Maskgate supreme: a test case of idealist chickens coming home to roost
As the justices try to dispel reports of internal discord over Covid-19 precautions, a bigger divide on First Street lurks behind the mask.
Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers
A Trump-appointed federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Friday blocking the requirement for federal employees to get inoculated against Covid-19.
New CDC studies show strength of boosters in protecting against omicron
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention touted a trio of new studies Friday for offering new insight into the protection that vaccines, and booster shots in particular, provide against the omicron variant.
Public defenders rarely make it on the federal bench. Not anymore
Part of President Biden's push to overhaul the makeup of the federal courts includes a focus on nominating former public defenders, attorneys who are historically under-represented on the federal bench.
California adds 50,000 jobs, unemployment dips to 6.5%
Accounting for a quarter of all new hirings in the nation in December, California’s jobless rate ticked down to 6.5% as employers added over 50,000 jobs.
‘It’s time to kill’: Texas man accused of threatening Georgia election officials
A Texas man was arrested in the Austin area on Friday by the FBI on charges that he posted threatening messages directed at Georgia government officials last year.
US, Russia leave door open for dialogue over Ukraine
A second week of high-stakes talks ended on Friday with still no signs of breakthroughs between the West and Moscow over NATO's expansion onto Russia's doorstep nor success at defusing a simmering armed conflict in Ukraine, though both superpowers appeared eager to let the door for diplomacy remain open.
Tories accused of blackmail as Johnson government crumbles
Conservative whips in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons have come under intense scrutiny in their handling of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ongoing leadership crisis, after several members of parliament accused them of blackmail.