AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

New COVID-19 cases in US soar to highest levels on record CHICAGO (AP) More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to their highest level on reco… Read full article

Yes, Even Walmart Wants to Build Smaller Parking Lots

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Global Covid-19 updates: Top Omicron updates today

Global Covid-19 infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period, according to a Reuters report. As the Omicron variant raced out of control and governments tried to contain its spread wit… Read full article