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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s administration plans to release new guidance on coronavirus testing that will be tied to risk factors

A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday, the fifth death involving the railroad since it recently resumed operations after being shutdown because of the pandemic

Drivers trapped for hours in cars after US snowstorm shuts Virginia highway

Thousands of people were trapped in their vehicles for hours along a nearly 50-mile (80-km) stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia after a storm dumped up to a foot (30 cm) of snow, forcing the highway to close, officials said on Tuesday.

Drone attack on US forces foiled west of Baghdad

Illinois Democrat Bobby Rush to retire after nearly 30 years in Congress

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US judge skeptical of Prince Andrew’s bid to dismiss sex abuse accuser’s suit

A US judge on Tuesday appeared skeptical of a bid by Britain’s Prince Andrew to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was 17 and being trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan is assessing a 2009 settlement agreement in Florida between Epstein and Giuffre that the 61-year-old prince’s lawyers have said shields Andrew from claims by the 38-year-old Giuffre.

US says wins first dispute under new trade deal over Canada dairy

US takes custody of suspect in Haitian president slaying

U.S. authorities have taken custody of a main suspect in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moise, and he is scheduled to appear Tuesday in federal court in Miami.

Crews box in Colorado wildfire as investigators seek cause

Colorado firefighters have boxed in the big fire that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in their effort to prevent it from spreading _ but officials warned Tuesday that gusty winds expected ahead of a snowstorm could cause flareups in the burn zone between Denver and Boulder. About 200 firefighters were working to douse smoldering spots in damaged buildings and bone dry vegetation that serves as tinder to fan wildfire flames as the gusty winds descended from the Rocky Mountains.

US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will visit Ethiopia on Thursday for meetings with senior government officials to discuss peace talks, a senior State Department official said.


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US flight cancellations ease a bit but still running high

Clearing weather over much of the eastern United States raised hopes that air-travel disruptions will ease after a dreadful start to the new year. By late Tuesday morning on the East Coast, airlines had scrubbed more than 1,200 flights for the day. That’s a very high number but not compared with Monday’s disruptions, which included more than 3,200 canceled flights.

The James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its five-layer sunshield Tuesday, a critical milestone for the success of its mission to study every phase of cosmic history, US space agency NASA said. “All five layers of the sunshield are fully tensioned,” said an announcer at the telescope’s mission control team in Baltimore, where team members cheered, a live feed showed.

Albany’s top prosecutor said Tuesday he is dropping a criminal charge accusing former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fondling an aide. Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ decision comes three days before the Democratic ex-governor was due to answer the misdemeanor charge in court.

Omicron estimated to be 95.4% of coronavirus variants in US: CDC

The director of a South Dakota agency has resigned amid scrutiny over Gov. Kristi Noem’s hands-on role in the agency prior to his arrival and as it was evaluating her daughter’s real estate appraiser license in 2020

Omicron variant represents 95.4% of total Covid-19 cases in the United States, as of Jan 1, 2022

Supply chain snarls continued to hamper US factory expansion in December though a dip in prices may be a sign of better conditions to come, according to an industry survey released Tuesday. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) national manufacturing index fell 2.4 points to 58.7 percent last month, a bigger drop than expected

US. authorities have arrested a Colombian man for his alleged involvement in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, a law enforcement official told Reuters, adding that the man will make an initial court appearance on Tuesday

A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November

US CDC endorses five month gap for Pfizer’s Covid-19 booster dose

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