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    Pittsburgh’s coronavirus vaccine mandate that was announced Monday has drawn immediate pushback from city employees. The mayor’s executive order Monday stated city employees must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 22 or they could face disciplinary action, including termination. “The executive order talks about that we may implement progressive discipline. So come Dec. 22, we’ll work with our law department, HR and...
    Stone dwellings in the Cedar Mesa area of Bears Ears National Monument. Back in June, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland recommended that President Biden restore the boundaries of three national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante, designated by President Bill Clinton in 1996; Bears Ears, designated by President Barack Obama in 2016; and Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, the nation’s first marine national monument, also designated by President...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – Hundreds of young people shut down San Francisco’s Market Street as they rallied through the city’s downtown on Friday morning during a Climate Strike, bringing awareness to climate change. Elementary, middle, and high school students came together at the 10 a.m. rally at Embarcadero Plaza, organized by the group Youth vs Apocalypse, along with other organizations....
    DENVER (CBS4)– Some climate change activists called for immediate action on poor air quality in Denver on Thursday. They declared the situation Code Red. (credit: CBS) The Air Quality Control Commission meets Friday for the first time since Colorado racked up a record number of ozone days. READ MORE: Devious Lick Challenge: Vandalism, Theft Of Toilets, Equipment Costing...
    More than two dozen independent experts appointed by the United Nations' Human Rights Council on Monday called for countries around the world to take swift diplomatic action "to prevent the slaughter of civilians, the destruction of essential civilian infrastructure, and the undoing of decades of human rights, rule of law, and gender equality work" in Afghanistan. "The work undertaken in...
    Haitian Red Cross and Civil Protection Service personnel in an earthquake drill in 2016. Photo: HECTOR RETAMAL / . / . WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden on Saturday authorized an “immediate response” from the United States to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti, and that has left at least 29 dead and...
    Two top Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are calling on President BidenJoe BidenBriahna Joy Gray: Progressives should celebrate budget passage, remain focused on fight Officials still looking for parents of 337 separated children, court filing says ​​Former U.S. attorney in Atlanta says abrupt resignation stemmed from not peddling Trump voter fraud claim MORE to quickly adopt a plan to...
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is warning of 'unprecedented' warming. A new report on Monday from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations group dedicated to climate change science, warns that drastic and immediate effort is needed to slow climate change. Congressional Republicans are simply ignoring it....
    Nearly 40 Democrats sent a Thursday letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calling on him to “take immediate action” to address behavior by Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. The letter was spearheaded by Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal. New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signed the letter, as well as other progressive Democrats such as Missouri Rep. Cori Bush...
    A group of nearly 40 House Democrats signed a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy calls for investigation into claims NSA was spying on Tucker Carlson Cheney, Kinzinger are sole GOP votes for Jan. 6 select committee House approves select panel to probe Jan. 6 attack MORE (R-Calif.) on Thursday, calling on him "in the strongest terms to take immediate...
    (CNN)Nearly 40 House Democrats are demanding House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy take what they call "immediate action" to address the behavior of GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, whose actions, they say in a Thursday letter obtained by CNN, "could lead to violence against members of Congress." The group chose to take this step after Greene spoke as a...
    President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the administration is seeking answers from China on the origins of COVID-19 with the international community. Sullivan said the United States is working on two tracks on finding out the origins of the coronavirus, including an assessment by the intelligence community that Biden gave a 90-day deadline for and an...
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates weighs in on the Biden administration's plan to pull troops from Afghanistan, and whether then-Vice President Biden was against the Osama bin Laden raid on "Special Report."  ROBERT GATES: For a good part of the debate, I actually preferred, I had no doubt about the ability of the SEALs to carry out the mission, but I preferred the...
    More On: drug cartels How a teacher ended up in the crosshairs of a notorious Mexican drug cartel North Carolina teacher killed in shootout with Mexican cartel Mexican authorities seek three alleged masterminds in police killings Cartels using kids as decoys in drug smuggling operation: sheriff Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants the Biden administration to take “immediate action” against...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Haubert keeps word on project, solar policy Re. “Supervisor must keep promise on solar policy,” (Page A6, March 18): The Sierra Club supported the Aramis Renewable Energy Project and is grateful to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for its leadership on climate action. Supervisor...
    (CNN)Myanmar's United Nations ambassador has pleaded for immediate international action to help overturn the country's military coup. Kyaw Moe Tun, remaining loyal to the civilian government ousted on February 1, delivered an impassioned speech while addressing the UN General Assembly on Friday."We need further strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing...
    Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows pushed two clearly false claims on Fox News on Thursday, after the third day of the Donald Trump’s impeachment trial for inciting the Capitol insurrection. “We took immediate action,” Meadows claimed after Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked why the former president chose not to tell the rioters to disperse during the hours they were ransacking...
    The highly-contagious COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is now spreading rapidly throughout the US — doubling around every 10 days, according to a new study. Researchers predicted the strain known as B117 could become the most prevalent in the nation by next month, according to the study, which is yet to be peer reviewed and was released Sunday...
    More On: Coronavirus Miley Cyrus cheers on health-care workers at Super Bowl 2021 TikTok show I scream, you scream, we all COVID vaccine? One city offers ice cream for jabs AOC, Sanders rip Biden’s COVID relief plan Buc-ing COVID guidelines: Maskless fans pack Tampa streets before Super Bowl The highly-contagious COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is...
    Greta Thunberg isn’t backing down. The climate activist, along with other public figures, has come under attack for supporting ongoing protests by Indian farmers. Controversial Reforms As One Green Planet previously reported, farmers are at odds with the Modi government over laws passed last September. The reforms relaxed the rules around how farm produce can be priced, sold, and...
    Flanked by U.S. Democratic Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock (L) and Jon Ossoff (R), then-U.S. President-elect Joe Biden gestures to the crowd at the end of a drive-in rally at Pullman Yard on December 15, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. There's no time to waste. That was the message newly elected Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia delivered...
    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s data protection authority said Friday it was imposing an immediate block on Tik Tok’s access to data for any user whose age has not been verified. The authority said it was acting with “urgency” following the death of a 10-year-old girl in Sicily, who died while participating in a so-called “blackout” challenge while using the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Urging that climate change must be addressed now, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Thursday announced a set of policy proposals that they say will lead the state to 100% clean energy in the state’s electricity sector by 2040. Walz and Flanagan say that the policies build on the success that the...
    AMERICANS are furious after Nancy Pelosi said a vote on $1,400 stimulus checks will be delayed until February, despite Democrats promising immediate action. During her first press conference since Joe Biden was sworn-in as president, Pelosi said voting wouldn't take place this month. 2Pelosi said the vote will happen in FebruaryCredit: AFP Speaking about Biden's Covid relief package, Pelosi said...
    This combination of pictures created on January 15, 2021 shows US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 29, 2020 and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden in Dallas, Pennsylvania, on October 24, 2020.Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden plans to take immediate executive action to turn the page on the Trump era...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons just returned to Delaware Thursday afternoon. They recounted the harrowing hours they spent locked down in the Capitol building during Wednesday’s rioting. “Yesterday was an event I never thought I’d see — combat troops having to take back the United States Capitol,” Coons said. They condemned the actions of the pro-Trump...
    The invasion of the Capitol by Trump supporters has reignited Democratic impeachment efforts, with the clock ticking on Trump's last two weeks in office.  Two 'squad' members called for Trump's impeachment on Wednesday – and a key Democratic leader didn't rule out the idea. 'When I say all options are on the table, I mean all options should be on...
    380 different organizations have all endorsed a draft plan for the United States to address climate change. That draft has been sent to President-elect Joe Biden. The first step, according to the plan, is to declare a National Climate Emergency. “Our house is ablaze with a fire fanned by Trump for four years,” said Kassie Siegel, director of the Center...
    President-elect Joe Biden said there should be “immediate” congressional action on student loans, after Democrats suggested he should sign an executive order to forgive student debt. A Biden official told Fox News that the president-elect is calling for “immediate” action to forgive $10,000 of student loan debt for borrowers—but that the action should take place in Congress. SCHUMER CALLS ON...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angles County Department of Public Health Monday reported 2,795 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 342,343 cases and 7,275 deaths. People wear masks while shopping at the Hollywood Farmers Market Sunday. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) Over the weekend, the department reported a total of 6,841 new cases...
    Reuters November 15, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s top advisers called for urgent action to address the nation’s “deeply alarming” COVID-19 epidemic on Sunday, a day when total U.S. infections are likely to cross the 11 million mark just eight days after hitting 10 million. They warned that Republican President Donald Trump’s transition delay could further jeopardize...
    Joe Bidens top advisers called for urgent action to address the nations "deeply alarming" COVID-19 epidemic on Sunday, a day when total U.S. infections are likely to cross the 11 million mark just eight days after hitting 10 million. They warned that Republican President Donald Trumps transition delay could further jeopardize the battle against the rampaging virus, including vaccine distribution...
    Jeff Luhnow sues Astros for breach of contract 50 flowers that bloom in winter Turkey’s New Central Bank Governor Signals No Immediate Action (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s central bank will be in a review mode until its next policy meeting, Governor Naci Agbal said in his first public comments, a sign he may take no immediate action after his sudden...
    Prince Charles believes that “swift and immediate action” is needed to protect the environment – Niall Carson/PA Wire The Prince of Wales will on Monday warn of the looming environmental crisis which will “dwarf” the damage wrought by coronavirus, as he says the world risks missing the opportunity to “reset”. The Prince, who will deliver the opening speech at Climate...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With more mail-in voting in Pennsylvania this year, Gov. Tom Wolf wants counties to be able to process ballots before Election Day. The governor Tuesday called for immediate legislative action to allow that and for other reforms he says will make the election more efficient and secure. “As of today there are only seven weeks left until...
    Professional athletes are taking a stand after yet another unjust shooting of yet another unarmed Black man. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot seven times in the back as he opened the door to his minivan, where his three sons were waiting for their dad. It was his youngest son’s birthday.  While Blake is fighting for his life and his family reports he...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump favors immediate action on higher unemployment benefits and eviction aid while policymakers debate a broader coronavirus aid bill, White House adviser Peter Navarro said. Navarro said in an interview with Fox News that policymakers should move a more limited package in the next few days, even as Democrats in Congress and the Trump administration...
    A volunteer cleans up the riverbank surrounding the canal in Dhaka, Bangladesh; it was a canal before but continuous deposit of urban waste have clogged it completely.Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury |SOPA Images |LightRocket via Getty Images More than 1.3 billion tons of plastic waste will flow into the world's oceans and land over the next two decades without widespread intervention, according...
    PACKAGE holiday firms must offer immediate refunds to customers whose trips have been cancelled due to Covid or face legal action, a watchdog has warned. The Competition and Markets Authority has received more than 17,500 complaints about the difficulty in obtaining refunds or information. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5A travel watchdog has...
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