LOS ANGELES —Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a four-vehicle crash late Friday afternoon in Brentwood that sent a woman to the hospital with minor injuries, his spokesman confirmed. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Allenford Avenue, said Officer Drake Madison, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. Paramedics transported a woman who ...

SEATTLE — After defeating the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, even in one of the more inspired performances of the season, coach Dave Hakstol said he felt like the Kraken were still a ways away from where they want to be. Friday night was a good example of that. The Kraken allowed a goal before the first media timeout and never recovered, dropping a 5-0 game to the St. Louis Blues at ...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Members of the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame class anticipated their induction for more than a year, but the wait didn’t make Friday night’s ceremony any less special. It only elevated the moment. “It was better than I imagined,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. Earnhardt headlined the class of inductees, which included accomplished racers Red Farmer and the late Mike Stefanik. The ...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — As new cases reported Friday in Alaska again shattered previous records, state health officials say the latest COVID-19 surge, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant, could peak within just a few weeks, based on trends they’re seeing in other states. Dr. Joe McLaughlin, Alaska’s chief epidemiologist, said on a recent call with reporters that in places like South ...

BALTIMORE — Erin Case has put thousands of miles on her car as a manager at the Baltimore Abortion Fund, which supports those seeking the procedure by helping foot the cost and offering rides to and from the clinic. Often, she drives women who, for privacy reasons, don’t want to ask a friend or relative to take them. But on a recent day, her passenger was someone in town from Texas, among the ...

There was no breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine after the top U.S. and Russian diplomats emerged separately from their meeting in Geneva only to retread old ground and agree to keep talking. It was a bruising week for the U.S. after President Joe Biden slipped up in a news conference and laid bare divisions among his allies over what they would do in case of a “minor incursion” by ...

MEXICO CITY — Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador underwent a cardiac catheterization Friday and his heart was found to be healthy and functioning properly, according to a government statement. AMLO, as the president is known, has checkups every six months due to his health history, and his medical team decided the procedure was needed after his last one, according to the statement ...

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — With large, damaging wildfires becoming more common due to the effects of climate change, the federal government is redoubling its efforts to mitigate them. That’s the message Vice President Kamala Harris delivered Friday during a visit to San Bernardino in which she highlighted billions of dollars in federal funding to reduce the risk of wildfires and help communities ...

The leading cause of “unexpected or unusual” death among children in Baltimore is homicide, a tragic conclusion of the latest five-year report from city officials that explores how children die. There were 208 such deaths among children under age 18 in the latest period ending in 2020, and the majority were among Black residents and other nonwhite groups, according to the Child Fatality Review ...

A Delta Air Lines Inc. passenger created havoc on an eight-hour flight from Dublin to New York after repeatedly refusing to wear a face mask and exposing his backside in Delta’s first-class section, according to U.S. prosecutors. He “pulled down his pants and underwear and mooned a flight attendant and passengers,” the prosecutors said in a statement. “At least one passenger found the ...

ORLANDO, Fla. — The suspension of Orange County’s Dr. Raul Pino — after urging his health department staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — is the most blatant example yet of the state’s increasingly tight muzzle on health authorities fighting the pandemic, critics say, making Florida one of the most repressive in the nation when it comes to public health matters. According to six sources, ...

NEW YORK — An NYPD officer was fatally shot Friday and his partner was wounded after they responded to a tense domestic violence call at an apartment where a gunman who fired on police was also killed, officials said. The officers, responding to a 911 call at about 6:30 p.m., quickly found themselves in a dangerous situation involving a mother and her son fighting in an apartment on West 135th ...

MUNICH — The German Catholic Church was grappling with an explosive report detailing decades of alleged sexual abuse and misconduct on Friday, as Pope Francis and the German government called for abusers to be brought to justice. The report's release on Thursday sent shock waves through the Catholic Church, reaching all the way to the Vatican. A law firm tasked by the archdiocese of Munich and ...

WASHINGTON — Biden administration officials have been talking with Qatar about possibly supplying Europe with liquefied natural gas if a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to shortages, according to people familiar with the matter. President Joe Biden plans to ask the Persian Gulf nation’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to visit the White House, possibly as soon as later this month, two ...

Comcast has partnered with Nokia to sell businesses private 5G networks, the new high-speed wireless internet that could power ports, factories, and other large enterprises. The cable giant's business services unit, Comcast Business, will deploy its first private 5G network at the Wells Fargo Center during the first quarter this year, company officials said. Comcast's foray into 5G comes as it ...

Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will try an app-based verification system for COVID-19 vaccines and negative tests for passengers sailing on the Mardi Gras cruise ship out of Port Canaveral. The cruise line said it would use the product called VerifFLY by the company Daon, something already used in the airline industry, to allow passengers to confirm their required documentation ahead of ...

DALLAS— Los empleados de Focused Care en Waxahachie, Texas, terminan cada reunión del personal con un canto de grupo. "RAMP it up!", gritan al unísono. RAMP, que significa "residents are my priority" (los residentes son mi prioridad), es un llamado a la acción para los 62 trabajadores del asilo, quienes están encargados de atender a las poblaciones de mayor riesgo de la comunidad. Y es ...

DETROIT — Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald is pushing for transparency in the Oxford High School shooting case, saying the public and media should not be locked out of an upcoming hearing involving the teenage suspect's jail status. "In a case involving a mass shooting such as this, there are hundreds of victims looking to our criminal justice system for accuracy; openness and ...

1 dead, 1 injured in chemical explosion near Chicago CHICAGO — A chemical explosion at W.R. Meadows Inc. in Hampshire Friday morning left one person dead and another critically injured, Hampshire Fire Protection District Chief Trevor Herrmann said. The incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. when the two employees were cleaning a tank inside one of the buildings, Herrmann said. It’s not yet known ...

LOS ANGELES — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter called in 28 players Friday for three critical World Cup qualifiers and among those summoned were Sergiño Dest, Weston McKennie, Miles Robinson and Jordan Morris, who are all returning to the national team following injuries or suspensions. Dest, who has played just one match for his club team in Barcelona in the last six weeks, missed the two November ...