Monday, October 25, 2021

FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine

BALTIMORE (AP): U.S. regulators say the Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures, and...

Former Fort Wayne resident is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Fort Wayne resident and member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became...

Former VP Pence undergoes routine surgery to implant pacemaker, office says

NATIONWIDE (Fox News): Former Vice President Mike Pence underwent routine surgery to implant a pacemaker after experiencing a slow heart rate, his office said in a press...

Public health alert issued for 200,000 pounds of ground turkey

NATIONWIDE (WOWO): Check your freezer – a public health alert has been issued for more than 200,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products. The U.S. Department...

FEMA launching COVID-19 funeral reimbursements today

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): If you lost a loved one to COVID-19, you could have at least some of their funeral expenses reimbursed by...

New US jobless claims up to 744K as virus still forces layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP): The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even...

US economy adds 916,000 jobs in March, unemployment falls to 6%

NATIONWIDE (Fox News): The labor market’s recovery from the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic gained further momentum in March as states continued to...

GM recalling 10,000 Chevy and GMC vans due to fire risk

WASHINGTON (AP): General Motors is recalling more than 10,000 vans due to a fire risk and recommending that owners park them outdoors away from...

Recalls issued for Indiana-based company’s pet food brands

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WOWO): An Indiana pet food company has issued a recall due to salmonella issues. Midwestern Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of...

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

NATIONWIDE (AP): Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly...

Unemployment claims sink to pandemic low of 684,000

WASHINGTON (Fox News): The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits has fallen to the lowest number since the onset of the COVID-19...

Some hand sanitizers found to have toxic, cancer-causing chemical

NATIONWIDE (Fox News): A new report is warning Americans to avoid a list of hand sanitizers that are contaminated with benzene, a toxic chemical known to cause cancer. Valisure,...

Comcast to expand services to low-income Americans

NATIONWIDE (Press Release): On the 10th anniversary of its Internet Essentials program, Comcast announced Wednesday it would invest $1-billion over the next 10 years...
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Regal Cinemas to begin reopening process

NATIONWIDE (AP/WOWO): America's #2 movie theater chain is planning to reopen. Regal Cinemas has been closed for nearly half a year, leaving its 7,211 screens...

AstraZeneca: US data shows vaccine effective for all ages

LONDON (AP): AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection against disease and complete protection against hospitalization and death across all age groups in a late-stage...

IRS delays tax filing deadline until May

WASHINGTON (Fox News): The IRS appears to have decided to heed the pleas of lawmakers and advocacy groups who have been urging the tax agency to...

Daylight saving time returns Sunday

WASHINGTON (AP): Lose an hour of sleep this weekend, gain an hour of evening light for months ahead: Daylight saving time is back. Set those...

Weekly jobless claims hover around four times pre-pandemic level

WASHINGTON (Fox Business): The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits inched down last week as coronavirus caseloads drop nationwide and many states rolled back restrictions on...

February job growth surges above expectations

WASHINGTON (Fox News): The U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February, evidence the labor market's recovery is gaining steam nearly one year into the pandemic as coronavirus caseloads fall nationwide and...

Conservative icon and talk pioneer Rush Limbaugh dies at 70

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WOWO): Kathryn Limbaugh announced at the opening of The Rush Limbaugh show today, that the conservative talk radio icon had...

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