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No ‘panic’, but Covid to ‘overrun’ some US hospitals: Biden

President Joe Biden on Monday said some US hospitals could be “overrun” by Covid cases, but the country is generally well prepared to meet the latest surge and Americans need not panic.

The CDC said Covid-19 cases on 68 ships had met its threshold for an investigation.

Jury signals verdict not near at Ghislaine Maxwell trial

China says 18 US officials have filed visa requests to visit Beijing Winter Olympics

US CDC investigating nearly 70 cruise ships hit by Covid-19 cases

US economy shows strength heading into Covid-19 winter wave

Edward O Wilson, the trailblazing US scientist, professor and author whose study of insects and clarion call to protect Earth earned him the nickname “Darwin’s natural heir”, has died at age 92

Russian diplomats and military to hold security talks with US next month

US stocks: S&P 500 hits all-time high on retail sales cheer; travel stocks slide

US steps up probe into Hyundai-Kia engine failures and fires

The US Covid-19 infections are increasing, with 205,509 new infections reported on average each day, a Reuters tally showed.

Biden, governors to meet as states brace for holiday Omicron spike

US President Joe Biden and his White House Covid-19 response team planned to meet on Monday with the group representing the country’s governors as the Omicron variant spread across the states this holiday week. Read more

As many as 819 flights were cancelled within, into, or out of the United States by Monday morning, a tally on flight-tracking website FlightAware showed.

US airlines cancelled about 800 more flights on Monday after nixing thousands of flights during the Christmas holiday weekend.

US airlines call off more flights amid Omircon surge

US shouldn’t interfere in Afghan affairs: Taliban

Security talks with US to start after holidays, says Russian FM

Jury to resume deliberations in British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell sex abuse case

Painter, former Disney animator Wayne Thiebaud dies at 101

Artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose luscious, colourful paintings of cakes and San Francisco cityscapes combined sensuousness, nostalgia and a hint of melancholy, has died at the age of 101.