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With Trump’s backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia

With Trump’s backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia

Former President Donald Trump’s backing of football great Herschel Walker to run for the Georgia Senate seat has been enough to effectively freeze the GOP field in place — even though some Republicans privately worry the political neophyte might fizzle against Sen. Raphael Warnock in a high-stakes general election. Warnock, who is running for a…MORE

Covington man wanted, accused of attempted murder and armed robbery

A Covington-area man is wanted on attempted murder and robbery charges following an incident that happened Wednesday in the Bush area, according to the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff said after 5 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 83000 block of Jenkins Cemetery Road in reference to an attempted armed robbery.…MORE

Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says

Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says

If you’re pregnant and infected with Covid-19, there is an increased risk of negative outcomes for both you and your baby, according to a new study published Thursday in JAMA Pediatrics. Expectant mothers with a Covid-19 diagnosis from 18 different countries were at higher risk for adverse outcomes, such as preeclampsia, infections, admission to hospital…MORE

Facing a climate crisis, these youth activists stay focused on solutions

Facing a climate crisis, these youth activists stay focused on solutions

Ellen Sciales on Tuesday joined a group of Democratic legislators outside the US Capitol as they reintroduced the Green New Deal, the sweeping progressive climate proposal first brought to Congress in 2019. Sciales, a 24-year-old press secretary for the youth-led climate activist group Sunrise Movement, presented her vision for bold climate action, which she believes…MORE

Whole Foods and an iconic NYC bakery team up to sell decadent cookies

Whole Foods and an iconic NYC bakery team up to sell decadent cookies

Dessert-loving New Yorkers know all about Levain, a bakery famous for its large, decadent cookies with gooey centers. Before the pandemic, passers-by could often see a line snaking out of the bakery’s tiny Upper West Side flagship store. Now, people across the country can bake the indulgent cookies at home. Last week, Whole Foods stores…MORE

UK lawmakers declare China’s treatment of Uyghurs is genocide

UK lawmakers declare China’s treatment of Uyghurs is genocide

British lawmakers have unanimously declared China’s ongoing crackdown in Xinjiang a genocide, joining the United States, Canada and the Netherlands in condemning Beijing’s actions against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the far-west region in the strongest possible terms. China has been accused of detaining up to 2 million people in a system of camps…MORE

Les McKeown, frontman of 70s teen sensation Bay City Rollers, dies aged 65

Les McKeown, frontman of 70s teen sensation Bay City Rollers, dies aged 65

Scottish singer Les McKeown, who achieved global superstardom in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of tartan-garbed pop titans the Bay City Rollers, has died, his family confirmed Thursday. He was 65. McKeown fronted the Bay City Rollers during their dizzying heyday in the mid-1970s, when their hits “Shang-A-Lang,” “Bye, Bye, Baby,” and “Give a…MORE

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