South Korea vaccinates 18,000 to start ambitious COVID-19 campaign

South Korea vaccinates 18,000 to start ambitious COVID-19 campaign
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said 18,489 people received their first doses of AstraZeneca PLC’s vaccine by midnight on Friday as it launched an ambitious COVID-19 inoculation campaign, and will begin using Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines on Saturday.The first to receive the shots are healthcare workers, staffers at assisted care facilities and other high-risk people, with a… Read More

Tiger Woods recovering, in ‘good spirits’ after follow-up procedures: tweet

Tiger Woods recovering, in ‘good spirits’ after follow-up procedures: tweet
FILE PHOTO: Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - November 12, 2020 Tiger Woods of the U.S. in action during the first round REUTERS/Brian Snyder(Reuters) - Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods is recovering and in “good spirits” after he received successful follow-up procedures on injuries sustained this week… Read More

White supremacist sentenced to nearly 20 years in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue

White supremacist sentenced to nearly 20 years in plot to bomb Colorado synagogue
DENVER (Reuters) - An avowed white supremacist was sentenced on Friday to 19-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty months ago to a federal hate-crimes case stemming from a botched plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019.FILE PHOTO: Richard Holzer is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the El Paso County… Read More

Wall St Week Ahead-Investors weigh new stock leadership as broader market wobbles

Wall St Week Ahead-Investors weigh new stock leadership as broader market wobbles
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shakeup in stocks accelerated by the past week’s surge in Treasury yields has investors weighing how far a recent leadership rotation in the U.S. equity market can run, and its implications for the broader S&P 500 index.FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange… Read More

Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID bill advances to House floor

Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID bill advances to House floor
A man makes his way past the U.S. Capitol on the day the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation to provide $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee on Friday approved rules for debating legislation containing… Read More

Eight auto state governors urge Biden to press semiconductor firms on chip shortage

Eight auto state governors urge Biden to press semiconductor firms on chip shortage
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers holds a semiconductor chip as he speaks prior to signing an executive order, aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of eight governors from U.S. auto… Read More