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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Fake Trump Electors In 7 States

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection subpoenaed more than a dozen individuals Friday who it says falsely tried to declare Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 election in seven swing states.The panel is demanding information and testimony from 14 people who it says allegedly met and submitted false Electoral College certificates declaring Trump the winner of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to a letter from Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee’s Democratic chairman. President Joe Biden won all seven states.Advertisement “We believe the individuals we have subpoenaed today Read More

Omicron Drives US Deaths Higher Than In Fall’s Delta Wave

Omicron, the highly contagious coronavirus variant sweeping across the country, is driving the daily American death toll higher than during last fall’s delta wave, with deaths likely to keep rising for days or even weeks.The seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. has been climbing since mid-November, reaching 2,267 on Thursday and surpassing a September peak of 2,100 when delta was the dominant variant.Advertisement Now omicron is estimated to account for nearly all the virus circulating in the nation. And even though it causes less severe disease for most people, the fact that it Read More

Winter Storm To Bring Blizzard Conditions To East Coast

BOSTON (AP) — Residents and officials across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. were bracing for a powerful winter storm expected to produce blizzard conditions Friday and Saturday.Heavy snow and strong winds were forecasted to begin in parts of the Carolinas and Appalachia on Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.Advertisement The system will then intensify as a nor’easter and bring snowy conditions up the East Coast to New England, where forecasters warned of localized snowfall totals of up to 20 inches (51 centimeters) and wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph (80 kph to 96 kph).Local officials Friday Read More

Family Says Lax Security Allowed Killing Of Rapper Drakeo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lack of security allowed dozens of men to ambush rapper Drakeo the Ruler, who was beaten and stabbed to death backstage at a Los Angeles music festival, his family and their lawyers said Thursday.Drakeo, 28, an acclaimed West Coast rapper whose legal name is Darrell Caldwell, was stabbed to death on Dec. 18 while he was backstage waiting to go on at the Once Upon A Time in LA festival at Exposition Park, which also featured Snoop Dogg, Al Green and 50 Cent.Advertisement “How did these people get through? How did these people get access, backstage, to Read More

Which occupations have England’s lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates?

Scaffolders and roofers are among the occupations with the lowest levels of vaccination against COVID-19, according to new figures.The Office for National Statistics has estimated the levels of non-vaccination among working adults in England under the age of 65 and has found: • 22.3% of scaffolders and riggers have not received a vaccination• 20.9% of complementary medicine professionals have not received a vaccination• 20.8% of roofers and tilers have not received a vaccination Advertisement • 19.6% of delivery workers have not received a vaccination • 19.5% of beauticians have not received a vaccination More on Covid-19 Related Topics: • 18.8% of packers, bottlers and canners have not received a vaccination• 17.2% Read More

‘Genocide Games’: Human Rights Activists Urge Athletes To Speak Out

BEIJING (AP) — Human rights activists issued a call to action against the Beijing Olympics on Friday, imploring athletes and sponsors to speak out against what they call the “genocide games.”Speaking at an online press conference organized by the rights group Human Rights Watch, activists representing Chinese dissidents and the minority Uyghur and Tibetan populations urged international attendants to voice their opposition to China’s hosting of the Games, which begin next week.Advertisement “The 2022 Winter Olympics will be remembered as the genocide games,” said Teng Biao, a former human rights activist in China who is now a visiting professor Read More

‘Absolute nonsense’: Lawyers question Met’s call to water down report

Lawyers have questioned the Metropolitan Police's request for some details to be left out of the report into Downing Street parties - with one describing it as "absolute nonsense".Scotland Yard has asked for the Whitehall inquiry to only make "minimal reference" to the events it is investigating as it seeks to avoid any prejudice to its probe. But it insisted it has not asked Sue Gray to delay her report or place any further restrictions on other events.Reaction as police statement raises fresh questions about partygate report - politics liveThe Metropolitan Police's Read More

‘Fully-fledged’ Russian invasion of Ukraine could include cyber attacks and

The West should be prepared for a "fully-fledged Russian invasion" of Ukraine that could include an attempted coup, cyber attacks and sabotage, NATO has warned.Speaking at an event in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday that the build-up of Russian troops at the borders with Ukraine and Belarus is not necessarily the only way Moscow plans to put pressure on Western allies. "We need to be prepared for a wide range of different forms of aggression," he said, listing several examples.It comes as Sky News' international editor Dominic Waghorn asked Ukraine'Read More

Storm Malik forecast to deal ‘glancing blow’ to UK this

Winds of up to 80mph are expected to batter a large part of the UK over the coming days threatening life, building damage, power cuts and travel disruption.The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for Storm Malik as it deals a "glancing blow" to the country and tracks across northern areas this weekend and into Monday, bringing with it rain as well as strong gales. Gusts could reach up to 80mph in exposed coastal areas, but more widely 60mph as the low pressure system passes over Northern Ireland, Scotland and the top half of England as Read More

Olympic Champ Maren Lundby Says She Skipped Beijing Games ‘Because

Maren Lundby was the world’s best female ski jumper for three years, starting in 2018 when she won Olympic gold in South Korea.At the Beijing Games, the Norwegian had a chance to become the first two-time Olympic champion in her sport. Instead, she decided to skip the World Cup season and a trip to China for the Olympics in order to make her physical and mental health a priority.Advertisement “I decided to not compete because I gained some weight,” Lundby said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. “I feel like I can’t compete on the Read More