Johnson & Johnson booster slashed hospitalizations during omicron wave by 85 percent, South Africa study suggests

Johnson & Johnson booster slashed hospitalizations during omicron wave by 85 percent, South Africa study suggests

The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, looked at hospital admissions from mid-November to mid-December, as the country experienced a wave of omicron infections, and compared the boosted… Read more
Taliban cracks down on more rights while demanding Western aid

Taliban cracks down on more rights while demanding Western aid

KABUL — Even as they appeal to the world to release frozen humanitarian aid funds and bank accounts, Taliban officials are taking new actions to restrict women’s freedoms and dismantle… Read more
Putin warns Biden of ‘complete rupture’ in relations if sanctions proceed

Putin warns Biden of ‘complete rupture’ in relations if sanctions proceed

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned in a phone call with President Biden late Thursday that any new sanctions on Russia as a result of the Ukraine crisis could… Read more
Biden and Vladimir Putin discuss Ukraine tensions

Biden and Vladimir Putin discuss Ukraine tensions

Presidents Biden, Putin and others spoke by phone on Thursday to talk about growing concern over Russia’s troop buildingup at its border with Ukraine. The details of the conversation between… Read more
Claim tax reliefs before they disappear in 2022

Claim tax reliefs before they disappear in 2022

Many American families may be eligible for tax cuts in 2022 if they act now. Aimee Picchi, CBS News MoneyWatch reporter joins Elise Preston at CBSN to talk about how… Read more
U.S. records record of 486,000 COVID new cases in Omicron surge

U.S. records record of 486,000 COVID new cases in Omicron surge

On Wednesday, nearly half a million COVID -19 new cases were reported in the U.S. This is the largest single-day tally from the CDC since the outbreak of the pandemic.… Read more
Advocates call for prison release of inmates who are vulnerable

Advocates call for prison release of inmates who are vulnerable

The nearly 2.3million people currently incarcerated in America are particularly at risk to the coronavirus epidemic, activists warn. It has even made its way into jails. Inmates living close together… Read more
6 provinces in Canada report new daily highs for coronavirus

6 provinces in Canada report new daily highs for coronavirus

TORONTO — Coronavirus infections set new one-day highs in six Canadian provinces Wednesday, prompting several provinces to impose more restrictions in hopes of containing the spread of the omicron variant.… Read more
Panama sentences two men in 2020 killings of 7 young people

Panama sentences two men in 2020 killings of 7 young people

PANAMA CITY — Two men were given long prison terms Wednesday for killing seven young people in 2020, bloodshed that shocked this country where mass slayings are rare. Prosecutors said… Read more
More cracks found in Mexico City subway line that collapsed

More cracks found in Mexico City subway line that collapsed

MEXICO CITY — Inspectors have found 21 more cracks in welds or steel structural pieces on an elevated subway line that had a section collapse in May, killing 26 people,… Read more