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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

US manufacturing activity moderates in December; supply constraints ebbing

US manufacturing slowed in December amid some cooling in demand for goods, but supply constraints are starting to ease and a measure of prices paid for inputs by factories fell by the most since early 2020 when the pandemic disrupted economic activity.

I-95, a major north-south thoroughfare, was shut down in both directions near Fredricksburg, about 55 miles (89 km) south of Washington, the Virginia Department of Transportation said

US natgas futures rise on cold forecasts, spike in global prices

Florida hospital’s maternity ward closes

A South Florida hospital has temporarily closed its maternity ward due to staff shortages related to recent outbreaks of Covid-19. Mothers-to-be who had planned on giving birth at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale will have to find another option. Holy Cross spokeswoman Christine Walker says in a statement: “In the best interest of patient safety, the Labor and Delivery unit is on diversion until further notice.“ She says the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Post-Partum units at the hospital remain open.

Apple set to breach $3 trillion market value again

Apple Inc looked set to cross $3 trillion in market value at open on Tuesday, after the world’s most valuable company briefly hit the milestone a day earlier. The iPhone maker’s shares rose half a percent to $182.87 in premarket trading. Shares breached $182.86 in intraday trading on Monday to hit the milestone, but ended the session lower.

CDC to clarify Covid-19 testing guidance for ending quarantine: US surgeon general

New auto sales up in 2021, but nowhere near before pandemic

Teachers at culture war front lines with January 6 education

What students are learning about the insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6 may depend on where they live. In a Boston suburb in heavily Democratic Massachusetts, history teacher Justin Voldman said his students will spend the day journaling about what happened and talking about the fragility of democracy.

US tops one million Covid cases a day

Drivers snowed-in all night as I-95 shuts down in Virginia

Hundreds of motorists were stranded all night in snow and freezing temperatures along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 after a crash involving six tractor-trailers in Virginia, where authorities were struggling Tuesday to reach them.

1st Cambodian American mayor in US takes office

A refugee who survived the Khmer Rouge’s brutal rule has become the first Cambodian American mayor in the United States. Sokhary Chau, a city councilor in Lowell, Massachusetts, was unanimously picked by his council peers to assume the legislative body’s top post on Monday. He also became the city’s first Asian American mayor.

Jan. 6 attack posed loyalty test for Indiana Rep. Greg Pence

Greg Pence watched the Jan. 6 insurrection unfold from an extraordinary perch.As chants of “Hang Mike Pence” echoed in the Capitol, the Republican congressman from Indiana and his better-known brother were whisked away from the Senate by the Secret Service shortly before a mob of Donald Trump supporters burst in, intent on stopping the vice president from certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s win.

The agency that was once little-known outside of Washington now has an elevated profile, leading to a roughly 15% increase in funding and a greater awareness of its role in the patchwork of groups that protect the region