COVID booster confusion, Texas’ controversial abortion law, long hours on Hollywood sets

Cal State Dominguez Hills student Yomaria De Santiago, 35, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination in Carson, Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 26, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo.

U.S. federal regulators said late last week that they may only be able to recommend a third coronavirus vaccine dose for some Pfizer recipients by September 30. The U.S. Department of Justice announced it will protect Texans’ right to abortion after the state passed a law that bans the health procedure after six weeks. Members of the Hollywood production union IATSE are sharing stories of long shifts with no breaks and little time off, which have prompted negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. Metallica’s most iconic and polarizing record, “The Black Album,” has turned 30.