New York Covid numbers are finally trending down, Gov. Hochul says

New York Covid numbers are finally trending down, Gov. Hochul says

Governor Kathy Hochul holds a COVID-19 briefing at New York City governor’s office on 633 3rd Avenue. Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images New York is finally starting to turn the corner on the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday. The Covid positivity rate and the seven-day case average,…

State AGs appeal dismissal of their antitrust suit against Facebook

State AGs appeal dismissal of their antitrust suit against Facebook

New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a “Defend Democracy” rally, taking place on the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., January 6, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters A coalition of attorneys general from nearly 50 states and territories appealed a judge’s…

Google, Facebook CEOs oversaw illegal ad auction deal, states allege

Google, Facebook CEOs oversaw illegal ad auction deal, states allege

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (L) and Google CEO, Sundar Pichai. REUTERS Chief executives of Google and Facebook personally oversaw an illegal 2018 deal that advantaged Facebook on Google’s ad auctions, a group of state attorneys general led by Texas allege in an amended antitrust complaint against Google on Friday. Facebook, recently renamed Meta,…

Biden administration threatens to claw back Covid funds from Arizona over school anti-mask policies

Biden administration threatens to claw back Covid funds from Arizona over school anti-mask policies

U.S. first lady Jill Biden speaks with people during a tour of a COVID-19 vaccination site at Isaac Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona, June 30, 2021. Carolyn Kaster | Pool | Reuters The Biden administration on Friday threatened to rescind millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid for Arizona, accusing the state of using the…

Supreme Court blocks Biden Covid vaccine mandate for businesses, allows health-care worker rule

Supreme Court blocks Biden Covid vaccine mandate for businesses, allows health-care worker rule

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its sweeping vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies, but allowed a vaccine mandate to stand for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments. The rulings came three days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency measure for businesses started to take effect. The…

Biden vows Covid vaccine push after Supreme Court ruling on vaccination mandate

Biden vows Covid vaccine push after Supreme Court ruling on vaccination mandate

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters The Supreme Court ruling that barred the Biden administration’s Covid vaccine mandate for employees of large employers…

January 6 committee subpoenas Google, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit in probe of Capitol attack

January 6 committee subpoenas Google, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit in probe of Capitol attack

The logos of Facebook and Google apps displayed on a tablet. Denis Charlet | AFP via Getty Images The House select committee investigating the deadly Capitol riot has subpoenaed social media giants Twitter, Reddit and the parent companies of Facebook and Google, the panel’s chairman said Thursday. The bipartisan committee had asked for a trove…

WHO says omicron cases are ‘off the charts’ as global infections set new records

WHO says omicron cases are ‘off the charts’ as global infections set new records

Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the World Health Organization’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, speaks during a press conference following an emergency committee meeting over the new coronavirus in Geneva on Jan. 22, 2020. Pierre Albouy | AFP | Getty Images A record 15 million new Covid-19 infections were reported across the globe in a…