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Five of Texas's ERCOT board members resign after massive power grid outage during winter storm

Ice and snow blanketing roads in Odessa, Texas, on February 15, 2021. Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP Five members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas submitted their resignations.  ERCOT, a non-profit, operates 90% of the state's electric load.  The group was criticized after massive power shutoffs during unprecedented winter storms.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Five board members including the chair of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas will...
Tags: Texas, News, Trends, Greg Abbott, Austin American Statesman, Odessa Texas, ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Hepper, Sarah Al Arshani, Craig Ivey, Jacob Ford Odessa, AP Five, Terry Bulger, Raymond Hepper, Public Utility Commission of Texas Our


Wealthy LA residents gain access to COVID-19 vaccination codes meant for Black and Latino communities

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 in South Africa. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images California created a program so Black and Latino residents could use access codes to get a vaccine.  Affluent LA residents were able to access them and also get vaccinated, the LA Times reported. The codes were meant to help bridge the vaccine access gap in the state.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Wealthy residents in ...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Vaccines, Times, Los Angeles Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, LA Times, Los Angles, Office of Emergency Services, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Getty Images California, South Africa Felix Dlangamandla Beeld Gallo Images, Cal State LA and Oakland Coliseum Insider


See pictures of the White House candlelight ceremony honoring the 500,000 Americans who died in the pandemic

From left, President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, stand outside the White House during a ceremony to honor the 500,000 Americans that died from COVID-19, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden mourned the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 on Monday. Biden drew on his own experiences of loss to offer advice and hope to those who lost loved ones.  The US has recorded mor...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Kamala Harris


Plumbers from out of state are heading to Texas to help repair winter storm damage

A Waco, Texas, resident clears snow from his driveway alongside his dog on February 17, 2021 as severe winter weather conditions over the last few days has forced road closures and power outages over the state. MATTHEW BUSCH/AFP via Getty Images Plumbers are in high demand in Texas as the state works to repair damage from winter storms.  Gov. Abbott is making it easier for out-of-state plumbers and those with expired licenses to help. The storm caused pipes and valves to freeze then burst ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Bloomberg, Storm, The New York Times, Getty, Times, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Waco Texas, Matthew Busch, Associated Builders and Contractors, The Insurance Council of Texas, Sarah Al Arshani, Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners


Kids represent a small fraction of overall COVID-19 deaths in the US but 75% of them are children of color

A temperature check is taken as students return to St. Joseph Catholic School in La Puente, California on November 16, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images There have been fewer than 250 children who have died from the coronavirus.  More than three-quarters of the deaths were in children of color.  Overall, kids make up about 13% of the coronavirus cases in the US.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Children make up a small percentage of the overall COVID-19 d...
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Fauci says it's 'possible' that Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting on November 19. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Fauci predicts that Americans might still need masks in 2022, CNN reported.  He said how long masks are needed depends on the level of virus in the community. He added that there will be a great deal of normality restored by the fall.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fau...
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Facebook removed the main page of Myanmar military as protests continue following a military coup

Buddhist monks hold placards as they participate in a rally protesting election results by supporters of the Myanmar military and the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party near Shwedagon pagoda Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP Photo/Thein Zaw Facebook removed the main page for the Myanmar military on Sunday, Reuters reported.  The platform said the page violated standards that prohibit the incitement of violence.  Several people have been killed by police in...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Facebook Pages, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Myanmar, Associated Press, Biden, Reuters, Buddhist


COVID-19 hospitalizations reach the lowest they've been since early November

A doctor checks the vital signs of a patient at the Intensive Care Unit of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California on January 3, 2021. Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 hospitalizations are less than half of what they were during their peak last month.  Cases and deaths have also been on the decline, but experts warn against complacency.  Public health experts worry that new, more transmissible strains could cause another surge.  Visit the Business sect...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Cdc, Brown University, US, Trends, Cnn, United Kingdom, The Washington Post, Rhode Island, Tom Frieden, Frieden, Tarzana California, Megan Ranney, Providence Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, Coronavirus


Pennsylvania police officer charged in the Capitol riot posted video of the insurrection and has 'no regrets'

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the US Capitol in Washington D.C on January 6, 2021. ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images A PA officer was charged by federal authorities for his alleged involvement in the Capitol riot.  Joseph Fischer allegedly posted a video of himself racing into the Capitol.  Fischer who has been suspended without pay allegedly said he told his Chief that he had no regrets. Visit th...
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Scammers are targeting Texans as winter storm leaves many without power, feds warn

Ice and snow blanketing roads in Odessa, Texas, on February 15, 2021. Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP Federal authorities are warning Texans of increased scam efforts after a devastating winter storm.  Some scammers are already posing as representatives from electricity companies.  Many residents lost power and others have suffered property damage from the storm.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas...
Tags: Texas, News, US, Trends, Ap, Fraud, United States, Scam, Winter Storm, Federal Trade Commission, Don, ARLINGTON Texas, WFAA, Eastern District of Texas, Odessa Texas, Stroman


A coronavirus variant with a mutation which 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist works on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new variant of the coronavirus has been reported in the US, UK, and 9 other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said.  Mutations in the virus are one of the biggest obstacles to ending the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new variant with three "mutations of biological significance" has been detect...
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A coronavirus variant with a mutation that 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist working on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new coronavirus variant has been reported in the US, the UK, and nine other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said. Mutations are seen as one of the biggest obstacles to ending the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new coronavirus variant with three mutations "of biological significa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, US, Trends, Getty Images, Uganda, South Africa, News UK, Brazil, Vaccines, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Afp, Irish Times


Georgia prosecutor calls Giuliani's election claims 'various overt acts for an illegal purpose' that could warrant a racketeering charge

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/John Minchillo Giuliani could face racketeering charges in Georgia for election lies, The New York Times reported.  A District Attorney opened a criminal complaint into Trump's attempts to overturn the election.  Racketeering is usually associated with mob activity but can be applied ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Law, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Philadelphia, Biden, Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


The new governor of Puerto Rico expects 'considerable support for a statehood bill' from this Congress

Puerto Rico governor Pedro Pierluisi answers questions during a press conference on August 2, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Angel Valentin/Getty Images Puerto Rico's Governor told Axios that he expects the House to introduce a statehood bill in March. The territory voted in favor of statehood by a slight margin.  Gov. Pedro Pierluisi is hopeful that statehood could grant residents more rights and privileges.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Puerto Rico's new govern...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Nbc, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Biden, Medicaid, Puerto Rico, Trump, Nydia Velazquez


Scientists concerned that 7 newly discovered US coronavirus variants could be more contagious

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images Researchers have discovered seven variants of the coronavirus from across the US, a study found.  It's not yet known if these variations are more transmissible than the original strain.  "There's clearly something going on with this mutation," a virologist said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Researchers have dis...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, United Kingdom, New Mexico, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Conrad Williams, University of Bern, Jericho New York, Kamil, Coronavirus, Emma Hodcroft, Sarah Al Arshani, Getty Images Researchers, Jeremy Kamil


Contradicting defense lawyers, sources say Trump put Pence's life in danger and didn't check in after the riot

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images Pence allies repeatedly said Trump was made aware that he was in danger during the Capitol riot.  Trump's defense team on Friday told Congress that Trump was not aware that Pence was evacuated.  "At no point was the president informed the vice president was in any danger," a Trump lawyer said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sources c...
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China refused to give WHO raw data that could have helped determine when and how COVID-19 started

Experts from the WHO-China joint team Liang Wannian (L) and Peter Ben Embarek attend the WHO-China Joint Study Press Conference on February 9, 2021 in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Zhang Chang/China News Service via Getty Images Chinese officials refused to turn over raw data on potential early COVID-19 cases to the WHO.  The two sides at some points got into contentious arguments, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The lack of that raw data makes it harder to pinpoint how the pandemic s...
Tags: Science, China, International, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Who, World Health Organization, Getty, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Trump, Dominic Dwyer, L, Times Everybody, Coronavirus


California residents 16 or older with pre-existing conditions can get a COVID-19 vaccine starting next month

Getty/David Greedy California will expand vaccine eligibility starting next month.  Those between 16 and 64 years old with pre-existing conditions can be vaccinated starting March 15. The eligibility expansion comes as LA County closes vaccination sites due to a shortage of doses. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. California residents between the ages of 16 and 64 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 complications could get vaccinated starting next month, state h...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Los Angeles County, LA County, Garcetti, Dodger Stadium, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read


Cuomo's office released more than 9,000 COVID-19 patients back to nursing homes early in the pandemic, AP finds

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seen attending a press conference on September 29, 2020. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Over 9,000 COVID-19 patients were released to nursing homes in New York state early in the pandemic. Gov. Cuomo's office underreported the deaths in nursing homes, the Associated Press reported. A top aide to Cuomo admitted to hiding nursing home data, The New York Post reported. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. More than 9,000 patients...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Republican, Freedom Of Information, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, New York State, Cuomo


Radio host Dave Ramsey slammed stimulus checks, and said you're 'already screwed' if $600 or $1,400 changes your life

Radio host and financial advisor Dave Ramsey told Fox News the new round of stimulus checks was "just political rhetoric." Anna Webber/Getty Images for SiriusXM Radio host Dave Ramsey said he's opposed to another round of stimulus check on Fox News.  "If $600 or $1,400 changes your life you were pretty much screwed already,"  he said. Congress is working to pass another round of $1,400 checks.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Radio host and financial advisor Dave Ra...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Trump, Ramsey, Dave Ramsey, Labor Department, Anna Webber Getty, SiriusXM Radio, Coronavirus, Stimulus Bill, Sarah Al Arshani


Double-masking reduces transmission

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Today in healthcare news: The CDC outlines the benefits of double-masking, WHO experts recommend AstraZeneca's shot for all adults, and the pandemic's toll on travel nurses. The CDC tested single masks, double masks (surgical + cloth on top), and knotted and tucked masks. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC: Double masks and tightly fitted single masks can reduce COVID-19 transmission by up to 96.4% Double masking has become a trend,...
Tags: UK, Cdc, Nurses, China, Masks, US, Trends, Eu, NHS, Maine, Healthcare, Oxford, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Oxford University


The feds arrested a man they say called the White House multiple times threatening to kill Biden

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Susan Walsh A man in North Carolina has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill President Joe Biden. David Kyle Reeves made the threats between January 28 and February 1, the criminal complaint says.  "I am going to f-----g kill you all ... I am going to chop your heads off," Reeves allegedly said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A man in North Carolina was charged with threatening President Joe Biden, a federal criminal compl...
Tags: Politics, Law, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Secret Service, Biden, North Carolina, Threats, Capitol Police, Trump, Reeves, US Justice Department, Susan Walsh, Sarah Al Arshani, Joe Biden David Kyle Reeves


Hair salons, dentist offices, and assisted living facilities are passing the costs of PPE and cleaning supplies on to customers, report says

There have been 510 complaints across 29 states over coronavirus-related charges at dentist offices, senior living facilities, hair salons, and restaurants, the Post reported. skaman306/Getty. Images Businesses like hair salons, dentist offices, and care homes are charging customers "Covid-19" fees.  The fees — which range from $5 to over $1,000 — are meant to cover the cost of cleaning and PPE. Covid-19 is not an excuse to "impose unauthorized costs" on customers, Michigan AG Dana Nessel ...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Retail, Michigan, Times, American Medical Association, Michigan AG, American Dental Association, Dana Nessel, Nessel, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani


Biden announces sanctions targeting Myanmar military leaders to urge them to release detained elected leaders

Military soldiers with tanks and police truck block the road near parliament in Naypyidaw in Myanmar on February 1, 2021. Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Biden announced sanctions against military leaders in Myanmar following their coup.  The initial rounds of individuals sanctioned will be announced this week.  Biden also called on the military to release officials, including civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe B...
Tags: Politics, Nbc, White House, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, New Zealand, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Myanmar, State Department, Biden, Trump, Naypyidaw


The pandemic made travel nurses the frontline heroes fighting the virus, but the work has taken a heavy toll

Nurse Cindy Kelbert, left, checks on a critically ill COVID-19 patient through a glass door as she is surrounded by other nurses at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif., Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo Travel nurses are in high demand in the US as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals are overwhelmed.  Unlike early waves of the outbreak, staffing agencies say demand goes beyond just a few hotspots.  Nurses tell Insider they're burnt out and are unsure how long they can sta...
Tags: New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Arizona, Wisconsin, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, Francis, Arizona Utah, Oakes, St Jude Medical Center, FULLERTON Calif, Green Bay Wisconsin, Healthcare Workers


Biden will rejoin UN Human Rights Council after Trump called it 'hypocritical and self-serving' for its scrutiny of Israel

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Biden's administration wants to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council, the Associated Press reports.  Trump withdrew from the Council in 2018, saying it was biased against Israel.  Republican lawmakers have already calle...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Un, Geneva, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Council, Trump


Kroger says it will pay workers $100 to get vaccinated against the coronavirus

Kroger logo is seen at one of their stores in Athens, Ohio. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Kroger says it will pay employees $100 to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Those who can't get vaccinated can take a course for the payment.  Retailers like Instacart and Dollar General have also incentivized employees to get vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Kroger announced that it would pay all associates $100 if they get vaccinated again...
Tags: Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Usa Today, Instacart, Wall Street Journal, Kroger, Long Beach California, Athens Ohio, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Stephen Zenner, Getty Images Kroger


Trump's attempts to overturn the election have cost taxpayers more than $519 million so far, Washington Post finds

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump spent the weeks following the election alleging mass election fraud. His attempts to overturn the results have reportedly cost taxpayers more than $519 million so far.  More than $488 million was for Capitol security while another $30 million was in state costs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump's atte...
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Supreme Court lifts California's ban on indoor worship services but keeps restrictions on limited occupancy

A visitor walks through the Serra Chapel during the reopening of Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The Supreme Court ruled that California cannot ban indoor worship service.  They can, however, limit capacity to 25% and ban singing and chanting. There were four different opinions given by the Justices on this case.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, Court, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, Barrett


Trump's record number of executions last year led to rise in COVID-19 cases on death row

A no trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File Trump's administration conducted 13 executions in the final six months of his term.  The executions were likely super-spreader COVID-19 events, an Associated Press analysis found.  By the end, 70% of death row inmates had contracted the virus.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The string of executions that former President Donald Trump's admini...
Tags: Politics, Science, Colorado, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Death Row, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Hall, Cabinet, Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump