USA news live: ‘Distinct minority of Americans’ preventing US from overcoming Covid, says Biden – Times of India

Transportation Security Administration is doubling fines for first-time offenders who fail to wear masks, effective Friday, and said repeat offenders could face fines as high as $3,000.

The FAA has proposed penalties totaling more than $1 million, including many $9,000 fines for not wearing masks on airplanes.

Biden is also signing an executive order to require vaccination for employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government — with no option to test out.

Biden’s plan: Making testing more affordable and convenient

This is not about freedom or personal choice, but protecting others: Biden on vaccination

This is a pandemic of unvaccinated. One quarter of Americans hasn’t got any vaccine, which means there nearly 80 million who are still to get shots… vaccines provide very strong protection against severe Covid. So, unvaccinated are overcrowding hospitals.

President Joe Biden

All 17 counties in Nevada will be subject to an indoor mask mandate by the end of the week.

Rural Eureka County is the state’s only jurisdiction currently not subject to such a requirement.

America is in a much better space than when I took office: Biden

Colombian businessman’s lawyers protest US extradition

Lawyers for a graft-accused Colombian businessman who is a close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday slammed a decision by a Cape Verde court to extradite him to the United States for trial.

US extends deportation relief for immigrants from 6 countries

Biden renews 20-year-old national emergency declaration

The US government has renewed the declaration of national emergency that then President George W. Bush proclaimed 20 years ago after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday. “I am continuing for one year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States,” Biden said in a presidential notice.

India-US hold ministerial meet on Strategic Clean Energy Partnership

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting with US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to launch the revamped India-US Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP).

Mexico and US agree to work on supply chains, migration

Biden pulls nomination of Chipman to lead ATF firearms agency

President Joe Biden on Thursday withdrew his nomination of gun control advocate David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – a federal agency pivotal in his goal of lowering US firearms violence – blaming Republican opposition.

W House: Fed employees who do not get vaccinated against Covid could be terminated

A charter flight carrying U.S. citizens and other lawful permanent residents has safely landed in Qatar after leaving Afghanistan with the Taliban’s cooperation, the White House’s National Security Council said on Thursday, saying such evacuation efforts would continue.

White House targets 20% lower aviation emissions by 2030

The White House on Thursday said it is targeting 20% lower aviation emissions by 2030, as airlines facing pressure to lower their carbon footprint promised to use more sustainable aviation fuel.

Garland says US seeks preliminary injunction against Texas

Microsoft to take site-by-site approach to US office reopening

US, Mexico restart high-level economic talks after 4 years