WHO's Tedros looks like shoo-in for second term despite handling of COVID-19, closeness to China
The controversial Ethiopian head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus looks set to serve a second term as its director-general following reports that no nation, including the U.S., has put up an opponent against him.

LeBron James chirps Suns' Cam Payne from the bench during Lakers' loss: 'Stay humble'
LeBron James was caught chirping Phoenix Suns youngster Cam Payne during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 10-point loss to the defending Western Conference champs.

RNC targets McAuliffe rallies with billboards, says it topped 5M voter contacts in Virginia
The Republican National Committee is campaigning hard in the race for Virginia governor in an attempt to block Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe from scoring a win, telling Fox News it has already made contact with 5 million Virginia voters.

Dr. Saphier: Children have been hurt enough by lockdowns. Think twice before mandating a vaccine for kids
Parents should have the option to vaccinate their children when a vaccine becomes available. This is especially true for parents of kids with pre-existing medical conditions, including obesity. 

NBA great Alex English on being left off 75th anniversary team: 'Can't say I'm not disappointed'
Basketball Hall of Famer Alex English was an eight-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA First Team selection and was the 1982-83 scoring champion over the likes of George Gervin, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas and others.

Amanda Knox gives birth to first child with husband Christopher Robinson
Amanda Knox and Christopher Robinson are officially parents. The couple welcomed a daughter, they announced on Friday.

Houston plane crash: Tips on staying safe in jet disaster
The dramatic event of nearly two dozen people safely evacuating the passenger plane that crashed in Houston earlier this week has brought renewed attention to the survivability of air disasters.

NASA targeting February for launch of first moon rocket since Apollo mission
NASA is now targeting February 2022 for the launch of its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. 

Cowboys' Noah Brown appears to defend Ben Simmons amid Philly athletes' criticism
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Noah Brown threw a jab at Philadelphia athletes who defended fans amid the Ben Simmons controversy with the 76ers’ organization.

Nevada man charged with voter fraud, accused of casting ballot using dead wife's name
The Nevada attorney general has filed two counts of voter fraud against a Las Vegas man who allegedly voted twice in the 2020 general election – including once in his late wife's name. 


Houston plane crash: Tips on staying safe in jet disaster
The dramatic event of nearly two dozen people safely evacuating the passenger plane that crashed in Houston earlier this week has brought renewed attention to the survivability of air disasters.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Alaska troopers identify serial killer's victim with DNA match after 37 years
A victim of an Alaskan serial killer has finally been identified after almost 40 years thanks genetic genealogy and a DNA match. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Forecasters' winter weather outlook predicts drier, warmer South and wetter, cooler North
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) released its winter weather outlook on Thursday, predicting a drier and warmer season for the South and a wetter winter for the northern U.S.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Missing Elijah Lewis: Massachusetts, New Hampshire police search woods for sign of 5-year-old
New Hampshire police are continuing their search for missing 5-year-old Elijah Lewis Saturday after learning new information regarding his disappearance, according to authorities.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Minneapolis cop charged in high-speed crash that killed innocent motorist
A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, a prosecutor announced Friday.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Brian Laundrie's lawyer sheds light on moment parents learn of possible remains
The attorney for now-deceased fugitive Brian Laundrie has shed new light on the moment when Laundrie's parents learned human remains had been discovered in the Florida park where authorities had been searching. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

In Long Island serial killer investigation, new phone technology may be key to break in case
Suffolk County investigators may be close to a breakthrough in the mystery of the bodies discovered on Gilgo Beach.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Alabama police officer's wife convicted of manslaughter in his shooting death
An Alabama woman was convicted of manslaughter on Friday in the 2019 shooting of her husband during a fight, according to reports.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

California police employee on leave for hateful posts that included support for shooting cops, authorities say
A Northern California police department employee was arrested on weapons charges and placed on administrative leave after an FBI investigation revealed he authored hateful posts on a website that supported the shooting of police officers, authorities said Friday.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Ghislaine Maxwell's request to keep jury questionnaire, juror interviews secret denied by judge
A federal judge denied a request by Jeffrey Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell to keep jury selection and a questionnaire out of the public eye in her much-publicized sex trafficking trial.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Brian Laundrie's lawyer: FBI has 'everything they need' in Gabby Petito murder probe
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – The attorney for now-deceased Brian Laundrie and his vilified parents said he has been told by the FBI that they believe they "have everything they need" with respect to the investigation into the murder of Gabby Petito. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Brian Laundrie's parents face potential legal consequences: Mark Geragos
Brian Laundrie's family could face legal consequences under certain circumstances now that authorities have discovered the deceased 23-year-old's remains, famed criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos said.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Plane that crashed in Houston had not flown in 10 months
A private jet that ran off a runway and crashed through a fence before bursting into flames at a Texas airport had not been flown since December<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Natural resources left in Afghanistan are 'a treasure chest for our adversaries,' veteran congressman says
Rep. Brian Mast told Fox News that the Taliban's control over Afghanistan's natural resources is like leaving a "treasure chest" for U.S. adversaries.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Wisconsin deputy hurt with 'edged weapon,' fires gun during altercation
Wisconsin authorities are looking for a suspect following an attack on a deputy who discharged her weapon during the incident. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Alaska Seaplanes aircraft crashes on takeoff
A small plane taking off from an Alaskan airport Friday crashed on takeoff, authorities said.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Texas woman's dismembered body stuffed inside crate, son charged with murder
Texas authorities have arrested and charged a man with murder after discovering a woman’s body found dismembered and stuffed inside a crate in his garage. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Florida man kills neighbor in dispute over cat, allegedly known as 'a hothead'
Florida authorities charged a man with homicide after he allegedly shot his neighbor during a dispute over a cat. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Atlanta police officer crashed into gate to get to motorist in ravine
An Atlanta police officer crashed police vehicle through a gate to get to a driver whose car fell 40 feet into a ravine, according to local reports.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

NYC pickpocket victim, 89, furious accused thief released next day without bail: ‘F—ing-A it angers me’
An 89-year-old Manhattan man whose wallet was snatched by a serial pickpocket said he’s grateful cops caught the career crook so quickly — and furious the accused thief was cut loose without bail the very next day.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


WHO's Tedros looks like shoo-in for second term despite handling of COVID-19, closeness to China
The controversial Ethiopian head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus looks set to serve a second term as its director-general following reports that no nation, including the U.S., has put up an opponent against him.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

US military says air strike killed senior al Qaeda leader
The U.S. military says it killed a senior al Qaeda leader in an airstrike Friday in northwest Syria.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Boss of Haitian gang threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries
The boss of a notorious Haitian gang accused of kidnapping 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group last weekend is warning that the hostages will be killed if his demands aren't met.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Nepal floods and mudslides kill over 100 people, dozens still missing
Nepalese authorities on Friday searched for dozens of people missing in this week's heavy rains, floods and landslides, as survivors complained they were yet to receive any government help.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries
The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Haiti assassination: Jamaican authorities arrest Colombian as suspect in Moise death
A police superintendent in Jamaica told The Associated Press on Thursday that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they believe is a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Queen Elizabeth, 95, spent night in hospital to be checked: Palace
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks this week after canceling an official trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

UN report says world needs to cut coal, oil and gas production by half to save planet
The world needs to cut half its production of fossil fuels in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping up with global targets, according to a new U.N. report. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Former Pentagon official 'not surprised' by Chinese launch, says US is running out of time in AI race
Nicolas Chaillan, who resigned as the Air Force chief software officer, warns of the "existential threat" China's technological advantages pose.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Russia, China back aid for Afghans in Taliban talks, say US should 'shoulder' costs
The Taliban won the backing from top U.S. adversaries in the call for international humanitarian aid to assist Afghans, as concerns of economic collapse grow.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

French education minister declares war on American 'wokeism'
The French government has declared war on U.S.-imported "wokeism," with French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer warning that the left-wing ideology is what contributed to the rise of former U.S. President Trump.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Putin keeps Russian workers home for a week as COVID deaths soar
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the country’s workers to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising coronavirus infection and death numbers.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Olympic flame arrives in Beijing despite calls for boycott
The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Taliban to reward suicide bombers' families with cash, land
The Taliban have promised plots of land to the family members of suicide bombers who targeted U.S. and Afghan forces, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry tweeted Tuesday. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

China mulls law to punish parents for misbehaving kids
Parents in China could soon find themselves in a timeout for their misbehaving kids under a proposed law that will also force them to teach youngsters to “love the party, nation, people and socialism,” according to reports.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

British mother drives SUV into climate protesters blocking road: 'I'm not joking'
A tense video has emerged appearing to show a British woman driving into a pair of climate protesters after pleading with them to stop blocking a road because her 11-year-old son “needs to get to school.”<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Strike in Haiti over crime shuts down country amid search for missionaries
A protest strike shuttered businesses, schools and public transportation in a new blow to Haiti's anemic economy, and unions and other groups vowed to continue the shutdown Tuesday in anger over worsening crime as authorities try to rescue 17 kidnapped members of a U.S.-based missionary group.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Greta Thunberg dances, sings ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ during climate event
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish high school student seen by many as a leading ambassador in the fight against climate change, rocked out on stage to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, Tokyo says
Pyongyang on Tuesday fired off a couple of ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan in its latest act of aggression in the region and just hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on its weapons program.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Norwegian police say bow-and-arrow attacker likely used other 'stabbing weapons'
The man accused of using a bow and arrows to kill five people and injuring three others in an attack in Norway last week may have used additional “stabbing weapons,” police say.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>