A previous version of this briefing listed an outdated start time for the Jan. 6 hearing tomorrow. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time. This version has been corrected.
An omicron offshoot is driving a wave of coronavirus cases across the U.S.
- How big is it? It’s hard to say because people are testing less. The CDC is reporting some 100,000 cases a day on average, but the true number could be as high as a million.
- The subvariant: BA.5 is highly contagious. Antibodies from vaccines and previous infections offer limited protection against it.
- In your state: Check the latest numbers here.
A new investigation uncovered an ugly story behind Uber’s global rise.
Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon wants to testify at a Jan. 6 hearing.
A huge protest movement is boiling over in Sri Lanka.
Twitter is preparing to take Elon Musk to court.
A raging wildfire is threatening over 500 of the world’s largest trees.
Archaeologists may have found pieces from the “Goonies” shipwreck.
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