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Thunderbirds begin training for 2022 show season

The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, have begun a month-long training trip to New Mexico and Arizona in preparation for their season.

New Mexico calls in National Guard to sub for sick teachers

New Mexico is the first state in the nation to ask National Guard troops to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections.

California ambulances wait hours with patients at hospitals

Emergency health workers in California on Wednesday blasted hours-long waits to transfer patients from ambulances to hospital emergency rooms in what they said were chronic delays worsened by the nearly two-year coronavirus pandemic.

How much is Donald Trump really worth?

Former President Donald Trump isn’t shy about his business acumen or his vast riches — but how wealthy is he currently?

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Biden says nation weary from COVID, but US in a better place

President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that the pandemic has left Americans exhausted and demoralized but insisted that he has “outperformed” expectations.

Airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

It wasn’t immediately clear whether airlines took into account that mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon agreed this week to pause the rollout of the new high-speed wireless service near key airports.

Website launches for ordering free COVID-19 home tests

The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online.

Storm Izzy pummels third of country, heads up East Coast

Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Highway patrols reported hundreds of vehicle accidents, and a tornado ripped through a trailer park in Florida.

 
More worrisome variants expected after omicron, scientists say

“The faster omicron spreads, the more opportunities there are for mutation, potentially leading to more variants,” Leonardo Martinez, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Boston University, said.

‘Prayers answered’: All Texas synagogue hostages safe, captor killed

Authorities said a man took hostages Saturday during services at a Texas synagogue where the suspect could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.

Your missing package may have been stolen from LA train

Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, taking packages belonging to people across the U.S. and leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded boxes.

 
How to request a free COVID test kit

A new federal website to request free test kits launches Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month.

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