‘Tories couldn’t care less about families separated by Covid at Christmas’

As the true scale of No10 failures over Covid emerge, thousands of loved ones will again suffer the pain of being apart for Christmas because of care home rules Joanne Jannaway and dad Martin face Christmas apart for the second time Above all else, Christmas is a time for family. Problems are forgotten – if … Read more

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

NEW YORK — CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday after details emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year. The network suspended Chris Cuomo earlier in the week to investigate his conduct, after New York’s attorney general released details … Read more

With Kinzinger out, candidates bow out of 16th District race, plan to run elsewhere

For months, the race for the 16th Congressional District seat was shaping up to be one of Illinois’ most contested, and one of the country’s most-watched U.S. House battles in 2022. At one point this fall, seven Republicans and one Democrat had announced they were after the post, including incumbent Adam Kinzinger. It was Kinzinger … Read more

Lebanon PM says call with MBS, Macron ‘important step’

Najib Mikati says call with Saudi crown prince and French president ‘an important step’ towards restoring Gulf ties. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has said a call he had earlier with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) and French President Emmanuel Macron was “an important step” towards restoring relations with the Gulf. Lebanese Information … Read more

Police get complaints over U.K. leader’s festive parties

LONDON – Britain’s opposition Labour Party has raised complaints to police about Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s staff in his office last year in breach of coronavirus restrictions. The reports surfaced as many in the U.K. and elsewhere are increasingly concerned about festive parties and socializing over Christmas this year amid the … Read more

Gambians vote in 1st post-Jammeh presidential election

BANJUL – Lines of voters snaked around corners outside polling stations in Gambia’s capital Saturday as the nation holds a presidential election that for the first time in decades does not include former dictator Yahya Jammeh as a candidate. Polls opened to high turnout, with many people lining up at the capital’s Independence Stadium before … Read more

China’s communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

BEIJING – China’s Communist Party took American democracy to task on Saturday, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week and extolling the virtues of its governing system. Party officials questioned how a polarized country that botched its response to COVID-19 could lecture others, and said that efforts to … Read more

Contractors Say CDOT Is Hiding Costs Of Big Contracts With Out-Of-State Companies

(CBS) — Just two years after a scathing audit, the Colorado Department of Transportation is under scrutiny again for how it awards some contracts and spends taxpayer dollars. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: ‘If Roots Don’t Get Moisture, They Die’: Experts Say To Water Landscaping As Colorado Faces Abnormal Warm And Dry Spell The Legislative Audit Committee … Read more

Michigan school shooting: What we know about the parents of accused teenager

On Friday, a prosecutor announced charges against the parents of a teenager accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school earlier this week. James and Jennifer Crumbley face criminal charges for their alleged roles in what ultimately led to the school shooting that their son, Ethan Crumbley, 15, is accused of committing. None … Read more