Missionary Group Say Three More Hostages Released in Haiti, 12 More Remain Captive
A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted.
The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are "safe and seem to be in...
Trump Brokers Deal to Bolster Rep. Budd in NC Senate Primary
After Donald Trump's endorsement of Rep. Ted Budd in June in the North Carolina Republican Senate primary field failed to make him the clear frontrunner, the former president brokered a deal over the weekend...
Trump-Linked Stocks Get a Boost After Social Media Venture Raises $1B
Shares of a clutch of companies linked to former U.S President Donald Trump rose in premarket trading on Monday, after his new social media venture said it had raised nearly $1 billion from a group of unidentified investors.Digital World Acquisition Corp, the blank-check...
New York Mayor to Issue Private Employer Vaccination Mandate
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday he plans to issue a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector employers that will go into effect on Dec. 27, calling it a "pre-emptive strike" in an interview with MSNBC....
MTV Poll: Pandemic Stress Weighs Heavily on Gen Z
Isolation. Anxiety. Uncertainty. The stresses of the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on Americans of all ages. But a new poll finds that teens and young adults have faced some of the heaviest struggles as they come of age during a time of extreme turmoil.
Big North Carolina Factory Likely a New Toyota Battery Plant
North Carolina government officials have scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to announce a major economic development project that likely will be construction of a Toyota electric vehicle battery factory that will employ 1,750 people.Officials from the state and an...
GAO: Physical Attacks Climbed in Schools From 2015-2018
A new Government Accountability Office report outlines the increasing dangers in American schools, including statistics showing that physical attacks with the use of a weapon nearly doubled...
Kremlin Calls US-Russia Ties ' Quite Lamentable' on Eve of Putin-Biden Call
The Kremlin on Monday described the state of U.S.-Russia relations as " quite lamentable" on the eve of a video call between President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden when the two will discuss tensions around Ukraine.
U.S. officials have in the last month...
Jussie Smollett Rush to Judgement Made Left Look Foolish
A verdict in the alleged "hate crime" hoax trial of former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is yet to be decided, but the court of public opinion has already ruled on those liberal politicians who jumped to...
Fauci: Early Reports Suggest Omicron Variant Less Dangerous than Delta
U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations. President Joe Biden's chief...
If GOP Gains House Control, These Democrats Could Get Booted From Committees
Democrats may want to ready themselves for a rambunctious tit-for-tat as Republicans inch closer to flipping control of the House of Representatives, a victory that would allow conservatives to boot...
Next Pandemic Could Be More Lethal Than COVID, Vaccine Creator Says
Future pandemics could be even more lethal than COVID-19 so the lessons learned from the pandemic must not be squandered, one of the creators of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine said."This will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoods," Sarah...
Ghislaine Maxwell's Sex Abuse Trial Enters Second Week after Accuser's Testimony
The sex abuse trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell enters its second week on Monday after jurors last week heard the testimony of a woman who says Maxwell set her up for abuse by late financier Jeffrey Epstein when she was a teenager.
Prosecutors are expected to...
Ukraine Marks Army Day With US Hardware and Vow to Fight Off Russia
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine's armed forces were capable of fighting off any attack from Russia as the country marked its national army day on Monday with a display of U.S. armored vehicles and patrol boats.
U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged his "unwavering...
Pope Ends Greece Visit Focused on the Plight of Migrants
Pope Francis thanked Greece for its "gracious hospitality" as he left Monday following a landmark three-day visit marked by calls for better treatment of migrants in Europe.Before setting off, the pope met young people in a Catholic school on the outskirts of Athens, urging...
Oil Rebounds Above $71 on Omicron Hopes, Iran Talks
Oil rose by more than $1 a barrel to above $71 on Monday as hopes that the Omicron coronavirus variant may cause mostly mild symptoms boosted riskier assets and as the prospect of an imminent rise in Iranian oil exports looked less likely.
Helping ease Omicron concerns,...
China Attacks Potential US Olympic Diplomatic Boycott
China on Monday threatened to take "firm countermeasures" if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Olympic Games.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian accused U.S. politicians of grandstanding over the issue of not sending dignitaries...
Myanmar's Ousted Leader Suu Kyi Jailed for Four Years
A court in military-ruled Myanmar jailed deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi for four years on Monday on charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions, said a source following proceedings in a case that critics described as "farcical."
President Win Myint was...
San Francisco Will Suspend Cannabis Tax
San Francisco city supervisors last week unanimously approved an ordinance that will suspend the city's business tax on cannabis retailers.In a statement to the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who authored the legislation, said that...
10 COVID Cases Identified on Cruise Ship in New Orleans
At least 10 positive coronavirus cases have been identified on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship that disembarked in New Orleans Sunday, according to media reports.
Walgreens Fires Back at AOC: Theft Indeed a Problem
Walgreens responded after far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., downplayed the growth of organized retail thefts in retail stores nationwide, saying that it was "one of the top challenges" the retail pharmacy chain faces.
Kennedy Center Honors, Traditions Are Back
The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year.The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center's main opera house after the coronavirus pandemic forced delays last year.
Dershowitz Decries Politicizing of Public Trials
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz on Sunday decried the politicizing of trials in the public eye.
NASA Awards Northrop Grumman Megarocket Boosters Contract For Moon Missions Through 2031
NASA has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3.19 billion contract to build rocket boosters for Artemis moon missions through 2031, Space.com reported on Sunday.
David Perdue to Primary Ga's Brian Kemp
In a move Sunday that caught many Georgia prognosticators completely off guard, former Sen. David Perdue signaled he will soon announce he will challenge Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022.