Harris to announce $1.5B investment in health care workforce
Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the Biden administration’s investment of $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities
An application by US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for its Covid vaccine booster shot for people aged over 18 is being evaluated by the EU’s drug watchdog, it said on Monday.
President Joe Biden has said he would nominate Lael Brainard, the lone Democrat on the Fed’s Board of Governors and the preferred alternative to Powell among many progressives, as vice chair, the No. 2 slot.
Prosecution begins closing argument in Georgia trial over killing of Black man, Ahmaud Arbery
The three white men on trial for the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery killed him because the Black man refused to stop and talk to them
Jury resumes deliberations in ‘Unite the Right’ civil trial
A jury has resumed deliberations in the civil trial of white nationalists accused of conspiring to commit racially motivated violence at the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
Probe finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ of misconduct by Cuomo
A legislative investigation has found “overwhelming evidence” that former New York governor Andrew Cuomo was engaged in sexual harassment and ordered state workers to help produce his book during work hours.
Founder Holmes to resume testifying in Theranos fraud trial
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is expected to retake the stand on Monday to defend against charges of defrauding investors and patients about the now-defunct blood-testing startup.
Bank stocks rise on decision to nominate Jerome Powell for second term as Fed chair
Activision Blizzard chief may step down if misconduct not fixed: Media report
The chief of Activision Blizzard, accused of mishandling harassment complaints at the video giant, has signaled he would consider stepping down if he cannot quickly fix company culture, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat
Vermont’s sole congressman, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, says he’ll run for Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Senate seat next year
Wisconsin: Investigators examining if parade crash driver fleeing crime
A law enforcement official says investigators are examining whether the person who drove an SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee may have been fleeing from a crime when he crashed into the paradegoers.
US official: More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one COVID-19 shot by Biden’s Monday deadline
US to pursue ‘over-the-horizon’ mission in Afghanistan
In Africa, Blinken sees limits of US influence abroad
Traveling across Africa, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saw firsthand the limits of America’s influence abroad.
US concerned by Bulgarian president’s remarks about Crimea
A day after Bulgarian President Rumen Radev secured his second term with a landslide victory in a runoff election, he drew criticism from the country’s main NATO partner on Monday for his remarks about the status of the Crimean Peninsula. In a statement, the US Embassy in Bulgaria voiced “deep concern” over Radev’s recent comments in which he referred to Crimea as Russian.