As respiratory viruses strain US health care systems, Biden administration tells states how it’s ready to help

CNN — Nearly 20,000 people in the United States were admitted to the hospital for flu last week, almost double the number of admissions from the week before, according to data updated Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC estimates that there have been at least 8.7 million illnesses, 78,000 … Read more

Takeoff: Houston police make arrest for rapper’s killing

CNN — One man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the killing of rapper Takeoff, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner announced at a news conference Friday. Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested on the east side of Houston, Texas, Thursday evening. Another man, Cameron Joshua, 22, was arrested last month and … Read more

Antonio Brown: Tampa Police issue arrest warrant for former Buccaneers receiver after domestic incident

CNN — The Tampa Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for former NFL player Antonio Brown after a “domestic battery incident with a woman,” police said in a statement. Police say the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with the victim at a home in South Tampa … Read more

Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff. The controversy erupted Wednesday when a Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse said a senior member … Read more

U.S. border citizens buy up Canadian recreational properties ahead of foreign buyer ban

US citizens are flocking to buy recreational properties in Canada following Ottawa’s announcement of a two-year ban that will prohibit the purchase of residential property by non-Canadians. Around 75 per cent of US citizens living in border states who currently own recreational property — a ski chalet or cottage, for example — in Canada made … Read more

US children’s hospitals overwhelmed by RSV cases | Health News

Los Angeles, California – “It feels like this endless, large-volume influx that keeps coming through our emergency department, or phone calls from outside hospitals who are also bursting at the seams,” Hui-wen Sato, an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at a Los Angeles children’s hospital, said of a recent surge of RSV cases. RSV, or … Read more

Iranian protesters celebrate World Cup defeat, as fears surround players’ return

CNN — Iran’s World Cup defeat to the United States was met by cheers and celebrations in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Tuesday evening, as protesters hailed the country’s exit from the tournament as a blow to the ruling regime. The nation was eliminated from the tournament in Qatar after its 1-0 loss on … Read more

Opinion: Why Ottawa should be watching as Mr. Macron goes to Washington

The French and US flags adorn the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House for the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron in Washington on Nov. 29.LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images The City of Light is looking somewhat less brilliant this holiday season as Parisian streets and monuments lower the wattage on Christmas bulbs … Read more

Christian Pulisic is day-to-day after being taken to hospital with pelvic contusion suffered scoring winning goal for US

CNN — US Men’s National Team (USMNT) forward Christian Pulisic was taken to hospital due to an abdominal injury he suffered while scoring the game-winning goal for the United States in its crucial 1-0 win over Iran at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. A US Soccer spokesperson told CNN in an email that … Read more

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the US and Iran face off once again on … Read more