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J&J reportedly sought help from rivals after blood clot concerns emerged

J&J reportedly sought help from rivals after blood clot concerns emerged

Johnson & Johnson sought help from its three rival Covid-19 vaccine makers to look into reports of blood clots, but Pfizer and Moderna both declined, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation. Only AstraZeneca agreed, according to the WSJ. J&J also wanted to build an informal alliance with its…MORE

This is what we know about the shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility

This is what we know about the shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility

Authorities are on the scene of yet another mass shooting Friday, this time at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis. Deputy Chief Craig McCartt of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police said in a news conference Friday morning the investigation “is still very much in its infancy,” and there are still questions investigators are working to answer.…MORE

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts are returning to Earth

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts are returning to Earth

Just days after the International Space Station’s crew reached 10 people, three are ready to return to Earth. Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will end their 185-day mission on the space station Friday. Their departure in the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft will air live on NASA’s TV channel and…MORE

Trump EPA appointee blocked public release of cancer danger, inspector general says

Trump EPA appointee blocked public release of cancer danger, inspector general says

Trump administration political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency repeatedly squashed efforts to warn the public about a cancer-causing gas in their neighborhood, according to a new review. The EPA inspector general said Bill Wehrum, a former attorney for the fossil fuel industry who led the air and radiation office, directed officials who investigated the…MORE

Family of Tamir Rice asks Justice Department to reopen investigation into his death

The family of Tamir Rice sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Friday asking him to reopen the investigation into the boy’s 2014 shooting death and to convene a grand jury to consider charges against the Cleveland police officers who killed him. Former AG William Barr announced in December that the Justice Department would not…MORE

George W. Bush calls for bipartisan immigration action

George W. Bush calls for bipartisan immigration action

Former Republican President George W. Bush is calling for bipartisan action on several immigration measures, calling for a restoration of “the people’s confidence in an immigration system that serves both our values and our interests.” In a Washington Post op-ed published on Friday, Bush strikes a gentler tone on immigration than the one often uttered…MORE