This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but that it’s up to every country to decide what policy to pursue. At a press briefing on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described China’s “zero-COVID” strategy as “not sustainable” after similar remarks last week drew sharp criticism from China. “We know the virus better and we have better tools, including vaccines, so that’s why the handling of the virus should actually be different from what we used to do at the start of the pandemic,” Tedros said. He added that the virus had changed significantly since it was first identified in Wuhan in late 2019, when China largely stopped its spread with lockdowns. Tedros said the WHO had repeatedly advised Chinese … [Read more...] about WHO: China’s COVID plan is ‘unsustainable’ due to omicron
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican head of Georgia’s election board said Tuesday a recently released film alleging ballots were illegally collected and dropped off during the 2020 presidential election falsely suggests there were tens of thousands of illegitimate votes in the state. Still, State Election Board Chairman Matt Mashburn promised a “fair” investigation of its claims. “It’s not going to be a witch hunt,” he said at a meeting of the board. “It’s going to be done soberly and with great care by people who know what they’re doing.” The movie, called “2000 Mules,” paints an ominous picture suggesting Democrat-aligned ballot “mules” were supposedly paid to illegally collect and drop off ballots in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. It has been praised by former President Donald Trump as exposing “great election fraud,” but election security experts say it is based on faulty assumptions, anonymous accounts and improper analysis of cellphone location data. … [Read more...] about Georgia election officials dispute film’s voter fraud claims
An Australian man was rushed to hospital last week after being bitten by a deadly snake that slithered into his car while he went for a swim. The incident occurred at Back Creek Park in Millmerran, a town in the Toowoomba Region of Queensland, after the victim left his car's door open and was attacked after returning to the vehicle, 7News reported . The man, 54, has not been named by law enforcement. After being bitten, the victim attempted to contact the local emergency services but "wasn't too sure where he was," Sergeant Steven Ryan told 7News. The man, who was with his pet dog at the time, made a makeshift tourniquet but was only saved after another driver spotted his vehicle's hazard lights had been switched on. The victim was found lying by the roadside and then airlifted to Millmerran Hospital. He was administered anti-venom and is expected to survive. The snake responsible for the unexpected bite is believed to have been an eastern brown or a death adder, officials … [Read more...] about Australian who ‘wasn’t sure where he was’ lucky to be alive after bite from highly venomous snake hiding in his car
A pet store in Stockton, California is offering a cash reward after three thieves allegedly stole snakes worth thousands of dollars on Sunday. The men visited Carter's Pet Mart at around 6:42 p.m. before they allegedly walked out with several expensive ball pythons, valued at over $1,400. According to Carter's Pet Mart, the men took the snakes and entered a truck after leaving the store. "They entered the store around 6:42 Sunday evening, grabbed the snakes, and got into a newer model 4-door Ford truck," wrote Carter's Pet Mart online. Images shared by the store allegedly show the three men on surveillance footage, walking out of the store with the snakes. "They were walking around for a bit, went over to the locked animal cages, broke the lock off on one of the tanks where one of the high ball pythons are individually stored, each grabbed one and walked out," store owner Ryan Carter told ABC10. Carter told the publication that the ball pythons are valued between $1,400 … [Read more...] about Reward offered after several pythons worth thousands stolen from pet store
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 17 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Phil Mickelson will not be among the participants at the PGA Championship this week and his absence has "disappointed" some of the golfers and event organizers. Seth Waugh, the CEO of PGA of America, said no one was more excited than the tour when Mickelson won the event last year in South Carolina and hoped he would come to defend the title. However, Mickelson’s comments about Saudi Arabia and reported intentions to play with the Saudi-funded LIV Golf tour has roiled the PGA Tour. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Phil Mickelson walks off after missing a birdie putt at the PGA Championship on the Ocean Course, Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) "He's not … [Read more...] about PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson’s absence leaving organizers, golfers ‘disappointed’
One day after the draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe vs. Wade leaked, Pennsylvania Democrat Josh Shapiro declared that his bid to become governor was the only thing preventing Republicans from restricting abortion access in the state. “The next governor is going to have a bill on their desk that will restrict or outlaw abortion rights, and they will have a decision as to whether to sign it or veto it,” he told reporters this month. “I will, of course, veto it. My opponents would sign it.” If the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision guaranteeing protection of abortion rights is overturned, abortion policy will be set by states, where Republicans hold the majority of legislatures and governorships. But in a handful of states, particularly Pennsylvania and Kansas, the winner of the November gubernatorial races could have a significant impact, vetoing or signing into law abortion legislation that would affect millions of people of reproductive age both in their … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania governor’s race could have outsize impact on abortion access
The likelihood of President Donald Trump facing impeachment could rise, as the seat of the retiring House Judiciary Committee chairman is eyed by at least one Republican who has been more critical of the president. Four GOP congressmen have emerged as contenders since Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) announced last month he will not serve past his term ending in December 2018 as chairman of the committee with jurisdiction over presidential impeachment proceedings. Several Democrats on the committee have pushed for impeaching Trump in light of a probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russians in the 2016 presidential election. A Trump supporter, Goodlatte in August said there was no reason for his committee to use "taxpayer dollars to investigate the Trump campaign's connections—or lack thereof—to the Russian government," according to The News Leader . Instead, he demanded new probes on Hillary Clinton's private email server and alleged ties to foreign governments. … [Read more...] about Would a Trump impeachment become reality with a new Judiciary Committee chairman?
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 games without pay for violating the league’s joint drug prevention and treatment program. The suspension, retroactive to April 29, is for “participating in the distribution of a prohibited drug of abuse,” which came to light during Harvey’s testimony in the February trial of former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay for the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Kay was found guilty of two felony counts and faces a minimum of 20 years in prison for distributing drugs to Skaggs, which led to the Angels pitcher’s overdose death in 2019. Sentencing is scheduled for June 28, according to ESPN. Harvey, 33, was among the players who testified they received oxycodone pills from Kay while with the Angels, though Harvey also acknowledged that he had given oxycodone to Skaggs and used cocaine during his career. At the trial, Harvey, who spent last season with Baltimore, said he believed … [Read more...] about Orioles’ Matt Harvey suspended 60 games for drug distribution following testimony in Tyler Skaggs-Eric Kay trial
In the fall of 2019, amid widespread PG&E power shutoffs because of fears that wind events could prompt a repeat of the 2017 North Bay fires or the 2018 Camp Fire, California Gov. Gavin Newsom went on a series of public tirades against the utility. “As it relates to PG&E, it’s about dog-eats-dog capitalism meeting climate change,” he said at one point. “It’s about corporate greed meeting climate change. It’s about decades of mismanagement. It’s about focusing on shareholders and dividends over you and members of the public.” “PG&E’s lapse in planning to provide adequate, accurate, and accessible information to its customers and the public was inexcusable,” he said at another appearance. “In the same vein, PG&E’s communications with local and tribal governments lacked even the most basic elements of emergency management organization.” Newsom vowed that things would change at PG&E — which was in the process of filing for bankruptcy at the time — before … [Read more...] about Remember California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019 warning for PG&E? Here’s what he’s done since then.
It's official. Filming for Yellowstone Season 5 is currently under way at the Chief Joseph Ranch in Montana and fans for sure will be counting down the days until the series release. Season 4 of the neo-Western show concluded in January 2022, setting a record as the most-watched cable telecast since The Walking Dead's Season 8 premiere, reports TV Line. The series also earned its first-ever SAG and PGA nominations after Season 4's success. As audiences awaited news on Season 5, Yellowstone fans have been treated to the first Yellowstone prequel 1883 and a spin-off, 6666 , but now, the fifth installment is finally on the way. Newsweek has the lowdown of everything to know so far about Yellowstone Season 5 as filming begins. Yellowstone Season 5 Release Date At the moment, Yellowstone Season 5 does not yet have a release date. However, the good news is filming is currently under way in Montana. Even better, showrunner Taylor Sheridan has confirmed, in an … [Read more...] about What we know about “Yellowstone” Season 5 as filming begins