House OKs $1.9T coronavirus bill — with 2 Democrats voting against it

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package early Saturday — the sixth COVID bill since the pandemic began a year ago. The vote around…

California OKs $600 stimulus payments for 5.7M people

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday cleared the way for 5.7 million people to get at least $600 in one-time payments, part of a state-sized coronavirus relief package aimed at…

Brazil OKs 2 COVID-19 vaccines, rejects Russia’s candidate

Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunization program that’s been subject…