Senate confirms Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the first Black Pentagon chief

The Senate on Friday confirmed President Biden‘s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in a big bipartisan vote, marking the first time an African American will lead the Pentagon in U.S. history. The…

DC Mayor Bowser confirms indoor bar and restaurant service to resume at 25% capacity starting Jan. 22

A new study finds that states didn’t need coronavirus lockdowns but are now facing economic consequences. FOX Business’ Grady Trimble with more. Washington, D.C., will roll back its COVID-19 restrictions…

Justin Timberlake confirms he and wife Jessica Biel welcomed second son

Justin Timberlake confirmed that he and his wife, Jessica Biel, welcomed their second child over the summer — a son named Phineas.  The singer, 39, told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her…

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals being famous makes her uncomfortable, confirms acting departure

Gwyneth Paltrow is laying out the reasons why she doesn’t have any immediate plans to return to acting. The Oscar winner announced in 2020 she’s “semi-retired” from acting as she continues…

Maryland confirms UK coronavirus variant in 2 residents

Maryland has detected the U.K. coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7 in two residents, officials said Tuesday, marking the first such instance in the state. Officials said both cases involve residents…

WHO confirms that it will visit Wuhan in coronavirus investigation

The World Health Organization has confirmed that it will visit the city of Wuhan during its investigation in China into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The virus was first…

Connecticut confirms 2 UK coronavirus variant cases

Connecticut has reported two confirmed cases of the U.K. coronavirus variant in two New Haven residents who traveled outside of the state. Both patients– one of whom visited Ireland–are aged between…

Georgia confirms case of UK coronavirus variant

Georgia health officials confirmed the first case of the U.K. coronavirus variant in an 18-year-old male with no travel history. In a press release sent out Tuesday, officials said the…

New York confirms UK coronavirus variant in man with no travel history

New York has reported its first confirmed case of the U.K. coronavirus variant in a man who has no recent travel history.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that the…

LIVE UPDATES: Florida confirms its first case of new coronavirus strain

Health officials in Florida have confirmed the state’s first case of a new coronavirus strain. The person infected was described as a Martin County man in his 20s with no history of travel, the…