McCarthy rejects House Jan 6 committee's request seeking his cooperation US consumer price index up 7% to 40-yr high Over 30 pct of Asian American residents in major California Asian community report experiencing hate incident during pandemic: survey Border strains leave Biden promise fraying US House Jan 6 committee seeks cooperation from top House Republican Health officials: Omicron slowing in parts of US US labor shortage worsens amid surging COVID-19 infections: FT Biden suffers new blow as jab mandate blocked Coronavirus testing falls short in many US schools: NYT Democrats throw out Cruz's bid targeting key pipeline All Texas synagogue hostages 'out alive' Protesters tell of toll of China Initiative Supreme Court blocks Biden's vaccine rules for large companies US schools see decline in attendance Biden to double free COVID tests, add N95s, to fight omicron Fed survey finds economy growing modestly despite COVID Variant deepens mental strains felt on US campuses Wall Street equities end mixed on weak data, earnings US CDC projects over 62,000 COVID-19 deaths in coming 4 weeks