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    BOSTON (CBS) — Multiple Boston hospital networks including Mass General Brigham, Beth Israel Lahey Health and Wellforce announced Thursday that there will be a future COVID vaccine requirement for their workers. I-Team sources tell WBZ-TV that Mass General Brigham will require its employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus once a vaccine receives full FDA approval. Beth Israel Lahey Health...
    Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall announced he’s leaving the band after being attacked on social media for tweeting in approval of journalist Andy Ngo’s book. “At the beginning of March I tweeted to American journalist Andy Ngo, author of the New York Times Bestseller, ‘Unmasked,'” the 33-year-old performer wrote Thursday on Medium. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m Still Dealing With Some...
    BOSTON (CBS) — I-Team sources tell WBZ-TV that Mass General Brigham will require its employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus once a vaccine receives full FDA approval. Mass General Brigham is the first of the Boston hospital networks to announce a requirement like this. Pfizer and Moderna have both requested full FDA approval, but that process will take months....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The long-awaited remodel and modernization of Pittsburgh International Airport has officially gotten final approval. READ MORE: Pa. Senate Unanimously Passes Free The Lemonade Stands Bill According to Pittsburgh International Airport, the airlines serving the airport have given their full approval for the Terminal Modernization Program. The full remodel is a $1.39 billion project....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Howard Street Tunnel Project received a “Finding of No Significant Impact” as part of a review under the National Environmental Policy Act, according to a statement from Gov. Larry Hogan’s office Wednesday. The designation is the final NEPA approval for the infrastructure project, which will expand the 126-year-old Howard Street Tunnel to accommodate double-stacked container trains....
    President BidenJoe BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE received a 56 percent approval rating in a recent Fox News poll.   Then number marks a slight increase from the 54 percent who...
    The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defended its controversial decision to approve the first new Alzheimer's drug since 2003 this week.  Aducanumab, which was developed by Biogen and will be sold under the name Aduhelm, received FDA approval at the start of the month, kicking off a tumultuous few weeks.   In the time since, three members of am FDA...
    The Mihama nuclear power station's reactors are run by Kansai Electric Power Co., which recently obtained approval to re-start an old reactor which shut down in May 2011. Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images Japan is re-starting a 44-year-old nuclear reactor located two hours from Osaka and Kyoto. Some energy experts are concerned that history — in the form of the...
    A recently-approved Alzheimer’s drug had to overcome the objections of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statisticians who weren’t convinced it was effective, according to newly-released internal memos. The FDA granted “accelerated approval” to Biogen’s drug Aduhelm, the first new treatment approved for Alzheimer’s since 2003. The drug is thought by some to be the first therapy that attacks the neurological...
    President Joe Biden’s poll numbers in Iowa have tanked in just a matter of months, with a majority now disapproving of his presidency in a June poll from the Des Moines Register. Biden left March with 47% of Iowans approving of his job and 44% disapproval, but his numbers have now reversed. The new poll shows that 52% of Iowans...
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    President Biden's approval rating among voters in the state of Iowa has plummeted in recent months.  More Iowans disapprove of the job Biden is doing than approve – Biden has a 43% approval rating and 52% disapproval rating, according to a recent Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll. Five percent of people polled said they are not sure whether they approve...
    Support for President Joe Biden fell in Iowa, according to the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll. The survey of 807 adults, taken June 13-16, found 43 percent approve of the job Biden is doing, while 52 percent disapproved, a net -9 rating. His favorability rating also took a hit: 45 percent said they feel favorable towards the 46th president,...
    Some say that Harry and Meghan made a sensible move for any modern parent in the digital age: They purchased several domains in the name of their daughter, Lilibet Diana, before her June birth. The move by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, however, has sparked a new round in the rather nasty and potentially litigious debate over their choice...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry registered several domains in their second child’s name ahead of the baby girl’s birth. "As is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of any potential names that were considered were purchased by their team to protect exploitation of the name once it was later chosen and publicly shared," a spokesperson for...
    President BidenJoe BidenMilitary must better understand sexual assaults to combat them The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population On The Money: Democrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit | White House confident Congress will raise debt ceiling MORE’s approval rating in Iowa slipped to 43 percent in June, according to...
    VIDEO1:5001:50Why this expert says the SEC should approve a bitcoin ETFHalftime Report Van Eck's bitcoin ETF proposal has hit yet another bump in the road, but its CEO isn't backing down. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a Wednesday filing that it will delay its decision on whether to approve the VanEck Bitcoin Trust a second time, extending its...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The campaign to cut back cars and other traffic in New York City is raging again, this time with the company Revel trying to get licensed as an electric vehicle ride share.The cite environmental factors plus the cutback in taxis and other rideshare vehicles from the pandemic.But the city is pushing back, as Mayor Bill...
    Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, who resigned from the FDA’s advisory committee over the approval of a controversial drug meant to treat Alzheimer’s disease, called out the FDA on CBS This Morning for their work over the past six months. In early June, the FDA approved Aduhelm, a drug manufactured by Biogen for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. The FDA approved it under...
    RON DeSantis has beaten Donald Trump with a 74 percent GOP approval rating as the Florida governor mulls a 2024 run for president. The early poll of Republican voters put DeSantis narrowly ahead of the former president who received the backing of 71 per cent of those questioned. 4Ron DeSantis has beaten Donald Trump in a survey of GOP...
    One of the FDA advisory panel members who resigned after the agency granted Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Accelerated Approval has said "the drug showed no good evidence that it worked." Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, spoke to CBS about his stepping down, with a resignation letter blasting the...
    A straw poll indicates Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) slightly edges out former President Donald Trump in presidential 2024 approval. Centennial Institute surveyed respondents at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on Saturday in which participants “were asked to select each potential candidate they would approve for president in 2024.” The top five ranked as follows: Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) 74.12 percent Donald...
    A member of the FDA advisory committee who stepped down after the regulating body's approval of Aduhelm, a controversial new Alzheimer's drug, claims the treatment "showed no good evidence that it worked."  Harvard professor of medicine Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, who also works at Brigham and Women's Hospital, called it the "worst drug approval decision in recent U.S. history" in his...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is more popular among Republicans than President Joe Biden, according to two new polls. Americans were surveyed just ahead of their summit in Geneva this week, amid discussion of how the U.S. president would demand answers about Russia's involvement in election rigging, ransomware attacks and Moscow's persecution of opposition politicians. Yet the Economist/YouGov poll of 1500...
    A national poll shows President Joe Biden’s approval rating has gone backwards since April, plummeting to below 50 percent for the first time since he took office with disillusioned Democrats leading the way down. The numbers show Biden’s approval rating stands at 48 percent, compared with 54 percent just two months ago. Forty-three percent currently disapprove of the job he’s doing,...
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    In the first five months of the year, Bulgaria imported more than 163,000 tons of waste BGNES, Citing information from the Ministry of Environment and Water. Of these, 8676,462 tonnes of RDF waste are imported as alternative fuels. They are intended to be burned at three cement plants with complex permits – Devnia Cement AD in Devnia town, Holkim Bulgaria...
    Democratic Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced Thursday that he will sign a bill aimed to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. “I look forward to signing the bill and moving beyond this terrible period of incarceration and injustice,” Lamont tweeted following the bill’s approval in the Connecticut General Assembly. Here’s my statement on final approval by the Connecticut General Assembly...
    President Joe Biden's approval rating has dipped in recent weeks amid stalled negotiations and doubt about his ability to enact massive spending plans. But the dip is far less pronounced than the drop in support for Congress's performance, according to a new poll by Monmouth University. The number of voters who approve of the president's job performance fell from 54...
    (CNN)Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease -- a historic decision not because it addresses the longstanding need for a safe and effective cure of a devastating disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans, but because of the unprecedented irregularities of the agency's actions, undermining its mission to protect public...
    Shelby Houlihan has been given the OK to run at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials while she appeals her four-year ban over a failed drug test. Houlihan said earlier in the week the Court for Arbitration of Sport upheld her ban after testing positive for trace amounts of nandrolone, which is considered to be a performance-enhancing drug. Houlihan...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden’s approval rating tumbled by six points among registered voters over the last two months, according to a new Monmouth survey. The number of voters who approve of his job performance fell from 54 percent in April to 48 percent in June, according to the study. However, not all of the voters in the group...
    The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is pressuring Food and Drug Administration officials to resign following last week's approval of the controversial treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, an intravenous therapy with shaky scientific backing. APPROVAL OF CONTROVERSIAL $56,000 ALZHEIMER'S TREATMENT COULD ADD $57 BILLION TO FEDERAL SPENDING "The FDA’s non–evidence-based decision to approve [the treatment] aducanumab ultimately represents the...
    The House voted Thursday to revoke the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq, sending the measure to the Senate for a vote later this year. The bill passed by a vote of 268 to 161 and had the backing of 49 of the 209 voting Republicans. One Democrat voted against it. Democrats have been...
    The House voted Thursday to revoke the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq, sending the measure to the Senate for a vote later this year. The bill passed by a vote of 268 to 161 and had the backing of 49 of the 209 voting Republicans. One Democrat voted against it. Democrats have been...
    Get ready to celebrate Juneteenth.   Did you know that it’s been almost four decades since Congress created a new federal holiday?   In a surprising act of racial unity, even heavenly grace, a politically divided Congress passed recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday this week. The vote was by unanimous consent in the Senate on Tuesday and it was 415-14 on...
    SAN JOSE — A proposed project for more than 100 affordable homes near downtown San Jose could be headed to a fast-track approval process, city documents show. The Villages at Roosevelt is being planned by First Community Housing, whose primary endeavor is the development of affordable homes. First Community Housing is seeking city administrative approval for the affordable residences as...
                        Rhodes College officials in Memphis have notified students that they must vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 — or else pay a per semester mandatory testing fee of $1,500. This, according to a letter that Vice President for Student Life Meghan Harte Weyant recently distributed to students about the upcoming...
                        During a Florida Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis discussed the possibility of appointing a new secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) without the Cabinet’s approval. Controversy regarding the appointment comes after Former DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein, who had held the position for four years and...
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    According to Reuters, the date of the clinical trial of the Russian vaccine has not been set – June 10. In the past, it was predicted that the European Pharmaceuticals Association (EMA) would decide whether or not to approve the use of Spotnik V in the EU in May or June. Meanwhile, the Russian direct investment fund, which funds the...
    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Loveland Ski Area is expanding. A proposal to expand terrain and parking has been approved. (credit: Loveland Ski Area) The improvements focus on Loveland Valley, an area designed for beginners. There will be two new runs built. The approval also gives the green light to a new parking lot that could accommodate up...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lights at First Avenue have been mostly off since the pandemic forced crowds away, drying up nearly all of its revenue. Then six months ago came a flicker of hope when the U.S. Congress approved $16 billion to help keep independent entertainment venues afloat. READ MORE: Uptown Begins Cleaning Up, Even As Protests Continue “I don’t think I’ve...
    A Wednesday poll indicates President Joe Biden’s approval rating continues downward in June from 49 percent to 48 percent. A Monmouth University poll on June 16 marked Biden at 48 percent, one percent lower than a Rasmussen poll from June 11. The poll comes as Biden completes his European tour Wednesday, neglecting to travel to inspect the border crisis, where...
    In this article BIIBThe exterior of the headquarters of biotechnology company Biogen in Cambridge, MA is pictured on March 21, 2019.John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty ImagesA 70-year-old man from Rhode Island on Wednesday was the first to receive an infusion of Biogen's newly approved Alzheimer's drug, Aduhelm, outside of a clinical trial. Marc Archambault of Wakefield was treated...
    President Joe Biden’s approval rating dropped below 50% for the first time since his inauguration, according to a Wednesday poll from Monmouth University. Biden exited April with a 54% approval rating and a 41% disapproval. For the month of May, he fell six points to 48% approval and disapproval rose two points to 43%, according to the poll. Biden approval...
    President Biden's approval rating has dipped 6 points since April, according to a new poll, as Congress weighs his sprawling spending plans. Biden drew positive marks from 48 percent of Americans in a Monmouth University poll published Wednesday, down from 54 percent who approved of the job he was doing in April. The president's approval rating has dropped among Democrats the past several months, as...
    An antibody treatment has been shown to reduce mortality in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 by 20%, researchers at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday. The drug, REGEN-COV, was shown to be effective in seronegative patients, or patients who do not produce natural antibodies to the coronavirus, according to the results of Regeneron’s clinical trial released Wednesday. Seronegative patients typically have double the...
    The costly new Alzheimer’s disease treatment recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration could cause federal spending to swell by $57 billion in just one year, roughly the same amount that the government healthcare program Medicare spent on all outpatient hospital services in 2020. The new therapy from Biogen, called Aduhelm, is the first Alzheimer’s disease treatment to...