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USC issues apology after ‘offensive chant’ during football game

USC issues apology after ‘offensive chant’ during football game

The University of Southern California (USC) issued a public apology after an ‘offensive chant’ was made from USC’s student section during Saturday night’s football game against Brigham Young University (BYU). “The offensive chant from our student section directed towards BYU during the football game last night does not align with our Trojan values,” USC’s athletic…MORE

Pentagon denies Oklahoma governor’s request and insists National Guard members must be vaccinated

Pentagon denies Oklahoma governor’s request and insists National Guard members must be vaccinated

Secretary of State Lloyd Austin denied a request from Oklahoma’s governor to exempt his state’s National Guard members from the Pentagon’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Austin emphasized that the vaccine mandate is a lawful order that promotes “the health, safety and readiness of our military personnel, regardless of duty status,” in the letter which CNN obtained…MORE

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will get another chance to unionize
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Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will get another chance to unionize

Workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will have another chance to unionize after a federal labor official called for a new vote Monday. The ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board was made public Monday. It follows an earlier recommendation from an NLRB hearing officer that there was enough…MORE

Boebert and Omar have contentious call amid backlash for anti-Muslim remarks
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Boebert and Omar have contentious call amid backlash for anti-Muslim remarks

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota spoke on the phone, the two members of Congress confirmed Monday, amid criticism of Boebert’s anti-Muslim remarks aimed at Omar. The call did little to calm tensions between the two lawmakers, as Omar says she hung up on Boebert, after she “refused…MORE

All vaccinated adults should get a Covid-19 booster shot because of the Omicron variant, CDC says
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All vaccinated adults should get a Covid-19 booster shot because of the Omicron variant, CDC says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strengthened recommendations for booster doses of coronavirus vaccine Monday, saying all adults should get boosted six months after the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s or Moderna’s vaccine or two months after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It’s a slight but significant tweak to the wording of…MORE

Family of UNLV student who died after a charity boxing match said his death ‘could have been avoided’

Family of UNLV student who died after a charity boxing match said his death ‘could have been avoided’

The family of Nathan Valencia, the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) student who died days after a charity boxing match, said his death “could have been avoided.” Cynthia Valencia told CNN’s Brianna Keilar Monday she was worried when her son first mentioned he was going to participate in UNLV’s Kappa Sigma fraternity’s “Fight Night”…MORE

Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title
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Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or title on Monday, while Alexia Putellas won her first Ballon d’Or Féminin title. It is a record-extending win for Messi, who now has two more titles than his arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Although comparatively it might be considered a relatively down year at club level for Messi, he…MORE

Biden meets with retailers and grocers to discuss supply chain as holiday season begins
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Biden meets with retailers and grocers to discuss supply chain as holiday season begins

President Joe Biden met with the CEOs of a number of major retailers and grocers on Monday to discuss the holiday shopping season, part of the administration’s ongoing effort to emphasize the strength of the nation’s supply chains amid growing concerns. The roundtable with CEOs had been slated to be one of two supply chain-related…MORE

Why WHO skipped two letters of the Greek alphabet in naming Omicron
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Why WHO skipped two letters of the Greek alphabet in naming Omicron

The naming of the new coronavirus variant Omicron is causing some confusion. Since May the World Health Organization has been using letters of the Greek alphabet, in order, to name coronavirus variants. Delta was the most dominant one, followed by eight others — including Epsilon, Iota and Lambda — that so far have mostly fizzled…MORE


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