14-year-old fatally shot by LAPD has been identified

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BloombergVale Weighs Bid for a Stake in Anglo’s Brazil Iron Mine(Bloomberg) -- Vale SA, the world’s second-largest iron ore producer, is considering acquiring a stake in Anglo American Plc’s huge Minas-Rio project in Brazil, according to people familiar to the matter.Most Read from BloombergLarry Summers Predicts the Future, and It Doesn’t Look GoodSingapore's Travelers Face…

Joe Biden is set to address the nation Tuesday with

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Joe Biden is to address the nation Tuesday as COVID-19 cases rise amid the Omicron variant.He will issue a "stark warning" to unvaccinated people, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.He will set out "what the winter will look like" for those who "choose to remain unvaccinated," she added.Joe Biden is to address the nation Tuesday to…

4 dead in collapse of highway flyover in central China

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BEIJING (AP) — Four people died and eight were injured after a section of a highway flyover in China’s central Hubei province collapsed, according to Chinese authorities.The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the city of Ezhou, with about 500 meters (1,640 feet) of the bridge built over an expressway collapsing onto the…

Holiday heat wave: Record warm Christmas likely for parts of

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Forget about trying on those new coats or boots if you live in the south-central U.S.: Record, spring-like warmth is forecast to overspread the region into the Christmas weekend.  "Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Little Rock and Memphis all stand to match or top the record high for Dec. 25, this Saturday," AccuWeather senior meteorologist…

Omicron may sideline two leading drugs against COVID-19

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As strained U.S. hospitals brace for a new surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors are warning of yet another challenge: the two standard drugs they’ve used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the new strain.For more than a year antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli…

Nebraska’s quandary: Can it force more citizens to work?

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even in normal times Nebraska has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, with fewer than two million people and plenty of jobs to go around. But with some workers slow to return to work after COVID-19 shutdowns, the state has hit new depths, recording the country’s lowest-ever state…

FDA OKs second antiviral with Merck pill; US relaxesu00a0COVIDu00a0isolation rulesu00a0for

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Troops find religious exemption for vaccines unattainable

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 12,000 military service members refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are seeking religious exemptions, and so far they are having zero success.That total lack of approvals is creating new tensions within the military, even as the vast majority of the armed forces have gotten vaccinated. The services, urgently trying to keep the coronavirus…

Former police officer Kim Potter found guilty of manslaughter in

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He Bombed the Nazis, Outwitted the Soviets and Modernized Christmas

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Si Spiegel, 97, at his home in New York, Dec. 18, 2021. (Carly Zavala/The New York Times)The B-17 he was piloting had lost two of its four engines to enemy fire, and as Si Spiegel surveyed the ruined landscape, he had one thought: We have to get behind the Russian front.As part of the Allied…