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Biden policy on Cuba remittances needs more work: US official

US refiners are exporting the most gasoline in three years, even as President Biden frets about high gasoline prices and asks OPEC+ to raise output

US to convene Covid-19 ministerial meeting November 10

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday he would convene a virtual meeting of foreign ministers from around the globe to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic on November 10.

The US government has seen proof that at least some members of the group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last month are alive, according to a senior Biden administration official.

US has seen proof of life for some kidnapped missionaries in Haiti, official says

The US government has seen proof that at least some members of the group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last month are alive, according to a senior Biden administration official.

Vaccine refusals in intelligence agencies raise GOP concerns

housands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the US government’s vaccine mandate, leading Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security.

US Senate bill would limit big tech mergers

Two US senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to make it harder for Amazon.com and other tech giants to make acquisitions. The office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, said on Friday that she and Republican Tom Cotton had introduced a bill targeting such companies as Alphabet’s Google and Facebook.

US to intensify pressure on Nicaragua’s Ortega following Sunday election: official

The Biden administration plans to increase diplomatic pressure and use other tools against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega following Sunday’s election that Washington sees as a sham, a senior US official said on Friday.

More vaccines, fewer mask rules as US keeps fighting Covid

The United States is steadily chipping away at vaccine hesitancy and driving down Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations to the point that schools, governments and corporations are lifting mask restrictions yet again.

Baby handed to US soldiers in chaos of Afghanistan airlift still missing

US envoy says climate aid goal to be met in 2022

Developed nations will start making good on their joint pledge of $100 billion in annual climate aid to developing nations next year, US climate envoy John Kerry said Friday.

Local governments scramble on US home rental aid after ‘use it or lose it’ order

Dozens of state and local governments are scrambling to explain how they plan to distribute billions of dollars in home rental aid funds in coming months as the US Treasury pursues plans to reallocate unspent funds from lagging communities.

Strong US payrolls brighten economic outlook; millions still missing from workforce

US employment increased more than expected in October as the headwind from the surge in Covid-19 infections over the summer subsided, offering more evidence that economic activity was regaining momentum early in the fourth quarter.

Former US Vice President Al Gore has compared the world’s complacency on climate change to the way it failed to take seriously the threat of fascism during the 1930s.

US sets goal to drive down cost of removing CO2 from atmosphere

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday set a goal for driving down the cost of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as part of a US plan to decarbonize the economy by 2050.

Official Myanmar records mistaken about detained US reporter

Testimony by prosecution witnesses on Friday in the case of Danny Fenster, a U.S. journalist who has been detained in Myanmar for more than five months, established that official records did not accurately show where he was employed, his lawyer said

Amazon seeks US approval to deploy 4,500 additional satellites for internet project

Amazon.com is seeking approval from US communications regulators to deploy more than 4,500 additional satellites as part of the company’s effort to deliver broadband internet to areas around the world that lack high-speed service.

Man killed by Rittenhouse challenged group to shoot him, used racial slur-witness

A witness in the trial of US teenager Kyle Rittenhouse said on Friday that one of the two protesters killed that night was acting aggressively and repeatedly challenged a group of armed men to shoot him, but that he did not consider the man a threat.

Pfizer says Covid pill 89% effective against severe disease

Pfizer said Friday that a clinical trial of its pill to treat Covid-19 had shown it is highly effective, hailing it is as a big step toward ending the pandemic.

US employers shrugged off virus and stepped up hiring

America’s employers boosted their hiring last month, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that the recovery from the pandemic recession is overcoming a virus-induced slowdown.