Category: US News

Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire After Congress Fails to Extend It

The nationwide pause on evictions is set to expire on Saturday after Congress failed to extend it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered last year a moratorium on evictions, but federal courts have since said the agency overreached with the pause and the Supreme Court ruled in June that any extension would have […]

Walt Disney, Walmart Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for US Employees, Alters Mask Policy

The Walt Disney Company and Walmart announced a new policy on Friday that will require every employee working for the company in the United States to be vaccinated against the CCP virus. Disney’s new measure will give both salaried and non-union hourly employees across the nation 60 days to be compliant, the company said in a statement. […]

Republicans on House Science Committee Urge Probe Into CCP Virus Origins

Republicans on a House committee on Friday urged for a bipartisan Congressional investigation into the origins of COVID-19, citing stonewalling by China’s communist authorities who have refused to share key information about the outbreak. On Friday, GOP members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology sent a letter calling for the probe to […]

California Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order

California’s biggest public sector union has come out in opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring state workers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. Richard Louis Brown, president of SEIU Local 1000, which represents some 96,000 employees of the State of California, on Wednesday shared a letter from the union to the California […]

California Union Opposes Newsom’s Vaccine Order

California’s biggest public sector union has come out in opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring state workers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. Richard Louis Brown, president of SEIU Local 1000, which represents some 96,000 employees of the State of California, on Wednesday shared a letter from the union to the California […]

KORE Power Selects Arizona Site For Battery Production Facility

Idaho-based KORE Power announced on July 30 plans to build the company’s first lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Buckeye, Arizona. The 1 million square-foot KOREPlex facility will support up to 12 gigawatt hours (GWh) of battery cell production to ensure a reliable independent U.S. supply chain for lithion-ion battery cells that are critical to electric […]

FDA Extends Shelf Life of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to extend the shelf life on Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from four-and-a-half months to six months. In a July 28 concurrence letter (pdf), the FDA said Johnson & Johnson had provided sufficient data to support the extension of the company’s vaccine to six months, including […]

US Approves Potential Sale of $3.4 Billion Helicopters to Israel

WASHINGTON—The U.S. State Department said on Friday it has approved the potential sale of 18 CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters to Israel in a deal valued at up to $3.4 billion. The package would include engines, navigation systems, weaponry, support equipment, spares, and technical support. Lockheed Martin Corp and General Electric Co are the prime contractors on […]

Opening of I-40 Bridge Linking Arkansas, Tennessee Moved Up

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Transportation officials on Friday sped up their plans to reopen the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that was closed after a crack was discovered in the span. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said the eastbound lanes of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River will reopen to limited traffic on Saturday […]

Bezos Loses Appeal of NASA’s Plans to Use Musk Moon Lander

The federal government Friday rejected an appeal by billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to get in on NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the moon by using rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX. NASA in April awarded the $2.9 billion contract for a lunar lander to the more established SpaceX, which also offered a cheaper price than the bids […]