Democrats try to prevent U.S. default without GOP votes

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California), and Congressional Democrats discuss ‘rebuilding a better law’ and climate investments during a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, November 17, 2021. . Elisabeth Frantz | Reuters Republicans may help Democrats raise the debt ceiling in their own way. Republican leaders … Read more

Space company Loft Orbital raises $140 million from BlackRock

The company’s YAM-2 spacecraft during the merger for launch. Loft Orbital Loft Orbital, a space infrastructure startup, has raised $140 million in a new round of funding led by investment giant BlackRock. The San Francisco-based company launched its first space missions earlier this year, with Loft planning to use the new capital to expand its … Read more

Trump aide Steve Bannon trial set for Jan. 6 Capitol riot case

Steve Bannon, a former White House adviser to the Trump administration, gives a brief statement as he arrives to turn himself in at the FBI’s Washington office on November 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. McNamee win | Getty Images A federal judge on Tuesday set a tentative date for the start of the trial of … Read more

Best Songs of 2021 – The New York Times

Jon Pareles | Jon Caramanica | Lindsay Zoladz Jon Pareles’s Top 25 Many of the best songs of 2021 are on the best albums of 2021, listed here. But of course there are many more: peaks of other albums, onetime collaborations, singles, random streams. Here are 25 memorable songs, arranged partly as a ranking but … Read more

U.S. court temporarily halts Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors nationwide

A man wears an anti-vaccine button as people and teachers protest against the vaccines imposed by New York City against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in front of the United States Courthouse in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, October 12, 2021. Facebook Facebook logo Subscribe to Facebook to connect with Mike Segar Reuters … Read more

Omicron Covid variant has spread to more than 50 countries and 19 U.S. states, CDC director says

Tika 77 | iStock | Getty Images The omicron variant of Covid-19 that has prompted global travel restrictions and new vaccine mandates since its discovery in South Africa last month, has now been found in 50 countries and 19 states across the United States, CDC director Rochelle Wallinsky said Tuesday. “While we are still working … Read more