President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a firm call to heal America's racial divide, taking several steps and promising more to confront racism and inequality that he said has plagued the United States for far too long. Racial tensions simmered during the turbulent four-year presidency of Donald Trump and Biden noted that the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol by Trump supporters was carried out by "thugs, insurrectionists, political extremists and white supremacists." "We've never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation - to state the obvious - that all people are created equal and have a right to be treated equally throughout their lives," Biden said in remarks at the White House.
Williams will take years to fight back from rock bottom in Formula One but there is a new sense of optimism, according to the team's former driver and newly-appointed senior advisor Jenson Button. The founding family sold up last August, with U.S.-based Dorilton capital taking over and breaking with the past by buying in gearboxes and hydraulics from engine partners Mercedes. "I think with the new owners, they’re not afraid to think outside the box and try new things," said Button, the 2009 world champion with Brawn GP.
There may be only a one in a billion chance of failing a doping test due to the COVID-19 vaccine, but some athletes will still resist inoculation, scientists from the World Anti-Doping Agency and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Tuesday. While WADA's director of sciences and international partnerships Olivier Rabin said the chances of the vaccine leading to a possible doping test failure were so vanishingly small as to be almost non-existent, USOPC medical chief Jon Finnoff said take-up would still not be universal. Finnoff told Reuters that like any segment of the general public, some athletes would be simply uncomfortable with getting a vaccine shot.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his government had done everything it could to minimize loss of life in the coronavirus pandemic after the country's death toll exceeded 100,000. "I take full responsibility for everything that the government has done," Johnson said on Tuesday (January 26). "What I can tell you is that we truly did everything we could, and continue to do everything we can, to minimize loss of life and to minimize suffering." Britain will see more deaths from coronavirus before a vaccination program takes effect, England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty said after the country's death toll exceeded 100,000. Johnson said he does not want European Union countries to restrict the supply of coronavirus vaccines to Britain, saying the lesson of the pandemic is that nations need to work together.
President Joe Biden signalled a tougher US stance on Russia Tuesday in his first phone call with President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over human rights and "aggression" against Ukraine, but welcoming cooperation on a new nuclear weapons accord.
Jan.26 -- Microsoft Corp. said fiscal second-quarter sales rose 17% thanks to buoyant demand for corporate cloud-computing services and software tools that support at-home workers. Bloomberg Intelligence's Anurag Rana takes a look at the numbers on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
The US government will replace its entire fleet of 645,000 cars and trucks with US-made electric vehicles, president Joe Biden said on Jan. 25, while signing a “Buy America” executive order that creates new guidelines for the government’s $600 billion in annual spending on goods and services. Biden didn’t offer many details, including the timeline for purchasing EVs or whether the initiative would include plug-in hybrids that still use some gasoline. Today, the US government owns just 4,500 hybrids and fully-electric vehicles, according to the General Services Administration, accounting for less than 1% of the fleet.
In California, where the study was conducted, food and agriculture workers faced greater risks than healthcare workers exposed to Covid-19 patients.
Heavy snow brought out an army of snowplows at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on January 26, as snowfall swept across the city.Footage posted by O’Hare Airport shows a line of snowplows clearing drifts. “It’s conga line time!” the airport wrote on the post.The National Weather Service reported up to 5.8 inches of snowfall as of noon on January 26, which they said was the most since April 14, 2019. Credit: @flyohare via Storyful
The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations. Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued the new memo to federal prosecutors across the nation, saying the department would return to its longstanding previous policy and instructing prosecutors to act on the merits of individual cases. “Consistent with this longstanding principle of making individualized assessments in criminal cases, I am rescinding — effective immediately — the policy directive,” Wilkinson wrote.
As the pandemic raged through the U.S., Microsoft's business continued chugging ahead and beat Wall Street expectations for the last three months of 2020, powered by ongoing demand for its workplace software and cloud computing services as people worked from home. The company on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $15.5 billion, up 33% from the same period last year. In a statement Tuesday, CEO Satya Nadella called it “the dawn of a second wave of digital transformation sweeping every company and every industry.”
The US government is purchasing an additional 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine and will have enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Its price fell Tuesday but the amount of BTC in DeFi is at its highest in over a month.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Omaha shared a timelapse video showing the “historic” snowfall Nebraska saw from January 25 into Tuesday, January 26.The NWS said that Omaha had its snowiest day in 56 years and reported that parts of the state saw more than 14 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon.Most businesses and schools in the area were closed on Tuesday, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. Credit: NWS Omaha via Storyful
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Variety returns to the Sundance Film Festival with a virtual interview studio in partnership with AT&T TV. Videos from the studio will appear on Variety’s and AT&T TV’s social media platforms as well as on Variety.com, beginning on Jan. 28 and continuing throughout the festival. Variety and AT&T have returned to the Sundance Film Festival as an official media sponsor and leadership […]
Crawley, who play in the fourth tier, were the lowest ranked side left in the competition and had five players test positive for COVID-19 over the weekend but the rest of the squad was cleared to play. Former England and Arsenal midfielder Wilshere, who signed a short-term contract earlier this month, scored in his second appearance for the south coast club. He pounced on a back-heeled layoff from Joshua King to place his shot from outside the box past the diving Glenn Morris in goal.
President Biden delivers remarks on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.