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Fri, 01/21/2022 - 18:58

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced weeks ago that the raucous street parties, which draw hundreds of thousands of revelers, wouldn't proceed in the manner they did before the pandemic.

People walk past the Sol Tribe tattoo shop where two women were shot and killed and a man injured on Dec. 27 in Denver, Colo. It was the first in a series of shootings that claimed five lives across the area.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 17:09

The federal government will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with communities working to fight gun violence, Merrick Garland tells a meeting of U.S. mayors.

Rosie Brennan of the United States competes in a Tour de Ski, women's 10-kilometer freestyle, interval start cross-country ski event, in Dobbiaco (Toblach), Italy, on Jan. 5, 2021. She is planning to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics next month.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 16:26

If nations don't address high greenhouse gas emissions, by the 2080s, all but one of the 21 cities that previously hosted the Winter Games would be able to do so again, a new study has found.

European carriers are urging the European Union to alter so-called "use it or lose it" regulations forcing airlines to continue flying empty or near-empty flights.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 16:01

Kai Forsyth relished being the only passenger on a flight from London to Orlando. But his solo trip highlights the wastefulness of near-empty flights that environmentalists are trying to ban.

People attend the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The march, in its 49th year, comes as a Supreme Court decision on abortion rights could unravel <em>Roe v. Wade</em>.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 15:47

The annual march in Washington, D.C., occurs around the anniversary of the Roe decision. This year, as the Supreme Court considers overturning some of its protections, protesters say they feel hope.

Marina Kluchnikov reads to her youngest child, Sasha, 3, as husband Artyom Kluchnikov looks on and daughter Olenka, 11, reads a book of her own. With Russian troops amassed along Ukraine's border, they worry if an invasion could be imminent.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 15:27

"You have to find ways to live a normal life," says a mother of four in Kyiv. She and her family keep their car full of fuel and plan to take refuge in a village outside the capital if Russia attacks.

The website COVIDTests.gov allows people to order four at-home tests per residence and have them delivered by mail. Now there's a phone number, too.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 14:11

The phone number — 1-800-232-0233 — follows the launch earlier this week of a federal website to order the tests.

07 January 2021, Bavaria, Munich: The snowman "Claude", who was built on a hill in the Olympic complex, wears a mouth-nose protection over his nose, which is made of a banana.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 13:54

Previous versions of the coronavirus didn't transmit as easily outdoors thanks to airflow that dispersed viral particles. But what about the highly transmissible omicron variant?

President Biden speaks in October about the coronavirus pandemic and encouraged states and businesses to support vaccine mandates.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 13:48

A federal judge in Texas has blocked President Biden's vaccine mandate for federal workers nationwide. The requirement had been in place since November.

A woman drinks an alcohol-free beer during the annual "Fete de la Musique" (music day), in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris in 2018.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 13:06

Craft beer's emphasis on strong flavors has reinvented non-alcoholic beer, bringing better choices than ever to people who want new options.

The TotalEnergies tower outside Paris on Sept.7, 2021. The French energy conglomerate has asked the American and French governments to support targeted sanctions against Myanmar's oil and gas funds, one of the military government's primary sources of funding.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 12:33

Total Energies and Chevron say they are stopping all operations in Myanmar, citing rampant human rights abuses and deteriorating rule of law since the military overthrew the elected government.

In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, a voter fills out paperwork before casting a ballot the first day of early voting for the Senate runoff election in Atlanta.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:55

He allegedly wrote a graphic Craigslist post about killing three officials and harming law enforcement families. The case is the first brought by the Justice Department's election threats task force.

David Vanterpool at a 2019 Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Denver Nuggets. Vanterpool used to be an assistant coach for the Timberwolves.
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:54

With minutes left to play against the Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets assistant coach David Vanterpool reached into the game to deflect the ball. Both he and the Nets team were fined.

Fri, 01/21/2022 - 11:00

First things first: Get acquainted (or reacquainted) with your loans. And don't count on blanket loan forgiveness.

Louie Anderson at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. He was known for his starring role in the FX dark comedy <em>Baskets.</em>
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 10:49

The Emmy-award winning actor, stand-up comic, and TV host died Friday in Las Vegas, after complications from cancer, according to his publicist.

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