First Positive COVID Tests for Athletes in Olympic Village
Two South African soccer players have become the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19.
Biden Grappling with ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’
Two weeks after celebrating America’s near “independence” from the coronavirus, President Joe Biden is confronting the worrying reality of rising cases and deaths.
Texas Democrats Leave State to Try to Stop GOP Voting Bill
Democrats in the Texas Legislature on Monday bolted for Washington, D.C., and said they were ready to remain there for weeks in a second revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws, forcing a dramatic new showdown over voting rights in America.
US Drilling Approvals Increase Despite Biden Climate Pledge
The Interior Department approved about 2,500 permits to drill on public and tribal lands in the first six months of the year.
Fire Rages in Several Western States
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another heat wave blanketed the West, prompting an excessive heat warning for inland and desert areas. Death Valley in southeastern California’s Mojave Desert reached 128 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service&CloseCurlyQu…
Biden Fires Trump-Appointed Head of Social Security Agency
The White House says President Joe Biden has fired the Social Security commissioner.
President Biden Pitching His Infrastructure Plan
Biden taking bipartisan infrastructure deal on the road.
J&J Agrees to Pay $230M to Settle New York Opioid Claim
The New York attorney general says Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $230 million to settle claims that the pharmaceutical giant helped fuel the opioid crisis.
Televangelist to Pay $156,000 Settlement for Selling Fake COVID-19 ‘Cure’
Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the TV pastor of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure COVID-19.
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium a Month, Says It’s Last Time
The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic but says this is expected to be the last time it does so.