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Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling prime minister's wedding plans

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is postponing her wedding after announcing new Covid-19 restrictions Sunday following the discovery of nine cases of the omicron variant in a single family that flew to Auckland to attend a wedding.
The so-called “red setting” of the country's pandemic response includes heightened measures such as required mask wearing and limits on gatherings. The restrictions will go into effect on Monday.
Ardern stressed that “red is not lockdown,” noting that businesses can remain open and people can still visit family and friends and...
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Yankees bats awake late in 7-2 win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG - Aaron Boone popped out of the dugout in the ninth inning to boos. It was not the Rays fans booing, but the large group of Yankees fans. The manager was headed... Read more ...

Gunman's final 90 minutes fuel questions about police delays

By JAKE BLEIBERG, JIM VERTUNO and ELLIOT SPAGAT UVALDE, Texas - It was 11:28 a.m. when the Ford pickup slammed into a ditch behind the low-slung Texas school and the driver... Read more ...

Senate Republicans Answer on Gun Bills

Senate Republicans Answer on Gun Bills

At least 10 GOP senators would have to support gun control legislation for it to pass. The New York Times contacted all 50 Republicans to see whether they'll back two measures... Read more ...

No sophomore jinx in Div. 4 Track and Field State Championship

HINGHAM - You can often catch Carmen Luisi training along the railroad trail in Holliston. The path itself presents a straightforward and yet somewhat rugged terrain, which has... Read more ...

Thousands Of Students Walk Out Nationwide To Protest Lawmakers' Inaction On Guns

Thousands Of Students Walk Out Nationwide To Protest Lawmakers' Inaction On Guns

From California to Virginia, students chanted “Enough is enough” and held signs reading “Thoughts and prayers are not enough” and “How many more kids.” Read more ...

Weston girls surge to lead in Div. 5 state meet

WESTON - Longtime Weston girls track and field coach John Monz recalls four second-place finishes in the state meet over the last 10 years, but no titles. As the first of two... Read more ...

David Ortiz inducted into Red Sox Hall of Fame: ‘They got the best out of me'

Almost 20 years after the 2004 Red Sox snapped an 86-year title drought, David Ortiz has a proclamation to make. “As a matter of fact, I don't think it was any curse,” Ortiz... Read more ...

Jassy Correia's friend storms out of trial after being asked if victim was a...

Jassy Correia's friend storms out of trial after being asked if victim was a prostitute

The trial of Louis Coleman III ended the week abruptly when a witness stormed out after making it very clear the case is traumatizing her all over again. “What do you think?... Read more ...

Seven more Orange, Red Line trains pulled due to improper installation

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said an inspection of its new Orange and Red Line fleet has revealed bolts were improperly installed in the brakes of seven additional train... Read more ...

How Does It End? Fissures Emerge Over What Constitutes Victory in Ukraine

Differing objectives foreshadow a coming debate about what position President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and his Western allies would take if negotiations to end the... Read more ...