Honduras’ president denies ties to drug traffickers as U.S. confirms investigation – National

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez denied once again Monday accusations from United States prosecutors that he protected drug traffickers in exchange for bribes. This time, documents filed late Friday by federal prosecutors in New York said that Hernandez, identified in documents as CC-4 or co-conspirator 4, was under investigation. While U.S. prosecutors have detailed […]

U.S. confirms 2nd case of coronavirus variant – National

California on Wednesday announced the nation’s second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is spreading more widely in the United States. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the infection found in Southern California during an online conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, head […]

Australia confirms 2 cases of new coronavirus mutation – National

Australia confirmed on Monday it has detected two cases of a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain that has forced Britain to reverse plans to ease curbs over Christmas, the first confirmed cases of the strain in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia’s most populous state on Sunday reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus in people returning from overseas and in quarantine, and authorities said among them were two cases of the fast-spreading new strain. READ MORE: New […]

U.S. government confirms agency networks were hacked as SolarWinds faces scrutiny – National

The U.S. government confirmed Wednesday that several of its networks were affected by a recent hacking campaign widely suspected to be led by the Russian government, calling the attack “significant and ongoing.” The hack targeted users of the software company SolarWinds, using its platform to peer into computer networks for various U.S. government agencies […]

Biden declared winner of Georgia after recount confirms narrow lead over Trump – National

A manual recount of ballots cast in Georgia for the U.S. presidential race has reaffirmed Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump, the state’s top election official confirmed Thursday. The highly anticipated report comes amid a contentious battle over the results of the November election, which Biden is projected to have won. Read more: […]

Messi confirms staying at Barcelona but rages at president

Lionel Messi ended speculation about his future at Barcelona by announcing on Friday that he would reluctantly stay for another season rather than tackle his career-long club in court. A week after saying he wanted to leave the La Liga side, and with a contract row still raging, the 33-year-old six-time player of the year […]