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

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

‘There are no minor incursions’ pleads Ukraine leader after Biden remarks

Russia has massed troops near the Ukrainian border Top US diplomat Blinken speaks with allies No “minor incursions”, according to the Ukrainian president BERLIN/KIEV, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Western nations sought to project unity on Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were divided over how to respond to any “incursion minor” … Read more

Giuliani, other pro-Trump lawyers hit with subpoenas over Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday issued subpoenas to three lawyers who joined former President Donald’s failed bid Trump to undo his electoral defeat: Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis. The House of Representatives committee demanded that pro-Trump lawyers turn … Read more

U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear ‘most protective mask you can’

People line up to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., January 11, 2022. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

A court with a conservative majority divided on the two cases Blocking policy applied to companies with more than 100 employees Vaccines required at facilities that take Medicare, Medicaid WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination or testing mandate for big business – a policy … Read more