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US FDA plans to approve second COVID-19 booster shot -WSJ
U.S. health regulators are considering authorizing a potential fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the fall, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The Food and Drug Administration has reviewed data to authorize a second booster dose of messenger RNA vaccines from Pfizer Inc and its partner BioNTech SE and vaccines from Moderna Inc, the report adds.
Sister of convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff and her husband found dead
The sister of fraudster Bernie Madoff, who was convicted of orchestrating the biggest known Ponzi scheme in history, and her husband died last week of an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said Sunday. Madoff’s sister, Sondra Wiener, 87, and her husband Marvin were found with gunshot wounds Thursday in Boynton Beach, Fla., according to a statement from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.
Portland Police: Clashes between armed landlord and protesters spark shooting
Police in Portland, Oregon, said they believe a shooting that left one woman dead and five injured during a protest against police brutality on Saturday night was sparked by a clash between an armed landlord and armed protesters. The shooting took place as people gathered in northeast Portland on Saturday to protest the death of Amir Locke, the 22-year-old shot earlier this month by law enforcement in Minneapolis during a no-hit apartment raid.
Biden will travel to Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday – White House
US President Joe Biden will travel to Wilmington, Delaware, later Sunday and stay there for the Presidents’ Day holiday the next day, the White House has announced.
US judge rejects Trump’s request to launch January 6 incitement lawsuit
Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lost an attempt to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of instigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. In a lengthy written ruling https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/legaldocs/akpezndgovr/Mehta%20order%20Jan%206%202022.pdf, Judge Amit Mehta of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia said three lawsuits filed by Democratic members of Congress and two police officers could proceed to trial.
Helicopter crashes into waves off crowded Miami beach
Federal agencies are investigating the crash of a helicopter with three passengers in the Atlantic Ocean near swimmers and sunbathers in Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday. A Robinson R44 helicopter plunged into the ocean near a crowded beach at 1:20 p.m. local time, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The agency is investigating the cause of the crash with the National Transportation Safety Board.
Trump’s exclusive Truth Social app set to hit Apple’s App Store on Monday, per executive
Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, appears set to launch in Apple’s App Store on Monday, according to an executive’s posts on a test version seen by Reuters, potentially marking the return of the former president on social networks on the American presidents. Public holiday. In a series of posts Friday night, a verified account of the network’s product manager, listed as Billy B., answered questions about the app from people invited to use it during its testing phase. A user asked when the app, available this week for beta testers, would be released, according to screenshots seen by Reuters.
Prosecution and defense remain on hold in Arbery’s hate crimes trial
The prosecution and defense closed their cases Friday in the hate crime trial of three white Georgia men who have already been convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery as the young black man ran through their neighborhood. Closing statements will be made on Monday and the case will then go to the jury, made up of nine white jurors and three black jurors. Prosecutors in the trial, which began on Monday, set out to prove Travis McMichael, 36; her father Gregory McMichael, 66; and William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, motivated by racism in the commission of their crime.
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