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More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Nov. 28, 2021 18:22 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other...

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

Nov. 28, 2021 10:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether. Roe v. Wade, the...

Fauci fires back at Cruz over COVID claims about Chinese lab

Nov. 28, 2021 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for suggesting that Fauci be investigated for statements he made about COVID-19 and said the criticism by the Texas Republican was an attack on science. “I...

EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know on new COVID variant

Nov. 28, 2021 13:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It’s unclear where the new variant first emerged, but scientists in...

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

Nov. 28, 2021 18:18 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new omicron variant. WHO's regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, called on countries to...

In French Pantheon, Josephine Baker makes history yet again

Nov. 28, 2021 08:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries. On Tuesday, a...

Who is the real Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein enabler or pawn?

Nov. 28, 2021 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell spent the first half of her life with her father, a rags-to-riches billionaire who looted his companies' pension funds before dying a mysterious death. She spent the second with another tycoon, Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while charged with sexually...

In omicron hot spot, somber mood as S Africa faces variant

Nov. 28, 2021 14:18 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new...

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Nov. 28, 2021 16:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was announced Sunday by the luxury group...

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Police: Officer in Maryland fatally shoots man with knife

Nov. 28, 2021 19:11 PM EST

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A police officer in Maryland fatally shot a knife-wielding man and later found a woman dead inside the same home, authorities in Anne Arundel County said Sunday. The incident in Glen Burnie began with a phone call to police from a woman who said...

Canada confirms country’s first two cases of omicron COVID-19 variant among two people who had recently visited Nigeria

Nov. 28, 2021 19:04 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) — Canada confirms country’s first two cases of omicron COVID-19 variant among two people who had recently visited Nigeria.

Drug gang behind attack that killed feminist in north Mexico

Nov. 28, 2021 19:04 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico said Sunday that a drug gang was behind the shooting attack on a city hall that killed a feminist activist and a bodyguard. One attacker also died in the Thursday shooting outside the city hall in Guaymas, in the...

Man can revive suit against New Orleans over police beating

Nov. 28, 2021 18:39 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.” The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports...

More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

Nov. 28, 2021 18:22 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it's not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other...

Northwest residents urged to stay alert as storms roll in

Nov. 28, 2021 18:21 PM EST

Weather officials urged Northwest residents to remain alert Sunday as more rain was predicted to fall in an area with lingering water from extreme weather earlier this month. “There's some good news and some pending news,” said Steve Reedy, a meteorologist with the...

Family: Boy killed by stray bullet at backyard Thanksgiving

Nov. 28, 2021 18:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Family members say a 12-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet while celebrating Thanksgiving in a San Diego backyard. Maria Gaspar-Casillas told KNSD-TV that her nephew was hit in the back by a bullet that came through at least one fence. ...

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries

Nov. 28, 2021 18:18 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over the new omicron variant. WHO's regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, called on countries to...

Montana sees strong winds, record high temps

Nov. 28, 2021 18:14 PM EST

Strong winds, with occasional gusts of up to 100 mph (161 kph), made travel difficult along the Rocky Mountain Front in northern Montana, while record high temperatures were seen in some areas, the National Weather Service said Sunday. Southwest winds of 40 to 70 mph (64...

Mississippi's Reeves touts anti-abortion law before hearing

Nov. 28, 2021 18:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ahead of oral arguments Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday defended the state's 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Republican Reeves told NBC's “Meet the Press” that he believed...