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St. Joseph County health officials are considering a push to fine businesses that violate the coronavirus mask order, an idea that has bipartisan support among county elected officials. Since issuing the order May 4, the health department has found nearly 70 violations by businesses not requiring employees to wear masks. Inspectors are currently advising non-complying businesses on …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. mining industry is spearheading a lobbying effort to protect a $160 billion pandemic tax break after congressional Democrats largely repealed the provisions in their recent stimulus bill, according to emails and a letter seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Chairman Chuck Grassley, (R-IA), holds up a gavel during a Senate Finance …

“I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. I will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate,” Berman said. “Until then, our investigations will move …

WHEATON, Ill., June 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In her 2017 book, “Packing Them In” (published by iUniverse), environmental historian, systems engineer and epidemiologist Sylvia Hood Washington brought together the history of medicine, race, engineering, environment and science to explain why marginalized communities of  racial minorities, the poor, and immigrants,   suffer more from public health …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat is global warming? Business leaders, cities and investors are being urged to back a UN campaign aiming for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Race to Zero is part of the diplomatic push to increase ambition in the lead up to the COP26 international climate change …

She’s racing to beat the midday heat and a government-issued deadline to visit 30 to 40 households before noon. Pawar is one of more than a million Accredited Social Health Activists — or ASHA workers — Indian women who act as a liaison between people and the public health care system in rural areas. It’s …

City Council pushes to expand outdoor dining. With the weather getting warmer and New Yorkers getting antsier, the New York City Council wants to force Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hand on outdoor dining. The Council introduced legislation Thursday afternoon, backed by the restaurant industry, requiring the mayor to find a way to open streets, sidewalks …

The effort follows Trump’s repeated early denials that the virus would be a problem for the United States and claims that his administration had it under control months ago. Azar appeared to indicate that the inequities in the US health system, especially involving minorities, were to blame for the level of fatalities in the United …

NEW DELHI: The government has announced a technology push for private sector participation in the defence and space sectors and plans to link up the startup ecosystem with the nuclear sector, as part of the larger reforms to boost the economy in a post-Covid-19 world. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced separate budgetary provisions for …

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to use “every plane, truck and soldier” to distribute COVID-19 vaccines he hopes will be ready by year’s end — even as the country’s top scientists gear up for a master experiment to rapidly tell if any really work. Trump on Friday declared the vaccine program he calls …