The House Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, considered a similar version of the bill introduced by Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., on Wednesday.
Confronted with rare cases of blood clots potentially linked to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials faced a delicate task: how to suspend distribution of the shots without setting off alarm about their safety.
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, DC, a Democratic priority that faces obstacles to final passage even with the party now in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.
"We don't yet have all of the facts but we do know that a 16-year-old girl, a child of this community, tragically died last night," Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther told reporters.
Vice President Kamala Harris was on hand for a procedural vote Wednesday morning in case she was needed for a possible 50-50 tie, but her vote wasn't necessary after Murkowski, a moderate Republican from Alaska, broke with her Republican colleagues to back Gupta.
The announcement comes a day after Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts in the death of George Floyd last year.
Police showed bodycam footage Tuesday night at a news conference of the officer shooting the girl, who was Black, as she appeared to attempt to stab two people with a knife.
"Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice," she said. "For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that."
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear released a statement on the verdict Tuesday night, saying he and first lady Britainy Beshear are praying for the Floyd family.
At least a dozen other Kentucky residents have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 riot in which a mob forced its way into the U.S. Capitol building.
The European Union’s drug regulatory agency said Tuesday that it found a “possible link” between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and recommended a warning be added to the label.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday he was “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
The jurors who sat quietly off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in George Floyd’s death moved into the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city.
The funding comes from the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020, which was enacted in December of last year.
Mondale’s own try for the White House, in 1984, came at the zenith of Ronald Reagan’s popularity. On Election Day, he carried only his home state and the District of Columbia.
The ruling all but ensures that the Justice Department won't be able to pursue homicide charges in US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick's death. In March, two men were arrested and charged with assaulting the officer.
(CNN) — Court began Monday morning in the State v. Derek Chauvin trial at around 10 a.m. ET., in a Hennepin County Courtroom in Minneapolis.
Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested just after 7 a.m. according to Manor, Texas, Police Chief Ryan Phipps.
The CDC says more than half of all U.S. adults have gotten at least once dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but doctors worry we're reaching a point where vaccine supply is outpacing the demand.
A person of interest in the Kenosha shooting that killed three and injured three others early Sunday morning has been located and will be criminally charged with one count of first degree intentional homicide, according to the Kenosha Police Department.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss recommendations for the J&J vaccine.
White House officials signaled in a conference call with refugee resettlement advocates late Friday that Biden is likely to raise the current refugee cap of 15,000 quickly, well ahead of the May 15 deadline set Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The intimate service at St. George's Chapel, within the grounds of Windsor Castle, was attended by 30 people including members of the royal family.
Greene in a series of tweets Saturday afternoon also claimed that the staff-level draft proposal of her "America First" caucus is "from an outside group that I hadn't read."
Watch NBC News special coverage of the funeral for Prince Philip, as the Royal Family gathers to mourn Queen Elizabeth II's husband, who passed away April 9, 2021, at the age of 99.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Russia will also expel 10 US diplomats, curb the activity of US nonprofit groups in the country, impose new limits on American diplomats and diplomatic outposts, and consider "painful" measures against US businesses in retaliation for Thursday's punitive actions by the Biden administration.
Claiming the president's directive on refugee allocations "has been the subject of some confusion," Psaki said Friday afternoon that Biden will "set a final, increased refugee cap for the remainder of this fiscal year by May 15."
(CNN) — Police arrived "to a very chaotic scene, with victims and witnesses running everywhere" at a FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis' main airport late Thursday night, where a former employee shot and killed eight people and wounded others, an Indianapolis police official told CNN.
A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
1 in 7 children is affected by child abuse in the United States each year. It’s a statistic that has only grown worse with the COVID-19 pandemic -- leaving children and other family members home with their abusers.
Eight people were shot and killed in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and the shooter died by suicide, police said.
Photos and videos of triangle-shaped objects blinking and moving through the clouds were taken by Navy personnel, Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough said in a statement.
"The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days," Pence's office said in a statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly vaccinated and armed with $1,400 stimulus checks, Americans went on a spending spree last month, buying new clothes and going out to eat again.