The discovery of the two new subvariants in the US comes as both cases and hospitalizations increase nationwide due to the BA.2 subvariant. With more people using at-home tests, there is also concern the numbers could be an underestimate.
Police and federal agents searched into the early hours of Wednesday for a man who set off smoke bombs and sprayed fellow passengers with gunfire aboard a New York City subway car, injuring 23. The manhunt centered around a U-Haul van parked on a Brooklyn street, and on a “person of interest” identified by police …
The ruling is the latest legal blow to the 75-year-old ex-US President as he fights numerous cases that threaten to complicate any bid for another run at the White House in 2024.
The chill follows a warmer-than-normal December across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including New York, Washington, Philadelphia and Boston. Such cold will likely bring a shock to many because winters have been pretty mild in the last few years, said David Roth, senior branch forecaster at the US Weather Prediction Center.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA (PIX, GRAPHIC)Omicron-fueled COVID wave crashes into New York days before Christmas
The new variant, called omicron, has officially been named a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization. The designation means that the variant has mutations that might make it more contagious or more virulent, or make vaccines and other preventive measures less effective — although none of those effects has been established.
A self-portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has sold for a record $34.9 million at Sotheby, setting an auction benchmark for the most expensive artwork by a Latin American artist. The sale, on Tuesday night, of the 1954 oil on masonite self-portrait titled “Diego y yo” (Diego and I) offers a window into her turbulent …
American journalist Danny Fenster, who was freed after nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, arrived in the United States on Tuesday. Fenster, who was sentenced last week to 11 years of hard labour, was handed over Monday to former US diplomat Bill Richardson, who helped negotiate the release.