USA news live updates: 3rd Florida-based ship has Covid outbreak as state cases rise – Times of India

Carnival Freedom is following all protocols and has a small number on board who are in isolation due to a positive Covid test.

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An undisclosed number of passengers and crew aboard the Carnival Freedom caught the virus and the ship was denied entry to Bonaire and Aruba, Carnival said in a statement.

Coroner IDs girl killed by police in Los Angeles shooting

The coroner’s office has identified the 14-year-old girl who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police Thursday when officers fired on an assault suspect and a bullet went through the wall and struck the girl as she was in a clothing store dressing room.

3rd Florida-based ship has outbreak as state cases rise

A Covid-19 outbreak has taken place on a South Florida-based cruise ship for the third time this week

One person is under arrest after a shooting that killed two men at a busy restaurant in Kentucky on Thursday evening, police said Friday.

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United canceled 170 flights, and Delta called off 133, according to FlightAware.

Over 2,000 flights were cancelled on Christmas eve globally, including more than 500 in United States alone, as airlines face staff shortage due to illness amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, triggered by the highly infectious Omicron variant. Read more

Airlines said they have cancelled dozens of flights because illnesses largely tied to the omicron variant of Covid-19 have taken a toll on flight crew numbers during the busy holiday travel season.

According to FlightAware website, there has been 448 cancellations within, into, or out of the United States so far.

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4 people injured after shooting at Chicago area mall

TSA officer saves infant who stopped breathing at airport

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