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Vegas fireworks show will go on, 300,000 expected

Forecasters say parts of western Washington could see up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) of snow Thursday and northwestern Oregon could see a similar amount.

Nevada governor plans to declare a state of emergency due to snow and storm conditions affecting travel in the Lake Tahoe area of northern Nevada.

NYC mayor-elect Eric Adams to take oath at Times Square
Former New York police captain Eric Adams will take his oath of office in the wee hours of new year’s day, to become only the second Black mayor of the nation’s largest city.
US stocks: Dow, S&P close at record highs as Omicron worries ease

Business manager to Kardashians killed, boyfriend charged
Authorities say a Los Angeles business manager whose clients had included Nicki Minaj and the Kardashians has been killed, and her boyfriend has been charged with murder.
Supporters of Donald Trump are trying to remove some of the guardrails that stopped him from overturning the 2020 presidential election that he lost

Texas oil billionaire William ‘Tex’ Moncrief Jr dead at 101
William Alvin Moncrief Jr, a Texas wildcatter who helped build a father-son venture into an oil and gas empire over more than 70 years in the industry, has died.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX raises over $337 m in fresh funding
Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised $337.4 million in equity financing, the rocket company disclosed in a regulatory filing
Spain follows the United States in shortening the mandatory isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19, reducing it from 10 to seven days.

Tesla’s Musk exercises all of his stock options expiring next year
Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk has exercised all of his options expiring next year, signaling an end to his stock sales.
US stocks: Dow eyes record highs amid waning Omicron worries

Judge postpones penalty trial for Parkland school gunman
A judge has postponed the penalty trial for Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to February 21
Suit: Missouri shooting range made Muslim woman remove hijab
A firearms store and gun range in suburban Kansas City refused to let a Muslim woman use the range unless she removed her hijab, a Muslim civil rights organisation alleged in a federal lawsuit Tuesday.
Another round of snow before thaw comes to frigid Northwest
A thaw-out is coming for the frozen Seattle and Portland, Oregon, but not before another round of snow that could compound problems for a region more accustomed to winter rain than arctic blasts.
Deputy shot to death in Illinois; gunman at large
Authorities in two states are searching for a gunman who killed an eastern Illinois deputy and is suspected in a carjacking in Missouri
In Thursday’s call, which was requested by the Russians, Biden is expected to stress to Putin that the US is united with its allies but will demonstrate a willingness to engage in “principled diplomacy” with Russia, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on the upcoming call.

The US and Russia are to hold high-level talks on January 10.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Wednesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said Blinken “reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders.”
US remains ‘gravely concerned’ by Russian troops near Ukraine: White House


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