Starbucks Ends Its Plan to Require Worker Vaccination and Testing

“It was not our own independent policy,” said company spokesman Reggie Borges. “We knew OSHA required it, the Supreme Court hadn’t ruled one way or the other and we needed to make sure our partners were supported and prepared to comply.” Some large employers, including Walmart and Amazon, had delayed issuing blanket vaccine requirements while … Read more

Senate Republicans again block voting legislation put forward by Democrats

On Wednesday night, the Senate failed to break a GOP filibuster on election legislation that combines key provisions of two bills: the Free Voting Act and the Advancing Voting Rights Act John Lewis. At least 10 Republicans would have had to vote with Democrats to cross the 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster, which was … Read more

Covid news live: WHO recommends lifting international travel bans, says proof of vaccination not necessarily needed | World news

9.34pm is being 21:34 Billionaire opens new vaccine factory in South Africa South African American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong New vaccine factory opened in Cape town On Wednesday, he aims to help his local company NantSA make Covid-19 shots and tackle a deadly shortage of manufacturing capacity on the continent, Reuters reports. South African President Cyril … Read more

NBC not sending announcers to the Beijing 2022 Olympics

NBC Sports confirmed on Wednesday that it will not send any announcement teams to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, citing concerns about COVID-19. “The teams announced for these Olympics, including figure skating, will be calling events from our Stamford (Conn.) facility due to COVID concerns,” Greg Hughes, NBC Sports senior vice president of communications, … Read more

Binge Watching TV Linked to Risk of Serious Blood Clots

Photo: photo Schoening/Ullstein (fake images) Binge-watching your favorite series isn’t so good for your circulation, a new research review suggests. The study found that people who regularly watched TV for four or more hours a day were more likely to develop a blood-clotting condition that can lead to serious health problems and even death. What’s … Read more

Galaxy S22 Ultra rumors: What we’ve heard about Samsung’s next high-end phone

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung hasn’t launched yet a new Galaxy Note since 2020, but that doesn’t mean fans should lose hope. With rumors suggesting a built-in stylus and giant screen are in store for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s next high-end phone could be the Note sequel we’ve been waiting for. … Read more

Supreme Court paves way for Trump White House document review by Jan. 6 committee

The vote was 8 to 1, with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. January 20, 2022, 01:45 • 6 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied former President Donald Trump’s request to stay a lower court warrant that hundreds of pages of his Jan. 6 presidential filings be turned … Read more

‘I probably shouldn’t go any further’: Biden gives frank description of what Putin really wants

Joe Biden claimed he knew what Russian leader Vladimir Putin was up to in the Ukraine crisis, before stopping to talk and declaring, “I probably shouldn’t go any further.” In a series of responses to questions during his first press conference during 2022, Biden said he believed the Russian leader did not want an “all-out … Read more