Top Headlines for October 07, 2021

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Earthquake Rattles Pakistan

    The deadly 5.9-magnitude quake struck early in the morning near the town of Harnai in the Balochistan Province, damaging homes and government buildings.
  • White House Pledges $1 Billion for At-Home Covid Tests

    Jeffrey D. Zients, the White House's Covid-19 coordinator, said the investment would help make 200 million at-home rapid coronavirus tests available to Americans each month starting in December.
  • Business Leaders Sound Alarm Over Potential U.S. Default

    Finance executives met with President Biden as an Oct. 18 debt-ceiling deadline inched closer, warning that a U.S. default would threaten the global economy. Senate Republicans have promised to filibuster a long-term suspension of the borrowing limit.
  • A 'Historic Day': W.H.O. Approves First Malaria Vaccine

    Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization's director general, said the long-awaited vaccine was a breakthrough for science and could save tens of thousands of young lives each year.
  • Boris Johnson Vows to Transform Britain's Economy

    Speaking at the Conservative Party's annual conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. would transition into an economy defined by high-skilled workers and higher wages.
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for New Tool to Build Molecules

    The scientists Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan developed a new and environmentally friendly tool to build molecules, and lessen the impact of chemistry on the environment.
  • Biden Promotes Infrastructure Spending: 'Invest in Ourselves'

    President Biden, at a union training center in Michigan, promoted his legislative agenda, which includes a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a social-policy package that is being negotiated among Democrats.
  • Facebook Products 'Weaken Our Democracy,' Whistle-Blower Says

    Frances Haugen, a former product manager for Facebook, testified during a Senate hearing, accusing the company of knowing its platforms are harmful and putting profits before safety.
  • British Military Begins Driving Fuel Trucks

    The British government deployed around 200 soldiers in the south of England where a shortage of truck drivers has led to fuel shortages. Around half of the soldiers were driving civilian vehicles and the others were providing logistical support.
  • De Blasio Touts Teacher Vaccinations

    Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, and Miguel Cardona, the U.S. education secretary, celebrated the high rates of inoculation against Covid-19 among education workers in the city on the first day that a new vaccination requirement went into effect.
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