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Shopping for flights? Change fees and other pre-pandemic penalties are back or returning soon on cheapest tickets

April 2nd, 2021
Shopping for flights? Change fees and other pre-pandemic penalties are back or returning soon on cheapest tickets

Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY Published 4:00 a.m. ET April 2, 2021 CLOSE USA TODAY travel reporter Dawn Gilbertson traveled to Cancun, Mexico, to see how the coronavirus pandemic has changed spring break for 2021. USA TODAYReady to travel again?Be careful when shopping for plane tickets: change fees and other fine print are back on some tickets – or will be soon.With vacation travel strongly rebounding as more Americans are vaccinated against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, several airlines are eliminating travel waivers put in place when travel evaporated during the coronavirus pandemic. The... Read More

Hospital’s COVID ICU closure brings hope, relief

March 18th, 2021
Hospital’s COVID ICU closure brings hope, relief

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirusFactcheckPoliticsRace in AmericaVisual ExplainersNationWorldInvestigationsHealthEducationWeatherJust the FAQsElectionsOptimism is spreading in the U.S. as coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations plummet. An empty COVID-19 ICU unit at a California hospital reflects the improvements as the nurses here breathe a collective sigh of relief after a year of pain. (March 19)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

One year on: stars’ COVID-19 experiences

March 11th, 2021
One year on: stars’ COVID-19 experiences

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirusFactcheckPoliticsRace in AmericaVisual ExplainersNationWorldInvestigationsHealthEducationWeatherJust the FAQsElectionsAfter contracting and recovering from the coronavirus, stars including Tom Hanks, Katherine Waterston and Bryan Cranston talked about their experience with the disease. (March 10)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

$1,400 checks are coming in the new coronavirus relief bill. Here’s who will get them, and who won’t.

March 10th, 2021
$1,400 checks are coming in the new coronavirus relief bill. Here’s who will get them, and who won’t.

CLOSEWASHINGTON – A third round of coronavirus aid checks should be coming soon, probably within days or weeks.Millions of Americans reeling from the economic damage of the pandemic would get one-time direct payments of up to $1,400. The payments are part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, his first major initiative since taking office in January, which is likely to get final approval in the House Wednesday morning. Not everyone will get the checks.Just like the two previous rounds of payments – $1,200 per person distributed last spring and $600 per person in December... Read More

South African researcher helped find virus variant

March 10th, 2021
South African researcher helped find virus variant

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirusFactcheckPoliticsRace in AmericaVisual ExplainersNationWorldInvestigationsHealthEducationWeatherJust the FAQsElectionsA South African scientist suddenly found his PhD topic shift as the pandemic began. Sandile Cele began researching the coronavirus and was part of the team that identified the South African variant. (March 10)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

Biden applauds NASA team on Mars rover landing

March 4th, 2021
Biden applauds NASA team on Mars rover landing

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirusFactcheckPoliticsRace in AmericaVisual ExplainersNationWorldInvestigationsHealthEducationWeatherJust the FAQsElectionsPresident Joe Biden congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of a rover on Mars and thanked them for giving the country a dose of confidence at a moment when it felt tattered by the coronavirus pandemic. (March 4)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

Biden injects hope in renewable energy supporters

March 3rd, 2021
Biden injects hope in renewable energy supporters

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirusFactcheckPoliticsRace in AmericaVisual ExplainersNationWorldInvestigationsHealthEducationWeatherJust the FAQsElectionsPresident Joe Biden’s renewable energy push is injecting hope in supporters but major challenges loom, including the coronavirus pandemic and the restoration of hundreds of thousands of lost jobs. (March 3)AP Continue To Full Article  Read More

Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected to be authorized within days; US to open more mass vaccination sites. Latest COVID-19 updates

February 27th, 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected to be authorized within days; US to open more mass vaccination sites. Latest COVID-19 updates

CLOSE Gov. Gavin Newsom expects California to start administering the new Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine next week. He said the Biden administration plans to send California more than 1.1 million of the single-dose shots in the next three weeks. (Feb. 26) AP DomesticThe U.S. is expected to authorize a third COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Saturday.A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend authorizing Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate for use in adults, paving the way for an expected authorization.President Joe Biden called the... Read More

Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise. Here’s what activists, lawmakers and police are doing to stop the violence

February 27th, 2021
Hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise. Here’s what activists, lawmakers and police are doing to stop the violence

CLOSE Asian Americans have been victims of increased violence and harassment since the coronavirus pandemic began, but recent attacks have prompted some to “hunker down” again. USA TODAYDENVER — Helen Oh was walking down the sidewalk of the downtown 16th Street pedestrian mall in April when two young men approached from the other direction.The coronavirus pandemic had been spreading in the United States for a month, and Asian American community groups were warning of a disconcerting surge of hateful and racist language directed toward them, tied to the virus’ origins in China. Oh,... Read More

Golden Globes, Trump speaks at CPAC, coronavirus relief bill: 5 things to know this weekend

February 27th, 2021
Golden Globes, Trump speaks at CPAC, coronavirus relief bill: 5 things to know this weekend

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:40 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2021 CLOSEICYMI: House passed Biden’s COVID relief bill. Legislation heads to SenateThe Democratically-controlled House approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package early Saturday, a key step for a measure that would provide millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus payments, ramp up vaccine distribution and extend unemployment aid through the summer. The bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, passed 219-212 — no Republicans voted for it, and two Democrats voted against it. So what’s next? For starters,... Read More