As Humanitarian Disaster Looms, U.S. Opens Door for More Afghanistan Aid

Facing pressure to prevent a humanitarian and economic catastrophe in Afghanistan, the Biden administration on Wednesday took steps to allow more aid to flow into the Taliban-led country. The measures…

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Cities canceling their big New Year’s Eve events around the world

(CNN) — For awhile there, it appeared we might be able to ring in New Year’s Eve in major cities across the world with something resembling the big celebrations of…

Bette Midler apologizes to West Virginia residents for ‘poor, illiterate, strung out’ tweet

On Monday the star expressed her frustration with Manchin, who represents West Virginia, when the Democratic senator announced he would not support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. Midler…

What To Do With The Payment Pause Extension?

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it is extending the payment pause and interest waiver through May 1, 2022 to give it time to evaluate the impact of…

National Guard Takes on New Roles in Understaffed Nursing Homes

NEW HOPE, Minn. — Pfc. Shina Vang and his fellow soldiers in the Minnesota National Guard have had an exceptionally busy year. They helped process Afghan refugees fleeing Kabul for…

Omicron has now been detected in every US state

A booster dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is drawn up in a vaccination clinic set up at St Columba’s Church in Sheffield, England, on December 15. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)…

Texas A&M Aggies pull out of Gator Bowl college football game due to COVID-19 issues, injuries

Texas A&M will not participate in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl because of COVID-19 issues and season-ending injuries within the program, leaving Wake Forest without an opponent as officials try to…

‘Sing 2’ review: Bono joins in as the sequel serves up another round of animated karaoke for kids

The core players remain largely the same, with koala bear impresario Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey, whose recent good career decisions include not singing or running for governor of Texas) betting…

There’s Still Time to Get a Tax Break for Donations to Charity

You still have time to contribute to a charitable cause and get a break on your 2021 tax return, even if you don’t itemize deductions. A special tax break available…