Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, letting Biden pick successor

Democrats plan speedy confirmation of Breyer successor Breyer, 83, has served since 1994, authoring key rulings WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to fulfill a campaign promised to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s … Read more

One body found, 38 still missing from capsized migrant boat off Florida

MIAMI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Rescue teams have recovered one body, but hopes have dimmed for 38 others lost at sea over the weekend to a capsized boat off the coast of Florida during a an incident treated as an ill-fated attempt at human smuggling, the US Coast Guard said. said Wednesday. The search and … Read more

Britain says 6,000 more people needed for trial of Merck COVID pill

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

New York judge strikes down state mask mandate

Jan 24 (Reuters) – A New York judge overturned the state’s mask mandate on Monday, a week before it expired, ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by imposing a rule that needed to be passed by the state legislature. ‘State. Judge Thomas Rademaker of the New York State Supreme Court on Long Island found … Read more

Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 24 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings … Read more

Sarah Palin’s positive COVID test clouds start of NY Times defamation trial

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during a rally endorsing U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican U.S. vice-presidential candidate and … Read more

Firefighters gaining control of wildfire that closed scenic California highway

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Firefighters better contained a wildfire on Sunday that closed northern California’s scenic Coastal Highway and threatened a famous bridge, although around 500 people remained under emergency orders. evacuation, officials said. The so-called Colorado Fire, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Monterey and just north of the area known as Big … Read more

California wildfire triggers evacuations, closes highway

Jan 22 (Reuters) – A 1,500-acre fire near the coastal community of Big Sur, California has triggered evacuations and closed part of a major highway, state and local officials said on Saturday. The Colorado fire, which has been active since Friday, was 5% contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. … Read more

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who rose to prominence in the 1960s as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday at the age of 95 years old surrounded by his disciples in the temple where his spiritual journey began. “The International Community of … Read more

U.S. charges Texas man for threatening Georgia election officials

The charges mark the first case brought by a federal task force created to combat the wave of intimidation against election workers An election threats task force has been formed after Reuters reported a barrage of death threats in Georgia and other battleground states Suspect’s targets included Georgia Governor Kemp, Secretary of State Raffensperger – … Read more