Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel
With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.
Biden's U.S. revives support for WHO, reversing Trump retreatThe United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden's top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support for an agency that the Trump administration had pulled back from.
Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote "patriotic education" in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda.
Analysis: Biden faces a more confident China after U.S. chaosAs a new U.S. president takes office, he faces a determined Chinese leadership that could be further emboldened by America's troubles at home.
Lilly: Antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homesDrugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations.
'Just move on': Republicans grapple with post-Trump futureFor the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding.
How Many Vaccine Shots Go to Waste? Several States Aren't Counting.The CDC says health facilities should report unused and spoiled COVID-19 vaccines, but many are failing to do so. At a time when there aren't enough shots to meet demand, significant numbers may be going in the trash.
5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccineAt least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad, at least 32 deadTwin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital Thursday, killing at least 28 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
World leaders cheer U.S. return to climate fight under BidenWorld leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned.
Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemicDonald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, with revenue plunging more than 40% at his Doral golf property, his Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts.
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- 6:13 PMHealth experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages
- 6:02 PMTed Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies
- 5:56 PMNative Americans question use of folk song at inaugural
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- 5:47 PMJudge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward
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- Glen EllynGlen Ellyn extends COVID-19 relief for businesses
- McHenry CountyLocal entrepreneur, former professional driver sworn in as newest McHenry County Board member
- ElginElgin mayor offers his State of the City via video
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- Elk Grove Village$1 million lottery ticket sold in Elk Grove Village
- WaukeganLake County group offers curbside food pickup for those in need
- Mount ProspectResidents want thin blue line removed from Mount Prospect police patch
- Kane CountyKane County searching for a local Republican to fill treasurer position
- NapervilleNaperville to establish utility assistance program
- NewsNew Arlington Heights garbage contract will end twice-a-week pickup option
- St. CharlesDistrict 303 school board president responds to comment about harassment from residents
- NapervilleNaperville council won't call on Pritzker to veto criminal justice reform bill
- Round Lake BeachRound Lake Beach man dies in two-car crash near Third Lake
Eagle watching, skating and golf in the snow were a part of what Daily Herald photographers found in the Chicago suburbs and present to you here in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 8-15, 2021.
The cold weather helped us make beautiful photos for The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 2-8, 2021.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda died Thursday, January 7, 2020, at the age of 93.