USA news live: Exercising pressure on China to provide data on Covid origins, says White House – Times of India

CDC says US young adults less likely to take Covid-19 vaccine

Younger adults are seeking out Covid-19 vaccines at a slower rate than older adults, and if that pace of vaccination continues through August, vaccine coverage among younger adults will not reach levels achieved with older adults, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday.

New Iranian president will be held accountable for any human rights violations going forward: White House

Iran is not a good actor in the world on a range of issues

White House press secretary Jen Psaki

White House says more to be done on voting rights even if federal bill passes

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said there is more to be done on voting rights in the United States even if a contentious federal voting rights bill passes the Senate.Democrats in the Senate this week will try to advance legislation setting new national election standards, seeking to counter voting-rights rollbacks that Republican legislatures are pursuing across the country.

White House won’t comment on Manchin’s voter-ID proposal

The White House has no comment on a proposal by Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virgina, to pass a nationwide requirement that voters present identification at the polls, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday.

Biden will talk about what he will do to address rise in crime: White House

No plans for Biden to meet Iranian leaders: White House

The global community has noticed. We are working together to exercise pressure on China to be a participant and to provide transparent data and access in this case and China wants to have a role in the global community and global conversations and certainly they would take note of that

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on topic of Covid origins

White House says delay in sharing coronavirus vaccines is due to logistical challenges

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday the delay in sharing coronavirus vaccines with other countries is due to logistical challenges, after the White House laid out a plan to share 55 million U.S. COVID-19 vaccine doses globally.”What we have found to be the biggest challenge is not actually the supply, we have plenty of doses to share with the world, but this is a Herculean logistical challenge,” Psaki said.

The president is encouraged that Democrats and Republicans are continuing to discuss a path forward on rebuilding our roads, our railways and our bridges. That’s a positive sign, and this offer is nearly double of what the Republican offer was just a few weeks ago. That’s another positive sign: Jen Psaki

Failure of voting rights legislation would prompt new conversation about legislative filibuster

White House press secretary Jen Psaki

Senate vote on Voting Rights Bill is a step forward: White House

Delay in sharing Covid-19 vaccines is due to logistical challenges, says White House

US president Joe Biden will have conversations as soon as Monday regarding Infrastructure Bill: White House

US announces plans to allocate 55 million doses to be shared globally

Airlines, unions urge US to prosecute ‘egregious onboard conduct’

A group representing major US airlines and aviation unions on Monday asked US Attorney General Merrick Garland to crackdown on the growing number of disruptive and violent passengers onboard airplanes, according to a letter seen by Reuters.The letter from Airlines for America, which represents American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and others, along with major unions said the “incidents pose a safety and security threat to our passengers and employees, and we respectfully request the (Justice Department) commit to the full and public prosecution of onboard acts of violence.”

Thirteen groups oppose two Big Tech antitrust bills before US Congress

US SEC official says agency has begun probe of cyber breach by SolarWinds

A US Securities and Exchange Commission official said on Monday that the agency has issued letters of investigation into information technology company SolarWinds, which was identified in December and gave access to thousands of companies and government offices that used its products.The official said the agency has issued letters to firms that were impacted by the breach as it seeks more details into potential insider trading and disclosure failings among other issues.

Chicago: Tornado leaves 16 homes ‘uninhabitable’

Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago

A radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said.At least five people, including a woman who was listed in critical condition, were hospitalized in Naperville, where 16 homes were left “uninhabitable” and dozens of other homes were damaged when a reported tornado touched down after 11 pm Sunday, said city spokeswoman Linda LaCloche.