USA news live updates: Russian chemical attack is ‘real threat’, says Biden – The Times of India – Times of India

THE TIMES OF INDIA | Mar 23, 2022, 21:56:34 IST

US President Joe Biden has left the White House for a four-day trip to Europe, where he will meet with key allies to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Stay with TOI for real-times updates on news across the US.Read Less

Tornado hit east side of New Orleans on Tuesday

New Orleans stunned after tornado strikes, killing one

Moderna said it would submit authorization requests to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and other global regulators in the coming weeks.

United States biotech firm Moderna on Wednesday said it was pursuing regulatory approval for its Covid vaccine in children aged six months to six years after the two-shot regimen was found to be safe and produced a strong immune response.

Specifically, two doses of 25 micrograms given to this age group generated similar levels of antibodies to two doses of 100 micrograms given to young people aged 18-25, indicating there would be similar levels of protection. Read more

Defending her record, Jackson back for 3rd day of hearings

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson returned to the Senate for a third day of hearings Wednesday as Republicans try to paint her as soft on crime and Democrats herald the historic nature of her nomination to become the first Black woman on the high court.

Girl survives tornado that dropped house onto street

Authorities say the tornado that ripped through a suburb of New Orleans lifted one house into the air and dropped it onto the middle of a street with a family of three inside. Read more

Trump aide Manafort removed from plane for revoked passport

Former Trump adviser Paul Manafort was removed from a plane at Miami International Airport before it took off for Dubai because he carried a revoked passport

US Army eases fitness test standards for women, older troops

After three years of complaints and debate, the US Army has scrapped its move to have a physical fitness test that is gender-and age-neutral.

US Treasury yields ease as market mulls recession signal

A sharp sell-off in US Treasuries eased on Wednesday as the market tried to get to grips with how the Federal Reserve might address high inflation without boosting interest rates at such a clip that it could spin the economy into recession.

Biden: Russia chemical attack is ‘real threat’

US President Joe Biden has left the White House for a four-day trip to Europe, where he will meet with key allies to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

US welcomes proposed talks between Lanka govt and TNA

The US on Wednesday welcomed a proposed meeting between Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), saying the move to set up a truth-seeking mechanism as part of the country’s rights accountability is a good step and Washington will support it. US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, who is in Colombo as part of her three-nation tour of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, said Foreign Minister G L Peiris informed her that the meeting between President Rajapaksa and the TNA is scheduled to be held on Friday. Read more

Wall Street opens lower as crude oil prices climb again

Powell: Digital currencies will require new regulations

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that new forms of digital money such as cryptocurrencies and stablecoins present risks to the U.S. financial system and will require new rules to protect consumers

Detained U.S. basketball player Griner in good condition in Russia: State Dept

At least one dead as tornado strikes New Orleans, suburbs

Six teenage students killed in a collision with a semi were riding in a small car with only four seats, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Wednesday.