Author: Associated Press

NEW: FDA panel endorses vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

WASHINGTON (AP) _ U.S. health advisers have endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger children. The vote Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration panel moves the U.S. closer to vaccinating children ages 5 to 11. The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days. If regulators agree, shots…

California ports to fine firms over container backlog

LOS ANGELES (AP) – In an effort to ease congestion at the nation’s busiest port complex, officials say they will start fining shipping companies whose cargo containers linger for too long at marine terminals. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say arriving containers scheduled to be moved by trucks will be allowed to stay for nine days…

SC resident indicted in connection with Capitol Riot

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A South Carolina resident is indicted in the investigation into the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. According to the US Attorney’s Office,  George Tenney of Anderson is accused of pushing an employee of the House Sergeant at Arms and joining in the effort to force open the doors of the capitol to allow…