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Ex-DHS adviser under Trump calls for urgent action to address suspected Russian cyberattack

President Donald Trump's former homeland security adviser described the massive data breach of multiple US federal agencies, which US officials suspect is the work of Russian-linked hackers, in urgent terms Wednesday night, calling for immediate and decisive action by the President.

By |2020-12-17T11:38:12-05:00December 17th, 2020|News, Politics|0 Comments

Damage from border wall: blown-up mountains, toppled cactus

Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ends next month.

By |2020-12-17T09:54:18-05:00December 17th, 2020|National, News, Politics|0 Comments

Close but not yet: Deal near on COVID-19 economic aid bill

Congressional negotiators are closing in on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package that would deliver additional help to businesses, $300-per-week jobless checks and $600 stimulus payments to most Americans. But there was no deal quite yet.

By |2020-12-17T09:11:07-05:00December 17th, 2020|Coronavirus, News, Politics|0 Comments

Booker, Democratic lawmakers introducing NCAA reform bill

A bill being introduced Thursday by four Democratic lawmakers would grant college athletes sweeping rights to compensation, including a share of the revenue generated by their sports, and create a federal commission on college athletics.

By |2020-12-17T09:11:52-05:00December 17th, 2020|News, Politics, Sports|0 Comments

US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus

The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications increased from 862,000 the previous week. It showed that nine months after the viral pandemic paralyzed the economy, many employers are still slashing jobs as the pandemic forces more business restrictions and leads many consumers to stay home.

By |2020-12-17T09:11:02-05:00December 17th, 2020|Business, Coronavirus, News|0 Comments

Obama-era program for immigrants faces new court challenge

A federal court next week is expected to consider whether to invalidate a program that shields from deportation immigrants brought to the United States as children, potentially creating complications for the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.

By |2020-12-15T13:59:14-05:00December 15th, 2020|News, Politics|0 Comments

Stimulus negotiations: A deal is within reach. Can Hill leaders finally strike one?

With government funding running out Friday night, lawmakers have to release a massive, $1.4 trillion package as soon as Tuesday if it has any chance of passing Congress and keeping agencies from shutting down by the weekend.

By |2020-12-15T13:56:43-05:00December 15th, 2020|News, Politics|0 Comments

Biden returns to Georgia as validator for Ossoff, Warnock

Republicans eager to cement GOP control of the U.S. Senate have branded Georgia's Democratic candidates as puppets who would ensure a leftist takeover of the federal government if Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler aren't reelected.

By |2020-12-15T12:53:38-05:00December 15th, 2020|Election, National, News, Politics|0 Comments

FDA allows use of over-the-counter home test for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first home test for COVID-19 that doesn't require a prescription will soon be on U.S. store shelves. U.S. officials Tuesday authorized the rapid coronavirus test which can be done entirely at home. The announcement by the Food and Drug Administration represents another important — though incremental — step in U.S. efforts to expand testing options. The agency's action allows the test to be sold in places like drugstores "where a patient can buy it, swab their nose, run the test and find out their results in as little as 20 minutes,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, in a statement. Regulators granted emergency use for a similar test last month, but that one requires a doctor’s prescription. Initial supplies of the over-the-counter test will be limited. Australian manufacturer Ellume said it expects to produce 3 million tests next month before ramping up production over the first half of 2021. A company spokesperson said the test will be priced around $30 and be available at pharmacies and online. The test connects to a digital app to help users interpret the results. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

By |2020-12-15T12:53:32-05:00December 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, Medical, News|0 Comments