House Democrats' attempt to pass an extension of the eviction moratorium via unanimous consent request failed late Friday ahead of a six-week recess. The moratorium will end Saturday. "We are proud and pleased that, overwhelmingly, House Democrats have understood the hardship caused by rental evictions and support extending the eviction moratorium to October 18, 2021," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Whip James E. Clyburn said in a joint statement after the failed bid.
A commitment to American labor helped fuel President Joe Biden's bid for the White House as he promised to be "the most pro-union president you've ever seen." "It is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent," the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) said in a statement the day before Biden made his announcement, adding that they encourage members to "voluntarily get vaccinated."
American backstroke swimmer Ryan Murphy alleged Friday that doping remains a problem in the sport after he lost twice to swimmers on the Russian Olympic Committee. “It is a huge mental drain on me throughout the year to know that I’m swimming in a race that’s probably not clean,” said Murphy. Murphy, who won gold in Rio de Janeiro 2016 in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, lost to swimmer Evgeny Rylov in the 200-meter and placed third behind Rylov and another swimmer, Kliment Kolesnikov, in the 100-meter backstroke this year.
Britney Spears may have just received more legal ammunition in her quest to remove her father Jamie Spears from her conservatorship. After Britney's new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed a petition to officially replace Jamie as the conservator of the singer's estate, the conservator of Britney herself, Jodi Montgomery, has filed documents agreeing that Jamie should be removed. In documents obtained by ABC News, Montgomery -- who's in charge of Britney's well-being and coordinates with her doctors -- writes that she agrees that "Jamie Spears should not continue to act as … Conservator of the Estate, because his doing so is not in the best interest of” of Britney.
Anyone hoping to catch a Broadway show as the Great White Way reopens this fall will need proof of vaccination along with their ticket. The Broadway League announced Friday that theater owners and operators of all 41 New York City theaters will require all theater attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for all performances through October 2021. Additionally, this also applies to all performers, backstage crew and theater staff.
"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk says he is on the mend after a "small heart attack." The 58-year-old actor collapsed while shooting the sixth and final season of the AMC series in New Mexico on Tuesday and was rushed to the hospital, a source said. Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level.
Miranda Lambert's beloved senior dog, Jessi, has died after 13 1/2 years of companionship. The singer shared a tribute to her four-legged friend on social media Thursday, along with a slideshow of pictures of Jessi and the dog's brother, Waylon, who died in October 2020. Miranda found the two pups on the side of the road in Oklahoma back in 2008 during a sleet storm.
The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel has determined the Treasury Department must hand over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee. The opinion, posted Friday, says that while the committee "cannot compel the Executive Branch to disclose [tax information] without satisfying the constitutional requirement that the information could serve a legitimate legislative purpose," the Ways and Means Committee in this instance '"invoked sufficient reasons for requesting the former President's tax information." Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal first requested six years' worth of Trump's tax returns in April of 2019, in addition to tax returns for eight of Trump's businesses, under a 97-year-old law that requires the Treasury secretary to "furnish" the returns of any taxpayer to the chairman of the tax-writing panel by request.
Handwritten notes from former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, appear to show that former President Trump tried to pressure the Department of Justice to declare there was significant fraud tainting the 2020 presidential election. The documents were obtained by the committee as part of its investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The notes are from a December 27, 2020, phone call between Trump and then-Acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen.
Legislation introduced Thursday by a bipartisan group of women senators would honor Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor by requiring statues of them in the U.S. Capitol or on Capitol grounds. The bill was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and has 17 co-sponsors.
Seconds later, Lazor, followed by King, swam over to Schoenmaker to hug her as she celebrated not just a win, but a historic win. Taking off her goggles after the finish, Schoenmaker, 24, turned around to see her time and her eyes lit up. Schoenmaker's 200-meter breaststroke time of 2:18:95 beat a world record that was set in 2013 by Rikke Moller Pedersen at 2:19:11.
Despite several upcoming reboots of classic TV shows like "Sex and the City" and "The Wonder Years," as well as the numerous ones from recent years, from "Saved by the Bell" to "Gossip Girl," Joshua Jackson said he can't fathom one happening for "Dawson's Creek." "Dawson's Creek" ran for six seasons, from 1998 until 2003. The show follows a tight group of friends -- Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek), Jen Lindley (Michelle Williams), Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) and Jackson's Pacey -- as they grow through high school, college and life.
Adding more insight into the CDC’s updated mask guidance, newly published details of the Provincetown outbreak raise concern that the now-dominant delta variant may be able to spread among fully vaccinated people. Following multiple large gatherings in Provincetown, Massachusetts, from July 3-17, investigators identified 469 COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of which were in fully vaccinated people. The delta variant was responsible for 90% of those cases.
The nation's two leading health organizations focused on the care of pregnant people have issued new guidelines calling on all pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The new joint recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) comes as the United States faces both a low vaccination rate and a summer surge of COVID-19 cases as the more contagious delta variant spreads. "ACOG is recommending vaccination of pregnant individuals because we have evidence of the safe and effective use of the vaccine during pregnancy from many tens of thousands of reporting individuals, because we know that COVID-19 infection puts pregnant people at increased risk of severe complications, and because it is clear from the current vaccination rates that people need to feel confident in the safety and protective value of the COVID-19 vaccines,” ACOG president Dr. J. Martin Tucker said in a statement.
At the start of June, St. Petersburg’s local administration stopped publishing information about how many COVID-19 patients had been hospitalized in the Russian city. The sudden disappearance of the previously daily reported figures happened to coincide with the opening of one the city‘s most prestigious annual events, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The forum, a gathering of Russia’s elite and a showcase for its biggest companies, has become a flagship event under President Vladimir Putin.
The U.S. Navy has filed charges against a sailor in connection with the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego last July, the service announced Thursday. Vice Adm. Steve Koehler, the 3rd Fleet commander, is considering court-martial charges, according to the statement.
Academy Award-winning director Ridley Scott has unveiled the trailer for his much-anticipated new film, "House of Gucci." Adam Driver plays assassinated fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, while an almost unrecognizable Jared Leto plays his cousin, Paulo Gucci. Lady Gaga plays Maurizio's ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of arranging his murder.
While most people whisk themselves off on a honeymoon after getting married, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani chose a more "calm" route. While chatting on SiriusXM’s The Storme Warren Show, Shelton revealed that the duo have yet to take their newlywed vacation. "We just stayed there in Oklahoma and just had some quiet time, just she and I," Shelton said.
The U.S. faced off against the Netherlands Friday and won. This was their first match of the knockout stage of the Tokyo Olympics, and with that, the Americans will advance to the next game. The game came down to penalty kicks.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic was blocked on his way to making men's tennis history at this year's Olympic Games. On the warpath to an extremely rare Golden Slam after a dominant two years, Djokovic lost to Germany's Alexander Zverev in the Olympic semifinal in Tokyo on Friday 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. "He won 20 Grand Slams," Zverev said after the match, according to the Associated Press, referring to the 20 major titles the Serbian player has won.