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Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on…

Biden to double free COVID tests, add N95s, to fight omicron

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the government plans to double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans. Speaking at the White House on Thursday, Biden says his administration will also make…

Medicare limits coverage of $28,000-a-year Alzheimer's drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned. Tuesday's decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the…

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. The reason: The variant has proved so…

University exhibit explores U.S. response to Holocaust

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A special exhibit at the University of Mississippi explores the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and ’40s. United States…

Grand Theft Auto maker buys FarmVille company in $12.7B deal

Take-Two Interactive, maker of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, is buying Zynga, maker of FarmVille and Words With Friends, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.7 billion. The acquisition announced Monday would wed a powerhouse in console…

Tax season to begin two weeks early

(AP) -- This year’s tax filing season will begin on Jan. 24, 17 days earlier than last year. The Internal Reveue Service warned Monday that a resurgence of COVID-19 infections on top of less funding from Congress than the Biden…

US, Russia hold talks amid tensions linked to Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) — Senior U.S. and Russian officials have formally launched special talks aimed at defusing tensions over a Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine. The talks are part of a flurry of diplomatic activity in Europe this…

WATCH: Health officials explain 'flurona'

(CBS Newspath) -- "FLURONA" EXPLAINED: Health officials are concerned about surging cases of both the flu and COVID-19. They say some patients will experience both infections at the same time, a sickness being called…