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    More On: moscow Russian court outlaws opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s groups How anti-Trump ‘Steele dossier’ exposed shoddy world of ‘private spies’ Russian dissident Alexei Navalny said to be in declining health Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic MOSCOW — Authorities in Moscow and the surrounding region on Wednesday made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for those working in retail,...
    The IRS said it is continuing to distribute federal stimulus checks to eligible Americans, with another 2.3 million payments issued last week. Some of those payments include "plus-up" adjustments for people who received less money than they were entitled to in earlier checks. The latest round of payments is part of the Biden administration's efforts under the American Rescue Plan...
    (SACRAMENTO) CBS13 – It’s a $150 million question: how and where will federal money given to Sacramento county from the American Rescue Plan be prioritized? “We want to do things differently this time. We want to hear from the public, we want to hear what their priorities are for spending,” said Kim Nava, Sacramento County Communications Director. READ MORE: City...
    (CBS DFW) — Three stimulus checks have helped Americans stay afloat the last 15 months. But many people’s financial situations haven’t improved, despite the ongoing economic recovery. Unemployment is still well above pre-pandemic levels, and millions of jobs have not returned. Can we count on a fourth stimulus check for more support? That question hasn’t been answered. There are, however,...
    AROUND one million people aged 21 and 22 are today eligible to book their first coronavirus vaccination. More than 970,000 text messages will be sent out inviting younger Brits to schedule appointments for both doses via the national booking system. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 1Around one million people aged 21 and 22 are today eligible...
    The Princess of the Netherlands rejected a $2 million allowance until she officially begins her royal duties, People magazine reported Tuesday. Princess Catharina-Amalia, the heir to the Dutch throne, sent a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte rejecting her $2 million allowance Friday, according to the outlet. Future Queen of the Netherlands Turns Down $2 Million Annual Allowance: ‘I...
    JOE Biden will host a huge July 4 celebration at the White House next month to mark the US' effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus restrictions. Despite the US surpassing the grim milestone of 600,000 deaths on Tuesday, the White House is expressing growing certainty that July 4 will serve as a landmark moment in the country's...
    If you’re vaccinated and get a call from a 916 area code in the next couple of days, make sure you answer the phone. It could be a state official calling to tell you you’re a millionaire. Capping off weeks of giveaways in a bid to convince more vaccine-wary residents to get inoculated against the deadly coronavirus, the state on...
    UNIVERSAL CITY (CBS SF/AP) — Standing in the entrance to Universal Studios as families poured into the amusement park free of COVID restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom marked the end of such rules Tuesday and ushered in the state’s full reopening, with the celebration punctuated by picking the winners of a $1.5 million cash giveaway to vaccinated Californians. Newsom credited Californians...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On the same day as California fully reopens its economy, 10 vaccinated people won winning $1.5 million each. The winners were drawn during an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles that was as much a celebration about the lottery as it was to mark the end of California’s stay at home order. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus...
    As more and more people celebrate and recognize June as Pride Month, LGBTQ+ people and allies are in a complicated position. The visibility, awareness, and normalization are fantastic. The access, too, makes a huge difference, especially for young people or folks in rural or isolated areas. The flip side, unfortunately, is the concept of “pinkwashing,” which is when corporations essentially slap...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – As the nation’s COVID-19 death toll topped 600,000 on Tuesday, the state Health Department is reporting 2,000 people have died from the virus in Allegheny County. The grim markers come even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to...
    The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal...
    A woman looks at the "Naming the Lost Memorials," as the U.S. deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are expected to surpass 600,000, at The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 10, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters The U.S. hit another grim milestone in the pandemic, reaching more than 600,000 Covid fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University data, as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — They were months filled with isolation, death, illness and fear. More than 65,500 state residents have lost their lives while nearly 3.7 million have been infected by the coronavirus. Here is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Complete Coverage Of The COVID-19 Pandemic READ MORE: Fourth...
    (CBS DFW) — Three stimulus checks have helped Americans stay afloat the last 15 months. But many people’s financial situations haven’t improved, despite the ongoing economic recovery. Unemployment is still well above pre-pandemic levels, and millions of jobs have not returned. Can we count on a fourth stimulus check for more support? That question hasn’t been answered. There are, however,...
    OVER 30 million people in the UK have now had both their Covid jabs. More than 41 million Brits have had a first jab, with the rollout speeding up to beat the Delta variant. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3Well over half of UK adults have had both jabs with almost 80 per cent having had...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On the same day as California fully reopens its economy, 10 vaccinated people will be winning $1.5 million each. The drawing is part of the state’s “Vax For The Win” effort to entice more Californians to get vaccinated for COVID-19. READ MORE: What You Need To Know About Californias Reopening Over the past few weeks, the state...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is launching a “VaxMillions” lottery in an effort to get more people in the state to receive their COVID vaccine. As part of the initiative, Massachusetts will give away five cash prizes of $1 million for people 18 and older. Fully vaccinated residents 12-17 years old can enter to win one of five $300,000 scholarship grants....
    SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Health officials in San Mateo County announced that 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, as Californians prepare for Tuesday’s full reopening of the economy. According to county officials, 1,002,566 doses have been administered as of Sunday. More than 84% of county residents 12 and older, or 560,520 people, have received at least one...
    The program will receive $100 million in the next financial year, up from $20 million in 2017. Texas is set to shower $100 million on the state's "Alternatives to Abortion" program in its 2022-2023 budget, even though it's murky what participating organizations do with the money. At the same time,...
    The economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year exposed an already fragile housing infrastructure, created new home affordability challenges for many, and exacerbated existing problems for those who were already struggling. Although the impact of the economic fallout continues to unfold and the need for safe,...
    Democrat Rep. Thomas Suozzi is exploring a one-time tax on wealthy Americans as Democrats are looking for ways to pay for their partisan wish list while they control Congress. Suozzi (D-NY), who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, told the Hill he is looking into a one-time tax on millionaires, called the “patriot tax.” The tax would be a “one-time surcharge...
    The Biden administration said Monday more than 1 million people are taking advantage of new tax credits that lower the cost of health insurance premiums. New tax credits created by the coronavirus relief package signed by President Joe Biden in March lowered the cost of health care for millions of...
    (CBS DFW) — Three rounds of stimulus checks have helped keep many Americans afloat the last 15 months. Despite the ongoing economic recovery, many people aren’t experiencing that improvement in their own lives. Unemployment is still well above pre-pandemic levels, and millions of jobs have not returned. Can we count on a fourth stimulus check for more support? That question...