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CDC panel approves Moderna and J&J boosters

A CDC advisory panel is recommending booster doses of both Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines. Now CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky will decide whether to accept or revise the committee's recommendations. Meg Oliver has more.
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Queen Elizabeth was hospitalized for 'preliminary investigations'

Queen Elizabeth was hospitalized Wednesday night for "preliminary investigations," a Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed to ABC News. The queen was back at her desk at Windsor Castle by Thursday afternoon and undertaking light duties. No other details about the queen's condition are currently available. "Following medical advice to rest for...
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Trump plan for new media venture gets investors' thumbs up

Some investors aren't waiting to see if former President Donald Trump's plans for a media company to challenge the likes of Facebook, Twitter and even Disney can actually become reality — they're all in. Trump said Wednesday that he's launching Trump Media & Technology Group as a rival to the...

Video includes purported threat from Haitian gang to kill kidnapped U.S. missionaries

A Haitian gang leader has threatened to kill 17 members of a U.S. Christian missionary group being held hostage in the lawless Caribbean nation. In a video posted to social media on Thursday, a man believed to be the leader of the "400 Mazowo" gang says he'll shoot the 16 Americans and one Canadian, including five children, if his group's demand for $1 million in ransom for each hostage is not met.

Ethics office warned officials about unnecessary trades

The Federal Reserve’s ethics office warned officials against making unnecessary trades in March 2020, when the central bank was beginning to take measures to support the financial market as the pandemic was starting to take hold in the U.S. The New York Times reported on Thursday that the Fed’s Board...

Former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to 57 months in prison in deadly shooting of Australian woman

A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman in 2017 was sentenced to 57 months in prison on a lesser charge Thursday after his murder conviction was overturned earlier this year. Mohamed Noor was initially convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the 2017 fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old dual U.S.-Australian citizen and yoga teacher who was engaged to be married.
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Reports warn climate change threatens national security

The U.S. is getting a stark warning on the effects of climate change. Reports from defense and intelligence agencies say natural disasters like floods and droughts are forcing tens of millions around the world to flee their homes — creating a threat to U.S. national security.

Biden to stump with McAuliffe Tuesday

President Biden will campaign with Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe Tuesday amid growing alarm that Republican Glenn Youngkin can pull out a victory next month. Biden and McAuliffe, who is running for his second nonconsecutive term, will stump in the Democratic bastion of northern Virginia on Tuesday in the...
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Pfizer says its vaccine booster restores full protection against COVID-19

Pfizer and BioNTech said Thursday that a late-stage trial of the drugmakers' COVID-19 vaccine booster showed it restored full protection against the disease. In a test involving 10,000 participants, the additional shot was 95.6% effective against the disease, according to the companies. Pfizer and BioNTech said they plan to submit...

Simone Biles opens up about her mental health post-Olympics: 'I'm still scared to do gymnastics'

(CNN) — Gymnast Simone Biles, who disclosed her mental health struggles during the Tokyo Olympics, says she's "still scared to do gymnastics." In an emotional interview on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday, Biles said she's still struggling with the "twisties" as she performs on her Gold Over America Tour. The twisties is a mental block where competitors can lose track of where they are while in midair.

Home sales rebound while prices continue to climb

After the housing market finally started cooling off a bit over the summer, sales rebounded in September. The tight inventory of homes, which had been improving earlier in the year, worsened again in September and prices continued to climb, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. September...

Facebook's oversight board seeks more transparency on high-profile users

Oct 21 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's (FB.O) independent oversight board demanded more transparency from the social media giant on Thursday, saying the company was not "fully forthcoming" on how it deals with certain high-profile user accounts. The comments follow a Wall Street Journal report last month that said millions of...

China Evergrande wires funds for bond coupon, averting default

China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) wired funds to a trustee account on Thursday for a dollar bond interest payment due Sept. 23, a source told Reuters on Friday, days before a deadline that would have plunged the embattled developer into formal default. The source corroborated a story in the state-backed Securities...

Accused wife in Navy submarine spy case ordered to remain in jail

The woman accused of helping her husband sell classified data on nuclear-powered submarines to foreign governments was ordered to remain in jail on Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Trumble issued a written order directing Diana Toebbe, 45, to remain behind bars pending trial. She is accused of serving as a lookout for her husband, Jonathan Toebbe, 42, when he would allegedly try to pass on classified information to foreign governments in covert ways, according to The Washington Post.

Financial oversight panel unveils climate risk plan

An interagency panel of financial regulators on Thursday approved a series of recommendations meant to help the federal government identify and fend off climate-related risks to the financial system. The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) on Thursday issued a long-awaited report on the ways climate change and the societal response...