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Judge denies NYPD union's bid to halt COVID vaccine mandate

A Staten Island judge denied a police union's request to temporarily halt the implementation of the city's vaccine mandate that is set to take effect November 1. The Police Benevolent Association, New York City's largest police union, had argued in their request for a temporary restraining order on Monday that the policy does not make clear potential exceptions for medical or religious reasons, and does not give unvaccinated officers sufficient time to apply for such exemptions, as those appeals must have been submitted by Wednesday — one week after the mandate was announced.
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Tech billionaires in the crosshairs of new tax proposals

America’s richest tech executives and their companies are in the crosshairs of a new effort by Democrats to pay for the party’s ambitious social spending plans. While the new billionaires tax and corporate tax minimum proposals are not specifically targeted toward tech, the industry would be among the hardest hit.
INCOME TAX

Biden hails 'historic' deal, urges support

President Biden on Thursday defended his social spending framework while attempting to sell the public on a pared-back economic agenda, even as a number of congressional Democrats appear uncertain about support for his plan. Biden, in a speech from the East Room after meeting with House Democrats, hailed what was...
U.S. POLITICS

Exxon CEO denies spreading disinformation on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — ExxonMobil’s chief executive said Thursday that his company “does not spread disinformation regarding climate change″ as he and other oil company chiefs countered congressional allegations the industry concealed evidence about the dangers of it. Testifying at a landmark House hearing, CEO Darren Woods said ExxonMobil “has long...
ECONOMY
CNN

72% of unvaccinated workers vow to quit if ordered to get vaccinated

New York (CNN Business) — A large number of unvaccinated workers say they'll quit their jobs if their employers follow upcoming federal rules to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a think tank concentrating on health issues, found 37% of unvaccinated workers say they will...
PUBLIC HEALTH

Taiwan president confirms presence of US troops

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed the presence of U.S. troops on the island during an interview with CNN published on Thursday. Tsai was asked if U.S. military support included sending service members to help train Taiwanese troops, as The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month, drawing objections from China.
FOREIGN POLICY

Alec Baldwin’s role as producer on ‘Rust’ could play a key role in shooting investigation: former filmmaker

Alec Baldwin’s role as a producer in the Western "Rust" has become a subject of growing scrutiny. On Oct. 21, the star pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming in New Mexico and unwittingly killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured Joel Souza. While it’s likely Baldwin the actor won’t be held criminally or civilly liable for the tragedy, Baldwin the producer might be, along with several others in leadership positions.
MOVIES

Iran says it will return to nuclear negotiations

Iran said Wednesday that by the end of next month it will return to negotiations to restart the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Ali Bagheri, made the announcement on Twitter following a meeting with Enrique Mora, the European Union official serving as the chief coordinator on the talks.
MIDDLE EAST

What's in and what's out of the Biden framework

President Biden is pitching a $1.75 trillion social spending and climate plan to Democrats that has been heavily slimmed down after concessions to moderate senators. It’s still a huge bill, but it’s just half the size of the $3.5 trillion package envisioned in the Democrats’ budget resolution. But here’s a...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

No White House treats for Halloween this year

Ghosts and goblins can scratch the White House from their trick or treating routes this year. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will be in Europe on Halloween and won't be at the White House to help hand out candy and other treats. Instead, the Pennsylvania Avenue side...
POLITICS

World Siri: Rookie propels Astros past Braves to tie Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri launched himself headfirst into home plate, popped up with arms flexed and screamed with all his might. Welcome to the World Series, rook. The career minor leaguer sparked a team whose biggest stars took a while to shine, sending the Houston Astros to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night that evened the Fall Classic at one game apiece.
MLB

With Manfred’s support, Braves bring chop to World Series

ATLANTA (AP) — As the World Series shifts to Atlanta, some TV viewers may be offended to see Braves fans still chopping and chanting in force. After teams in the NFL and Major League Baseball have dropped names considered racist and offensive to Native Americans the last two years, the Braves chop on — with the support of baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.
NFL

Raiders owner calls for release of full report on Washington Football Team investigation

Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis on Wednesday said he believes the NFL should release its full report on the Washington Football Team workplace misconduct investigation. "Probably. Yeah, I think that there should be, yeah," Davis told reporters during the end of NFL owners’ fall league meeting, according to The Washington Post’s Nicki Jhabvala. "Especially with some of the things that were, I guess, charged. I believe so. I think that people deserve [it], especially the people that were victims."
NFL
CBS News

New York school district bans "Squid Game" Halloween costumes in elementary schools due to "potential violent messages"

Multiple elementary schools in New York have banned Halloween costumes that depict characters from the hit Netflix show "Squid Game," citing its mature content and violence. "Squid Game," which was Netflix's biggest series launch ever, is about a group of financially struggling adults in South Korea playing deadly, gory versions of children's games in hopes of winning a cash prize.
EDUCATION

Federal judge in Florida says Trump Twitter case must be heard in California

A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday said former President Trump ’s legal effort to have his Twitter account restored must be heard in California. Miami-based U.S. District Judge Robert Scola Jr. ruled that Trump agreed to be bound by Twitter’s terms of service in 2009 when he created his @realdonaldtrump handle while he was a private citizen. Those terms include a so-called forum selection clause requiring that suits against the San Francisco-based company be brought to federal court in Northern California.
CALIFORNIA STATE

What led to Sudan's military coup

CAIRO — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions between the military and civilian authorities. Protesters are in the...
POLITICS

Houston Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair apologizes for anti-Asian comment at event

Houston Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair has apologized for making an anti-Asian comment in front of a crowd at a charity event his year. Bally Sports reported that McNair shocked attendees and staff at the Houston Texans Foundation Charity Golf Classic at River Oaks Country Club in May when he told the crowd, "I'm sorry that we couldn't get together last year, because of the China Virus."
SOCIETY

"John Doe" in NHL's Blackhawks sex abuse scandal comes forward

This story first appeared on CBS Chicago's website. The "John Doe" who accused former Chicago Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich of sexual abuse in 2010 identified himself Wednesday as former Blackhawks minor league player Kyle Beach. Beach spoke with Rick Westhead on Canada's TSN SportsCentre. On Tuesday, Blackhawks president of...
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