Second former aide to NY Gov. Cuomo has accused the governor of sexual harassment, telling NY Times he asked about her sex life and whether she had slept with older men. Cuomo denies the allegations, calls for “full and thorough outside review.” https://t.co/eKcWbLkM3T
U.S. House votes 219-212 to approve $1.9T Covid-19 relief package; bill moves to the Senate, where a provision increasing the federal minimum wage is expected to be stripped following a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian. https://t.co/br7ogm4B6Ihttps://t.co/xgIhC3jisL
Senate parliamentarian rules that an increase to the federal minimum wage cannot be included in the Covid-19 relief bill.
It does not surpass the “merely incidental” impacts on the budget, she rules, according to one Democratic source familiar with the ruling.
U.S. military carries out airstrike in Syria against facilities used by Iranian-backed militia, defense official tells @NBCNews, marking the first military response from the Biden admin. after a series of rocket attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq.
A Pentagon report drafted by the Trump admin. before the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol highlights examples of white supremacists inside the military, and calls for changes to how the dept. screens recruits for possible ties to domestic extremism. https://t.co/KfddgC4f3d
Former U.S. gymnastics coach dies by suicide hours after he was criminally charged in Michigan.
John Geddert had agreed to surrender at a sheriff's office on Thursday before arraignment, but he never showed up, DA spokesperson says. https://t.co/8N6UBeIgs7
Weekly initial jobless claims fell to 730,000 last week, as freezing weather across parts of the US, the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, and lack of additional stimulus kept a squeeze on the labor market. https://t.co/Noh5riQbqa
The Biden admin. will release an intelligence report Thursday that concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, three U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell @NBCNews. https://t.co/9xADdADeqp
Tiger Woods is "awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room," after having a rod surgically put into his leg following a rollover car crash in the Los Angeles area, his team says Tuesday night. https://t.co/unmNty4Ope
Roughly 24,000 people were without any running water Tuesday after public water systems they rely on were rendered “nonoperational” by the unseasonably cold winter blast, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says.
8M remain under boil water notices. https://t.co/CDWxAGFNDd
4 members of the board at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, intend to resign following last week's blackouts that left millions in the state without power amid brutal winter weather. https://t.co/5tzOwZQMqI
BREAKING: Biden admin. releases intel report on 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi:
"We assess that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi," US intel assessment says. https://t.co/wSQqIECLKa
UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England National Medical Director have agreed that the UK's COVID-19 alert level should move from level 5 to level 4 in all four nations
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• 8,800,000 Texans still under boil water notices
• 120,000 still have no water service at all
• 3,500,000 bottles of water distributed, per Gov. Abbott
• At least 22 people in Texas died in connection to the storm
• 192,000+ still without power
• 13,000,000 under boil water orders
• At least 43 people from 10 different states have died because of weather-related fatalities since Thursday, the majority in Texas
"The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran’s nuclear program," US State Dept. says.
• 537,000+ still without power
• 264,000 in areas where water systems are completely non-operational
• At least 37 people have died because of weather-related fatalities since Thursday, the majority in Texas