U.S. FDA authorizes 4th dose of Pfizer COVID-19 shot for Americans 50 and up

US regulators have authorized a fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for Americans 50 and older because of concerns about waning immunity in the age group, the drugmakers said on Tuesday. The US Food and Drug Administration also authorized this additional booster of the vaccine for people aged 12 and older with compromised immune systems. … Read more

Belgium, Ireland, and Netherlands expel Russian diplomats — RT World News

The three nations accuse Moscow’s envoys of espionage and of posing a threat to security Belgium, Ireland, and the Netherlands have announced the expulsion of more than 40 Russian diplomats amid the West’s deteriorating relations with Moscow. Belgium is to expel 21 Russian nationals who worked at Moscow’s embassy in Brussels and its consulate in … Read more

Ghana passes controversial tax bill after opposition walkout | News

Ghana is struggling to revive its economy from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Ghanaian Parliament has approved a new electronic transaction tax which the government says will help raise $900m in much-needed revenue but which has sparked widespread popular criticism. The E-levy bill, passed on Tuesday, will introduce a … Read more

‘The Flash’ star Ezra Miller arrested for disorderly conduct at karaoke bar – National

DC’s The Flash star Ezra Miller was arrested and charged at a karaoke bar in Hilo, Hawaii, shortly after midnight on Monday. Miller, who uses they/them pronouns, was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after authorities allege they “became agitated while patrons at the bar began singing karaoke.” The report from the Hawaii Police Department … Read more

AOC says Clarence Thomas should resign or be impeached over wife’s Jan 6 texts

Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined the small but growing list of Democratic lawmakers calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s resignation on Tuesday as the blowback continues over text messages the justice’s wife sent a top Trump official. As Mr Thomas returns home following a roughly weeklong stay in the hospital, he faces unprecedented scrutiny thanks … Read more

Robinhood adds four additional hours to extended trading for clients

Vlad Tenev, co-founder and CEO of Robinhood rings the opening bell at the Nasdaq on July 29th, 2021. Source: The Nasdaq As some Robinhood clients head back to the office following the pandemic, the stock trading app — which has experienced a slowdown in volume this year — is now offering extra hours in the … Read more

trump: January 6 panel missing roughly 8 hours of Trump’s phone calls

WASHINGTON: The House panel investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol has identified a roughly eight-hour gap in official records of then-President Donald Trump’s phone calls as the violence unfolded and his supporters stormed the building, according to a person familiar with the probe. The gap extends from a little after 11 am to … Read more