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The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns amid the holiday travel season, but there’s no need to panic just yet, experts say

The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns amid the holiday travel season, but there’s no need to panic just yet, experts say

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is raising the concerns of health officials amid the busy holiday travel season, but there is no need to panic just yet as the potential impact of the newly detected strain remains unknown, experts say. “Any time we’ve seen a new variant, it’s already spread around the world. So the…MORE

This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize

This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize

A Maryland woman is celebrating after winning the lottery for a third time in about three years. The 61-year-old player from Montgomery County recently bought two $5 Lucky scratch-off tickets at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda. The first ticket didn’t hit, but the second landed her the game’s top prize of $50,000. That…MORE

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

A small-town mom wanted to help her community. And then the community took aim at her child

Kelsey and Chris Waits moved to Hastings, Minnesota, to build a dream home for themselves and their two children. Chris had a promising job opportunity when he left the Navy but it was the neighborhood that drew them in. “Kelsey said, ‘Well, I hope the interview went well because we’re moving here. This town is…MORE

How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBTQ people in other countries

How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBTQ people in other countries

Michael Failla doesn’t get much sleep. In the dead of the night, the Seattle resident gets panicked calls and messages from members of the LGBTQ community in the Middle East — mostly gay men, thousands of miles away, terrified for their lives. They reach out to Failla in their darkest moments — sometimes when they’re…MORE

Security guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery of San Francisco news crew

Security guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery of San Francisco news crew

A security guard on assignment for a San Francisco Bay area news crew died Saturday after being shot in an attempted robbery three days earlier, police said. Kevin Nishita was working security on Wednesday afternoon for a news crew covering a story in downtown Oakland when someone attempted to rob the crew and Nishita was…MORE

Iran nuclear talks to restart as US emphasizes it’s ‘prepared to use other options’ if diplomacy fails

Iran nuclear talks to restart as US emphasizes it’s ‘prepared to use other options’ if diplomacy fails

The US and its allies restart Iran nuclear talks on Monday unsure how Tehran’s new government will approach negotiations, not optimistic about the prospects ahead and emphasizing that if diplomacy fails, the US is “prepared to use other options.” The parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will reconvene in Vienna after almost six…MORE

A stowaway was found in the landing gear of a plane at the Miami airport, authorities say

A stowaway was found in the landing gear of a plane at the Miami airport, authorities say

Authorities discovered an apparent stowaway Saturday in the landing gear of a flight from Guatemala at the Miami International Airport, local and federal officials said. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the airport apprehended a 26-year-old man who “attempted to evade detection in the landing gear compartment of an aircraft,” a CBP statement…MORE

NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers legend Curley Culp died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. Culp was 75 years old. “On behalf of our family and with a broken heart, I announce the passing of my husband, Curley Culp early this morning. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time,” his…MORE

Wisconsin senators warn in rare joint statement outsiders may try to exploit Waukesha tragedy for ‘political purposes’

Wisconsin senators warn in rare joint statement outsiders may try to exploit Waukesha tragedy for ‘political purposes’

In a rare joint statement, Wisconsin Sens. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, and Ron Johnson, a Republican, warned Saturday outsiders may be looking to exploit the tragedy that unfolded last weekend in Waukesha. “It has come to our attention that outside individuals or groups may attempt to exploit the tragedy that occurred last Sunday in Waukesha…MORE

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

NHL postpones upcoming New York Islanders games due to Covid-19 outbreak

New York Islanders games have been postponed through at least Tuesday due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the team, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced on Saturday. “As a result of an additional New York Islanders Player entering COVID Protocol this morning, and up to eight Players potentially unavailable to play due to COVID Protocol,…MORE