U.S. airlines cancel over 1,000 flights on day before New Year’s Eve

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BNN— Airline cancellations are already piling up in the U.S., with 1,086 flights scrubbed as rising coronavirus cases hobbled staffing. Winter storms meanwhile threatened to further disrupt travel over New Year’s weekend.

NBC News—In a secret Alabama cave, 1,000-year-old carvings thought to be largest discovered in U.S.. Advanced photography has uncovered the largest set of carvings ever found inside a cave in North America, some of them depicting figures almost 7 feet long.

Chicago Sun-Times—U.S. COVID-19 deaths: Virus’ toll passes 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in. Sara Atkins poses for a photo, in Wynnewood, Pa., Tuesday, May 10, 2022, while holding a pillow with an image of her father Andy Rotman-Zaid, who died of COVID-19 in December 2020. She channels her grief into fighting for global vaccination and better access to health care to honor her father. Matt Rourke/AP The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends...

Washington Post—Post Politics Now: Biden orders U.S. flags at half-staff to mark 1 million U.S. coronavirus deaths. The president ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff through Monday to mark a "tragic milestone." In a statement, he also nudged Congress to pass additonal funding to combat the pandemic.