CDC asks Justice Department to appeal ruling that lifted travel mask mandate

CDC asks Justice Department to appeal ruling that lifted travel mask mandate

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS | DigitalVision | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that it requested the Justice Department to proceed with an appeal of a ruling that lifted a travel mask mandate. “CDC believes this is a lawful order, well within CDC’s legal authority to protect public health. CDC continues…

DOJ accuses 2 in California of $144 million Covid testing fraud

DOJ accuses 2 in California of $144 million Covid testing fraud

Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., August 29, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday announced criminal charges against two people in California in a scheme that allegedly made $144 million in false and fraudulent health claims to federal programs for unnecessary…

NY Gov. Hochul warns omicron subvariants driving spike in infections

NY Gov. Hochul warns omicron subvariants driving spike in infections

Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, speaks during a news conference in New York, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Two mutated strains of the highly transmissible omicron variant of Covid-19 are the main culprits behind a “rising tide” of infections in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday….

Florida judge overturns CDC mask mandate for public transit, planes

Florida judge overturns CDC mask mandate for public transit, planes

Travelers make their way through the Miami International Airport before starting the Labor Day weekend on September 03, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images A federal judge in Florida on Monday vacated the Biden administration’s national mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation, arguing that the Centers for Disease…

Twitter board adopts poison pill after Musk’s $43 billion offer to buy company

Twitter board adopts poison pill after Musk’s $43 billion offer to buy company

Elon Musk’s Twitter profile displayed on a computer screen and Twitter logo displayed on a phone screen are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on April 9, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Twitter adopted a limited duration shareholder rights plan, often called a “poison pill,” a day after billionaire…

Microsoft President Brad Smith: Tech industry regulation coming

Microsoft President Brad Smith: Tech industry regulation coming

Tech regulation is coming whether the industry participates or not, according to Microsoft President Brad Smith, so companies might as well lean into those conversations now. “It doesn’t matter whether you like it or hate it,” Smith told CNBC’s Steve Kovach on “Tech Check” Wednesday. “And it’s right for people to point out the issues…

Biden administration extends transportation mask mandate for 15 more days

Biden administration extends transportation mask mandate for 15 more days

Travelers wait in line at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoint at Orlando International Airport on the Friday before Memorial Day. As more and more people have received the COVID-19 vaccine, American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting more than 37 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this Memorial Day weekend, many for…

U.S. State Department orders all non-emergency government staff in Shanghai to leave as Covid surges

U.S. State Department orders all non-emergency government staff in Shanghai to leave as Covid surges

Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. Aly Song | Reuters The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff and their family members in Shanghai to leave as Covid surges and told U.S. citizens to reconsider…