American Airlines flight to London returns to Miami after passenger refuses to wear mask

A American airlines The flight from Miami had to turn back Wednesday night after a disruptive passenger refused to wear a mask, the airline said. American Airlines Flight 38 was heading to London with 129 passengers on board when it had to turn back. The plane landed safely at Miami International Airport, where the flight … Read more

Trump news live: Ex-president reacts to Georgia grand jury move, as Ivanka asked to testify on riot

Former Trump aide says Trump ‘gleefully’ watched footage of Capitol riot on Jan. 6 Former President Donald Trump has defended his “perfect” phone call with Georgia officials regarding voter fraud in the state. Earlier Thursday, the Fulton County prosecutor requested a special grand jury as part of the investigation into Trump’s interference in the 2020 … Read more

Tongan man Lisala Folau says he swam for over 24 hours after the tsunami struck : NPR

Lisala Folau (wearing blue printed shirt) says he swam for more than 24 hours after getting swept to sea by Saturday’s tsunami, sits with other people of Atata island in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, on Wednesday in this picture obtained from social media. Marian Kupu/Broadcom Broadcasting FM87.5/via Reuters hide caption toggle caption Marian Kupu/Broadcom Broadcasting FM87.5/via Reuters … Read more

Penn will work with NCAA to support transgender athlete Lia Thomas’ participation at swimming and diving championships

Penn Athletics said in a statement Thursday that it would partner with the NCAA to support swimmer Lia Thomas regarding her entry into the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta in March. Thomas, a transgender woman, has set some of the best times in the country in the 200-yard, 500-yard and 1,650-yard women’s … Read more

Casio CT-S1000V Keyboard Can Sing Any Lyrics

Just because you can play an instrument doesn’t mean you have a great singing voice. For vocally-challenged musicians, Casio’s latest digital keyboard features a built-in vocal synthesizer. In short, a musician can play a voice in the same way they would play notes. The Casio CT-S1000V is certainly not the first digital keyboard to allow … Read more

Omicron could be the most transmissible Covid variant we get: experts

It is too early to tell if the omicron variant of Covid will hasten the end of the nearly two-year Covid-19 pandemic. But some experts say that when it comes to contagiousness, omicron might be “the most transmissible virus you can have.” The reason: Due to “evolutionary constraints” on how many mutations and changes the … Read more

Bargain-hunting buoys Wall Street after Nasdaq correction

The Nasdaq logo is displayed at the Nasdaq Market site in Times Square in New York, U.S., December 3, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Peloton tumbles after report suspends production Travelers up after reporting record quarterly profit Baker Hughes jumps on fourth-quarter earnings release Indices up: Dow … Read more

Fulton County DA requests special grand jury to probe Trump’s election interference

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis wrote that her office had “received information indicating a reasonable likelihood that the administration of the 2020 Georgia State elections, including the election of the States President United by the State, has been subject to possible criminal disturbance,” according to a letter sent to Fulton County Superior Court Chief … Read more

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austria’s parliament voted on Thursday to introduce a mandate for a COVID-19 vaccine for adults from February 1, the first of its kind in Europe, with maximum fines of up to 3,600 euros ($4,000) for people who do not do so. Compliance after a series of reminders. Lawmakers voted 137 to 33 in favor of … Read more