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New York’s two senators join mounting calls for Governor Cuomo to resignNew York’s two U.S. senators joined other leading Democrats in urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign on Friday after a seventh woman came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, and Kirsten Gillibrand, a leading voice of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and abuse, joined others including U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in calling on the three-term Democratic governor to resign.
Two killed in protests in Myanmar as U.S. and allies vow to restore democracyAt least two people were killed in police firing in Myanmar overnight, domestic media reported, as activists called for more anti-coup protests on the death anniversary of a student whose killing in 1988 sparked an uprising against the government.
Saturday’s calls for protests came as the leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan vowed to work together to restore democracy in Myanmar where violence has escalated as authorities crack down on protests and civil disobedience.
Unsettled weather moves Into the center of the U.S.
The weekend will begin with the snowstorm threatening the Rockies’ picking up pace. The snowstorm over the Rockies has been moving through the region since Thursday and will become powerful on Saturday morning. By Saturday morning, the storm is forecast to cover the Four Corners and extend north into Wyoming.
From south Texas to the Southern Plains, the risk of severe weather will be high on Saturday afternoon.
After year of isolation, vaccinated older Americans start to reclaim their livesPrecisely two weeks after receiving her second COVID-19 vaccine shot, Sylvia Baer spent the day getting an eye exam, enjoying a manicure and buying groceries at Whole Foods – a schedule that 12 months ago would have been utterly unremarkable.
Yet the 71-year-old college professor found herself on the verge of tears at, of all places, the eye doctor’s office – the first time in nearly a year she had stepped inside a building that was not her own home for more than a moment.
Former Trump coronavirus coordinator Birx takes job at Texas air purifier makerDr. Deborah Birx, the former Trump White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, is taking a private sector job, joining a Texas manufacturer that says its purifiers clean COVID-19 from the air within minutes and from surfaces within hours.
Birx will join Dallas-based ActivePure as chief scientific and medical adviser, she and the company said on Friday.
An expert in global health, Birx came to the White House in 2020 to help lead the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic.
Ocasio-Cortez, other NY leaders join calls for Cuomo’s resignationDemocratic Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler and several other New York political leaders on Friday joined calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him in recent weeks.
The statements by 14 U.S. representatives came a day after the New York state legislature announced it would review accusations made by six women against Cuomo. They cast an ominous shadow over the political future of the Democratic governor, who gained national prominence for his leadership during the peak of his state’s COVID-19 crisis.
U.S., India, Japan and Australia agree to provide a billion vaccine doses in AsiaU.S. President Joe Biden and the leaders of Australia, India and Japan agreed in a summit on Friday to cooperate in providing up to a billion coronavirus vaccine doses to developing countries in the Indo-Pacific by the end of 2022, a move to counter China’s widening vaccine diplomacy.
Biden, hosting the first leader-level meeting of a group central to his efforts to counter China’s growing military and economic power, said a free and open Indo-Pacific region was “essential” to all four countries.