US flu outbreak: 6MILLION Americans have been infected by flu and 3,000 have died

The above graph shows the number of positive flu tests reported to the CDC by week up to November 19, the latest week available.  Cases are continuing to rise after the season began weeks earlier than expected

More than six million Americans have been infected with flu and nearly 3,000 have died from the disease so far since October — in the worst outbreak in a decade. Latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also show there have been 53,000 hospitalizations in that time. A total of 18 … Read more

Supreme Court hears Texas’ challenge to Biden immigration and deportation policies

Supreme Court hears Texas' challenge to Biden immigration and deportation policies

CNN — Tea Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the Biden administration’s authority to prioritize which non-citizens to deport when hearing a challenge brought by two Republican state attorneys general who say the Department of Homeland Security is skirting federal immigration law. The justices were considering three distinct issues in the case, which opens the door … Read more

Houston lifts boil water notice, confirms tap water is safe to drink

Houston lifts boil water notice, confirms tap water is safe to drink

Houston has lifted its boil water notice, two days after a power outage affecting one of the city’s water purification plants raised concerns about contaminants potentially lingering in the main water supply. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality conducted water quality tests while the notice was still in effect, and confirmed that tap water meets … Read more

Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water notice

Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water notice

CNN — All public schools in Houston will be closed Monday after the city issued a boil water notice Sunday evening due to a loss of water pressure at a purification plant, officials said. The Houston Independent School District said on Twitter it is monitoring the situation and will provide additional updates Monday. “Earlier today, … Read more

‘A significant severe-weather event will be likely’ this week, meteorologists say

'A significant severe-weather event will be likely' this week, meteorologists say

CNN — A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest Sunday is expected to spawn severe storms in the South this week. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe-weather event” across parts of the lower Mississippi River Valley Tuesday. “This storm system will have the … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest facing rain and inclement weather

Post-Thanksgiving travel may be complicated this weekend as Eastern US, South, Pacific Northwest facing rain and inclement weather

CNN — As well-fed holiday travelers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze into planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could cause delays in the trip home. Several weather systems are forecast to trouble regions of US on Saturday and Sunday, including two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow on parts … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel could provide headaches in the East

Post-Thanksgiving travel could provide headaches in the East

CNN — Thanksgiving is here and whether you hit the road or took to the skies, hopefully you’ve made it to your destination with minimal headache. Thanks in large part to the relatively quiet weather so far this week, airlines have reported minimal delays and cancellations. Unfortunately, that could change in the coming days as … Read more

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker getting tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended for primary residence

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker getting tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended for primary residence

CNN — Republican Herschel Walker is getting a tax break intended only for a primary residence this year on his home in the Dallas, Texas, area, despite running for Senate in Georgia. Publicly available tax records reviewed by CNN’s KFile show Walker is listed to get a homestead tax exemption in Texas in 2022, saving … Read more

Colorado Springs shooting: Suspect in the Colorado Springs LGBTQ club shooting is slated to appear in court today as prosecutors work to finalize formal charges

Colorado Springs shooting: Suspect in the Colorado Springs LGBTQ club shooting is slated to appear in court today as prosecutors work to finalize formal charges

CNN — The 22-year-old accused of carrying out a mass shooting inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, over the weekend is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for the first time since the attack that left five dead and more than a dozen injured . Anderson Lee Aldrich is expected to attend the … Read more

Club Q shooting: As grief grips Colorado Springs after a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub, officials are investigating whether it was a bias-motivated crime

Club Q shooting: As grief grips Colorado Springs after a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub, officials are investigating whether it was a bias-motivated crime

CNN — The mass shooting inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where five people were killed and more than a dozen were injured over the weekend is being investigated as a bias-driven crime as survivors grapple with trauma and grievance following the attack. Club Q, known in the Colorado Springs area as a … Read more