Mask mandates fail to make a comeback, despite pleas from public health experts

A protective face mask lies on the sidewalk in New York City on Oct. 26. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) COVID-19 updates. View latest news. WASHINGTON—Coronavirus infection rates rose steadily through the first half of November across Los Angeles County, then began to climb sharply around the long Thanksgiving weekend. As a result, on Dec. 1, the county’s … Read more

Trump Doesn’t Deserve Immunity in Jan. 6 Lawsuits, DOJ Says

(Bloomberg) — The Justice Department says Donald Trump is not entitled to absolute immunity against civil lawsuits seeking to hold him liable for the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6 because he is accused of inciting “imminent private violence.” Most Read from Bloomberg Government lawyers agreed with Trump that presidents are entitled to … Read more

How a 30 minute conversation brought two stars together at Kansas State

It’s August 2022 and Kansas State point guard Marquis Nowell sits in the front seat of his car with Keyontae Johnson. Nowell recently arrived at the residence of his first-year head coach Jerome Tang to scoop Johnson after the Florida transfer target and his family completed a meal with Tang to discuss Johnson’s potential transfer … Read more

With Patrick Kane dealt, here are the players we want moved by the NHL trade deadline

Special to Yahoo Sports It’s Everything Everywhere All at Once season, which also described the NHL landscape on Tuesday when a flurry of moves blanketed the league. Patrick Kane was officially movedthe Leafs swapped out more pieces in an effort to play a more physical style, and the Oilers made their long-awaited, big acquisition on … Read more

Hearing aids linked to lower instances of dementia in older adults, study finds

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that among 853 participants with moderate to severe hearing loss, “hearing aid use was associated with a 32% lower prevalence of dementia.” (Getty Images) Older adults with severe hearing loss are more likely to have dementia, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg … Read more

Biden administration to go after scammers who stole billions in COVID relief

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration announced a series of measures Thursday to track down and punish fraudsters who scammed billions of taxpayer dollars that were supposed to provide relief to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden is pledging $1.6 billion to bolster law enforcement manpower and new programs that will be used to prosecute scammers, … Read more

Alex Murdaugh found guilty of murder of wife and son

Richard “Alex” Murdaugh has been found guilty of the murders of wife Maggie and son Paul, after a six-week televised trial that culminated with the defendant unexpectedly taking the stand to plead his innocence. The jury returned with the verdict after three hours of deliberation. Murdaugh was judged guilty on two counts of murder and … Read more

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving total 82 points, Sixers lose in Dallas

3 observations after Doncic-Irving duo scores 82, Sixers can’t come back originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia In a game that seemingly had everything besides top-notch defense, the Sixers fell short Thursday night in Dallas. The Mavs’ star guards were each brilliant in a 133-126 win at American Airlines Arena. Luka Doncic had 42 points … Read more

Biden to trigger tax fight Senate Democrats don’t want

President Biden will trigger a fight over raising taxes when he introduces his budget plan next week, something that Senate Democrats who face a tough road ahead to protect their majority aren’t clamoring for, especially in West Virginia, Montana and Arizona. Democrats campaigned on repealing the Trump-era tax cuts ahead of the 2020 election but … Read more

DeSantis blasted for ‘Orwellian’ vaccine investigation

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Miami on Dec. 1. (Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire) One day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a push to investigate alleged harms caused by coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, criticized the move as a pointless exercise that would … Read more