- July 29, 2021 US coronavirus newson July 30, 2021 at 2:52 am
Covid-19 cases are rising and the White House is are preparing to enact Biden’s decision to require federal employees to get vaccinated. Follow here for the latest news updates.
- Carl Levin, longtime Democratic US senator, dieson July 30, 2021 at 2:37 am
Carl Levin, a former US senator from Michigan who advanced Democratic priorities throughout his 36-year tenure in Congress, has died, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School said late Thursday in a statement. He was 87.
- The latest on the Tokyo Olympicson July 30, 2021 at 2:28 am
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after the Games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer Olympics.
- American workers are facing increasing pressure to get vaccinated against Covid-19on July 30, 2021 at 2:23 am
Unvaccinated American workers are facing increasing pressure to get Covid-19 shots, as the country sees a dramatic rise in the number of government and private sector employers pushing inoculations for those who want to come to work.
- Amazon sales growth slows as new CEO takes overon July 30, 2021 at 2:22 am
Amazon’s final quarter with Jeff Bezos as CEO proved to be a disappointment for Wall Street.
- CDC document warns Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infectionon July 30, 2021 at 2:17 am
The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal CDC document.
- ‘I didn’t think I would ever be here,’ says Sunisa Lee after winning ‘surreal’ all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympicson July 30, 2021 at 2:16 am
After a turbulent few years, Sunisa Lee can now call herself an Olympic gold medalist.
- Courts in Arkansas and Ohio split on restoring pandemic unemployment benefitson July 30, 2021 at 2:00 am
Pandemic unemployment benefits must restart in Arkansas while a lawsuit works its way through the court system, a state judge ruled in a decision filed Thursday.
- Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with themon July 30, 2021 at 1:38 am
The sight of a jubilant Olympian standing atop the podium after being victorious in their discipline with a gold medal between their teeth is an iconic one.
- Navy charges sailor in connection with 2020 fire on USS Bonhomme Richardon July 30, 2021 at 1:32 am
The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday.
- It’s about to get much harder to not be vaccinatedon July 30, 2021 at 1:25 am
The federal government may not try to force people to get the Covid vaccine. And it may not have to. Your employer, the restaurant where you want to eat, the concert venue you want to visit or the country where you want to travel may do it for them.
- Joe Biden’s big weekon July 30, 2021 at 1:25 am
President Joe Biden is having a big week, leaning into the challenges of the moment and coming away with two significant changes in policy. His speech Thursday marked an important new stage in the nation’s Covid-19 vaccination program.
- Controversial Arizona ballot review pulls in nearly $5.7 million in private donations, organizers sayon July 30, 2021 at 1:17 am
A private company conducting a widely denounced review of ballots in Arizona’s largest county says it has received more than $5.7 million in private funds to support its examination of the 2020 presidential results. The biggest donor has backed falsehoods about the 2020 election.
- The Washington horror movie that could have a happy endingon July 30, 2021 at 1:12 am
Moving major legislation–like a big bipartisan infrastructure deal–through Congress in these bitterly polarized times is like living through a scary flick, writes David Axelrod. Now, it seems, Biden’s consensus-seeking and persistence–and that of an intrepid group of moderate senators of both parties–may be rewarded, giving America a welcome taste of a working democracy.
- Attorney General Merrick Garland threatens to sue Texas over governor’s order targeting migrantson July 30, 2021 at 1:05 am
Attorney General Merrick Garland threatened legal action against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order targeting migrants in a Thursday letter, calling it “both dangerous and unlawful” and urging the governor to immediately rescind it.
- What to know about Texas governor’s Covid order targeting migrant transporton July 30, 2021 at 1:04 am
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott kicked his war against the Biden administration’s immigration policies up a notch with an executive order Wednesday targeting the transportation of migrants released from custody.
- Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAXon July 30, 2021 at 12:59 am
Air traffic controllers warned pilots to be on the lookout after a “man in a jetpack” was spotted near Los Angeles International Airport.
- Biden tells lawmakers he’ll push for pathway to citizenship for millions in sweeping economic packageon July 30, 2021 at 12:57 am
President Joe Biden reiterated his support for a Democratic effort to include immigration policy in his multi-trillion anti-poverty package, assuring a group of lawmakers on Thursday that he would stand by them in their push to see a pathway to citizenship for millions signed into law.
- Goldman Sachs draws a line in the sand on employee vaccinationon July 30, 2021 at 12:39 am
All eyes are on Wall Street as the Covid-19 Delta variant continues to spread and Corporate America starts rolling out vaccination policies.
- Big business steps into vaccine fighton July 30, 2021 at 12:25 am
“You’re fired.” More US companies could soon be using the catchphrase that made Donald Trump a TV star, as they initiate vaccinate-or-else policies for employees.
- The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of wateron July 30, 2021 at 12:20 am
Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge.
- Biden announces measures to incentivize Covid-19 vaccinations, including a requirement for federal employeeson July 30, 2021 at 12:13 am
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a number of new steps his administration will take to try to get more Americans vaccinated and slow the spread of coronavirus, including requiring that all federal employees must attest to being vaccinated against Covid-19 or face strict protocols.
- Instagram influencer ‘Hushpuppi’ pleads guilty to million-dollar fraud in USon July 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm
A Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, known as “Hushpuppi” has admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to defraud a businessman of more than $1m, the US Justice Department has said.
- ‘I am furious with myself’: Unvaccinated Covid patient describes the exhausting illnesson July 29, 2021 at 11:56 pm
Sitting in her hospital room in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aimee Matzen struggled to breathe as she described how exhausting it is to have Covid-19.
- Third Black lawmaker arrested this month during voting rights protests in DCon July 29, 2021 at 11:48 pm
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said she was arrested on Thursday by Capitol Police during a protest on voting rights, becoming the third lawmaker to be arrested in recent weeks while participating in a pro-voting rights demonstration in Washington.
- Danny Meyer: If you want to be unvaccinated, ‘you can dine somewhere else’on July 29, 2021 at 11:42 pm
Danny Meyer, restaurateur and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, is requiring his employees and all customers at his restaurants to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19.
- Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over ‘Black Widow’ Disney+ releaseon July 29, 2021 at 11:40 pm
One of Marvel’s biggest stars is suing Disney.
- Homicide rise continues in major US cities, report sayson July 29, 2021 at 11:20 pm
The number of homicides continues to rise in major American cities following a year that saw a record increase in homicides across the country, according to a report published Thursday by the Council on Criminal Justice.
- National security adviser calls bipartisan infrastructure bill ‘urgent national security imperative’on July 29, 2021 at 11:14 pm
National security adviser Jake Sullivan reminded senior White House staff on Thursday of the stakes of passing the burgeoning $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, framing its passage as an “urgent national security imperative for the United States.”
- With clock ticking, policing negotiators struggle to close dealon July 29, 2021 at 11:05 pm
The fate of a bipartisan deal overhauling policing looks increasingly dim with the August recess looming in just a matter of days.
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