In a reversal of an earlier guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky announced the updated guidance while providing an update to the media on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday afternoon.
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- Associated Press
French President Emmanuel Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris Thursday to discuss international crises and European issues, days before elections that will determine who succeeds her after 16 years in office. Key topics include the diplomatic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the fight against Islamic extremists in Africa’s Sahel region and European Union affairs, both leaders said before their meeting, to be followed by a working dinner. The meeting comes ahead of Germany’s parliamentary elections on Sept. 26.
- Associated Press
Firefighters wrapped the base of the world's largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, some of the other sequoias, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings were wrapped as protection against the possibility of intense flames, fire spokeswoman Rebecca Paterson said. The Colony Fire, one of two burning in Sequoia National Park, was expected to reach the Giant Forest, a grove of 2,000 sequoias, at some point Thursday.
- Associated Press
Cyprus' Orthodox Church formally took charge Thursday of two ornately decorated 18th century doors stolen from a church in the ethnically divided island's breakaway north and reclaimed from a Japanese art college after a long legal battle. Communications and Works Minister Yiannis Karousos said the wooden doors — painted with religious scenes, carved and gilded — were discovered at the Kanazawa Art College more than 20 years ago and their return followed “long and intensive efforts.” The artifacts originally stood in the central gateway of the iconostasis — the ornately decorated screen that separates the sanctuary from the rest of an Orthodox church — of Saint Anastasios in Peristeronopigi village.
Brexit has made it "near impossible" for it to supply fresh and chilled products to France, the retailer says.
- The Telegraph
The great British pint is set for a triumphant return after a post-Brexit bonfire of Brussels' red tape that will ditch the EU ban on the Crown Stamp on glasses of beer, the Government announced on Thursday.
According to the district's online COVID dashboard, 252 Thomas Dale students are in quarantine, the highest number in the district.
New police body camera footage captured a visibly distraught Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito and her fiancé after an alleged physical altercation between them on a
- NBC Sports Washington
Umpire Tim Timmons heard enough from the Orioles grounds crew, kicking them off the field during the final inning Wednesday night.
The former "Daily Show" host failed to consider one key thing about the ex-president.
- Kansas City Star
The girl suffered “mental and emotional distress, embarrassment (and) humiliation” after the haircut, according to the lawsuit.
- The Week
Why is Trump the only ex-president willing to say the truth about Bush?
This is a very precarious situation.
“SHE KILLS THE GAME."
- The Daily Beast
NewsmaxNewsmax host Grant Stinchfield absolutely lost his mind Wednesday night when a veteran helping Americans and Afghan allies flee Afghanistan offered the mildest of criticism of former President Donald Trump. Joe Saboe, an Iraq War veteran who recently founded the rescue organization Team America, appeared on Stinchfield’s eponymous Newsmax program to discuss his group’s efforts in assisting those looking to escape Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.The first few minutes of the inte
- Yahoo Sports Canada
Some goals go in on purpose, while others make for hilariously embarrassing bloopers.
Utah police considered charging Gabby Petito with domestic violence after a fight with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie
Moab City Police opted not to file charges after Gabby Petito said she didn't intend to hurt her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, during the altercation.
- Business Insider
Then-CIA Director Gina Haspel said Trump's post-election behavior was 'insanity' and he was 'acting out like a 6-year-old with a tantrum,' book says
"Yesterday was appalling," Haspel told the US's top general, Mark Milley, after Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, according to a new book.
- Vikings Wire
The Vikings were dealt another blow to their linebacker corps.
- Charlotte Observer
NASCAR is experimenting with the Clash at the Coliseum next year. Here’s what else is being added.
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