. to fully vaccinated people
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said it will coincide with a push to reactivate economic activities as they've pushed to bring area vaccination rates in line with the U.S.
Obama to stump for Murphy in New Jersey governor’s race
Former President Obama will campaign for New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) later this month.The Hill first reported on Wednesday that the former president was planning to make an appearance with the …
Months until presidential vote, a far-right surge jolts France
Concerns grow as polls show Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen with the backing of nearly a third of French voters.
From cars to gasoline, surging prices match a 13-year high
Consumer prices rose 0.4% last month, slightly higher than August’s gain and pushing annual inflation back to the highest increase in 13 years
Employers lose their appetite for hiring
The number of job openings dropped to 10.4 million in August following July’s record high.
US leads Bitcoin mining as China ban takes effect
Research shows the US taking the top spot for global mining following a crackdown in China.
Latest inflation reading shows prices continue to rise
September’s consumer inflation report showed prices have continued to rise, though not at the same rapid pace as in August.
Republicans fight for Latino voters in Democratic strongholds
In 2020, the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and safety were the most important topics for Latino voters.
FCC’s $1B broadband boost highlights supply concerns
The FCC’s latest round of broadband funding numbers are out, but advocates are clamoring for more.
More than half of Bay Area residents plan to leave permanently: poll
More than half of the residents living in the San Francisco Bay Area say they are considering moving out of the area permanently, according to a poll from Joint Venture
What Trump's endorsement means for Grassley
Former President Donald Trump made headlines in Des Moines last weekend for endorsing Sen. Chuck Grassley.Axios Des Moines asked Drake University political science professor Dennis Goldford: Is it all show or does something actually come from it?Get market news worthy of your time with Axios...
Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids
Belgrade and Pristina trade barbs after several injured in violent clashes in northern Kosovo.
Supply and demand: Shipping issues become Biden’s latest economic challenge
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.
Judge holds DC jail officials in contempt in 1/6 riot case | AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case involving a Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendant, a federal judge held the District of Columbia’s corrections director and jail warden in contempt of court Wednesday and asked the Justice Department to investigate whether inmates' civil rights are being abused.
Prosecutor: Giuliani associate was 'laughing' about breaking the law
Lev Parnas is accused of illegally funneling more than $100,000 in funds from a Russian businessman into U.S. political campaigns and groups.
US, Israel, UAE discussing 'other options' if diplomacy fails with Iran
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, alongside his counterparts from Israel and the United Arab Emirates, said Wednesday that other options for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program are on the table if diplomacy fails.
Smarkets betting site makes Trump favorite in 2024
The Smarkets betting site has named former President Trump as the most like
US overtakes China as world’s largest Bitcoin mining hub
The United States has supplanted China as the world’s largest center for Bitcoin mining after Beijing announced that the practice would be forbidden.
Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell teams up with feds in bid to keep proposed jury questionnaire secret in sex crime case
Ghislane Maxwell and former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein socialized over the years with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew. She is due to go on trial next month.
Republicans, Schumer say it's 'about time' Biden opened Canadian border after months of widespread vaccines
DHS will now allow vaccinated Canadians to enter the United States in a decision Republicans and even Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said is "overdue."
North Korean army gives brutal martial arts show
The pain-defying displays were put on by the North Korean army for the opening of a defence exhibition.
More than 100K workers threaten strikes as unions flex muscles
Workers in various industries nationwide are threatening to go on strike in a sweeping effort to secure higher pay and better working conditions.
Walgreens closing 5 more San Francisco stores due to organized shoplifting
Last year, Walgreens closed one store in the city where the chain said it was losing $1,000 a day to thefts.
'Squid Game' reaches 111M viewers, becoming Netflix's biggest debut hit
The nine-episode Korean thriller was released Sept. 17 and centers on hundreds of cash-strapped people competing in a dangerous game to win a prize.
Progressives plan rally to keep family leave in Biden's spending plan
Progressive groups will rally Thursday on the Ellipse to press President Biden and Congress to keep paid family medical leave in the social spending package that ultimately gets a vote, Axios has learned.The big picture: Look for these and other advocates to step up their public engagement to...
Leaked Border Patrol docs show mass release of illegal immigrants into US by Biden administration
At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S., often with little to no supervision, by the Biden administration since March – including a broad use of limited parole authorities to make more than 30,000 eligible for work permits since August, Border Patrol documents...
Social Security recipients get 5.9% increase, but rising prices will offset the boost
Social Security recipients will receive an annual cost of living adjustment of 5.9% next year, the largest increase since 1982, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday.
'Seized by an invisible hand': Victims speak out about Havana Syndrome
A doctor said "it's like you aged 20 years all at once," said Kate Husband, diagnosed with a brain injury "related to a directional phenomenon exposure.”
NYC's de Blasio booting Thomas Jefferson statue from City Hall
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has just three months left in office, is quietly banishing a statue of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson from City Hall’s council chambers — where it has resided for the past 187 years, The Post has learned.
As Puerto Rico's power crisis worsens, lawmakers probing outages seek answers
Officials say the crisis of "the worst performing electricity system in the United States" will be resolved soon, but members of Congress and people on the island remain skeptical.
10 Things in Politics: Gaetz's pals think FBI is reading his texts
And House Democrats approved a two-month debt-limit hike. No House Republican supported it.
Republicans fight for Latino voters in Democratic strongholds
Voting rights activists from Mi Familia Vota said after years of being ignored, they are seeing significant investments from politicians trying to reach out to the Latino community. As the largest non-white ethnic group in the United States continues to grow, Latinos have become a focal point...
Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop stabbed to death
World championships medallist found dead at home after she was stabbed, allegedly by her husband: Athletics Kenya.
Hairdresser who described the Capitol riot as the 'best day ever' gets 14 days in jail
Dona Sue Bissey went to Washington, D.C., with Anna Morgan-Lloyd, the Indiana woman who got probation in the first sentence stemming from the Jan. 6 riot.
Ex-felon cousins get 45 days in jail for storming US Capitol
Two cousins with extensive criminal records were sentenced Wednesday to 45 days in jail for storming the US Capitol during the pro-Trump insurrection on January 6.
Boston Bomber case: Kavanaugh, Kagan clash in rare testy exchange over mitigating evidence
The Supreme Court is considering whether to uphold an appeals court's decision to overturn Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence.
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Manchin-Sinema split vexes the White House
And Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) says he won't seek reelection.
Black Americans are incarcerated at nearly five times the rate of Whites, new report on state prisons finds
Black Americans are incarcerated in state prisons at nearly five times the rate of White Americans, according to a new report by The Sentencing Project.
Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy | AP News
ROME (AP) — An extreme-right party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way to Parliament.
McAuliffe urges Dems to use muscle on voting, infrastructure | AP News
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, on Tuesday called on leaders in Washington from both parties — including President Joe Biden — to “get their act together," while pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster if needed to enact the party's...
Winter heating bills set to jump as inflation hits home
With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter
Biden White House launches "climate services" push, revamps climate.gov
The Biden administration on Tuesday revamped its main climate science website, climate.gov, and launched a push into developing new tools that can provide people with information about the climate risks they face. Why it matters: The push into what the administration defines as "climate...
Palestinian kids run gauntlet of settlers, army on way to school
For the Palestinian children of Lubban Ash-Sharqiya near Nablus, walking to school is a dangerous journey.
Buttigieg says Biden's infrastructure proposals would help supply chain crisis
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday said President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposals would help alleviate issues in global supply chains that have slowed the global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Youngkin Surrogate Falsely Claims Democrats Are Trying To Steal Virginia Governor's Race
State Sen. Amanda Chase, an ally of GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin, is pushing new lies about election fraud ahead of November's gubernatorial election.
Small retailers brace for shortages amid supply chain bottlenecks: "Worrying sign that things are getting worse"
Walmart, FedEx, and UPS will announce that they are moving to 24/7 operations to help clear the congestion.
White House scrambles to address looming Christmas crisis
The congested supply chain is disrupting the holiday season and creating a political and economic headache that could undermine Biden’s economic recovery plans.
3 brothers reunited after 50 years include an Army general and an Army colonel
Three brothers reunited after 50 years include an Army general and an Army colonel.
Remnants of former Hurricane Pamela head for Texas, Oklahoma
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical depression Pamela dissipated in northern Mexico on Wednesday night after slamming into the country's Pacific coast as a hurricane, though forecasters warned that its rainy remnants still posed a flooding threat for parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
US calls on Russia to do more to crack down on ransomware groups as White House hosts meeting with allies
The White House called on Russia to do more to crack down on ransomware groups operating from the country but conceded that Moscow has taken "some steps" after President Joe Biden urged his Russian counterpart to tackle the groups in the summer. A senior administration official told reporters...
The mild-mannered senator behind a major liberal push
“Damn right, let’s do more of that,” Pennsylvania's genial Bob Casey says to GOP critics of Democrats’ social spending agenda.
William Shatner sets record in space with Blue Origin spaceflight
The 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor set a record as the oldest person to fly in space with a 10-minute ride aboard Jeff Bezos' rocket.
Fact check: Claim about Rep. Boebert and Jan. 6 insurrection is partly false
Rep. Boebert didn't tweet the House speaker's location. She said Nancy Pelosi left the House Chamber but didn't say where Pelosi had gone.
3 in 4 Democrats support larger social spending bill over scaled-back package: poll
Three in 4 Democrats support a larger social spending bill over a scaled-back package, according to a CNN poll released Wednesday.
Wildfire rages in Southern California coastal mountains
A wildfire raging through Southern California coastal mountains is a threat to ranches and rural homes and is keeping a major highway shut down
Justices seem set to revive marathon bomber's death sentence | AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded ready Wednesday to reinstate the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In more than 90 minutes of arguments, the court's six conservative justices seemed likely to embrace the Biden administration's argument that a...
Judge blocks Baltimore from banning Catholic group's rally
A federal judge has blocked Baltimore city officials from banning a conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a prayer rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops’ meeting next month
N Korea soldiers smash bricks, bend iron rods
The display of force was put on for leader Kim Jong-un at a defence exhibition.
Peter Thiel lines up against Liz Cheney
Cheney outraised her primary challenger last quarter, but prominent Trump fundraisers are lining up against the impeachment backer.
Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake makes $150,000 donation to voting group
Former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who's now President Biden's nominee to be ambassador to Turkey, is funding a nonprofit focused on election processes in his home state of Arizona, Axios has learned.Why it matters: Arizona is ground-zero for election conspiracy theories. While those behind...
Qatar FM: Blockade on Qatar fractured the GCC
Qatar’s top diplomat discusses Gulf neighbours, Iran’s nuclear deal, ties with US and Afghanistan at a security forum.
US regulators seek answers from Tesla over lack of recall
U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says billionaires have 'enough money to shoot themselves into space' because they don't pay taxes
Biden's spending package is going to be paid for by "billionaires who don't pay their taxes," Warren told "The View" on Wednesday.
Eating too much salt is making Americans sick. Even a 12% reduction can save lives
The FDA has issued new targets to reduce the amount of salt that manufacturers put in their foods. It could prevent thousands of cases of cardiovascular disease.
FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry | AP News
NEW YORK (AP) — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips.
Daily Wire launches conservative book publishing imprint | AP News
NEW YORK (AP) — A publishing division started by the conservative media company the Daily Wire will include releases by Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro, former “Mandalorian” actor Gina Carano, and a book by one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting that was dropped by its...
GOP flips Iowa state House seat
A pastor and tax adviser will become the first Republican to represent Newton in the Iowa state House in decades after winning a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in a once ancestrally Democratic manufacturing hub that has moved to the ri
Film TV workers union says strike to start next week | AP News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.
Higher inflation squeezing U.S. consumers as food prices, rents accelerate
U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in September as Americans paid more for food, rent and a range of other goods, putting pressure on the Biden administration to urgently resolve strained supply chains, which are hampering economic growth. With prices likely to rise further in the months...
Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes | AP News
DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off.
Rubio rakes in $6 million for reelection bid in latest fundraising quarter
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ramped up his fundraising pace in the third quarter of the year, bringing in $6 million as he gears up for his 2022 reelection bid.
Democrats are already floating another social spending bill to 'put Republicans on the spot' on popular benefit expansions before the 2022 midterms
Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants aren't ruling out another reconciliation bill if it means fulfilling more of Biden's domestic agenda.
Dems torn between wooing and badgering the Biden agenda holdouts
The hounding of Kyrsten Sinema has gotten the buzz. But the ads being run across the country show a gentler approach.
US talks global cybersecurity without a key player: Russia | AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is discussing cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player: Russia. The country that, unwittingly or not, hosts many of the criminal syndicates behind ransomware attacks was not invited to a...
Russia, WHO differ on when approval will come for Sputnik V | AP News
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to provide up to 300 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, a top Russian official promoting the shot says, even though the World Health Organization hasn’t yet signed off on it and production issues have fanned customers'...
Schools become crucial battleground heading into midterms
Schools are emerging as the latest battleground for both parties ahead of next year’s midterm elections.
Borrowers denied student loan relief will get a second look | AP News
Thousands of public servants who were rejected from a student loan forgiveness program will get their cases reviewed by the Education Department as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by one of the nation's largest teachers unions.
Delta posts $1.2 billion Q3 profit, touts holiday bookings
Delta Air Lines is reporting a $1.2 billion profit for the third quarter, thanks in large part to federal aid to help the industry get through the pandemic
Ransomed and beaten: Migrants face abuse in Libyan detention | AP News
ONBOARD THE GEO BARENTS OFF LIBYA (AP) — Osman Touré was crying from the pain of repeated beatings and torture as he dialed his brother’s cellphone number. “I’m in prison in Libya,” Touré said in that August 2017 call.
A Hong Kong university orders the removal of a memorial to the Tiananmen massacre
Activists see the order to remove the Pillar of Shame as the latest sign of Beijing's suppression of Hong Kong. It's reportedly the only major memorial to the massacre still standing on Chinese soil.
Five best Shatner-in-space memes
Actor William Shatner, 90, became the oldest person to travel to space after Wednesday's successful launch of Blue Origin — and the internet loved it.
Biden's new Iran dilemma
The Biden administration is grappling with a new dilemma as nuclear negotiations with Iran remain frozen: whether more pressure on Iran would help push the Iranians back to the 2015 deal, or lead Iran to escalate its nuclear program, U.S. and Israeli officials told Axios.Why it matters: The...
2-year-old with COVID-19 placed on ventilator: What parents of kids under 5 should know
Two pediatric experts answer questions about protecting toddlers and infants.
More questions for J&J vaccine boosters ahead of FDA review | AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better.
More than 800 Boston city workers suspended over vaccine mandate
More than 800 Boston city employees have been suspended without pay for not adhering to the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate or agreeing to weekly testing,
U.S. FDA staff says Moderna did not meet all criteria for COVID-19 boosters
Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that Moderna Inc had not met all of the agency's criteria to support use of booster doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, possibly because the efficacy of the shot's first two doses has remained strong.
A study of COVID vaccine boosters suggests Moderna or Pfizer works best
Should people who get a COVID booster get a different vaccine from their original shot? The results of a highly anticipated study suggest that in some cases the answer may be yes.
At least 90,000 COVID-19 deaths since June were preventable: KFF analysis
At least 90,000 COVID-19 deaths among unvaccinated adults since June could have been prevented with vaccines that were widely available, a
Biden's vaccine mandate for companies nears as proposed rule sent to White House
The U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday submitted to the White House the initial text of President Joe Biden's plan to require private-sector workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested regularly.
Evidence for 'lab leak' COVID theory mounts thanks to private sleuths, says former key Trump national security adviser
Evidence is mounting that COVID-19 leaked from a lab in Wuhan, and key clues are being turned up by private citizens and internet sleuths, not the intelligence community, a key adviser to former President Donald Trump said.
Texas vaccine mandate ban may be trumped by federal law but could cause uncertainty
Texas Governor Greg Abbott's ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates will likely be superseded by the Biden administration plan to require shots for workers, but the dueling rules could take months to sort out in court, creating uncertainty for employers with business in the state.
U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rates up thanks to mandates; cases and deaths down -officials
Vaccination rates against COVID-19 in the United States have risen by more than 20 percentage points after multiple institutions adopted vaccine requirements, while case numbers and deaths from the virus are down, Biden administration officials said on Wednesday.
Biden administration warns Moderna to "step up" global vaccine supply
The federal government is demanding Moderna provide enough vaccines to the global initiative COVAX, at not-for-profit prices, a top federal official said during an intense panel event today.What they're saying: "We expect that Moderna will step up as a company," David Kessler, the Biden...
Do COVID vaccines prevent transmission of the virus?
Studies suggest vaccinated people are less likely to pass it on to others. Plus, ‘COVID toes’ and a pill to treat COVID.
COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access | AP News
MIAMI (AP) — Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby. “Is there any way that I could get there?” Arbelaez asked them, pointing to a small third-story window of the hospital in...
'It's not Satanism': Zimbabwe church leaders preach vaccines | AP News
SEKE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Yvonne Binda stands in front of a church congregation, all in pristine white robes, and tells them not to believe what they’ve heard about COVID-19 vaccines. “The vaccine is not linked to Satanism,” she says.
Democrats call on White House to explore sharing Moderna technology abroad
A group of congressional Democrats is calling on the Biden administration to explore ways to share Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine technology with other countries, saying more needs to be done to boost global vaccinations.
Boeing says unvaccinated workers face termination
Boeing sent an internal message to all of its U.S. employees Tuesday announcing that they must either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination.