STD clinics struggle with surge in patients amid outbreak

Dr. Emily Drwiega from the University of Illinois Health and Maggie Butler, a registered nurse, prepare monkeypox vaccines at the Test Positive Aware Network nonprofit clinic in Chicago, Illinois, July 25, 2022. Eric Cox | Reuters Dr. Ward Carpenter, co-director of health services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, said the monkeypox outbreak across the … Read more

Gay men are lining up as early as 2 am for monkeypox vaccines. Many leave empty-handed

San Francisco CNN — The line begins to form before sunrise outside Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, with some people arriving as early as 2 am, bringing fold-up chairs and blankets to protect against the Bay Area’s overnight chill. They wear face masks, and keep a social distance from others, obeying the ground rules from … Read more

Kyrsten Sinema says she will ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda on the cusp of Senate approval

Washington CNN — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday night offered critical support for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would “move forward” on Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year. Sinema’s support … Read more

Monkeypox: Biden administration declares the outbreak a public health emergency

The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to declare a national emergency without delay. Since the first US monkeypox case was identified in mid-May, more than 6,600 probable … Read more

Krysten Sinema says she will ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda on the cusp of Senate approval

Washington CNN — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday night offered critical support for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would “move forward” on Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year. Sinema’s support … Read more

New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 13 years, at least three crashes, dozens of scams and Ponzi schemes and hundreds of billions of dollars made and evaporated, cryptocurrencies finally have the full attention of Congress, whose lawmakers and lobbyists have papered Capitol Hill with proposals on how to regulate the industry. The latest bipartisan proposal came Wednesday … Read more

Top lawmakers renew call for DHS IG to step aside from investigation into missing texts, citing CNN reporting

House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson reiterated their call for Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to step aside in a letter on Monday. “We are writing with grave new concerns over your lack of transparency and independence, which appears to be jeopardizing the integrity of a crucial investigation run … Read more

Blinken backs EU proposal on Iran, says US prepared to move forward but unclear if Iran is

CNN — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken backed a proposal from the European Union aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear dealsaying Monday that the United States is “prepared to move forward on the basis of what’s been agreed,” but it is unclear if Iran is prepared to do the same. His comments come as … Read more

Kentucky flooding: Death toll ‘could potentially double’ as people in stricken areas remain hard to reach, governor says

CNN — After days of fatal flooding washed away parts of eastern Kentucky and the death toll climbed to at least 25, first responders worked Saturday to account for missing residents, the state’s governor said. Gov. Andy Beshear lamented that the number of deaths “is likely to increase” following what officials have described as unprecedented … Read more

How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers wait in line at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines relented this week and agreed to sell itself you JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours later breaking off a merger agreement with Frontier Airlines that failed to win enough shareholder support. The … Read more