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US urges vaccination ahead of Omicron concerns, with experts warning even mild Covid infections risk stronger mutations

US urges vaccination ahead of Omicron concerns, with experts warning even mild Covid infections risk stronger mutations

As scientists race to answer whether the newly identified Omicron variant poses a greater threat, experts are urging measures to help lower coronavirus risks to millions of Americans — including vaccinations and mask wearing. Cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in at least 18 countries and territories as of Tuesday. And while no…MORE

Stocks and oil prices fall as Moderna CEO says vaccines will struggle with Omicron

Stocks and oil prices fall as Moderna CEO says vaccines will struggle with Omicron

Global stocks and oil prices are falling again after a brief respite Monday from the heavy sell-off triggered by the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Stocks in Asia Pacific and Europe slid, Dow futures were down 1% and oil prices fell about 2% as more countries reported cases of the variant and imposed new…MORE

Miss Kentucky Elle Smith takes the Miss USA crown

Miss Kentucky Elle Smith takes the Miss USA crown

Miss Kentucky Elle Smith has won the 2021 Miss USA pageant. Smith is a 2020 graduate of University of Kentucky, the school said on Twitter. She majored in Broadcast Journalism, according to a biography posted by Louisville’s WHAS11, where she works as a reporter. While at UK, Smith served as vice-president of the school’s National…MORE

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving for LSU, according to reports

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving for LSU, according to reports

University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly is leaving to take a similar position at Louisiana State University, according to multiple reports. Kelly — Notre Dame’s head coach since the 2010 season — will replace current LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. LSU announced October 17 that the school and Orgeron will be parting…MORE

The latest on the Omicron variant

The latest on the Omicron variant

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Westpac to likely pay $81 million for allegedly charging dead people, among other breaches

Westpac to likely pay $81 million for allegedly charging dead people, among other breaches

Westpac said on Tuesday it will likely be fined 113 million Australian dollars ($80.8 million) for alleged compliance failures across its business over many years, including charging financial advice fees to thousands of dead customers. Australia’s No. 3 lender admitted to six civil penalty proceedings filed by the country’s securities regulator, including allegations against its…MORE

Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to review Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction
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Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to review Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced Monday they’re appealing a court ruling in the case against Bill Cosby to the US Supreme Court, arguing that a statement from a previous district attorney that they would not file charges against Cosby does not mean that charges would never be filed. The Montgomery County district attorney, who led the…MORE

CNN to conduct ‘thorough review’ of documents showing Chris Cuomo’s intimate role advising brother Andrew Cuomo
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CNN to conduct ‘thorough review’ of documents showing Chris Cuomo’s intimate role advising brother Andrew Cuomo

CNN said Monday that it will evaluate new information that sheds light on how anchor Chris Cuomo sought to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations earlier this year. The new information, which included a cache of new documents and transcripts of interviews with investigators, was…MORE

Fauci says he doesn’t expect more travel restrictions even if Omicron variant proves more contagious and deadly
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Fauci says he doesn’t expect more travel restrictions even if Omicron variant proves more contagious and deadly

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Monday that he doesn’t anticipate the United States will implement additional travel restrictions even if the Omicron variant proves worse than previous strains of Covid-19. President Joe Biden announced last week that the US would restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini,…MORE

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