The claim from the Ron Paul Institute that an outbreak of COVID-19 is linked to vaccinations that started the next day is missing context.
Using their car radios and some tech savvy, the Luminous Voices chamber choir in Calgary found a way to sing together from a distance.
NASA's SLS rocket made for taking astronauts back to the moon fired its main engines Saturday afternoon, but the test in Mississippi was cut short.
Guatemalan authorities estimated Saturday that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants had crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei issued a statement calling on Honduran authorities “to contain the mass exit of its inhabitants.” The migrants pushed past about 2,000 police and soldiers posted at the border Friday and Saturday, and most entered without showing the negative coronavirus test that Guatemala requires.
It was not immediately clear what went wrong or what will be needed to fix it.
Lottery players' second chance to win big — really big — this weekend comes with Saturday’s drawing for a $640 million Powerball top prize, the eighth-largest jackpot ever. No one beat the odds for Friday's $750 Mega Millions top prize. The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday.
Rules of the 117th Congress contained changes to gendered language. But they didn't "ban" any terms from use in the House.
States nationwide are closing their Capitols and activating National Guard troops ahead of possible protests. More details on arrests. Latest news.
Facebook has placed a warning screen over a rambling chat by retired Mexican Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez in which he claims coronavirus vaccines contain a satanic microchip. The Facebook screen warns viewers, "This post repeats information about COVID-19 that independent fact checkers say is false.” Sandoval Iñiguez is the emeritus archbishop of the archdiocese of Guadalajara, where he retired in 2011 after reaching the age of 75.
Anas Sarwar has confirmed his bid to succeed Richard Leonard as the next Scottish Labour leader. The Glasgow MSP used an article for the Observer online to set out his stall in the leadership race, which was triggered by Mr Leonard's resignation on Thursday. Late on Saturday night, he tweeted to say the country "needs political leadership that will bring people together" and that he wants "to rebuild Scottish Labour, and then rebuild Scotland". In his column, Mr Sarwar wrote: "Over the past few years, I have gained a new perspective on our politics and realised that the things we argue about mean little to people's lives. "We spend too much time highlighting our differences, rather than focusing on what unites us. "I firmly believe we cannot go back to society as it was before the pandemic - insecure work, hollowed-out public services, an underfunded health service, and the constant focus on another independence referendum when there's far more important things we need to be dealing with. "Scottish Labour can compete again if we offer a positive alternative - a plan to heal our wounds, to reunite our people and to rebuild our country." Read more: Alan Cochrane: With Leonard gone, Unionists have a chance to fight back against SNP
"The Federal Government will have executed more than three times as many people in the last six months than it had in the previous six decades," Sotomayor dissented. "...This is not justice."
"We are horrified and opposed to the events at the Capitol and all who supported and incited the actions," the hotel chain said in a statement.
Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. In a Jan. 5 social media post, Dre, 55, said he was “doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team.”
New Zealand's policy of placing new arrivals in hotels to complete their quarantine is being looked at by UK officials as an option to control the spread of new coronavirus variants. Ministers have instructed staff to study a wide range of policies to crackdown on quarantine, reports last night suggested, with facial-recognition technology and GPS to check that people are staying in isolation may also under consideration. The Government has already issued travel bans on arrivals from South America, Portugal and Cape Verde due to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in Brazil. According to The Sunday Times officials were last week ordered to study New Zealand’s policy of “directed isolation”, where everyone arriving is charged for a stay at an airport hotel and forced to remain in isolation for two weeks. A Number 10 source said the report was "speculation" and that the UK Government was often looking at other countries' approaches in tackling the pandemic. In Australia travellers are charged between £1,500 and £2,500 to isolate for between 14 and 24 days. Reports on Saturday night revealed the UK government is only considering a system where visitors pay the costs themselves. Other schemes civil servants will examine include Poland’s method of “enhanced monitoring” for those told to isolate. Each person is contacted once a day and told to send a photograph of themselves at the location where they are confined. These are cross-referenced using GPS data and facial-recognition software, with police visiting anyone who does not comply within 20 minutes. Both ideas were said to have been discussed at a ministers meeting on Thursday with a senior Government source telling the Sunday Times that such technology would not be used on those self-isolate within Britain.From Monday, the Government plans to scrap all travel corridors that exempt people arriving from certain destinations from quarantine requirements. The new policy means arrivals from every destination will need to self-isolate for 10 days or receive a negative Covid-19 test result at least five days after entering the UK. Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers, warned the government against lifting the restrictions too quickly. Hopson said: “We need to be careful about saying that just because people have been vaccinated the spread won’t happen and therefore we can pull off all restrictions on social contact immediately.” Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said that there will be lots of new variants but the current vaccines should protect against strains.
Police discover more than 500 rounds of ammunition at checkpoint into security-heavy capital
Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested Friday after he tried to pass a security checkpoint with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and multiple guns.
In a series of tweets Jones alleges that Florida authorities issued a warrant for her arrest on an unspecified charge as an act of retaliation.
Donald Trump had a bizarre visit in his final days at the White House from a businessman known as the "My Pillow Guy”. Michael Lindell was photographed just before he went in to see the president in the West Wing. He was carrying a set of notes which included references to "martial law" and advocating appointing someone loyal to Mr Trump to head the CIA. Mr Lindell is chief executive of a company called My Pillow. He is a Republican donor and has been a loyal supporter of the president. He is also a familiar face on US television screens, appearing in adverts for his own product. On Thursday he wrote on Facebook: "We will have our president Donald Trump 4 more years!" His notes when he visited the White House were only partially visible but included the phrase "martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any …” Another part read "Make clear this is China/Iran...." and elsewhere he referenced "Foreign Interference in the election”. Mr Lindell's notes suggested that Gina Haspel, the current CIA Director, be replaced by Kash Patel, who is chief of staff to the defence secretary.
True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday. White's low-key plans include feeding a pair of ducks that regularly visit her Los Angeles-area home. The actor’s TV credits stretch from 1949’s “Hollywood on Television” to a 2019 voice role in “Forky Asks a Question,” with “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” among the enduring highlights.
France's finance minister has come under fire for writing his "provisional memoirs" between two nationwide lockdowns and while overseeing the worst economic shock since the Second World War. L'Ange et la Bête, published on Thursday, is Bruno Le Maire's ninth book and the third he has written since President Macron handed him the powerful ministerial post in 2017. But its creation while France faced economic meltdown has been frowned on by some of his peers. Mr Le Maire, 51, said he wrote it in secret this summer by discreetly rising two hours earlier than usual to work on it. As well as charting his time in office, it also includes philosophical and literary musings. "I wrote it in the midst of a tempest, which makes it more authentic, without glossing over our doubts and our hesitations faced with this exceptional crisis," he told L'Express. But one Macron aide told Le Parisien: "He could have waited a bit. To bring it out now, well ... It's evident he is seeking to write his own account of events." "There's something rather narcissistic about it all," an unnamed fellow minister told the paper. The popularity of Mr Le Maire has rocketed in recent months as he has opened state coffers to stave of bankruptcies. One pollster this month said: "He clearly has presidential potential." But he denied the book was an attempt to raise his profile, pointing out the established French tradition of memories by ministers. "We are the only nation in the world where literature is a form of the powers that be," he told Le Figaro. "More than any other art, literature offers the best representation of power." Read more: Sceptical French finally come round to vaccination as majority say they want an anti-Covid jab