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Horror-like monster storm wreaks havoc i...

When Jodie Adam came to her local store in Proserpine after work, she didn’t expect to be locked up as a savage storm hit the Whitsundays. Key points: Two separate cells struck the area late Wednesday afternoon Residents say storms came out of nowhere and there were no warnings Whitsundays mayor says this is a […]

Hospitals overflowing with COVID patient...

MISSION, Kansas (AP) – Patients are dying in emergency rooms at small Kansas hospitals as large hospitals grapple with increased staff absences and COVID-19 cases deny transfers. Hospitals statewide painted a dire picture on Wednesday of worsening conditions as the highly contagious omicron variant collides with a delta surge. They urged officials to demand masks […]

Haverford High School students take part...

HAVERFORD – Many high school students spend their time watching movies. In Haverford Township, several high school students produced a film that was submitted to the International High School Screenwriting Competition. The film “ENGRAM” was entirely written, shot, edited and produced by high school students who also played the main roles in the film. “ENGRAM” […]

Jalen Hurts asks Washington for response...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jalen Hurts calls on the Washington football team to take action after narrowly escaping evil when fans fell on the field because a railing in the corner of FedEx Field gave way as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback walked through the tunnel after Sunday Game. Hurts avoided the railing and calmly helped some […]

This is what NL’s modified Alert Level 4

Shopping malls may open in Newfoundland and Labrador below Alert Level 4. The new alert level will be reassessed on January 17th. (Lindsay Bird / CBC) Newfoundland and Labrador is back to Alert Level 4 of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it looks a little different from the last time the province was […]

Vaccination mandates for select indoor s...

A new vaccine requirement for certain indoor spaces goes into effect in Chicago and many surrounding suburbs on Monday, requiring proof of full COVID vaccination in places like restaurants, bars, gyms and more. Chicago’s proof of vaccine rules will apply to everyone aged 5 and over and will include restaurants, bars, gyms, and other places […]

“It will last forever”: what we heard th

Instead of our usual “What We Heard This Week” column, and as part of our year-end findings, we’ve picked out some of the best quotes our reporters have heard in 2021. “If you hear hoof beating you are more likely to see a horse, unless you are in an evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Then it could […]

Atrangi Re writer Himanshu Sharma in fil...

Himanshu Sharma National Award winner responds to accusations that his latest film directed by Aanand L Rai, Atrangi Re, trivializes mental disorders. The film stars Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Akshay Kumar. Writers say there is more to “human history” which is Atrangi Re, explaining how he “talks about love, loss and trauma”. He also […]

As of New Years Day, a new law makes man...

One of the many constants of American medical care in recent years has been the unexpected: surprise medical bills. About once in six someone goes to the hospital or is taken to the emergency room, treatment is followed by a surprise medical bill, according to a 2019 study. But as of January 1, 2022, federal […]

Cook County, Illinois, Issuing COVID-19 ...

On December 23, 2021, Cook County, Illinois issued Public Health Order 2021-11, joining the city of Chicago in requiring that certain indoor establishments (including restaurants, gyms and fitness centers and entertainment venues) are checking the COVID-19 vaccination status of customers aged five and over, effective January 3, 2022. The Cook County order does not affect […]