Delta flight to Shanghai turned back because of COVID-19 rules.
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It wasn’t clear what the rules are and what prompted the change, but it comes as China tightens its already strict COVID-19 travel restrictions. Read more
Today’s bleak track record followed thousands of global flight cancellations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Read more
Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home. Read more
Health experts say the roughly 15% of the adult population that remains stubbornly unvaccinated is at the greatest risk of severe illness and death from the omicron variant. Read more
Many of these tests are available without a prescription and return results in just 15 minutes. Read more
Fauci said the nation’s low vaccination rate — only 62% of Americans are fully vaccinated — would likely dilute the benefits of omicron’s reduced virulence. Read more
It’s the second year in a row that the pandemic has spoiled bowl bids for Boston College and SMU. Read more
The photos showed the charred bodies of over 30 people in three burned-out vehicles who were reportedly shot by government troops as they were fleeing combat. Read more
After officers arrested Wilson, they went inside the home and found her boyfriend, 34-year-old Harrison Stephen Foster, dead with several fresh stab wounds. Read more
Authorities near Reno said three people were injured in a 20-car pileup on Interstate 395, where drivers described limited visibility today. Read more
As of Dec. 6, about 226,000 people had shared in the nearly $1.5 billion that FEMA has spent on funeral costs that occurred after Jan. 20, 2020. Read more
The Chiefs (11-4) remained a game ahead of Tennessee for first place in the AFC with their eighth straight win. Read more
Big Hit Music said that RM, 27, and Jin, 29, tested positive Saturday after returning to South Korea from the United States this month. Read more
Airlines canceled hundreds more flights today, citing staffing problems tied to COVID-19. Read more
Hawaii County police are investigating a possible drowning today in the Puna district. Read more
Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday. He was 90. Read more
With the win, the Raiders (8-7) severely damaged the postseason chances for AFC West rival Denver (7-8), which dropped its third game in the last four. Read more
According to studio estimates today “Spider-Man” added $81.5 million over the three-day weekend, down 69% from its first weekend. Read more
The Cardinal were scheduled to face Vanderbilt for the tournament title today at 4 p.m. The game was declared a no contest. Read more
Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines, Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation, marked Christmas today without homes, adequate food and water, electricity and cellphone connections after a powerful typhoon left at least 375 people dead last week and devastated mostly central island provinces. Read more
The medical center’s Punchbowl location closed to visitors at 2 p.m. today, while its West Oahu facility will shut down at the end of the day. Read more