South African COVID variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine

South African COVID variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine

JERUSALEM – The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer-reviewed. The study, released on Saturday, compared almost 400 people who had tested positive for COVID-19, … Read more

Trump blasts Sen. Mitch McConnell at Mar-a-Lago dinner: report

Trump blasts Sen. Mitch McConnell at Mar-a-Lago dinner: report

Former President Donald Trump called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a “son of a bitch” during a donor soiree at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday, according to a report. Trump veered from his prepared remarks when he lashed out at the Kentucky lawmaker, Reuters reported, citing an attendee at the Republican National Committee dinner in Palm Beach, Florida. … Read more

London death of Putin foe Nikolai Glushkov ruled a homicide

London death of Putin foe Nikolai Glushkov ruled a homicide

The 2018 strangulation death of a Russian businessman who fled Vladimir Putin’s regime was a murder made to look like suicide, a British coroner has ruled. Nikolai Glushkov, a Putin critic and close associate of onetime billionaire oligarch Boris Berezovsky, was found strangled in his southwest London home in March 2018 — just days after … Read more

Utah shootout leaves 2 deputies wounded; suspect dead

Utah shootout leaves 2 deputies wounded; suspect dead

Two Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputies were wounded — one shot in the eye and the other in the cheek — and the suspect was killed during a shootout Saturday morning outside the county jail. Officials said both deputies were taken to a hospital and were expected to survive. Their identities were not immediately available. … Read more

Sole survivor of South Carolina shooting by Phillip Adams dies

Sole survivor of South Carolina shooting by Phillip Adams dies

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four members of a South Carolina family, local officials said Saturday. Robert Shook, 38, an air conditioning technician from Cherryville, North Carolina, has died from injuries sustained in the Wednesday … Read more

LA mom arrested after 3 young kids found slain

LA mom arrested after 3 young kids found slain

A mom was arrested Saturday after her three young children — including a 6-month old baby — were found stabbed to death inside their Los Angeles apartment, police and local reports said. Liliana Carrillo, 30, was taken into custody in Tulare County, about 200 miles north of LA, several hours after her kids’ bodies were … Read more

CA town pays homeless with COVID cash to reward camp clean-ups

CA town pays homeless with COVID cash to reward camp clean-ups

The homeless in a central California town are cleaning up their act, and landing federal COVID-19 relief funds for doing it. Under Elk Grove’s cash-for-trash program, people sleeping rough in empty lots or under bridges get a $20 gift card every time they use city-provided orange plastic bags to clean up their own mess. “They’re … Read more