Putin presents a profound threat to peace in Europe as ‘drumbeat of war’ sounds on Russia-Ukraine border

Putin presents a profound threat to peace in Europe as ‘drumbeat of war’ sounds on Russia-Ukraine border

Today that peace is being severely tested by Russian President Vladimir Putin as he masses troops on Ukraine’s border and diplomats are raising the alarm in stark terms. The US ambassador to the 57 nation, globe straddling Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, Michael Carpenter, warned on Thursday that European security is facing a…

U.S. sets fresh records for Covid hospitalizations and cases with 1.5 million new infections

U.S. sets fresh records for Covid hospitalizations and cases with 1.5 million new infections

Medical staff treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient Frank Clark in his room on an isolated medical unit floor at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S., January 5, 2022. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The number of patients with Covid-19 in U.S. hospitals surpassed last winter’s peak over the weekend and the country reported another…

Sen. Paul’s accusations ‘kindles the crazies,’ incited death threats

Sen. Paul’s accusations ‘kindles the crazies,’ incited death threats

U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci called out Republican Sen. Rand Paul during a congressional hearing Tuesday, accusing the lawmaker of spreading bad information and inciting death threats against him over Fauci’s work on the Covid-19 pandemic. In a heated question-and-answer session before the Senate health committee, Fauci said Paul’s false accusations blaming the…

GE suspends Covid vaccine, test rules after high court nixes Biden mandate

GE suspends Covid vaccine, test rules after high court nixes Biden mandate

An employee helps install a traction motor onto the truck of a General Electric Evolution Series Tier 4 diesel locomotive at the GE Manufacturing Solutions facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images General Electric suspended its Covid vaccine and testing requirement on Friday after the Supreme Court blocked the Biden…

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…

Labor Department vows to protect workers from Covid after mandate blocked

Labor Department vows to protect workers from Covid after mandate blocked

US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh speaks about Labor Unions during an event in the East Room of the White House September 8, 2021, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images The Labor Department has vowed to use its authority to protect workers from Covid, after the Supreme Court blocked the Biden…

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…