Saturday, January 28, 2023

As Covid Deaths Climb, Even Seniors Skip the Latest Booster

Nearly all Americans over 65 got their initial Covid vaccines. But that immunity is waning, and this time, the government is offering far less...

Zelensky Will Meet With Biden in Washington and Address Congress, Officials Say

The visit will be the first time President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has left his country since Russia invaded in February.

Congress Proposes More Than $44 Billion for Ukraine

The spending bill unveiled Tuesday includes billions more for the country than President Biden had requested.

Mayor Adams Warns of Holiday Virus Risks, Encourages Wearing Face Masks

Donning a mask, Mayor Eric Adams urged New Yorkers to protect themselves against a swirl of viral illnesses in the city, including Covid-19, flu...

Congress Offers $1 Billion for Climate Aid, Falling Short of Biden’s Pledge

Activists called the funding to help developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change “hugely disappointing.”

A Congressional Call to Prosecute Trump

The committee investigating the Capitol attack accused the former president of four federal crimes.

China’s Abrupt Covid Pivot Leaves Many Without Medicines

Millions are desperate to get their hands on fever-reducing drugs and antivirals such as Pfizer’s Paxlovid as infections across China outpace supplies.

Homicides of Children Soared in the Pandemic’s First Year, CDC Reports

Killings of children and teenagers under 18 increased sharply in 2020, federal researchers reported. Black communities were disproportionately affected.

Congress Passed a $858 Billion Military Bill. Here’s What’s in It.

Lawmakers approved an 8 percent overall budget increase, funding for Taiwan and Ukraine, and a slew of provisions focused on judicial security and environmental...

Congress’s Productive Final Weeks

With the holidays looming, Congress is using its final weeks to try to approve a rush of major legislation.