New Mexico governor becomes substitute teacher amid Covid shortage

THE governor of New Mexico started work Wednesday as a substitute teacher, replacing one of the thousands of educators across the United States who have been forced off work by…

UK court to rule on Assange extradition case

YAHOO/NEWS – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn Monday whether he can appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court against a High Court ruling that he may be extradited to the United…

Biden questions if US midterm elections will be ‘legit’

US President Joe Biden has suggested the 2022 midterm elections could be “illegitimate” as his plan to overhaul the voting system was blocked. In a White House news conference, he…

Biden pushes overhaul of US election laws

US President Joe Biden has called for a historic change to Senate rules as he seeks to overhaul the country’s election laws. In an impassioned speech, he said he supported…

19 killed in New York City apartment building fire

At least 19 people were killed, including nine children, and dozens of others injured in an apartment building fire in New York City’s deadliest blaze in three decades. Trapped residents…

US: $475M settlement proposed in longest-running oil spill

A New Orleans-based oil company has agreed to turn over a $432m clean-up trust fund and pay an additional $43m to settle a federal lawsuit over cleaning up abandoned wells…

Megan Good, Franklin, divorce

PUNCH – Popular American actress, Megan Good has announced a split from her husband, DeVon Franklin, after nine years of marriage. On Wednesday, the Think Like a Man actress issued…

Covid Omicron: Biden buys 500m test kits to tackle surge

US President Joe Biden’s administration is to make 500 million rapid tests for Covid available amid new measures to tackle the surging Omicron variant. Mr Biden will address the nation…

Biden warns of ‘winter of illness, death’ for US unvaccinated

US President Joe Biden is urging Americans to get vaccinated or boosted amid a surge in cases linked to the Omicron coronavirus variant, warning of a “winter of severe illness…

US bids farewell to Trump hotel that offered luxury… and access

OCCUPYING an entire city block a short walk from the White House, the Trump International Hotel is a splashy neoclassical palace steeped in more than a century of Washington lore.…