U.S. jobless claims dropping faster in states ending federal benefit

A sign advertising job openings is seen outside of a Starbucks in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew KellyWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Ongoing claims for U.S. unemployment insurance have dipped faster in recent weeks in states ending federal benefits this summer than in states keeping the $300 weekly supplement…

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California effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has more than enough signatures to proceed

The effort to recall Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom has more than enough signatures to proceed, the state’s election official said Wednesday.Backers of the recall passed the 1.5 million signature threshold in April, but there was then a 30-day period where people who wanted to withdraw their signatures were given a chance to do so.Just…

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Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be defunded, then deleted it. He’s still being probed by the bureau.

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted that the FBI should be defunded, then deleted it after one minute. A Gaetz spokesperson told Vice that the congressman had made and deleted a “jocular tweet.” The FBI is currently investigating Gaetz to find out if he participated in sex trafficking. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Controversial…

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US Vice President Harris to make first trip to US-Mexico border amid migrant crisis

/ Americas Issued on: 24/06/2021 – 02:59 Vice President Kamala Harris meets with LGBTQ stakeholders, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in her ceremonial office on the White House complex in Washington. © AP, Jacquelyn Martin US Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will visit the country’s border with Mexico, the White House announced, as the Biden…

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Beleaguered pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily says it’s closing down

Hong Kong’s leading independent newspaper, Apple Daily, said it was closing down Wednesday and would print its final issue Thursday, succumbing to an unprecedented campaign by the Beijing-backed government to silence a popular tabloid at the center of the city’s democracy movement.The decision came hours after police arrested a columnist for the paper and days…

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Artificial Proteins Never Seen in the Natural World Are Becoming New COVID Vaccines and Medicines

Late on a Friday night in April 2020, Lexi Walls was alone in her laboratory at the University of Washington, waiting nervously for the results of the most important experiment of her life. Walls, a young structural biologist with expertise in coronaviruses, had spent the past three months working day and night to develop a…

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Fauci: Delta Variant Doubling In U.S. Every Two Weeks In ‘Greatest Threat’ To Eradicating Covid

Topline Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday reiterated warnings about the more infectious delta variant of the coronavirus, which he said has doubled in prevalence in the U.S. in the past couple of weeks, threatening areas of the country with low vaccination rates.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,…

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