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Biden Announces Requirements for Unvaccinated Federal Employees

Biden Announces Requirements for Unvaccinated Federal Employees

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has announced strict new testing, masking and distancing requirements for federal employees who aren’t vaccinated. He’s hoping to boost sluggish vaccine rates among the millions of people who draw federal paychecks and set an example for private employers around the country. The move by the federal government – the nation’s…MORE

SEC Invites Oklahoma and Texas to Join League — in 2025

SEC Invites Oklahoma and Texas to Join League — in 2025

AP College Football Writer Southeastern Conference university presidents voted to invite Texas and Oklahoma to join the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. The latest step in a move that has the potential to help reshape college sports came two days after Texas and Oklahoma requested to join…MORE

Methodist Health System Requires COVID-19 Vaccine for its Workforce

Methodist Health System Requires COVID-19 Vaccine for its Workforce

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Methodist Health System announced on Thursday that it is mandating all of its workforce be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1. In an email sent to approximately 10,000 employees and medical staff Thursday morning, Methodist senior executives explained the decision. “The highly contagious Delta variant is causing another spike in the number…MORE

Biden to Allow Eviction Moratorium to expire Saturday

Biden to Allow Eviction Moratorium to expire Saturday

Associated Press BOSTON (AP) – The Biden administration will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday. The end of the moratorium comes as advocates and some lawmakers call for it to be extended in the face of rising coronavirus cases and the sluggish pace of distributing rental assistance. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of…MORE

US Jobless Claims Down 24,000 to 400,000 as Economy Recovers

US Jobless Claims Down 24,000 to 400,000 as Economy Recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 400,000 last week. The weekly applications have fallen more or less steadily this year – from…MORE

AstraZeneca to Seek U.S. Approval for its Vaccine in Second Half of Year

AstraZeneca to Seek U.S. Approval for its Vaccine in Second Half of Year

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of this year, further delaying the long-awaited application. The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker announced the new timetable as it said the company and its partners have delivered more than 1 billion doses of the vaccine to…MORE

Shots Fired at an Off-Duty Officer at Dallas Gas Station

Shots Fired at an Off-Duty Officer at Dallas Gas Station

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- Police say an off duty Seagoville officer is ok after a man fired several rounds at a Gas Station by Kroger on Frankford Road in Dallas shortly after 9pm. The officer was working security and when he saw a disturbance between a man and a woman at the gas pumps he went over …MORE

VP Harris Releases Strategy She Says Will Tackle Migration’s Root Causes

VP Harris Releases Strategy She Says Will Tackle Migration’s Root Causes

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Vice President Kamala Harris says efforts to address root causes of migration from Central America won’t produce immediate results as she unveils a broad strategy that avoids detailed targets and deadlines. A one-page letter from the vice president and a fact sheet adhere to previous statements that support short-term relief for…MORE

Big 12 Accuses ESPN of Trying to ‘Destabilize’ Conference

Big 12 Accuses ESPN of Trying to ‘Destabilize’ Conference

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout. “I have absolute certainty that they (ESPN) have been involved in manipulating other conferences to go after our members,” Big 12…MORE

The Dallas Foundation Awards $1M+ in Scholarships for Local Students

The Dallas Foundation Awards $1M+ in Scholarships for Local Students

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- The Dallas Foundation, the first community foundation in Texas, is proud to announce it has awarded more than 300 scholarships, totaling more than $1M in support, to students pursuing their educational journey. The Dallas Foundation offers a wide array of scholarships, including school-specific scholarships, scholarships for certain areas of study, and employer-based scholarships. Upon…MORE