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US takes custody of suspect in Haitian president slaying

U.S. authorities have taken custody of a main suspect in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moise, and he is scheduled to appear Tuesday in federal court in Miami.

Crews box in Colorado wildfire as investigators seek cause

Colorado firefighters have boxed in the big fire that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in their effort to prevent it from spreading _ but officials warned Tuesday that gusty winds expected ahead of a snowstorm could cause flareups in the burn zone between Denver and Boulder. About 200 firefighters were working to douse smoldering spots in damaged buildings and bone dry vegetation that serves as tinder to fan wildfire flames as the gusty winds descended from the Rocky Mountains.

US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will visit Ethiopia on Thursday for meetings with senior government officials to discuss peace talks, a senior State Department official said.

US flight cancellations ease a bit but still running high

Clearing weather over much of the eastern United States raised hopes that air-travel disruptions will ease after a dreadful start to the new year. By late Tuesday morning on the East Coast, airlines had scrubbed more than 1,200 flights for the day. That’s a very high number but not compared with Monday’s disruptions, which included more than 3,200 canceled flights.

The James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its five-layer sunshield Tuesday, a critical milestone for the success of its mission to study every phase of cosmic history, US space agency NASA said. “All five layers of the sunshield are fully tensioned,” said an announcer at the telescope’s mission control team in Baltimore, where team members cheered, a live feed showed.

Albany’s top prosecutor said Tuesday he is dropping a criminal charge accusing former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fondling an aide. Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ decision comes three days before the Democratic ex-governor was due to answer the misdemeanor charge in court.

Omicron estimated to be 95.4% of coronavirus variants in US: CDC

The director of a South Dakota agency has resigned amid scrutiny over Gov. Kristi Noem’s hands-on role in the agency prior to his arrival and as it was evaluating her daughter’s real estate appraiser license in 2020

Omicron variant represents 95.4% of total Covid-19 cases in the United States, as of Jan 1, 2022

Supply chain snarls continued to hamper US factory expansion in December though a dip in prices may be a sign of better conditions to come, according to an industry survey released Tuesday. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) national manufacturing index fell 2.4 points to 58.7 percent last month, a bigger drop than expected

US. authorities have arrested a Colombian man for his alleged involvement in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, a law enforcement official told Reuters, adding that the man will make an initial court appearance on Tuesday

A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November

US CDC endorses five month gap for Pfizer’s Covid-19 booster dose

US manufacturing activity moderates in December; supply constraints ebbing

US manufacturing slowed in December amid some cooling in demand for goods, but supply constraints are starting to ease and a measure of prices paid for inputs by factories fell by the most since early 2020 when the pandemic disrupted economic activity.

I-95, a major north-south thoroughfare, was shut down in both directions near Fredricksburg, about 55 miles (89 km) south of Washington, the Virginia Department of Transportation said

US natgas futures rise on cold forecasts, spike in global prices

Florida hospital’s maternity ward closes

A South Florida hospital has temporarily closed its maternity ward due to staff shortages related to recent outbreaks of Covid-19. Mothers-to-be who had planned on giving birth at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale will have to find another option. Holy Cross spokeswoman Christine Walker says in a statement: “In the best interest of patient safety, the Labor and Delivery unit is on diversion until further notice.“ She says the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Post-Partum units at the hospital remain open.

Apple set to breach $3 trillion market value again

Apple Inc looked set to cross $3 trillion in market value at open on Tuesday, after the world’s most valuable company briefly hit the milestone a day earlier. The iPhone maker’s shares rose half a percent to $182.87 in premarket trading. Shares breached $182.86 in intraday trading on Monday to hit the milestone, but ended the session lower.

CDC to clarify Covid-19 testing guidance for ending quarantine: US surgeon general

New auto sales up in 2021, but nowhere near before pandemic