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Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say
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Metro Atlanta hospitals are overwhelmed — and some ambulances must get diverted, health care leaders say

Some Atlanta-area hospitals are so packed that ambulances are getting sent elsewhere. Medical professionals from six healthcare systems described overwhelming conditions during a virtual news conference Thursday as the Omicron variant keeps tearing across the South. “Aside from being overwhelmed with patients — and we are running about 110% capacity right now — we’ve had…MORE

Driver monitoring gets spotlight amid safety questions
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Driver monitoring gets spotlight amid safety questions

Two leaders in motor vehicle safety testing said Thursday that they will rate the driver monitoring systems that are supposed to help make technologies like Tesla’s Autopilot safe. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports are pushing for safeguards that go further than what the auto industry and regulators currently ask of the…MORE

Arizona Democrat says some senators urging him to challenge Sinema with party at a ‘breaking point’
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Arizona Democrat says some senators urging him to challenge Sinema with party at a ‘breaking point’

Rep. Ruben Gallego says his phone has been ringing a lot recently — with many Democrats making a pitch to him: Run against Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024. Among those making the case, he claimed, are Sinema’s own Senate Democratic colleagues. “It wasn’t Bernie, I’ll tell you that,” Gallego told CNN, referring to Vermont…MORE

Netflix shares slide 17% on weak subscriber outlook

Netflix shares slide 17% on weak subscriber outlook

Netflix‘s stock fell 17% in after hours trading due to a bad outlook for its future growth. Netflix now has 221.8 million subscribers globally. It added 8.2 million subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2021, the company reported on Thursday. That number slightly missed the streaming service’s own expectations, which had the streamer adding 8.5…MORE

Supreme Court rejects another attempt to block Texas’ six-week abortion ban
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Supreme Court rejects another attempt to block Texas’ six-week abortion ban

Over the furious dissent of three liberal justices, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another attempt by abortion providers to block Texas’ six-week abortion ban. The court’s order is the latest setback for providers who are trying to revive challenges to the law five months after it was allowed to go into effect, bringing a…MORE

Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw fake electors plot in 7 states
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Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw fake electors plot in 7 states

Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts in December 2020 to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that Trump lost, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the scheme. The sources said members of former President Donald Trump’s campaign team were far more involved than previously known in the plan, a…MORE

Michigan superintendent calls claims in lawsuit over high school shooting ‘irresponsible and false’
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Michigan superintendent calls claims in lawsuit over high school shooting ‘irresponsible and false’

The superintendent of the district where four students were shot dead at a Michigan high school posted an open letter countering claims made in a lawsuit accusing the district of not doing enough to prevent the attack. Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne’s letter on Tuesday decried what he said were “numerous irresponsible and false…MORE

Bipartisan group of senators seeks common ground on changing Electoral Count Act
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Bipartisan group of senators seeks common ground on changing Electoral Count Act

A bipartisan effort in the Senate is underway to overhaul a 19th century law that has come under scrutiny in the wake of last year’s January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden have been pushing for the passage of more sweeping election overhaul and voting rights legislation, but have…MORE

FAA approves more airliners — including some smaller, regional jets — to fly near 5G towers
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FAA approves more airliners — including some smaller, regional jets — to fly near 5G towers

The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared more commercial airliners — notably more smaller, regional jets — to fly in the situations where pilots consider possible 5G interference to be the most dangerous. In a new statement, the FAA says it has issued more approvals that allow 78% of the US commercial airliner fleet to perform…MORE

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