Flu vaccine appears to be a very good match for circulating strains, CDC says

CNN — This year’s flu shot appears to be “a very good match” for the circulating strains, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at a news conference Monday. She does note, however, that flu vaccinations are lagging behind the pace of previous years. Through the end of … Read more

Wuhan scientist claims Covid was a man-made virus

A scientist working closely with a laboratory in Wuhan claimed Covid was genetically engineered and leaked from the facility. Dr. Andrew Huff, former vice president of EcoHealth Alliance, claims to have had a ringside seat in what he calls one of the greatest cover-ups in history and the “biggest failure of U.S. intelligence since 9/11.” … Read more

Los Angeles jurors continue deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s second rape trial

CNN — A Los Angeles jury returned to court Monday to continue its deliberations in the second sexual assault trial of disgraced movie magnate Harvey Weinstein, accused of using his Hollywood clout to lure women to private gatherings and to attack. Weinstein faces two counts of forced rape and five counts of sexual assault involving … Read more

Meghan Markle’s podcast producer Rebecca Sananès is quitting

The head of audio for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell brand has resigned, the second high-profile resignation for the company in recent days. It is still unclear whether there will be a second season of Meghan’s podcast, Archetypeswith no further announcement made about its future. Rebecca Sananès, who was in charge of the Duchess … Read more

Good Morning America hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach ‘off the air’ after affair allegations

Good Morning America hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach have been taken off the air just days after it was alleged they were having an affair. It has been reported that hosts Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez will now host the spin-off show GMA3 as America’s network ABC this week figures out how to proceed … Read more

ISM Services PMI improves to 56.5 in November versus 53.1 expected

The US ISM Services PMI rose slightly in November. The US Dollar Index gained traction after the data and climbed into the 105.00 area. Business activity in the US services sector continued to accelerate in November, with the ISM Services PMI rising from 54.4 in October to 56.5 in November. This reading came in better … Read more

Raphael Warnock: The skyrocketing black turnout fueled his previous win. Will Georgia do it again?

Atlanta CNN — Former UN Ambassador Andrew Young rode his scooter alongside Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, Martin Luther King III and a fervent crowd of protesters through a southwest Atlanta neighborhood on a recent Sunday. The group stopped at an early polling place to vote and formed a queue with some waiting for up to … Read more

Tron, National Treasure and Pirates of Caribbean sequels: Disney movie boss teases sequels

Sequels to beloved Disney franchises Tron, Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure are getting closer. At a Disney showcase event for Asia Pacific, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture production president Sean Bailey hinted that the next installments were close. Very close. On Zoom, Bailey told the audience of journalists when asked about follow-ups to … Read more

The US is stepping up pressure on the Netherlands to comply with the Chinese chip policy

Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks with US President Joe Biden. The US is pressuring the Netherlands to block the export of high-tech semiconductor equipment to China. The Netherlands is home to ASML, one of the most important companies in the global semiconductor supply chain. Susan Waltz | AFP | Getty Images Washington has its eyes … Read more