Wildfires burn 6,000 acres near Denver : NPR

Wildfires burn 6,000 acres near Denver : NPR

Damage to homes burned by wildfires after they ripped through a development are shown Friday in Superior, Colo. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption toggle caption David Zalubowski/AP Damage to homes burned by wildfires after they ripped through a development are shown Friday in Superior, Colo. David Zalubowski/AP Urban wildfires north of Denver that spread in what … Read more

Iconic Actress, Comedian Betty White Dead At 99 – CBS Los Angeles

Iconic Actress, Comedian Betty White Dead At 99 – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Iconic actress and comedian Betty White died Friday. She was 99.“The Golden Girls” actress had the longest-running career in television history as a woman, having starred in shows since 1939.READ MORE: ‘The World Looks Different Now’: Ryan Reynolds, Viola Davis & More React To Death Of Hollywood Icon Betty WhiteLOS ANGELES, … Read more

China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show

China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show

The exact scope of China’s government public opinion monitoring industry is unclear, but there have been some indications about its size in Chinese state media. In 2014, the state-backed newspaper China Daily said more than 2 million people were working as public opinion analysts. In 2018, the People’s Daily, another official organ, said the government’s … Read more

Vikings’ Kirk Cousins tests positive for COVID-19, out for Sunday; Sean Mannion to start vs. Packers

Vikings' Kirk Cousins tests positive for COVID-19, out for Sunday; Sean Mannion to start vs. Packers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19, coach Mike Zimmer said Friday, and will be out for Sunday’s game against the Packers. Backup Sean Mannion, who was activated off the reserve list on Friday, will get the start. Cousins, 33, has started in all 15 games for the 7-8 Vikings this season, … Read more

Omicron’s New Year’s cocktail: Sorrow, fear, hope for 2022

Omicron's New Year's cocktail: Sorrow, fear, hope for 2022

PARIS (AP) — Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes for an end to the coronavirus pandemic were — again — the bittersweet cocktail with which the world said good riddance to 2021 and ushered in 2022.New Year’s Eve, which used to be celebrated globally with a free-spirited … Read more

United Airlines offers pilots triple pay to ease omicron flight disruptions

United Airlines offers pilots triple pay to ease omicron flight disruptions

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport on March 13, 2019 in Burlingame, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesUnited Airlines is offering its pilots triple pay to pick up trips for most of January to help ease a staffing shortage driven by the rapid spread of the omicron variant … Read more

Live updates: Nevada fires unvaccinated higher ed employees

Live updates: Nevada fires unvaccinated higher ed employees

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Hundreds of unvaccinated employees who work at public colleges and universities in Nevada were being fired Friday, a day after the state Board of Regents voted to keep a staff vaccine mandate in effect.The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents on Thursday deadlocked 6-6 on a measure to repeal … Read more

Omicron mutes New Year parties worldwide: Live news | Coronavirus pandemic News

Omicron mutes New Year parties worldwide: Live news | Coronavirus pandemic News

The year 2022 is here in some countries, with the inhabitants of the South Pacific islands of Samoa and Kiribati the first to start the new year at 10:00 GMT, and New Zealand following an hour later. In Australia, Sydney kicked off 2022 with 6 tonnes of colourful fireworks against the imposing backdrop of the … Read more

Maxwell conviction increases scrutiny of other women who worked for Epstein | Ghislaine Maxwell

The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell on sex-trafficking charges this week has increased the scrutiny of others who worked for or socialized with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein for years, and their knowledge of the pair’s activities.Attention has largely focused on prominent male associates of Epstein, including Prince Andrew, who faces a civil suit brought by Virginia … Read more