How Donald Trump plans to spend his final hours as U.S. president – National

Bucking tradition one last time, U.S. President Donald Trump will spend his final hours in office escaping Washington, D.C. Instead of attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday afternoon and leading the peaceful transition of power, Trump will hold his own send-off event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland early in the morning. By the […]

Biden plans to roll back a lengthy list of Trump policies. Here’s what may happen – National

By Jarrett Renshaw Reuters Posted January 19, 2021 8:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send sweeping bills to Congress in his first days in office, aiming to roll back […]

No plans for ‘divisive’ vaccine passports for Canadians, Trudeau says – National

As shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine continue to roll out across Canada and other parts of the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to implement vaccine passports — proof that a person has been vaccinated against the virus — on a federal level for Canadians. According to Trudeau, […]

Racing pigeon survived journey from U.S. to Melbourne. Now Australia plans to kill it – National

A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000-kilometre Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it. Kevin Celli-Bird said Thursday he discovered the exhausted bird that arrived in his Melbourne backyard on Dec. 26 had […]

FBI monitoring plans for pro-Trump protests in Washington, state capitols: reports – National

The FBI has warned armed protests are being planned for Washington, D.C., and in 50 U.S. state capital cities ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden‘s Jan. 20 inauguration. ABC News reported on Monday that it had obtained an internal bulletin from the nation’s top law enforcement agency, which detailed calls for the “storming” of […]

What Biden’s cabinet picks tell us about how he plans to govern U.S. – National

Joe Biden promised that his presidency would mean a return to normalcy. His Cabinet picks help demonstrate how he plans to deliver. The president-elect announced his final nominees this past week, completing a diverse team of two dozen people. He noted Friday that this will be the “first Cabinet ever” to reach gender parity […]

U.S. FDA plans to quickly approve Moderna coronavirus vaccine after panel endorsement – National

The head of the Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that his agency will move to quickly authorize the second COVID-19 vaccine to fight the pandemic, hours after the shot won the key endorsement of a government advisory panel. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement that regulators have communicated their plans […]

As vaccine rollout plans are finalized, U.S. prepares for worsening coronavirus surge – National

Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six months. Some 20 million people could be inoculated against COVID-19 by the end of 2020 and most Americans will have access to highly effective […]

U.S. coronavirus vaccine plans take shape as hospitalizations set new records – National

U.S. health authorities will hold an emergency meeting next week to recommend that a coronavirus vaccine awaiting approval be given first to healthcare professionals and people in long-term care facilities. The meeting, announced on Friday by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee on immunizations, suggests that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may […]

Trump, aides have discussed plans to pardon Michael Flynn: reports – National

U.S. President Donald Trump has discussed plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to U.S. media reports. A person familiar with discussions between Trump and his aides told The New York Times that the Republican president plans to pardon Flynn before leaving office. Read more: Here’s what you need to […]