Matthew McConaughey won’t run for governor of Texas “at this moment”

Matthew McConaughey won’t run for governor of Texas “at this moment”

Los Angeles — Matthew McConaughey will not run for governor of Texas “at this moment”, the Oscar-winning actor said Sunday, after months of speculation that he would make the leap into politics. The 52-year-old’s political ambitions had caused excitement in liberal circles, and particularly among Texans appalled by Governor Greg Abbott, who signed a highly…

Omicron variant poses ‘very high’ global risk, ‘unprecedented number of spike mutations’: WHO

Omicron variant poses ‘very high’ global risk, ‘unprecedented number of spike mutations’: WHO

The COVID-19 omicron variant has an “unprecedented number of spike mutations” and poses a “very high” global risk, the World Health Organization said Monday. Because of fears that the new variant has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines, there are growing concerns around the world that the pandemic and associated…

Novak Djokovic likely to skip Australian Open over vaccine mandate, says father

Novak Djokovic likely to skip Australian Open over vaccine mandate, says father

Organizers of the year’s first Grand Slam have said that all players will have to be vaccinated to take part. Djokovic has so far declined to disclose whether he is vaccinated and his father told Serbia’s TV Prva that governing body Tennis Australia’s stance on players being vaccinated was tantamount to “blackmail.” “As far as…

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper sues Defense Department over memoir redactions and “unusual” delay

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper sues Defense Department over memoir redactions and “unusual” delay

Washington — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper is suing the Pentagon over its redactions of a memoir he has written about his time as Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense under former President Donald Trump. The former president announced that he was firing Esper in a tweet less than a week after he lost…

Findlay, Ohio: When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help

Findlay, Ohio: When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help

“I was here opening day and have been a regular,” Bonnie August, 81, told CNN, at the Culver’s restaurant in Findlay. “I have my favorites as far as custard, I think we all do. And I watch the flavor of the day and list and pick those days to meet with friends.” Danielle Doxsey, owner…

Florida school did not commit child abuse by tying mask to disabled student’s face: police report

Florida school did not commit child abuse by tying mask to disabled student’s face: police report

A police report determined that a Florida school and its teachers did not commit a crime or child abuse after it emerged last month that they tied a mask to the face of a student with Down syndrome. “There is insufficient evidence to support a criminal violation” against the teacher and instructional assistant of 7-year-old…

Omicron Covid variant symptoms? Here’s what we know so far

Omicron Covid variant symptoms? Here’s what we know so far

Member of the medical staff work in the hallways of the Intensive Care Unit where Covid-19 patients are hospitalised at the Etterbeek-Ixelles Hospital on April 6, 2021, in Brussels. JOHN THYS | AFP | Getty Images Covid symptoms linked to the new omicron variant have been described as “extremely mild” by the South African doctor…