Start your week smart: Omicron, Australia, Michigan, Rod Stewart, Haiti
Updated 8:57 AM ET, Sun December 19, 2021
Ben Affleck stirred controversy with comments about his marriage and addiction to alcohol. But he also shined a light on important conversations for addicts and their loved ones, an expert said. Here's what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.
The weekend that was
- It's unclear whether Omicron is a milder variant. But its spread is certain to overwhelm hospitals, experts say.
- A city in Michigan is getting ready to inaugurate an all-Muslim government on January 2.
- A sixth child has died after a bouncy castle was lifted into the air at a school event in Australia.
- Singer Sir Rod Stewart and his son pleaded guilty to simple battery in a 2019 incident.
- Suspects in the killing of Haiti's President say they have been "cheated, framed and scammed."