The number of U.S. domestic terrorism cases under investigation by the FBI has more than doubled since spring 2020, its director told a Senate hearing on Tuesday, after the Justice Department warned that white supremacists and militias pose a growing threat.
"The domestic terrorism caseload has exploded," FBI Director Chris Wray said during testimony before the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The bureau now has about 2,700 domestic terror investigations open, up sharply form about 1,000 in the spring of 2020, Wray said.
U.S. FDA authorizes third dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for older Americans
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 65 and older and some high-risk Americans, paving the way for a quick rollout of the shots.
The booster dose is to be administered at least six months after completion of the second dose, and the authorization would include people most susceptible to severe disease and those in jobs that left them at risk, the FDA said.
U.S. parents weigh risks, benefits as COVID-19 vaccine for kids nears approval
In an ideal world, Leah Smithers said she could afford to wait for longer-term testing of the COVID-19 vaccines before getting the jab for her 10-year-old son.
But with his juvenile diabetes putting him at greater risk of complications if he contracts the virus - and with so much of his young life already shaped by the pandemic - she is ready for him to receive the vaccine as soon as he is eligible.
"I'm a parent who is concerned about the food I put in their bodies, about anything I put in their bodies," said Smithers, 43, who lives in the San Francisco suburb of Albany and has two other children, ages 13 and 4.
RECALL: Beef and chicken products packaged without benefit of inspection SAS Foods Enterprises INC. Recalls Frozen, Fully Cooked Beef and Chicken Empanada Products Packaged without Benefit of Inspection
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2021 - SAS Foods Enterprises Inc., an Elk Grove Village, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 3,768 pounds of beef and chicken empanada products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and bearing a label with a false USDA mark of inspection, the U.
Cool air moves towards the Southeast
The cool air continues to give us a glimpse into the coming Fall across the Plains and the Southeast. The blast of cool air will lower temperatures from North Dakota and the midwest to the Southeast.
Temperatures in the Southeast will remain in the mid-70s, with pop-up storms expected in Florida. The Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast will feel warm as rain and severe weather linger across the region.