US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they were investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination…

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has released a $1.5 trillion wish list for inclusion in the federal budget. He’s asking for substantial gains for education, health care, housing and environmental protection. But Republicans are complaining that there isn’t more for the military and national defense. Friday’s request, issued by the White House Office of…

Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Joe Biden’s first notable gun control measures, he has announced executive actions aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic. In his actions announced Thursday, Biden is tightening regulations for “ghost guns” — homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts without serial numbers…