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The omicron variant of COVID-19 may be less likely to land patients in the hospital than the delta strain, according to a trio of studies of preliminary data.  Researchers in Scotland suggest … more
LOS ANGELES — A highly influential COVID-19 forecast is projecting that the omicron surge may result in as many as 400,000 new coronavirus cases a day across the nation — significantly … more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California Public Employees' Retirement System audit says three police chiefs and a police commander in a small community just outside of San Francisco defrauded the … more
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has lifted some restrictions on vaccinated travelers and reopened its land borders, but limited operations at U.S. consulates abroad continue to keep visa … more
City and state officials across the U.S. have pledged to avoid the COVID-19 shutdowns that caused an economic upheaval in the first year of the pandemic. But a surge of cases and the spread of the … more
Russia welcomed U.S. willingness to start talks next month on its security proposals, a day after President Vladimir Putin threatened a military response if the Kremlin’s demands aren’t … more
Some of the people confined to their homes while awaiting trial on charges tied to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump have been freed to travel for the … more
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has issued dozens of denials to Afghans seeking safety in the United States through a fast-track for legal entry called humanitarian parole. The numbers … more
Anthony Fauci is calling on Fox News to fire host Jesse Watters after the Philadelphia native told a crowd of conservatives to ambush Fauci in public and send the footage to his network. "The guy … more
Mince pies. Latkes. Eggnog. Tamales. As extended families the world over plan holiday celebrations again, they’re encountering a harsh reality: Traditional foods, especially those sold for a … more
The omicron variant accounted for 73% of all sequenced Covid-19 cases in the U.S., surging from around 3% last week, according to the latest federal estimates. The highly mutated coronavirus … more
The last 12 Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti and held in captivity for two months found their freedom by escaping, according to their charity group, Christian Aid Ministries, and several … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Although the unvaccinated remain most at risk for COVID with two variants in the state, the vaccinated Florida population clearly isn’t in the clear. About 30% … more
Sen. Elizabeth Warren tested positive for COVID on Sunday, the Massachusetts Democrat shared in a tweet. “I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I … more
LOS ANGELES -- Confronted with a jet-black globular fish with razor-sharp teeth, prickly skin and a strange stalk protruding from its head, lifeguards at Swami's Beach in Encinitas, California, … more
An effective shutdown of the U.S. likely won’t be necessary as COVID-19 surges again, though hospitals will be tested by the expected rush of cases from the omicron variant, according to … more
WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III appeared to pull the plug on the centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, saying Sunday that he cannot support the House-passed … more
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Backlash continues to mount over the 110-year sentence given this week to the 26-year-old truck driver who was convicted for killing four people in a crash on … more
AUSTIN, Texas — Construction crews have begun work on a border wall funded by the state of Texas and private donations, Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday. Speaking in front of a segment of the … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to warn the nation of the perils of remaining unvaccinated against the coronavirus in a planned speech Tuesday as the omicron variant takes hold in the … more
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