Below is a summary of the latest US domestic news.
Biden will receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination when additional doses are introduced
U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his shirt sleeve and received a COVID-19 booster on Monday in hopes of setting a strong example for Americans of the need to get the extra vaccination even if millions go without their first vaccination. “Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated,” he said, noting that about 23% of people in the United States have not received a vaccination.
Relief and disbelief greet R. Kelly’s guilty verdict
A mixture of relief and disbelief greeted the guilty verdict on Monday in the trial of singer R. Kelly, the most famous musician of the #MeToo era, but whose music is popular with streaming services. Kelly, once one of the best-selling R&B singers, was convicted in all nine cases https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/jurors-resume-deliberations-r-kelly-trial-2021-09-27 after some 25 For years he used his fame and fortune to entice underage girls and women to have sex.
New York hospitals fire and suspend staff who reject the COVID vaccine
New York hospitals began laying off or suspending health care workers on Monday for defying a state order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and the resulting staff shortage caused some hospitals to postpone elective surgery or cut services . New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference that the city’s hospitals have not had much of an impact from the mandate, adding that he is concerned about other areas of the state where vaccination rates are lower.
President Reagan’s shooter John Hinckley wins unconditional release
A US judge said Monday that he would “unconditionally release” John Hinckley, who injured former US President Ronald Reagan and three other people in an attempted assassination in 1981. “I will give Mr. Hinckley his unconditional release after all these years,” said US District Judge Paul Friedman during a trial in the District of Columbia.
US Senate fails to move debt ceiling over government funding measure
A sharply divided US Senate on Monday failed to press ahead with a move to suspend the federal debt ceiling and avoid a partial government shutdown as Republican lawmakers denied the bill the necessary votes to move forward. President Joe Biden’s Democrats were unable to pass legislation that would counter two rapidly approaching deadlines that, if ignored, threaten to destabilize the U.S. economy as it struggles to get out of COVID -19 pandemic to come out.
White House supports law on labor rights for nursing mothers
The Biden government said Monday it was backing a law that could give millions of new mothers more job rights to express breast milk. A US House of Representatives bill endorsed by Democrats and Republicans would oblige employers with 25 or more employees to provide time and private space to nursing mothers.
R. Kelly found guilty of enticing women and underage girls to have sex
R. Kelly was convicted on Monday by a federal jury of his sex trafficking trial in which prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his fame for over a quarter of a century to lure women and underage girls into orbit for sex. Brooklyn federal court jury deliberated just over a day before voting after a 5-1 / 2-week trial on the 54-year-old Kelly’s conviction on all nine counts he faced.
State Dept says Blinken tests negative for COVID-19 after a speaker tests positive
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday morning, the State Department said after department spokesman Ned Price tested positive for the disease and is in quarantine. “After experiencing symptoms for the first time this morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 shortly thereafter and will now be quarantined for the next 10 days,” said Price, who is vaccinated, on Twitter.
Britney’s attorney says father “crossed unfathomable limits” by monitoring her calls
A Britney Spears attorney on Monday increased calls for a swift suspension of the singer’s father from his role as guardian, saying he “crossed unfathomable limits” by allegedly tapping her phone and bedroom. In a trial prior to a Wednesday hearing, attorney Mathew Rosengart said a TV documentary released on Friday contained “deeply disturbing allegations” that “reinforce the need for an immediate suspension of Mr. Spears.”
US Environmental Protection Agency urged 21 states to tighten vehicle emissions revision
A group of 21 attorneys general, the District of Columbia and several major US cities called on the Biden administration to pass significantly stricter emissions regulations for vehicles than they had proposed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called in August to reverse the Trump-era easing of vehicle emissions regulations with a new plan to increase efficiency by 10% in model year 2023 and aim for a fleet average of 52 miles per gallon (mpg). by 2026.
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