Author: Meredith St. Henry

U.S. Data Breach Affects Commerce, Treasury Departments

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Treasury Department are both victims of a data breach. The FBI and Homeland Security’s Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency are investigating the computer hack. Sources say Russian government hackers are responsible. It’s believed hackers targeted a weakness in the widely used software Solar Winds. The software’s maker says the potential vulnerability in their…

Electoral College Set to Vote, Officially Elect Biden as 46th President

Monday members of the Electoral College will cast their votes to officially elect Joe Biden as president of the United States. But that isn’t stopping President Trump from refusing to concede the election. The president tweeted on Sunday saying it was the “most corrupt election in U.S. history.” More than a dozen courts have rejected the president’s lawsuits claiming voter…

Pfizer Begins 1st Wave of Deliveries, Vaccinations

Healthcare workers across the country could begin getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as early as Monday. The massive distribution effort involves a lot of moving parts. The first shipments of the vaccine left the Pfizer plant in West Michigan with an escort of U.S. marshals. The vaccines are being transported in specially designed cold boxes equipped with GPS and temperature…

FDA Will Vote On The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Today

An end to the coronavirus pandemic may be in sight as the nation pins its hopes on today’s Food and Drug Administration Vaccine Advisory Committee meeting. They will decide the emergency authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. If they vote in favor, the first doses could be shipped as early as this weekend. They are using the same standards they would…

Biden Announces More Nominees For His Cabinet

President-Elect Joe Biden continues to fill more seats in his cabinet. He nominated former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. Along with Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Biden also named California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected an effort by Pennsylvania…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Joplin, Edgar and Clarice

JOPLIN Show Caption Hide Caption EDGAR Show Caption Hide Caption CLARICE Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Joplin, Edgar and Clarice – just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, meet Joplin. She’s a Saint Bernard mix. Joplin is…

California Entering a 3 Week Stay-at-Home Order

Millions of people in California are now under a three week stay-at-home order in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new order went into effect overnight. It affects areas of Central and Southern California, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Under the order, you are not allowed to gather with anyone besides members in your…

San Diego Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Silverado Canyon

Firefighters in San Diego are working to put out a brush fire that was sparked by a house fire. Take a look at the fire broke out late Wednesday night. The Orange County Fire Authority says wind is the driving factor as the fire spreads in the Silverado Canyon. More than 1,000 acres have burned and evacuations are underway for…

Biden Continues Presidential Transition

President-elect Joe Biden will officially announce members of his economic team Tuesday. Many of the team members are women. On Monday, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received their first intelligence briefing. They also held meetings with transition advisors. Meanwhile, President Trump took to Twitter, tweeting about how his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani held a hearing about alleged election fraud with…